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May 19th is World Family Doctor Day

2023’s theme is Family Doctors. ‘The Heart of Health Care’
Family Docs are the 💗 of health care & at the heart of it all is the trusted relationship you have with them & their team. On May 19, #WorldFamilyDoctorDay, tell @ABFamDocs what your family doc means to you.
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Planning to celebrate this May Long Weekend?

Drinking alcohol is a personal choice and something you should set limits on.
@CCSA.CCDUS recommends when drinking for a special occasion to drinking no more than 3 drinks (for women) or 4 drinks (for men).
When celebrating make sure you:
🍻 are drinking in a safe environment
🍷 drink slowly
💦 drink lots of water
🍝 eat before and while you’re drinking
💗 know your limit
You can learn more about Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines at
Don’t hesitate to ask your family doctor for advice, resources and support if you need it. Further support can be found here:…/get-help-with-substance-use.html


Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming research habits, but when it comes to health information, AI shouldn’t be used in isolation.
AI medical advice is new and currently unreliable — you should not take medical recommendations solely from AI.
Instead, if you happen to read medical advice on AI, bring your findings and questions to your family doctor. Together you can determine the best care plan for you.
Medical advice from AI should always be discussed with your doctor.

Medical Prescriptions & Supplements

Managing your medical prescriptions can be challenging – especially if you need more than one. 💊
If you are taking non-prescribed supplements, as well as medications prescribed by your family doctor, it’s also important to know how they interact with each other.
Your family doctor or pharmacist can help you review, understand and manage your medications, and report back to your doctor as needed.

Sometimes even the small things can add to stress

While you sit at your desk and ponder your plans for the sunny days ahead, here some ways to de-stress:
1. Close your eyes and breathe deep – try the 4-7-8 method. Inhale for four seconds, hold for seven, then release for eight. Repeat three times
2. Unlock your eyes from the screen with the 20-20-20 rule – every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to focus on something about 20 feet (6 metres) away. This is great for reducing eye strain and giving you a small break
3. Declutter – because mess = stress. Take a moment to clear your working area and get things back into an organized state
4. Get active – virtually any form of physical activity can act as a stress relief
5. Get enough sleep, limit alcohol and caffeine. Avoid blue light 2 – 3 hours before bedtime
Looking for more guidance? Your family doctor can help you with other ways to reduce stress


Think having a family doctor just means a familiar face when you’re feeling unwell? Think again.
Research shows those with a family doctor don’t just receive better care, but live longer with better health, ultimately reducing hospital admissions and visits to the emergency room.
Studies even show the better the relationship with your family doctor, the better the health outcomes.
Here are some other benefits of having a family doctor:
· preventative care and disease management
· support to achieve your personal health goals
· medication management
· access to a team of health professionals, free programs and services through Alberta PCNs:
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