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Ride for Dad 2017

Ride for Dad 2017

Ride for Dad 2017 (http://ridefordad.ca) is coming up Sunday, June 11th, 2017! As well as being a sponsor for this worthy event, we will also be giving away reusable water bottles filled with SQWINCHER – a professional grade hydration liquid. Why worry about hydration you might wonder? Did you know that most people don’t consider how much hydration they require…read more →

Paul Meise – An Ostomate’s Story

Paul Meise – An Ostomate’s Story

Recently, we sat down with Paul Meise, owner of Cooper Medical Supplies to discuss his own experience as an ostomate. Paul’s story of learning to adapt to life as an ostomate at a young age is the foundation upon which Paul and his wife Carol have built their business. It’s an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles and barriers and one…read more →

Parastomal Hernias

Parastomal Hernias

Most of us have heard of hernias before. A hernia is simply a rip or tear in muscle tissue that causes a portion of the abdomen to bulge through. It can be painful and debilitating. Sneezing, coughing, laughing, lifting, bending, even walking can bring on hernia pain! People who have ostomies, like everyone else, can suffer hernias, but ostomies can…read more →

Incontinence Myths – Debunked!

Incontinence Myths – Debunked!

Incontinence can be an embarrassing subject for many. Bladder control problems come in many shapes and sizes and afflict many, many people. Yet despite how common the problem is, incontinence sufferers often feel alone. It’s human nature to fear that which we don’t understand. And when it comes to urinary incontinence, there are many myths out there to help fuel…read more →

Tips To help You Avoid Sunburns!

Tips To help You Avoid Sunburns!

Ok, we admit, this Summer hasn’t exactly shaped up as being one for the record books. But don’t be fooled. There’s still plenty of sunshine and hot weather to come. Earlier this month, we posted an article on hydration, to help your body maintain the fluids it needs. Well, dehydration isn’t the only thing to watch out for when you’re…read more →

Hydrate To Beat The Heat

Hydrate To Beat The Heat

When you consider that, depending on our age, 60 – 80% of our bodies are water, it’s no surprise that water is an important factor when it comes to keeping our bodies functioning at their best. Ironically, Summer, the time of year that drains our body of water the most, tends to also be the time of year we’re drawn…read more →

Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

If you’re one of the six million Canadian adults (approximately one in every 5) who suffers from high blood pressure, the bad news is high blood pressure can be a serious warning sign of something ominous to come, like a heart attack or stroke! The good news is that high blood pressure can often be reduced, and many times without…read more →

The Skinny On Stoma Skin Care

The Skinny On Stoma Skin Care

So you’ve come home from the hospital and now you have to care for a stoma as the result of a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. Given the sensitive nature of the skin around a stoma and the fact that it must endure a multitude of potential irritants, from adhesives to exposure to bacteria rich faecal fluids, skin irritation, soreness and even…read more →

Spring Health – It’s Just A Walk In The Park

Spring Health – It’s Just A Walk In The Park

While many of us diarize Spring as a great time to unclutter the house, do some basic home maintenance and get things in order, are we doing enough to Spring clean our bodies? With Spring upon us, the warmer weather inspires many to get out and get active! That’s a good thing. But is your body ready? Increased heat, the…read more →

Get Mobile!

Get Mobile!

As we age our mobility often becomes more limited. All too often however, it becomes easy to just give in to our diminishing mobility and assume aging means giving up a lot of the things we love. In fact, as we age, while our mobility may take a hit, there are ways we can work to improve our mobility and…read more →