Healthy Living

Hemochromatosis: A common but under-diagnosed disease 

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

By Lisa M. Petsche Chances are good that you have never heard of hemochromatosis, also known as iron overload disease, despite that it’s the most common genetic disorder in the western world. Although it can affect males and females at any time in life, it typically manifests itself in middle age. The disease is potentially
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Informed consent: what is it and why is it important

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

(NC) All healthcare providers in Ontario, including dietitians, are required by law to obtain informed consent from their clients before they can perform any non-emergency treatment. But what is informed consent and why is it important for your healthcare? Informed consent in healthcare means that you have all the information you need before you willingly
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Top five reasons patients love home healthcare

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

(NC) There are more and more easy and effective options for managing your care at home, especially if you have a chronic disease that needs monitoring. And, according to a new survey done with the support of Canada Health Infoway, patients give OTN’s Telehomecare program a definite thumbs up. Telehomecare, an intensive health coaching and
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Getting a massage? Look before you book

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

(NC) More of us are receiving massage therapy treatment as part of our healthcare regimen, says a recent report by the Fraser Institute. As more of us book this treatment, we need assurance that we will continue receiving quality, safe and ethical care. But with access to unlimited information in this digital age, how can
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Summer fitness: what you need to know about warm weather workouts

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

By Women’s Health Matters Summer is a great time for outdoor activities: the days are long and warm, and there are plenty of things to do, whether it be swimming, cycling, kayaking or going for a walk. But summer has its own hazards that can present challenges: extreme heat, humidity, poor air quality and the
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What healthy fats are and how to get them

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Fats are essential for good health and an important part of any diet. Studies show that the right kinds can help maximize your metabolism, protect against heart disease, speed nutrients through your body and even improve vitamin intake. But not all fats are the same, so it’s important to choose the right type. In popular
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Three tips to make going plant-based easy

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Switching from a conventional diet to a plant-based one may seem daunting, but with just a few simple changes, you’ll be eating healthier, more satisfying foods before you know it. A plant-based diet can have multiple health benefits, including reduced cholesterol, lower blood pressure, increased energy and better blood sugar levels. It can also be
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Lighten up summer meals with veggie noodles

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

The secret to changing up your meals while keeping them light and healthy is vegetable noodles. Zucchini, beet or squash varieties are a great, gluten-free alternative to regular pasta and add more veggies to your diet and colour on your plate. Made with Bertolli pasta sauce and inspired by the simplicity of Tuscan cooking, this
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Ontario government announces new programs for seniors in their communities

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

In a recent press release The Ontario Ministry of Seniors Affairs announced that nearly 250 new and innovative projects that will help seniors stay active and engaged are coming to communities across the province – part of Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity, and make life more affordable for seniors and their families. Minister
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Your legacy for better healthcare

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

Sometimes, your kindness can touch the lives of others in ways you could have never imagined.  During your lifetime you’ve probably supported charitable organizations that are important to you, and with those gifts, you’ve helped to make your community, and our world, a better place. If you’ve supported one of the hospitals in our region,
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