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Ruth Winker
Director of Corporate Communications
Jamieson Laboratories
rwinker@jamiesonlabs.com

Recent News

Canadian Cancer Society Urges Canadians to Heed Daily UV Index Following National Sun Safety Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jamieson Sun Safety Survey reveals many Canadians are putting themselves at risk of skin cancer TORONTO – May 17, 2017 — The Canadian Cancer Society is urging people to pay attention to the daily UV index following the results of a national survey which revealed that 41 per cent of Canadians don’t pay attention to the index which measures the strength of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. “The results of this survey show that many Canadians are putting themselves at risk of skin cancer,” says Robert Nuttall, Assistant Director, Health Policy, Canadian Cancer Society. “Melanoma, the deadliest...

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Jamieson Vitamins and Canadian Cancer Society announce sun safety partnership

TORONTO – April 3, 2017 — Two of Canada's most trusted brands have joined forces to educate Canadians on how to reduce their risk of skin cancer. Today, the Canadian Cancer Society and Jamieson Vitamins announced that they have entered into a two-year marketing partnership to increase awareness of sun safety, including the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) rays and alternative, safer sources of Vitamin D. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise in Canada. About 90% of melanoma cancer cases are due to UV exposure from the sun or tanning beds. "Skin cancer is the most common...

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Sleeping better should be your top New Year's resolution for 2016

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2015 - If you're resolving to make some lifestyle changes to improve your health in 2016, a seemingly simple and pleasant resolution – getting more sleep – should be at the top of your list. "Each January, Canadians make self-improvement resolutions such as losing weight, getting fitter and becoming more organized but if they're not getting enough sleep they may be dooming themselves to failure," says Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. "Sleep impacts every aspect of our lives from health and well-being to productivity to safety."Heading to the gym will...

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Jamieson Vitamins teams up with Vitamin Angels to help children with hidden hunger

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2015- Vitamin Angels is an international success story that provides at-risk populations in need with life-changing vitamins and minerals. This fall, the not-for-profit is teaming up with its first major Canadian partner, Jamieson Vitamins, on a program to help 500,000 children affected by what is known as hidden hunger. "Hidden hunger refers to a lack of micronutrients in a diet that can lead to disease and life-threatening illnesses," explains Howard Schiffer, President and Founder of Vitamin Angels. "Diets consisting mainly of carbohydrates, such as rice and potatoes, mean that while children may be eating enough calories, they...

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When the clock falls back, it's time to increase your Vitamin D

Toronto, Ontario (October 29, 2014) - November is Vitamin D Awareness Month, a time when Canadians are encouraged to take action to prevent deficiency of this star nutrient. The Jamieson Vitamin D National Survey, conducted by Leger last month, suggests that Canadians aren't taking adequate Vitamin D for optimal health. More important, the survey of 1,545 participants showed that Canadians have a poor understanding of Vitamin D's wide-ranging benefits. "Genetic research has established that Vitamin D acts on nearly 3,000 receptor sites in the body," says Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, a naturopathic doctor and the director of natural therapies at the Urban Wellness...

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Everyone wins with Jamieson’s Call For The Wild!

Toronto, Ontario (September 16, 2014) — Thanks to all Canadians who voted during Jamieson’s Call for the Wild! 2014. Now in its fifth year, the popular people’s choice program has again awarded $100,000 to community groups that are working to protect, conserve and rehabilitate Canada’s iconic wildlife and wilderness. Every vote helped determine the donation total that each organization received from the Call for the Wild! fund. The leading organization is Regroupement QuébecOiseaux from Montréal, Québec. The group received 45 % of the popular vote and a $45,000 donation. “We are thrilled by the show of public support during Call for the Wild!” said Jean-Sébastien...

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Jamieson wants you to choose your favourite wildlife or wilderness group

Toronto, Ontario (August 18, 2014) — The polls are open for Canadians to vote for one of five non-profit wildlife and wilderness organizations during Call for the Wild!. Created by Jamieson Laboratories, the annual people’s choice program awards $100,000 to community groups that are working to protect, conserve and rehabilitate Canada’s iconic habitats and species.  The participating organizations represent diverse regions of Canada: • North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (British Columbia)  • Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre (Manitoba)  • Wildlife Preservation Canada (Ontario) • Regroupement QuébecOiseaux (Quebec)  • Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Nova Scotia)  Now in its fifth year, Call for the Wild!...

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Jamieson appoints Mark Hornick as President and CEO

TORONTO, Ontario (June 2, 2014) — Jamieson Laboratories Ltd (“Jamieson” or “the Company”), Canada’s leading provider of vitamins, minerals and nutrition supplements, today announced that Mark Hornick has been named Jamieson’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.Mr. Hornick, who will also join the Board of Directors, brings to Jamieson deep experience leading and growing consumer businesses in Canada. “We are thrilled that Mark will join our team as President and CEO,” said Doug Cahill, Executive Chairman of Jamieson. “Mark is a passionate, driven leader with a proven track record of outstanding results. His focus on growing consumer-facing businesses and...

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Jamieson is counting on Canadians to vote for their favourite wildlife and wilderness group

Toronto, Ontario (August 19, 2013) — The polls are open for Canadians to vote for one of five non-profit wildlife and wilderness organizations. Call for the Wild!, the annual people’s choice donation program, created by Jamieson Laboratories, awards $100,000 to community groups that protect, conserve and rehabilitate Canada’s iconic habitats and species.The nominated groups represent diverse regions of Canada:• Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre (British Columbia)• Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (Alberta)• BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association (Ontario)• McGill Bird Observatory - Observatoire d'Oiseaux de McGill (Quebec)• Hope for Wildlife Society (Nova Scotia)“Now in its fourth year, Call for the Wild! raises awareness and gives all...

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