February 14th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Every year on February the 14th people from all over the world celebrate Valentine's day by exchanging cards, candy, flowers and gifts with their "Valentine".Valentine’s Day is often seen as a holiday created by the major greeting card companies but in fact, it was being celebrated long before the greeting card was ever invented. It is named after a Christian Saint, Valentine, who was martyred on February the 14th and dates back to the 5th century. Over the years many different legends of Saint Valentine have formed, but each story expresses a man who gave his life in the name of love. This yearly holiday dedicated to love reminds us all to be grateful for the people in our lives. We here at Protec will be... Read More
February 14th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - Family Day in British Columbia is a fairly new provincial holiday taking place on the second Monday of February. The very first Family Day in BC was celebrated in February 2013. Although the first Family Day was observed only a short time ago, members of the BC government have been trying to establish the provincial holiday since 1994. The first bill requesting to instate the third Monday of February as Family Day was denied in 1994 and subsequently several more times between 2007 and 2011. It wasn't until late 2011 when Christy Clark became premier that the bill was re-evaluated and passed, declaring the first Family Day in BC February 11, 2013.The intention of establishing the mid-winter holiday was to allow people... Read More
January 2nd, 2018 Vancouver, BC - All over the world people are celebrating the upcoming start of a new calendar year. We all have our own traditions and celebrations that we enjoy with friends and family. For many of us this is the time we begin to make our goals and resolutions for the days ahead. We here at Protec Dental Laboratories are looking forward to another productive year!Although much of the New Year's celebrations are centered around looking to the future it is also a great time to look back. The year 2017 was filled with many great memories and successes for Protec, thanks to our wonderful team members and clients.Here is to the New Year and all the aspirations and hopes it brings! We wish you all a healthy and safe 2018!  Read More
December 22nd, 2017 Vancouver, BC - The holiday season is officially upon us! Throughout the country, communities are hosting events and festivities in honour of this joyous time of year. Parades, markets, and light shows are amongst many of the most popular Canadian holiday celebrations. Making it is a festive time of year to spend with friends and family. Protec Dental Laboratories will be closed for the holidays from December 25th, 2017 to January 1st, 2018. We look forward to returning on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 relaxed and rejuvenated for the new year.Whether you are planning to celebrate in your own community or abroad, we wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!  Read More
December 19th, 2017 USA-With Winter on the way that means less sunlight and the associated risk of developing a vitamin D deficiency.  Named the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D sounds sort of adorable but it is actually a pretty intense nutrient that aids with the absoprtion of calcium and support of the musculoskeletal system. There are some studies that indicate that Vitamin D can also help with the immune system, mood regulation, blood pressure, and even fending off diabetes and certain cancers.But before buying a bottle of Vitamin D supplements, consider the facts, starting with the sun. Vitamin D is produced in the body when UV light from the sun hits the skin and triggers vitamin D synthesis, said Dr. Stefani Kappel, a dermatologist. Dr.... Read More
December 12th, 2017 USA- There are two new studies out that show vitamin C may help prevent blood cells from going bad and causing some types of leukemia.There is no evidence that shows that the doses beyond the daily recommendation help. In fact, another study that came out says that male smokers who took vitamin B supplements actually raised their risk of lung cancer. The researchers say the take-home message, like most recent studies on vitamins is it get plenty of nutrients from food, not from supplements. Dr, Sean Morrison, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator discusses that the data says it is important to get 100 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement but there is no evidence from our results that there is any added... Read More
December 7th, 2017 USA- More evidence suggests that losing sleep can raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease.  It is the latest in a series of studies that shows even losing a little bit of sleep can add up to a greater risk of Alzheimer's, the leading cause of dementia.The study was publised in an issue of the journal Neurology and it showed that the dreaming phase of sleep, called REM or rapid eye movement sleep, affects the risk. The amount of sleep loss may not be enough for the person affected to even notice.Matthew Pase of the Boston University School of Medicine said that sleep disturbances are common in dementia but little is known about the various stages of sleep and whether they play a role in dementia risk.There is evidence that sleep... Read More
December 5th, 2017 USA-  Lowering inflammation may be as important in cutting cholesterol levels when it comes to heart disease, researchers say.The researchers showed that using a targerted drug to reduce inflammation cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other "events" in patients who had already suffered one heart attack. The treatment also had a bonus side-effect which was that it appeared to have reduced rates of lung cancer diagnosis and death.The research was presented at a meeting in Barcelona and it was just the first step and doesn't open a door to a new way of treating heart patients. It doesn't necessarily apply to everybody.Dr. Paul Ridker of Brigham and Women's hospital and Harvard Medical School, who led the research team, think that... Read More
November 9th, 2017 Gothenburg,Sweden- Sahlgrenska Academy conducted a research and found that children with sever overjet have a higher chance of success with adjustment procedures when their teeth are corrected at an early age. The aim of the research was to explore and describe the pre-adolescent's experiences of the treatment, compare social discomforts and prove the clinical effectiveness and functionality of the treatment while asessing the costs of reducing large overjet with an Andresen Activator (AA) and a Prefabricated Functional Applicance (PFA). The study focused on children between the ages of 7 and 14, whose lips did not cover their teeth.Emina Čirgić , a postdoctoral researcher in odontology and senior orthodontic consultant within the National... Read More
October 31st, 2017 Vancouver, BC - Halloween or All Hallows' Evening, is a yearly celebration observed all over the world on October 31st! With each community sharing in their own traditions and festivities. For many Canadians Halloween is about dressing up as a family and going door to door Trick or Treating for candy, carving pumpkins and attending costume parties.There is much dispute over the exact history of when and where Halloween began but many note a Gaelic and Welsh influence. The Celtic people celebrated the Gaelic festival known as Samhain on the night of October 31st, the night before the start of the Celtic new year. November 1st marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that... Read More


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