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Our Blog Has Moved!

Posted by: | April 3, 2012

Thank you for visiting the Healthy UBC Blog. In January of 2012 we merged our blog with our monthly newsletter. Click here to be taken to the current Healthy UBC Newsletter and Blog.  You can also follow us on Twitter @healthyUBC.

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Navigating Eldercare

Posted by: | December 1, 2011

Over the last six months or so, I’ve become responsible for my Dad as his health declines.  I called our Employee Family Assistance Program Provider (Homewood Human Solutions) to ask if they could help me to better understand care facilities for my Dad’s future care a few months ago.  It was helpful, but merely a […]

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I am Leaving for Change!

Posted by: | November 2, 2011

I don’t have all the details yet, but I’m so excited to announce that for 3 weeks next spring I will be going on the UBC Leave for Change program.  It looks like I’ll be doing organizational change in Africa, but that’s yet to be confirmed. A really important part of health is intellectual health.  […]

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The Health Benefits of My Stogie

Posted by: | September 30, 2011

I love the title of this blog post- I hope you get the joke! Last Saturday, if you were at the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology Conference, Creating Connections 2.0, you would have seen me presenting. I also hope that you wouldn’t have known that I was in emotional turmoil.  I think I […]

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Sleep and Your Mental Health

Posted by: | September 19, 2011

  This time last year, I was feeling really horrible and that is honestly a grave understatement.  For my 30th birthday, I had been given an interesting present: I developed some form of lung infection.  The lung issue meant that I was up all night long coughing because I couldn’t clear my lungs.  As part […]

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A Lesson About Knees and Injury Prevention

Posted by: | August 23, 2011

In amongst the Tofino waves, my right knee was ruined.  I was on a surf trip for my vacation, and whilst swimming through the waves in order to surf, I overextended my knee.  It made a very loud popping sound, which made me stop and consider how it felt. It didn’t hurt, until a few […]

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Analyzing My Vacation for My Health

Posted by: | August 9, 2011

Last week was my birthday and I try to celebrate every thing I can in my life, so I took a little vacation to surf and camp in Tofino, then mountain bike and camp on Hornby Island.  It was an amazing trip: I saw both the sunset and sunrise on 2 our of the four […]

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Taking A Break on Toxins

Posted by: | July 26, 2011

Whether it’s the birth control patch or the smoking cessation patch, I have often pointed to these patches and said, “See? Our skin absorbs things. What does this mean for us when we wash our dishes, rub moisturizer on our faces, and shampoo our hair?”  With that question consistently linger, I started trying to be […]

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Interconnectedness and Kindness at Work

Posted by: | July 15, 2011

When we did the Amazing Race Health Challenge last year, my colleague Jolene and I would talk about random acts of kindness (something we could get points for in the health challenge).  It’s something that I still continue to remember to do- leave a little random kindness for others at work. So today, I left […]

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Got Screenings or Immunizations?

Posted by: | July 4, 2011

Due to the recent mumps advisory for the Lower Mainland, I have been thinking a lot about health screenings and immunizations.  I lived in the United States for five years, and I have also had multiple doctors in Canada (for a variety of reasons), so it has been difficult to determine which immunizations I have […]

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Oranges Every month, the Healthy UBC Blog highlights a locally available food, and gives you a recipe or two to try out.  This month, read all about mandarin oranges, rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fibre and folate.

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