All posts by Georgia Wilson


Unconditional Love

By Carole Fawcett, MPCP, MTC, CHt

How you and your dog can make a difference in the lives of others by joining the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program.

Danny and Gail are a team of unconditional love in action. Gail has post-traumatic stress disorder and Danny is her PTSD service dog who assists her in many ways. He is her loving motivational companion and provides emotional support. “Danny is often the catalyst to start conversations with others and I love it when this happens, because then I can educate people about the importance of a dog who provides emotional support” says Gail. Continue reading

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Are We Programming Our Children to Become Robots?

By Mary Kozicki, BscN

In a society where entertainment is right at our fingertips, it’s especially important to encourage our children to stay active with free, unstructured play.

As our online world expands, are our children losing the ability to be spontaneous, creative, and passionate? Are our children encouraged to think for themselves, to wonder, to query, to make or create new ideas? Are we encouraging our children to discover, to go out on a limb without someone else’s rule, to think outside the box?  Are they enjoying free, unstructured play or a sedentary, indoor childhood? Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

By Dianne Steinley, Editor OHW Magazine

If you’re planning to fly with your pet, here’s some advice to ease the journey.

While we often go on trips without our pets, occasions do arise where we choose to – or have to – take them along for the ride. Careful planning and information gathering will go a long way toward removing travel stress for all concerned. Continue reading

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What’s That Sound?

By Joyce Chen, AuD

If you suffer from tinnitus, know that you don’t have to face a lifetime of ringing.

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the head when no external sound is present. Tinnitus is frequently described as a ringing, hissing, roaring, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, whistling and clicking. The prevalence of tinnitus tends to increase with age and peaks among adults in their 60s. It is a very common problem and affects 10 to 15 percent of the general population. Approximately 0.5 to 1 percent of adults report tinnitus as a debilitating problem associated with mood disturbances, sleep difficulties and cognitive dysfunction. Although tinnitus is usually not medically measureable and there is no cure, there are plenty of hearing health solutions that make life a little bit easier for those who suffer from it. Continue reading

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Joint Pain 101: Why You Hurt and What You Can Do

By Sarah Holvik, BSc

Whether you are an arthritis daily sufferer or just dealing with aches and pains, learn how to assess your options for the most effective relief.

With the barrage of supplements available today, choosing a safe and effective product to address joint health issues can be anything but straightforward for consumers and health practitioners alike. Continue reading

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