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The Pro-Fractional XC laser is like getting a facelift
without the surgical scars and minimal downtime!
Dr. Liao is the first Dermatologist in Edmonton
to have the Pro-Fractional XC machine.
BEFORE PROCEDURE AFTER THREE PROCEDURES
Dr. Janice Liao F. R.C.P. (C)
Canadian and American Board Certified Dermatologist
Coming out safely
For many people, it’s hard to talk about their sexuality, sexual orientation or gender
Gender identity is someone’s deeply held internal sense of whether they’re male
or female, both or neither. And it’s invisible to others.
For that reason, some people who are of a sexual or gender minority may want to
tell others who they really are. It’s called “coming out.”
“I found it was best to come out
first to people I knew would support
me,” says Marni Panas, Alberta Health
Services’ senior advisor on diversity and
inclusion. Four years ago, she decided
to come out as a transgender woman.
“This is always the story of the
individual to tell,” Panas says.
Coming out differs from “outing,”
which means someone else does the
“Outing somebody is never okay.
People need to come out at their own
speed and be given a space that is
safe to do it. Outing people is not only
incredibly disrespectful, but could put
someone at risk.”
Healthy meals for kids
Children do everything better when
they are well nourished. In 2016, more
than 5,000 Alberta kids in 33 schools
received a healthy meal at school
as part of a pilot nutrition program.
Each meal followed Alberta’s nutrition
guidelines for children and youth.
The results are visible. “Students are
better equipped to participate in their
school day and develop the skills they
need for lifelong nutrition habits,” says
Barb Spencer, chief executive officer,
e4c, an Edmonton non-profit that
supports vulnerable populations.
In the 2017-2018 school year, the
program became provincewide and now
more than 215,000 kids in 213 schools
are receiving a nutritious meal each day.
For more information about this
program, visit education.alberta.ca;
search for nutrition program.
In our winter 2018 issue, the
story It’s Time to Rethink Obesity
incorrectly described body mass
index (BMI). BMI is a person’s
weight in kilograms divided by the
square of height in metres. We
apologize for the error.