Health

Good health is not an accident and it should never be taken for granted.

Debbie has written many articles on health and wellness for a variety of publications. A Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine combined with more than a decade of experience working in a hospital setting has resulted in an understanding of many health issues and concerns. Tracking down medical experts and obtaining important interviews is something that has come with years of writing experience. Here are just a few examples of past articles.

“Demystifying Cholesterol” – Food For Thought Magazine – Winter 2004

“Demystifying Cholesterol” – Food For Thought Magazine – Winter 2004

"Your cholesterol is a little high - better start watching your diet and making some lifestyle changes." The words we don't want to hear. Being told your blood cholesterol is too high can come as a surprise, because having a high blood cholesterol doesn't always make you feel sick. Two years ago, Patti Harker, a pharmacist and middle aged mom, got the news that her cholesterol was elevated.

“Stop, Relax, Meditate” – Edmonton Life Magazine – August 2006

“Stop, Relax, Meditate” – Edmonton Life Magazine – August 2006

It's morning in the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, the capital city of China, and locals have gathered en masse for their daily exercise. Yet, unlike similar gatherings of fitness buffs in North American parks, there's nary a jogger or track suit in sight.

“What Was I Just Saying?” – Your Health Magazine – December 2006

“What Was I Just Saying?” – Your Health Magazine – December 2006

Would you rather have Barbara Streisand or Dean Martin help you find your vehicle? Forgetting where you parked is such a common problem in large parking garages that a Chicago-based parking management company has come up with a musical solution to help its patrons.

"Hit the Gym" - Leap Magazine - Summer 2011

"Hit the Gym" - Leap Magazine - Summer 2011

It is Thursday morning and the fitness facility where Lisa Belanger works is humming with activity.

"Screen Time" - Leap Magazine - Fall 2011

"Screen Time" - Leap Magazine - Fall 2011

When Garth Hampton's family doctor retired, he quit going for regular checkups. He figured since he was feeling well, there was really no point in it. Even when his sister was diagnosed with colorectal cancer he was confident that it wouldn't happen to him.