Healthy Living

Help wanted – needs not being met for Canadians living with stroke

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

In a recent press release, The Heart & Stroke Foundation unveiled it’s 2017 Stroke Report, which it states reveals extensive gaps in recovery support and services for Canadians who experience stroke at any age. According the Foundation, half of stroke survivors need help with daily activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, going to the washroom
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What are your rights as a patient?

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

(NC) Ontario has more than 300,000 practising healthcare professionals, which are governed by health regulators called colleges. The colleges enforce standards, like how a provider should relate to patients and how providers should work with one another. The colleges protect the public by holding their members accountable for their conduct and practice — whether it’s
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Living your best life

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

By Jayne Rooney This year, for the first time, Ontario is home to more people over 65 than children under 15. Children born today have the prospect of living a longer life than any generation before them. Every year the percentage of people in our province who are 65 or older increases slightly. June is
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Exercise as medicine

May 12th, 2017 | By

By Womens Health Matters When cardiologist Dr. Paula Harvey, director of the cardiovascular research program at Women’s College Hospital, says that exercise is medicine, it’s not just a clever reminder that physical activity is good for you. Research has shown that exercise is a powerful therapy that can help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood
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The mental health benefits of exercise

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

By Women’s Health Matters A good workout doesn’t just benefit your physical fitness. Exercise also has a positive effect on mental health, providing benefits that range from improving sleep to easing anxiety. Research has shown that exercise is beneficial for everyone’s mental health, whether or not they have a mental illness. For those with conditions
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Don’t let holiday cheer turn into holiday fear. Make this holiday season stress-free!

Dec 9th, 2016 | By

By Maria Serraino, Women’s Health Matters Holidays can be a time of joy and relaxation, love and cheer. That is, if you’re not the one responsible for all the cleaning and decorating, planning and hosting, baking and cooking, wrapping and socializing – aside from fulfilling your everyday to-do lists, of course. When this is the
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Health experts commit to a tobacco endgame that would bring prevalence rate to “less than 5 by ‘35”

Oct 14th, 2016 | By

In a recent news release, The Heart and Stroke Foundation revealed the outcome of the Tobacco Endgame Summit held at Queen’s University earlier this month. At the summit, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, along with leading health experts from across the country, discussed the urgent need to increase the pressure on tobacco control. “The Heart
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What do you really know about type 2 diabetes?

Oct 14th, 2016 | By

One in three Canadians already has diabetes or prediabetes and many don’t know it. Given those numbers, it’s surprising that there are still many misconceptions and myths around type 2 diabetes and who is at risk. This fall, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) hopes to bust some of those myths while encouraging Canadians to learn
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Exercise as medicine

Sep 12th, 2016 | By

By Women’s Health Matters When cardiologist Dr. Paula Harvey, director of the cardiovascular research program at Women’s College Hospital, says that exercise is medicine, it’s not just a clever reminder that physical activity is good for you. Research has shown that exercise is a powerful therapy that can help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood
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Seven fruits and vegetables you might not be storing properly

Aug 12th, 2016 | By

By Sonia Jean-Philippe, Registered Dietitian  Vegetables and fruit are the number 1 contributor to household food waste according to a report on Food Waste in Canada. According to the report, food waste is a considerable issue in Canada, where: • 40% of all food produced, the equivalent to $27 billion, is wasted • 51% of
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