It can be tough to figure out if you’re just moody, or if your emotional highs and lows are the result of a more serious mental illness. Here’s how to tell if you might have bipolar disorder.
It turns out the older we get, the more likely we are to suffer from sleep deprivation. Dr. Julie Carrier, director of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network, explains how we can adapt to get the slumber we need —at any age.
If you consider antidepressants to be temporary mood-lifters, you may be surprised to learn that the pills—and also cognitive therapy, for that matter—can do a whole lot more than that.
Contrary to popular belief, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not caused by your diet. However, these seven factors could serve as triggers for IBS symptoms, including chronic bloating, cramping, gas, constipation and diarrhea.
While heart attacks get a lot of press, other heart issues like aortic aneurysms can be just as life-threatening—and they’re tougher to detect. Here’s what you need to know.
In 75 per cent of cases, gallstones don’t cause any symptoms. However, if a troublesome case is left untreated, they can lead to serious health problems.
The shoes you wear can have a surprising impact on your well-being. If you want to avoid sore feet, it’s time to throw away those flip flops and stilettos.
Arthritis isn’t just arthritis. It’s a surprisingly large collection of different conditions—though they all have one thing in common: achy joints.
Living with anxiety is immensely difficult, and those who have never experienced it often have trouble understanding it. Here are 14 things ever anxiety sufferer knows to be true.
Head to your doctor for antibiotics if you’re showing these signs that a urinary tract infection has travelled to the kidneys.
You know it’s a rash, but which one? Here’s how to tell a patch of psoriasis from a bout of eczema, and what to do about it.
To pay tribute to Jonathan Pitre, who passed away on April 4, 2018 at the age of 17, here is a profile he granted Reader’s Digest in March 2016.
So often your lumps, bumps, rashes, and red spots are harmless. Occasionally, they’re a sign of something far more serious. Here’s how to tell the difference.
Screening for colorectal cancer can save your life. Here’s what you need to know about the most commonly-diagnosed form of cancer in Canada.
What first appeared to be back pain turned out to be something far more terrifying—and rare.
Your body will morph in some very disgusting ways after you take your final breath. Get a sneak peek of what will happen.
When it comes to preventing heart disease, knowledge is power. Here are 10 factors that contribute to your risk for developing heart disease, along with invaluable tips on how to even your odds.
When a California-based woman was admitted to hospital with extreme headaches and nausea, her doctors suspected she had the flu—until a CT scan revealed a far scarier diagnosis.
This common nervous habit can leave your nails mangled, sore and prone to infection; these pro tips can help you stop the mindless nibbling for good.
A Dose of Advice is a regular Q&A series that features trusted Guardian® and I.D.A.® pharmacists from communities all across Canada. This edition features Kareena Ivanis, pharmacist at Roulstons I.D.A.® Pharmacy in Port Dover, Ontario.