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#DYK Rosacea affects more than 3 million Canadians

Research shows the facial redness and other noticeable signs of rosacea can significantly impact the emotional and social well-being of sufferers.
Experts are not sure what causes rosacea. They know that something irritates the skin, but rosacea doesn’t seem to be an infection caused by bacteria. It tends to affect people who have fair skin or blush easily, and it seems to run in families.
While there is no cure, rosacea can be controlled and the effects minimized.
Get the facts. Gain control. Feel better.

“Let’s Go Rural”

Last weekend, Dr. Olfert, Dr. Amanda Randolph, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Brock Randolph were pleased to volunteer with the “Let’s Go Rural” program where they shared their love for rural medicine with 27 medical and nursing students.

🚑In partnership with RhPAP, the Drumheller Standing Committee on Health and local health professionals planned a jam-packed weekend that included a hospital tour, stops at the community Legion, the World’s Largest Dinosaur, Badlands Community Facility, the Last Chance Saloon and the Nacmine Community Pancake Breakfast. 🥞

🎉From classroom to community, the students immersed themselves in rural healthcare in #Drumheller! Big thanks to all involved for this unforgettable experience!

March 22 is World Water Day

Water is one of the planet’s most precious resources.
Every day, people use water for drinking, agriculture, industry, recreation, hygiene, sanitation, and health care. Water resources are precious and finite. Warming temperatures and other natural and human-made stressors threaten to impact the quantity and quality of our water on a large scale. World Water Day highlights the essential role water plays in our lives and how we can better protect it.
Learn how CDC’s programs and partnerships contribute to global efforts to address the water crisis:…/drinking/world-water-day.html

March is National Kidney Month!

Did you know your kidneys filter all of your blood up to 25 times a day? This kidney month, join us in getting to know your kidneys.
Learn how you can protect these two fist-sized, bean-shaped organs that work around the clock for you.
Get to know your kidneys, no matter your age, or whether you have kidney disease, learning about your kidneys can prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease.

PCN Workshops

Did you know Primary Care Networks are here to support your journey to better physical and mental health? We offer a diverse range of workshops and activities, both online and in person, designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need.
Whether you’re looking to boost your mental health, embrace healthier eating habits, or kick the smoking habit, we’ve got engaging sessions for you.
Visit our website to check out the extensive list of free workshops available and take the first step towards a healthier you. Register today at:

Planning a trip this school break?

Top Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel:
💧 Stay hydrated with water and no or low-calorie drinks. Bring a reusable water bottle for refills.
🥗 Pack healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetable and nuts instead of chips and cookies.
🚶🏽 Take physical activity breaks.
🗺️ Plan ahead for routes and weather.
📝 Let a friend or family member know your travel plans.
☀️Wear a hat and sunscreen, when enjoying outdoor activities.

Viruses vs Bacteria

Viruses and bacteria have different cell structures and a different way of surviving.
Bacteria are one-celled organisms that live in your body (and only 1% of them cause disease).
A virus is much smaller. It hijacks your body, invades healthy cells and uses them to multiply. Eventually, the virus kills those cells, which is what makes you sick.
Viruses are surrounded by a protective protein coating; they don’t have cell walls that can be attacked by antibiotics like bacteria does. It is because of this that antibiotics don’t work on viruses.
There are more than 200 viruses that can cause the common cold alone.
Typically, doctors let your body’s immune system deal with the virus and recommend medicines that can alleviate symptoms.
Research suggest:
Getting enough sleep
Eating a healthy balanced diet
Regular exercise
Wash your hands frequently
If you are sick stay home to reduce the spread to others

Do you have a nutrition question?

 Want to discuss it with an expert? 🍎
Our free Ask a Dietitian group appointments are led by a registered dietitian who can give you healthy eating tips. Get professional advice from a qualified expert while learning from others who have similar health questions.
Register online for a group appointment designed for adult patients who need help with:
👉 Cholesterol basics
👉 Diabetes or pre-diabetes
👉 Best Weight
Follow this link to register online for the workshop and discover more in-person and online free workshops offered by Alberta PCNs: