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November is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

November is Osteoporosis Awareness Month and Osteoporosis Canada has done an unbelievable job focusing public attention upon the importance of building strong bones for life through awareness and education. Osteoporosis Awareness Month is a time we can come together to make bone health and osteoporosis a priority in the lives of all Canadians. Understanding this knowledge and taking preventative action to combat the deterioration of bones is crucial to ensuring a long and vibrant life!

What is Osteoporosis?

Could speed limits increase in Canada?

In July 2014, British Columbia increased speed limits on 1,300 kilometers of highway to as high as 120 km/h, making speed limits in B.C. the fastest in Canada – prompting some experts to suggest that other provinces should follow suit.

"We think that our roads are safer today and will continue to be safer in the future with the adjustments that we've made," says B.C. Minister of Transportation Todd Stone.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 19-25 is National Teen Driver Safety week in Canada. Learning the basics of driving and being comfortable with its autonomy and responsibility is a completely different landscape than it was 5 or 10 years ago. With the advent of smartphones and technologically enabled cars – it’s an absolute breeding ground for distraction. 

Do’s and Don’ts for driving safely in fog

Fog is a thin layer of cloud resting on the ground and can reduce visibility for drivers, resulting in difficult driving conditions. The best thing to do is to avoid driving in fog. Check weather forecasts and if there is a fog warning, delay your trip until it clears. If that is not possible or you get caught driving in fog, there are a number of safe driving tips you should follow. If visibility is decreasing rapidly, move off the road and into a safe parking area to wait for the fog to lift.

The dangers of sleep-deprived driving

Did you know that 60% of adult drivers – roughly 168 million people – say they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year alone?

While the dangers of driving while intoxicated or distracted by mobile devices have been widely spread through various campaigns, sleep deprived driving has plagued drivers all over. In fact, 4% – approximately 11 million drivers have admitted they have had an accident or near accident because they dozed off or were too tired to drive.


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