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Palliser Primary Care Network

Family physicians and health professionals serving southern Alberta

Prenatal Care Information

Read on for up-to-date information regarding prenatal care


   

The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta (CFSEA) is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals across the region through developing permanent endowments, making responsible grants, and inspiring community leadership.

Each year, CFSEA hosts a Vital Event which is a periodic check-up that measures the vitality of our community and helps to determine CFSEA’s annual granting priorities. This year, CFSEA is hosting the 2022 Vital Conversation which is a facilitated discussion with community members to learn more about trends impacting local quality of life.

The results from this survey will be used to explore issues, opportunities, and solutions in our community.

Click Here to take the survey and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.


Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations.  There are some occasions where anxiety may be too overwhelming.  Knowing when you have reached your limit and how to help manage your symptoms will be crucial to your recovery. 

Symptoms of anxiety may include (1):

  • sweating
  • trembling
  • trouble concentrating
  • GI symptoms
  • having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety and increased heart rate

There are many anxiety treatment options available.  According to the Mayo Clinic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT) is one of the most effective ways.  CBT is a form of psychotherapy that uses psychological counseling to teach you specific skills that will gradually aid your return to activities that you had been previously avoiding.

With a few lifestyle changes, you may be able to make a big difference in your anxiety symptoms (2):

  1. Keep physically active. Exercise is a powerful stress reducer. By developing a routine to keep you active most days of the week, you will help improve your mood overall.
  2. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs. These substances can worsen anxiety or even cause it. If you are having difficulty stopping on your own, reach out to a health care professional for assistance.
  3. Make sleep your priority. We all manage better when well rested. If you are having difficulty sleeping at night, reach out to a health care professional.
  4. Reduce caffeine and quit smoking. Reducing or eliminating these substances can have a big impact on your symptoms.

If you have tried a few of these methods on your own and are still struggling with anxiety, you may require medication. Talk with your health home team about the benefits and possible side effects of medications.

Sources

  1. Anxiety disorders, Mayo Clinic. May 4, 2018 (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/symptoms-causes/syc-20350961)
  2. Everything You Need to Know About Anxiety, Healthline. Sept 19, 2018 (https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety)

PCN Careers

Current Palliser PCN career postings – employment with Palliser PCN.

Clinic Careers

Current clinic job postings – employment within clinics.

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

A free phone-based seniors program for adults 55+.

Staying well after Covid

Information for patient health and wellness.

Patient resources

Resources your PCN provider may have directed you to access before/after a visit.

Health Homes (Clinics)

A list of Palliser PCN health homes (clinics), contact information, and PCN physicians and teams in those locations.