Healthy Living

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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Living with heart disease: How to take charge of your health

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

By Lisa M. Petsche Heart disease is a leading cause of death for adults in Canada. Coronary artery disease (CAD) (also known as arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries) is the most common type. CAD is caused by accumulation in the coronary arteries of fatty deposits called plaques. This results in narrowing within the arteries,
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Beat the cold and pamper yourself

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

By Lisa M. Petsche The cold temperatures and limited daylight of winter keep many people indoors and at home more often than they would like. The result for some is a case of the winter blues. Here are some tips to help you get past them. Find little things that cheer you • Treat yourself
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What’s the difference between a heart attack, heart failure, and stroke?

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

By Women’s Health Matters  Heart attack, heart failure and stroke are different conditions that affect people in different ways. Dr. Paula Harvey, director of the cardiovascular research program at Women’s College Hospital, explains the difference. A heart attack happens when the heart is not getting enough oxygenated blood, usually because one of the major blood
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Ottawa area hospitals take measures to protect against winter viruses

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

‘Tis the season for influenza and gastroenteritis (stomach flu).  We have been told that there will be higher levels of virus activity this season, and  a joint message from the Ottawa area hospitals: Bruyère Continuing Care, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Hôpital Montfort, The Ottawa Hospital, The Royal Mental Health Care and Queensway Carleton
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