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Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse.

That means quick, easy access to a qualified health professional, who can assess your symptoms and help you decide your best first step. They can help you decide whether to care for yourself, make an appointment with your doctor, go to a clinic, contact a community service or go to a hospital emergency room.

Moving and Insurance

If you plan on moving to a new residence, you are likely going to have to deal with a lot of changes including your insurance policies. There are two in particular which will be affected by this transition and they are car insurance and home insurance.

Car Insurance

Car insurance is affected because providers take many factors into account when calculating the price of a policy and many of them are geographical. Some cities have a lot more vehicles per ca-pita than others. This means that the likelihood of an accident is much higher and, consequently, so will the price of the insurance policies. The same rule applies even if you are not leaving the province. Big, city areas are more densely populated than rural regions and, again, this will increase the chances of getting involved in an accident and needing to file a claim. This can work in your favor, though. If you are moving away from the big city to a smaller town or even just the suburban area of the same city, you are likely to ge…

From Breastfeeding to Cow's Milk

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waitingf untill after 12 months. The following is from the Kellymom site.

"Cow's milk is more specific to a baby cow than a baby human. Cow's milk formula is based on cow's milk but has been engineered to be closer to human milk (still a ways off, but closer). Many infants still have problems with cow's milk formula (allergies, GI problems, etc.). Babies who are exposed to cow's milk before their first birthday are more likely to be anemic, have diarrhea or vomiting, and/or experience an allergic reaction (the proteins in milk are more numerous than those in other milk products, such as the yogurt). The excessive protein load in cow's milk can also overload a baby's kidneys. It is deficient in vitamins C, E, and copper. It is harder to digest as well, often causing intestinal blood loss. A number of studies have also indicated that early introduction of cow's milk may contribute to the development of Ins…

Loyalty and Your Car Insurance Company

Loyalty is an important backbone of any relationship, but it’s not always one you want to have when it comes to your car insurance.  Stay loyal to the one you love, but not necessarily to your car insurance company; there may be a better deal out there for you and it may be time for you to consider seeing someone new.

Car insurance companies offer loyalty discounts to help keep their people in the fold, but that doesn’t mean that it’s always the right thing to do.  In many cases, you can save a lot of money by going somewhere else, even if it means giving up that longevity discount you get for sticking around.

When comparing insurance rates, it’s important to take into consideration all of the factors, not only the rate.  Loyalty to an insurance company should be something they earn with more than just a discount.  Strong customer service, attention to your policy and needs, and good claims service are all important things to consider about your car insurance company when you’re decidin…

The most congested intersections in Toronto

A list of the most congested intersections was detailed in the report by Transportation Services.

The top 10 worst intersections in Toronto are:
Bayview Ave. at Sheppard Ave. E.
Yonge St., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave.
York St., Front St. to Gardiner Expressway
Sheppard Ave. W. at Allen Rd.
Leslie St., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
Lake Shore Blvd., York St. to Bathurst St.
Kennedy Rd., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
Markham Rd., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
Dufferin St. at Finch Ave. W.
Black Creek Dr. at Lawrence Ave. W.