March 24th, 2019

Local Life

A challenge to you for National Poison Prevention Week

By Medicine Hat News on March 22nd, 2019

Did you know that in 2018, 1,464 children under 10 years old visited emergency departments and urgent care centres for unintentional poisoning? Seven out of 10 poisonings involving children under the age of 10 who were treated in emergency departments were caused by medication. The Poison and Drug Information Service received over 12,100 calls in ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Downsizing

By Medicine Hat News on March 22nd, 2019

My friend is moving from her house into a retirement condo this month. The square footage is approximately one-third of the size. The house, of course, is full because she has had 20 years to accumulate! I thought I would share some of the ways that we are preparing: 1. Consulting – Talking with real ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Osteoporosis and prevention of fractures in the elderly

By Medicine Hat News on March 19th, 2019

Recently, I came across a good article on osteoporosis and prevention of fractures in the elderly written by Dr. Erika Dempsey, clinical assistant professor with the University of Calgary (MD Scope, March 7, 2019). Osteoporosis is a condition in which there is loss of calcium and a gradual softening of the bones that make them ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar March 18-24

By Medicine Hat News on March 18th, 2019

MONDAY – Do you have a drinking problem? Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held seven days a week in Medicine Hat. For times and locations, call 403-527-2065. – Moms’ Walking Group, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., meet in Mall Food Court in front of A&W. Walk, then have coffee. – TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 5:30 p.m., ... Read More »

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Legal Briefs: Three main steps to extra-provincial registration of your company

By Medicine Hat News on March 16th, 2019

I recently re-watched the movie “Smokey and the Bandit.” The first time I saw it, I was impressed with the chase scenes and of course the Trans Am. What impressed me the second time watching was the premise of the movie: Coors Beer was unable to be sold east of Oklahoma, which was why the ... Read More »

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Praxis: Let’s get gardening

By Medicine Hat News on March 16th, 2019

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this turn in the weather has me anxious to get outside and start my gardening. Although it’s nice right now, we are bound to drop again in temperatures so it is best we do not start growing anything outside, just yet. Instead, I came up with ... Read More »

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By the Way: Yield to where the Holy Spirit is taking us

By Medicine Hat News on March 16th, 2019

Charles Spurgeon said that “trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.” Like a mirror, trials and tests show us who we really are, not who we try to pretend to be in front of others. The problem with being deceived, is just ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: I need a break

By Medicine Hat News on March 15th, 2019

Work and family demands or the weather can get us to thinking about getting away from it all! Unfortunately, many people go away on vacation and return feeling tired and stressed. Here are some things to consider: 1. Stay home – If you really need a rest, you could just plan to take time off ... Read More »

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4-H members show off speaking skills

By Medicine Hat News on March 15th, 2019

District 4-H speech competitions were held recently at the Medicine Hat College, with the following winners: Junior 1. Layla Maser, Irvine Beef 2. Ridley Elliott, Saddles and Spurs 3. Abi Wozniak, Generations of Tomorrow Intermediate 1. Parker Krauss, Irvine Beef 2. Waylan Watson, Generations of Tomorrow 3. Landon Porteous, Generations of Tomorrow Senior 1. Kiara ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Medication poisoning in children is a tough pill to swallow

By Medicine Hat News on March 15th, 2019

Do we really need to focus preventative efforts on medication poisoning for our children in Alberta? Unfortunately, yes. There is a high incidence of childhood poisoning due to improperly stored medications. The Injury Prevention Centre and various healthcare providers across the province are launching an awareness week from March 17-23 for poison prevention in regards ... Read More »

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