The physicians and staff have been busy in the community this month.
We sponsored the 7th Annual Dinosaur Trail Triathlon June 2, providing refreshment at the aid station in Midland for the running portion of the race and a medical presence (Dr. Beach) at the finish line. Our volunteers were positioned at the halfway point encouraging competitors on their final leg.
The Dinosaur Trail Triathlon offers a Sprint distance of 750 meter swim, 20 km bicycle and 5 km run and Olympic distance of 1500 meter swim, 40 km bicycle and 10 km run. This year’s race had 23 competitors. Top three in the Olympic distance were Cam Morrison, Ben Borkovic and race organizer Morgan Syversten. The sprint distance was won by James Frede followed by Heather Frede and Barb Slemko.
Also on June 2, two of our physicians took part in the majestic Banff to Jasper relay race raising funds for Brain Tumour Foundation. Drs. Kim Hall and Christopher Blackburn were two parts of a 15 member team that ran the 260 km up the beautiful Icefields Parkway.
The Drumheller FCSS put on the Family Fun Picnic in the Park on June 6. Drumheller Associated Physicians took part in the Tug-of-War showing great determination and strength. Everyone had fun.
Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls
Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home.
Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn’t need to rule your life. Instead, consider six simple fall-prevention strategies.
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Having a baby can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be a time of uncertainty. Many women have questions and concerns as they face all the changes that pregnancy brings. But with advice coming from everyone, it’s tough to know who to listen to. That’s why having accurate information is so important! It will help you to make good decisions about how to take care of yourself before, during and after your pregnancy. At the beginning of the guide, you will find important facts and questions related to a healthy pregnancy.
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Is there anything better than a gorgeous sunny day? Nothing feels better than the warm sun on your skin, and when the sun is out, more people spend time doing outdoor activities with family and friends. It is important to be aware, however, that sun exposure has both positive and negative effects.
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Stress is also known to cause hyperarousal, a medical state when a stressed person does not feel sleepy. If the symptoms persist for a long time, this insomnia leads to severe sleep disorders. Let’s see some of the effects stress can have on the body.
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Health Canada recognizes the important role healthy eating plays in promoting the health of children and youth. Numerous resources, including dietary guidance, research and reports and tools and resources, have been developed to support evidence-based policy and program development.
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