April 20, 2015




How often should you have a Pap Test?

The screening interval has been extended for many women with negative screening histories, while some women should continue to screen annually.



Who should have a Pap test?        How frequently?

All Women age 21 (o...

March 2, 2015


by Amanda Leendeertse


Historically, the body’s physiological hunger response has defined what it means to be hungry. In today’s modern world where food is abundant, food choices are often guided by both senses (such as smell) and emotions, not just a growling s...

February 3, 2015

by Erin Switzer


Did you know that more than 45 types of HPV (human papillomavirus) are transmitted by intimate sexual contact? Persistent infection with a high-risk type of HPV can lead to cervical cancer.


HPV is a common virus that affects women and men. Over 70% of p...

January 19, 2015

2015 is here and so are the resolutions.



You want to lose weight after you’ve stuffed yourself like the turkey you ate over the holidays, or you finally want to break that nasty smoking habit.


Both good ideas, and help is on the way in the form of the Primary Care Net...

December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

from the Wetaskiwin PCN



Your health is important. Have a happy and healthy holiday season. The PCN is closed over the holidays (Dec. 19 - Jan. 4). We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.



December 15, 2014

Top Ten Tips for Holiday Eating
by Amanda Leendertse (Dietitian)



Don’t let your healthy habits go out the window with the holiday season. Follow these top 10 tips to stay on track during the holiday season.



1. Avoid skipping meals.

Stick to a regular meal schedule th...

November 28, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!


With more than 20 people being newly diagnosed with the disease

every hour of every day, chances are that diabetes affects you or

someone you know. People with prediabetes who lose 5%–7% of body weight and get at least 150 minutes a...

October 27, 2014

Patients wanting to increase their physical activity and improve their health can now get a prescription to help encourage them. Primary Care Network (PCN) family doctors and PCN healthcare professionals are now handing out ‘Prescriptions to Get Active’ for patients wh...

June 20, 2014

(Posted in the Wetaskiwin Times)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:14:30 MDT PM



Dear Editor:

Last summer we were blessed with a wonderful baby boy. As first time parents, we have been amazed at the support and resources available for new parents in our community of Wetaskiwin. W...

January 24, 2014


1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or oat bran)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large bananas)

3/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

2 eggs

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 T...

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