Hot summer nights in Canada are perfect for barbecues on the patio with friends and family, or huddling around the camp fire with the kids. It’s not uncommon to be joined by a few uninvited pests as the sun sets on the camp ground, and while mosquito buzzing and biting is mostly harmless, it’s important to be aware of West Nile Virus and how it may be transmitted.
If there’s one visitor nobody wants around during the holidays, it’s gastroenteritis a.k.a. ‘the stomach flu’.
Bone marrow is a blood-like substance found inside our bones. It’s important because of its role in making all kinds of blood cells: red blood cells that carry oxygen, white blood cells that fight infections and platelets that help blood clot.
Fever is common in children but is not necessarily harmful, nor is it always evidence of a serious illness. Fever is a sign that the body’s inflammatory response has been turned on.