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One woman from Charlottetown, NL makes big changes for the better with a goal to help others do the same
Mel Simmonds and her husband Brad had everything they could want – except for good health. “In 2018 I was at my heaviest, well on my way to 450lbs… medication

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*Originally published in our July 24-30, 2022 issue
You know I am privileged to live in a major centre (all things are relative) and to have a family doctor. The corridors of the Health Sciences are familiar to me because I have been there many times with the assorted afflictions

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*Originally published in our July 17-23, 2022 issue
I am older now and things have changed. I noticed that on the back deck of our home a couple of evenings ago. It was nice and warm, and the sun was dipping below the tree line. 
Not a cloud in the

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*Column originally appeared in our April 17-23, 2022 issue
The subject is COVID. There had been a promise to myself to not write about it anymore because people had heard enough from me on most aspects of it. A visit to a local restaurant showed me “everything ain’t been said.”

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Artist Reilly Fitzgerald defies the odds stacked against him to create spectacular & significant works of art
His early artistic endeavours were with watercolour and oil paints and were strongly based in what would be called a realistic style, artist Reilly Fitzgerald of Clarenville began.
“In the late 1990s and

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The Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador aims to spread awareness of the rigors of lymphedema across the province, while encouraging education, empowerment and proper care
Over 15,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are afflicted with lymphedema, with over one million in Canada and 120 million globally.
Incurable and woefully undertreated and

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Two curious souls help seaweed find its higher calling in Grates Cove, NL
The sea holds many secrets. That comes as no surprise to anyone who has spent any time in Newfoundland or Labrador where fisherman and beachcombers alike have uncovered everything from decaying giant squid to the time a

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Gill Whelan provides the motivation and the means to keep moving forward towards better health
Gill Whelan is a firecracker. All genuine smiles and from-the-inside-out enthusiasm, she’s a thrill to chat with. Little wonder then that Whelan’s company, Whelan Wellness, has quite literally exploded since the pandemic, with folks of

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In the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, heart health should be top of mind. Two of this province’s finest cardiac care surgeons, and one young woman impacted, get to the heart of the matter
Dr. Sean Connors, Clinical Chief of Cardiac Surgery for Eastern Health, and Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk,

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February is Heart Month and the Health Care Foundation needs our help. To ensure the safety and well-being of event participants, volunteers, supporters and staff, the Row 4 Heart fundraiser has been cancelled. 
Need for Donations
That doesn’t mean the need for donations have lessened. Access to the best cardiac

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