CSANews Issue 78


Issue 78 Spring 2011
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Editor's Message
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
A Better Way To Give Yummy Avocados Helping Your Doctor Help You Editor's Message - My father would have said, "Gee Willikers!"; that was his way of saying "unbelievable." Over a few days in early May, we had both the final ch....   Read more...

The Twelfth Insight: The Hour of Decision By James Redfield
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
The Twelfth Insight: The Hour of Decision By James Redfield - Do you have that pervasive sense of foreboding - the feeling that the world seems to be spiraling out of control? In his book, The Twelfth Insight....   Read more...

Opinion with Michael Coren
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Opinion with Michael Coren - When we speak of property rights, personal responsibility and our obligations as well as our rights, we also speak of knowing when the state h....   Read more...

Special Guest Columnist - Jack Layton
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Special Guest Columnist - Jack Layton - The retirement years are something to which we should all look forward. It's a time to spend with grandchildren, to take up hobbies we never h....   Read more...

President's Message
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
President's Message - Welcome back to Canada.Let me begin by saying that Lois and I had the pleasure of meeting many of you this winter at one of our Extravaganzas or Winte....   Read more...

Government Report
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Government Report - By the time you read this, Canada's 41st general election will have come to a close and we will know which party will form our new federal gov....   Read more...

Insurance Update
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Insurance Update - Thank heavens we won't have to listen to any more political ads for a while. They are so filled with misinformation, misquotes and, in som....   Read more...

Love at First Sight - Marilyn and Peter Miller Discover the Real Mexico
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Love at First Sight - Marilyn and Peter Miller Discover the Real Mexico - When you hear the word "Mexico," what comes to mind? White sand and crashing surf? Palm trees swaying in the wind? Mariachi bands? Drinks with col....   Read more...

Voice of Experience
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Voice of Experience - Two men were golfing together one day... a very young man and his grandfather. The young man found himself with a tough shot, with a large pine tr....   Read more...

Prettier Than Freckles
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Prettier Than Freckles - An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiti....   Read more...

Amazing Avacados
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Amazing Avacados - There are three foods that I eat every day - an orange, yogurt and an avocado.The avocado gets a bad rap! That's because it is high in fat... ....   Read more...

How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
How to Make an Effective Charitable Donation - A Six Step Process to Ensure That You Get the Biggest Bang For Your Charitable Buck - Of all the things we do in life, there are few more satisfying than making a charitable gift. Whether it's for a medical cause that needs fund....   Read more...

Difficult Diagnoses
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Difficult Diagnoses - While nearing the end of my medical education, I recall my sister phoning me one night telling me the story of her infant son who was having a pro....   Read more...

Changes to Length of Stay
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Changes to Length of Stay - Dear Bird Talk,We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days ....   Read more...

Prescriptions
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Prescriptions - Dear Bird Talk,This will be our first time being snowbirds for a couple of months. We are wondering how people deal with their repeat prescription....   Read more...

Re: Papers Please, laws
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Re: Papers Please, laws - Dear Bird Talk,The Arizona SB 1070-style laws seem to have won the recent election in many states, Florida included. Are you tracking this iss....   Read more...

A Horror Story Averted!
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
A Horror Story Averted! - Dear Bird Talk,Ross Quigley's article in the summer 2010 edition of CSANews ('Let me first say that Medipac is fine!') hit the nail on....   Read more...

Homeward Bound!
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Homeward Bound! - It must be spring! With thoughts streaming to our northward trek, we are now "Homeward Bound."Although early April brought more snow flurries to C....   Read more...

Gerry and Joan on the Move in Florida
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Gerry and Joan on the Move in Florida - Like most of you, we travelled south of the border for the winter and, looking at the weather in Ontario, it was a good move. Once in sunn....   Read more...

Surprising Saskatchewan
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Surprising Saskatchewan Surprising Saskatchewan - "Yawn." That was the response we got from family and friends when we told them we were vacationing in Saskatchewan. "Really?" That was their response ....   Read more...

More Fun Facts About Saskatchewan
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
More Fun Facts About Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan has the greatest  amount of road surface of any Canadian province, with more than 250,000 kilometres (150,000 miles) of ....   Read more...

Healthy Canadians
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Healthy Canadians - 24% of Canadian adults are obese5.7 million Canadians smoke85% of Canadians visit their doctor regularly14% of Canadians are seniors  ....   Read more...

Charitable Donation Limits for Income Tax
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Charitable Donation Limits for Income Tax - The taxman will only allow you to claim up to 75% of your net income in any one year as a charitable donation, the exception being in the year of ....   Read more...

Be Careful With "Donate Low; Claim High" Scams
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Be Careful With "Donate Low; Claim High" Scams -  collections of artwork, books and other cultural artefacts - may be donated to an eligible charity in return for a donation tax credi....   Read more...

Search Engines – Not Just For Finding Websites Any More
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Search Engines – Not Just For Finding Websites Any More - It used to be that you only went to a search engine to find a website. Well, not any more! Now, search engines offer many different features.G....   Read more...

Golf is Good For Your Joints
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Golf is Good For Your Joints - (NC)—With another winter season behind us, thousands of golf-starved Canadians are making a beeline for the fairways. But is it possible to play....   Read more...

Tips to Help Save Your Sight
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Tips to Help Save Your Sight - (NC)—Every 12 minutes, another Canadian begins to lose his or her sight. This can happen to anyone at any point in their lifetime, bringing ....   Read more...

Over 50 - You're Not Immune to STDs
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Over 50 - You're Not Immune to STDs - Sexual activity in the over-50 crowd has increased significantly in the last five years as a result of access to erectile dysfunction medication and t....   Read more...

Silent Killers
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Silent Killers - Difficult diagnoses aren't the only things that can risk your health; some diseases don't have symptoms at all, and are dubbed "silent killers....   Read more...

A Deadly Combination
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
A Deadly Combination - Certain antibiotics mixed with blood pressure medication cause a severe and dramatic increase in the risk of hypotension. Erythromycin  and Clari....   Read more...

Fat and Demented
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Fat and Demented - Studies have suggested that overweight middle-aged persons are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life. The higher the weight, the lowe....   Read more...