Thursday, 19 October 2017

Flu clinic schedules

The 2017/18 Influenza Immunization Program will begin October 23, 2017.
Influenza immunizations will be offered, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older, through AHS clinics, pharmacies and physician's offices.
Please check this link to search for influenza immunization clinics near you:

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Health Talks

Our PCN healthcare team brings you Health Talks - a series of health related sessions offered to you for FREE! No need to register, just show up to the session(s) you want to learn more about. Questions encouraged! See our website for descriptions of each session. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Our Autumn 2017 Newsletter is out!

Please enjoy our Autumn 2017 edition of the LBD PCN Newsletter!
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LBD PCN Newsletter

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days is a province-wide open house!
Join Alberta’s farmers, ranchers, and chefs as producers open their gates on August 19th and 20th to the public. 

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food.
Some of Alberta’s most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that will be held around the province using Alberta farm products.
For more information, to see a list of host farms and plan your trip, please visit

Monday, 26 June 2017

2017 Summer Newsletter now available!

Our 2017 Summer Newsletter is now available!
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2017 Summer Newsletter

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

June is Stroke Awareness Month

Quick facts about stroke, risks and how to reduce the chance of a stroke:

  •          Stroke survivors often have a more sedentary lifestyle which leads to loss of muscle mass and are also at increased risk for falls. 
  •          Studies have found that participation in regular physical activity is lower in stroke survivors than those of elderly persons with other chronic health conditions. 
  •          Those who have suffered a previous stroke are at risk for recurrent stroke and other CVDs.

Some of the risk factors you can change for prevention of stroke:
  •       monitor your blood pressure
  •       Find out if you have Atrial fib (an irregular heartbeat which allows blood to pool in the heart and cause blood clots)
  •       Quit smoking
  •       Limit alcohol
  •       Monitor cholesterol and manage especially – LDL
  •       Manage diabetes
  •       Exercise regularly
  •       Eat foods low in sodium and saturated or trans fat
  •       Monitor any circulation problems with doctor visits

 Some of the benefits of regular physical activity for prevention of stroke:
  •          Improve circulation and blood flow
  •          Increase oxygen flow to the brain and heart
  •          Decrease blood pressure over time
  •          Increase efficiency of the heart and lungs 
       Talk to your PCN family doctor if you would like additional support from our PCN healthcare team.

 Corinne Cutler is an Exercise Specialist at the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network.