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May 2015: Tips, eNews, & More!

According to the almanac, the summer solstice begins on June 21st, but Canadians know summer really kicks off with the Victoria Day long weekend!

Warm weather means more opportunities for outdoor activities, but don't forget to stay safe when spending time outside. The Canada Safety Council educates the public about potential health concerns during Summer Safety Week (May 1-7).

Take a look at some of their tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe in the heat.

We'd also like to wish all of the Moms a Happy Mother's Day! If you were unable to spend time with family over Mother's Day weekend, Victoria Day is right around the corner!

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Dr. Ron Barzilay

Are You Waking Up With Headaches?

Headaches are a big problem for many people. Many treatments and medications are available for headaches too, just look at all the ads on TV. But to treat a headache effectively it is best to know the cause of the headache in the first place.

There are dental causes for headaches too. The type of headache dentists can help with are muscle strain or tension headaches, commonly felt in the morning, possibly with neck and jaw pain. This pain is caused by intense contractions of muscles around your jaws. These muscles even extend way up on both sides of your head (called the Temporalis muscles). Many people exhibit involuntary clenching and grinding of their teeth at night that can overload these muscles.

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Healthy Poutine

Okay, okay, maybe not healthy poutine, but much healthier poutine! Originating in Quebec, poutine is made of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. A few alterations of the main ingredients can improve the nutritional value in poutine without altering its delicious taste.

The nice thing about this recipe is its flexibility. Use your favourite potatoes or, instead of using cheese curds, substitute with partly skimmed mozzarella cheese or even fat-free cottage cheese.

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