CSANews Issue 64


Issue 64 Fall 2007
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Letter from the Editor Issue 64
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Living in Lake Chapala Heart Attach - Prevention and Treatment Dave Hunter Makes His Way through Switzerland Letter from the Editor Issue 64 - Patricia, Chris, Paula and I are just leaving Newfoundland – reluctantly. This was my first trip to Newfoundland and we will all, definitely, be goi....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 64
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
President's Message Issue 64 - As the fall season approaches, we start to think about the winter cold and begin to prepare for our journey to warmer climes. Before we leave, however....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 64
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 64 - October is shaping up to be a busy month on the Canadian political scene. Voters in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories w....   Read more...

Warning! Dangerous Intra-hospital Infection Risk
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Warning! Dangerous Intra-hospital Infection Risk - Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients in the industrialized world. It is commonly found in ho....   Read more...

Border Crossing
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Border Crossing - The U.S. government will require Canadian citizens to carry government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s licence), plus proof of citiz....   Read more...

Simplified Passport Renewal Process
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Simplified Passport Renewal Process - Since August 15, 2007, it is easier to renew your Canadian passport. Through the simplified passport renewal process, qualified applicants no longer h....   Read more...

Property Taxes
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Property Taxes - Dear Bird Talk,I have just read Peter Benedek's column and, being a property-owning snowbird who keeps up to date with such issues, I am well aware of....   Read more...

Shinglers
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Shinglers - Dear Bird Talk,...And now, on a more serious note, the Feature Story on "Infections" in the recent CSANews was interesting – particularly the piece ....   Read more...

Thanks Medipac!
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Thanks Medipac! - Dear Bird Talk, Enclosed is our Early Bird Application for our upcoming winter season in Florida.I just wanted to enclose with the application our hea....   Read more...

Mobile Home Parks
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Mobile Home Parks - Dear Bird Talk,With reference to Arthur Duncan’s query regarding info for mobile home parks in Arizona, he should write for a list to the Arizona Wi....   Read more...

Medications Crossing the Border
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Medications Crossing the Border - Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced....   Read more...

Excellent Customer Service
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Excellent Customer Service - Dear Bird Talk, I have been talking with Sonia, who was a great pleasure to deal with. She sets a high standard for her colleagues. Because of her I w....   Read more...

Medipac Just Added a Plus!
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Medipac Just Added a Plus! - Some Plans Deal With Negatives. Medipac Just Added a Plus!Your has two primary engines – your heart, to circulate life-giving blood to your ent....   Read more...

Sustainability: “Skill vs. Luck”
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Sustainability: “Skill vs. Luck” - A few months ago, I was discussing last year’s equity returns with a good friend of mine and he mentioned that his advisor did quite well, having re....   Read more...

Mucho Bueno!
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Mucho Bueno! - Mexico is home to about 700,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens who have decided to exchange hectic cities, frigid temperatures and high living costs for a....   Read more...

Lake Chapala Mexico
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Lake Chapala Mexico Lake Chapala Mexico - Thousands of Canadians have abandoned their former winter snowbird destinations and are now happily living from one to 12 months of each year on the N....   Read more...

Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Switzerland By: Dave Hunter Switzerland: Somebody Has To Do It - Autumn has not always been my favourite time of the year. I've never been much of a fan of winter and the "r" months meant that short days and frosty ....   Read more...

Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment - About one in four Canadians are affected by heart disease and about half of those will develop it after the age of 65. Because coronary artery disease....   Read more...

Super Foods
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Super Foods - When I was a kid, my mom would always repeat, "Eat your spinach. It's good for you." Somehow, my mom knew instinctively that spinach w....   Read more...

Prostate Cancer Cure Proves Effective
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Prostate Cancer Cure Proves Effective - Brachytherapy, a minimally invasive procedure where surgeons implant rice-sized, radioactive “seeds” into or close to a tumor, is a promising cure....   Read more...

Be Careful With Those New Glasses!
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Be Careful With Those New Glasses! - If you’ve got a new pair of glasses, be careful – you may be a bit off balance. Researchers observed 616 people over 70 who received either an eye....   Read more...

New treatment for Kidney Cancer
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
New treatment for Kidney Cancer - Research shows that percutaneous cryoablation – in which freezing gas is injected into a tumor to kill malignant tissue – is a safe, effective....   Read more...

What o do if You Catch the Flu
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
What o do if You Catch the Flu - If you do catch a cold or the ‘flu this winter, remember:If you're sick, stay home and rest. Keep your cold or 'flu to yourself.Drink lots of liquid....   Read more...

The Sleeping Buddha
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
The Sleeping Buddha - With the heartbreaking images of grieving families and flag-draped coffins returning from Afghanistan, Canadians have more than an academic interest i....   Read more...

What a Wonderful World!
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
What a Wonderful World! - Would you like to see the wonders of the world from the comfort of your own home? I am not talking about television; I am writing about the wonderful ....   Read more...

Fun & Games Issue 64
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Fun & Games Issue 64 - Click the large image on the left to view the puzzles.Click small image to view the answers.....   Read more...

Hearing Troubles
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Hearing Troubles - A man feared that his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to, and thought that she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, h....   Read more...

How to Call the Police When You're Old
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
How to Call the Police When You're Old - George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could se....   Read more...

NEXUS
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
NEXUS - Six airports in Canada operate NEXUS kiosks:VancouverToronto Montreal Ottawa Halifax CalgaryNEXUS is now offered at the following border crossings:B....   Read more...

Border Crossing
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Border Crossing - Border Crossing85% of all cross-border travel between Canada and the United States is carried out by land or sea.Fewer than 60% of land and sea border....   Read more...

Metric Conversion Chart
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Metric Conversion Chart - 1 inch        =    2.54 centimetres 1 foot         =     0.3....   Read more...

Body Facts
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Body Facts - Your gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your ....   Read more...