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15
Nov

Local Support for Bereaved Families

At Qualicare Waterloo, we know firsthand how stressful coping with loss can be – as well as how integral proper support is for local bereaved families. The silver lining to such a trying time for families in Waterloo Region and Guelph and Wellington Counties is that the Bereaved Families of Ontario’s Midwestern Region is here to help.  Today, let’s explore

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25
Oct

Ontario Health Teams: A New Era

At Qualicare Waterloo, we’re deeply passionate about delivering the best possible care to Ontarians in need, helping local communities grow and thrive. That’s why it bothers us that patients in need often struggle to secure timely access to the care they require. With demand higher than ever but resources spread thin across Ontario and elsewhere in Canada, a plan of

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18
Oct

Health Impacts of Major Hurricanes, and How You Can Help

This time of year, it can be difficult for many of us who live towards the Eastern coast of Canada. In addition, there are countless other parts of the world that are also ravaged by hurricanes on a regular basis during the fall season. Today, let’s examine the effects of major hurricanes from a healthcare-focused perspective, highlighting the most significant

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20
Sep

The Dangers of Vaping

What has previously been heavily marketed as a “safer” alternative to smoking couldn’t be any further from the truth. As evidenced by recent breaking news that countries such as the United States are experiencing deaths linked to vaping, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is not a safe habit. Even countries such as India have banned e-cigarettes, and in Ontario,

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13
Sep

A Show Unlike Any Other: Discover the IMPACT 19 International Theatre Festival!

You know, there’s a lot of meaning behind a word. Take “impact,” for instance – what does it represent? Well, to some hardworking locals and international creatives, you’re about to find out! The IMPACT 19 International Theatre Festival is on its way, set to take place in downtown Kitchener from September 24-29. Let’s learn more about all it has to

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16
Aug

International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31

Did you know that May 2019 was the busiest month ever for reported opioid overdoses in the Waterloo region? It’s scary to think about, but with International Overdose Awareness Day coming this month, now’s as good a time as any to highlight the importance of overdose prevention. The lives and wellbeing of many local residents are influenced by whether their

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9
Aug

Alcohol and Mental Wellbeing

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine or a bottle of craft beer now and then, but moderation is important when it comes to drinking alcohol. In fact, giving it up over time can lead to improved mental health and wellness. While it’s not something many folks want to do, this is one habit that’s worth kicking. While it

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19
Jul

Our Guide to Aging Well and Living Life to the Fullest

When we’re younger, we dread getting older, greyer and not quite so physically attractive as we used to be. However, these are all unimportant visual aspects of life, and as the years go by, we tend to develop an appreciation or even outright fascination with ageing. Today, let’s explore some ways to age well, in the sense of making the

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12
Jul

Is Anxiety Relief Found in the Dirt?

Do you struggle with anxiety? Or, perhaps a friend or loved one is living with such a disorder. Regardless, there’s no denying that stress can have a dramatically negative impact on how we handle everyday life.  However, is being a “clean freak” detrimental to our ability to tackle anxiety head-on? Recent studies have indicated we might be inadvertently eliminating a

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21
Jun

Understanding Grief: Not Moving On, but Moving Forward

There’s no “moving on” from grief – we simply carry it forward with us and hope for it to fade away over time. However, not everyone grieves the loss of a loved one the same way. In fact, many people experience instances where shock and surprise numb our emotional reactivity, such as crying. At other times, hysteria and drama can

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