Evaluating Health Information

May 18, 2018 | abbas

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Here is another one to add to your list of twenty-first century problems: the proliferation of health and wellness related websites on the internet. Search engines may give you the most hits in the least amount of time but try finding something that's authoritative and reliable on Google or YouTube....

Spring Clearing

May 2, 2018 | Reagan

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Did you know that the warmer weather and early spring flowers have a subliminal message: it's time for a Spring Clearing Purge! In addition to the amazing tips for spring cleaning found here, I want to talk today about stuff. The stuff that fills our closets, the stuff that we...

Books to Spur Conversation about Organ and Tissue Donation

April 13, 2018 | abbas

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Tis the season for donating your organs and tissue. According to beadonor.ca, "in Ontario, there are over 1,500 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. This is their only treatment option, and every three days someone will die because they did not get their transplant in time." Suffice to say...

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

March 30, 2018 | Cathy

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The first time I ever heard about aging and 'losing words' was at a Sandra Shamas performance at the Toronto Reference Library. All the audience members around me were laughing and nodding in agreement and I thought, what the heck? Now that I am in that demographic and occasionally forgetting...


March 15, 2018 | abbas

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Take a deep breath. Did you feel your shoulders move up? Did your belly expand and then quickly contract? Do you experience chronic stress, pain, restlessness, depression or feel sudden losses of energy during the day? If your answers were yes, no and yes, then according to Dr. Belisa Vranich,...

A Look at Women's Health for International Women's Day

March 3, 2018 | Reagan

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On Thursday March 8, we all celebrate International Women's Day What is International Women's Day you ask? Starting in the early 1900s, this day marked a global day of celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating...

Down and Give Me 20

February 12, 2018 | abbas

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In an era of time saving, high impact, revolutionary workouts to help you keep fit in the shortest amount of time, look no further than the old fashioned push-up. Push ups have been part of workout routines for as long as the idea of building muscle has existed but maintaining...

Good Night Brain: The Science of Sleep

January 31, 2018 | Reagan

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Truth be told, I have always been a good sleeper. In a lumpy bed, with or without a pillow, even on the floor, I can sleep just about anywhere. But when life throws you a curve ball and suddenly this thing you have taken for granted is now something you...

Help with your New Year's Resolutions

January 12, 2018 | Cathy

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Like my colleague Reagan, I did not make any New Year's Resolutions this year. But just in case you made resolutions or if you are looking for some interesting science books, check out the following: Ever wonder why the latest nutrition research seems to contradict the findings of other studies?...

Say NO to the Self-Improvement Movement

December 28, 2017 | Reagan

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Is it just me or are we all dreading the upcoming "New Year, New Me" posts, tweets, snaps, Insta pics and conversations? Fear not, this is not that! I was listening to CBC radio when Svend Brinkmann came on talking about his new book, "Stand Firm: Resisting The Self-Improvement Craze"...