“Avoid!” One of the most common words of advice heard these days. Avoid tap water. Avoid bottled water. Avoid butter. Avoid margarine. But there is one avoid that I cannot stomach. Advising parents to avoid childhood vaccination is scientifically unjustified and dangerous.
Everything you need to know about H1N1: what it is, how to get rid of it, and when to seek medical help.
What multiplies as fast as a flu virus? Claims about immune boosters, most of which just boost a few bucks from your wallet. Here are the ones worth trying out.
As temperatures rise around the country, emergency physicians are warning about the dangers of Lyme disease transmitted by ticks. Learn how to protect yourself and how to spot the symptoms of this potentially deadly disease.
Nothing ruins a summer outing than contact with poison ivy. You’ll feel the results for weeks afterwards. Here are some homemade and store-bought remedies to help you deal with the aftermath of this irritating plant.
Lifestyle changes can make a big difference in preventing osteoporosis. The best treatment still remains prevention. Here are eight strategies to consider.
Eveyone is worried about catching the latest flu going around. However, there are ways to protect yourself and your family. It all starts with washing your hands properly.
Every culture has its own special folk medicines that are passed down through the generations, and recent medical studies have confirmed that many of the herbs used in these home remedies are effective.
It’s unsettling to consider the possibility of a disease compromising your vision. But with today’s treatments, the threat isn’t as great as it once was.
Arm yourself with reliable resources and information to protect yourself and your family during the flu season.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer, or any other potentially life-threatening disease, is a hard blow for anyone. When you find out that someone dear to you has an illness, whether they are a family member or a close friend, you’ll want to be there for them as much as you can-but it’s not always obvious what the best approach is.
All women run the risk of developing breast cancer, but you can minimize your chances by staying informed and making the right lifestyle choices.
This year, more than 22,000 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s a pretty frightening statistic, but advances in diagnostic techniques as well as in treatments are improving our odds of beating the disease.
Do bites, scrapes and sunburn put a damper on your love for the great outdoors? Try these homemade concoctions to ease your discomfort.
Here are some helpful hints in dealing with a bug to help your child feel better fast.
Rheumatoid arthritis can make it painful to perform everyday tasks, but you shouldn’t let it stop you from living a normal life. Use these tips to adapt your home and help you enjoy each day.
An estimated 20% of Canadians will grapple with mental illness at some point during their lifetimes. If you or someone you know needs help, the following counselling and support groups are available. The list is a mix of national, provincial and local resources available in Canada
Who doesn’t love a night off from cooking? There’s no need to feel wary of restaurants just because you have diabetes. Instead of letting your inhibitions go and giving in to your cravings, prepare yourself by using these easy and helpful suggestions.
There’s a whole new arsenal of supplements that natural medicine experts “prescribe” for themselves and their patients-because they’re backed by compelling research that proves they really work. Your doctor isn’t likely to tell you about them, so you’ll just have to discover them for yourself. Here are the top ten natural remedies that live up to their promise.
This chronic condition is often shrouded in mystery. Diabetes can come on early in life, or in adulthood, and has no simple cause, and no cure. But, being diagnosed doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold. Here’s a crash course on the condition.