How You Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 Canadian women, and chances are, you know someone that has been affected by this disease. The best way to show your support is to learn about breast cancer and get screened early. Through education and prevention, Canadians can significantly help reduce the number of new diagnoses each year.

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Topics: Breast Cancer Awareness, Canadian Cancer Society, Awareness and Prevention, Signs and Symptoms, Get Involved

National Senior’s Day: How to Show a Senior You Care

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Did you know that October 1st was National Seniors Day in Canada? At Closing the Gap, we support seniors through advocacy and healthcare services designed specifically to provide the best care for their needs. In the words of the federal government, “...Canada is proud to acknowledge the life-long contributions our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make to their families, communities, and society.”

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Topics: National Seniors Day, Healthcare in the Home, Senior Appreciation, Volunteer

How to Avoid Back-to-School Germs and Boost Immune Health

Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 9:11 AM

There’s nothing quite like ringing in the new school year by catching a cold your first week back in class. We’ve all been through it. Back-to-school colds and flus are as common as they come. Unfortunately, they can make the first week of classes unbearable. If you or your children have returned to school this semester, here are some simple ways to avoid back-to-school germs and to help boost your immune health.

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Topics: Back-to-School, Children's Health, Virus, Cold and Flu, washing your hands, Germs, Proper Sleep, Eating Healthy

How You Can Support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 9:46 AM

As the summer gives way to fall and vacations end with the toll of the school bell, the shift into cooler weather makes us think about the rest of the year, what we want to accomplish, and how we can continue to take care of ourselves after the cold sets in. September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This year, instead of watching it slip by, Closing the Gap encourages you to support cancer awareness and research. Here are some ways you can get involved:

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Topics: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Support, Get Involved, Healthcare in the Community, Donate

5 Easy Tips for Managing Your Stress in the Workplace

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Nobody ever said that work was a walk in the park. More than being responsible for daily tasks, you’re also asked to interact with a cast of characters, meet deadlines, and toe the company line. It’s easy to feel stressed about a harsh email, an important assignment, a coworker who doesn’t agree. But if you’re constantly stressed out at work, your quality of life will suffer.

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Topics: diet, open door policy, stress relief, self-care, Healthcare in the Workplace

4 Essential Ways to Take Care of Seasonal Summer Allergies

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 9:14 AM

August is here, which means that ragweed is in full swing. If you’re in the city, ragweed pollen is constantly in the air, on your clothes, and in your vents. It flies everywhere and gets in everything. Even before you step outside, the symptoms start. If you’re an allergy sufferer, we know that your symptoms are not to be taken lightly. Here are four essential ways to take care of seasonal summer allergies this August.

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Topics: seasonal allergies, medication, diet, clean air, HEPA Filter, sinus infection

How to Incorporate Workplace Wellness into the Office Kitchen

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve the health and well-being of employees to improve the bottom line of a company. While these program incentives may seem like an expensive investment at first, studies show that companies who invest in employee health have lower absenteeism and turnaround, reduced healthcare costs, and improved company image.

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Topics: Healthcare in the Workplace, corporate health, cafeteria, nutrition, diet, healthy eating, fruits and vegetables, office kitchen

Injury Prevention While Staying Active During the Summer

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 9:59 AM

 Since summertime is the most active season of the year, it’s no wonder it’s the time when you’re most likely to get hurt. This month, to honor National Injury Prevention Day, we decided to share some tips and tricks for preventing injuries while enjoying your summer activities.

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Topics: summer activities, injury prevention, outdoor, National Injury Prevention Day, Stretching, swimming, helmet

Incorporate Summer into Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Summer is one of the best times of the year. Thanks to the brightness and heat, it’s the most exciting time to be outside. Except if you work at a desk and you’re forced to sit in an office all day. But there is a solution to the 9 to 5 blues. If you’ve already started implementing an employee wellness program into your corporate structure, here are some easy ways to encourage wellness while bringing a little summer sunshine into your employees’ lives.

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Topics: employee wellness program, corporate wellness, summer activities, group fitness, 30 day challenge, outdoors, healthy food, motivation, healthcare

5 Sun Safety Tips You Should Know Before Summer Starts

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 11:18 AM

June is finally here, and you know that that means. Summer is right around the corner! Before you and your family step out into the sun, read these 5 sun safety tips to stay protected all day long.

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Topics: sunscreen, UV radtiation, Summer, Skin health, hydration, sun protection, swimming, sweat, sunglasses

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