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Health Basics is a Very Good Program for Overall Health

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Health Basics is a Very Good Program for Overall Health

I had heard some of my friends speak highly of Red Deer PCN’s Health Basics program. I saw my I asked my doctor if he recommended it and he said it was very good, so I enrolled. I really liked it because it was not preachy or pushy. I liked the small class atmosphere too. It helped me lose 10 pounds. I cut out the junk food and became much more conscious of what I am eating.

I still use a food diary daily to help me keep a healthy focus. I was not very active but now I do at least 30 minutes a day of either walking or yoga and I feel more fit. There are many aspects I am still working on. A friend passed away last month. It was very obvious to me that lifestyle was a contributor to their death. Thinking about that keeps me motivated. There is very good knowledge behind the Health Basics program. It is rudimentary enough to motivate participants without overwhelming them. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to be healthier!!

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Red Deer Primary Care Network (RDPCN) is a partnership between Family Doctors and Alberta Health Services.Health professionals such as psychologists, social workers, nurses and pharmacists work in clinics alongside family doctors.In addition, programs and groups are offered at the RDPCN central location. This improves access to care, health promotion, chronic disease management and coordination of care. RDPCN is proud of the patient care offered, the effective programs it has designed and the work it does with partners in health care and the community. www.reddeerpcn.com

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Fire investigators can't pin cause of fire at Edmonton-area seniors complex

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ST. ALBERT, Alta. — Fire investigators say they have been unable to figure out what caused a fire at an Edmonton-area retirement and long-term care complex last week.

Residents were forced to leave when the fire at the Citadel Mews West Continuing Care Facility in St. Albert broke out on May 6.

It destroyed part of the complex and three residents suffered smoke inhalation.

Investigators say the fire started on a ground-floor patio.

They say it spread from patio furniture to the underside of the deck above and from there up the siding into the building’s attic.

A damage estimate has yet to be made and investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.

“This was a large and devastating fire where thankfully no one was seriously hurt,” St. Albert acting fire Chief Scott Wilde said Friday in a news release.

“If you live in a multi-family building, be aware of your building’s fire safety plan and practise your escape.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021.

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Alberta health agency obtains restraining order against Calgary mayoral candidate

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CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says it has obtained a restraining order against a Calgary mayoral candidate who the agency says has threatened health workers.

AHS says Kevin Johnston must stay at least 100 metres away from health officers and must not publish any threats or hate speech directed at them.

Johnston is running in this fall’s municipal election and has been a vocal supporter of anti-lockdown protests.

He appears regularly online where he promotes far-right ideology.

AHS says Johnston has been aggressive and threatening towards two particular health workers as well as to the general AHS workforce.

The agency says it wants to protect staff and ensure they feel supported.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021.

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