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Hemochromatosis: A common but under-diagnosed disease 

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

By Lisa M. Petsche Chances are good that you have never heard of hemochromatosis, also known as iron overload disease, despite that it’s the most common genetic disorder in the western world. Although it can affect males and females at any time in life, it typically manifests itself in middle age. The disease is potentially
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Seasonal maintenance tips in and around your home

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Although some of us may be hanging on to warmer temperatures, it’s inevitable that cooler weather is on its way. With the change in seasons comes a change in home maintenance that’s needed to prepare for the cooler climate. So, get ahead on your chores while the sun is still shining and follow these four
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How to help your savings last through retirement

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

(NC) For many retirees, it can be a challenge to shift mindsets from saving and investing during working years to spending it in retirement. But learning to plan and pace your spending can go a long way toward ensuring your retirement savings will last through your lifetime. Here are a few tips to get started:
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One-pot entertaining and everyday superfoods

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Wow guests with a delicious one-pot meal Looking for the perfect recipe for entertaining? This delicious chicken and shrimp paella recipe from Chef Mike Ward is a flavourful dish for any occasion. Chicken and Shrimp Paella Prep time: 40 minutes • Cook time: 25 minutes • Serves: 4 Ingredients: • 8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
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Retired General Paul Manson

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

General Paul Manson of Ottawa is one of Canada’s most honoured and respected citizens, even though many people are unaware of his achievements and his devotion to his country. His work played an enormous part in establishing the Canadian War Museum, and yet the general public have little knowledge of his role. Mary Cook talked
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The best of friends

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

By Mary Cook There was no doubt about it, I was very blessed indeed. I had two very special friends … not just school chums, but real honest-to-goodness friends. Velma lived on the farm next to me, and so we saw each other just about every day. We walked to school together, and even on
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Exploring Valley Villages: Merrickville

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

This 225-year-old village boasts a hip arts scene, funky shops, good eats – and spectacular nature By Katharine Fletcher Two-hundred and twenty-five years ago, William Merrick founded the village which took his name. Although much has changed since 1794, Merrickville boasts many historical attractions – as well as great biking, hiking, shopping – and a
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Informed consent: what is it and why is it important

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

(NC) All healthcare providers in Ontario, including dietitians, are required by law to obtain informed consent from their clients before they can perform any non-emergency treatment. But what is informed consent and why is it important for your healthcare? Informed consent in healthcare means that you have all the information you need before you willingly
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Fall lawn care tips

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Many of us feed our lawns at the first signs of spring, but did you know that autumn is the most important time to fertilize? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist
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Over The Back Fence

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Volunteer Profile… After moving to Carleton Place fourteen years ago, it didn’t take Joan Bray long to put on her volunteer hat and get right into working to better the lives around her. Very involved with St. James Anglican Church and the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Bray is also a long-time member
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