Recent Features

  • 9 Weight-Loss Solutions From Around the World>>

    From Brazil to Thailand to Germany, we share ways to whittle our waists from all over the globe.>>

  • 9 Tips to Help You Get Walking>>

    Taking a long walk is one of life’s simple joys. But going for a walk is more than that—it’s a surprisingly effective way to control your weight and improve all-around health. When your motivation to put one foot in front of the other wanes, here are nine great tips to help you get out and just keep walking.>>

  • 5 Safe and Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks>>

    Your favourite energy drink may be doing more harm than good. Research has shown that consuming energy drinks may have negative effects on blood pressure, heart rate, and brain function. Skip the drink, and instead turn to these five alternatives.>>

  • 5 Ways to Screen Yourself From the Sun>>

    Sunscreen is your ticket to young looking skin. Be sure to use it – and use it properly.>>

  • 5 Healthier Coffee Shop Choices>>

    What would the world be like without Starbucks and other coffee shops? Somewhat thinner, perhaps. These havens for coffee lovers, specializing in sweet drinks to wash down irresistible pastries and cakes, have become a staple in Canada and elsewhere. Find out how to make coffee shop visits healthier.>>

  • Screen Tests: The Dilemmas of Predicting Diseases>>

    The moral and ethical implications of testing for illness.>>

  • What's the Best Workout for You?>>

    Here’s a workout for every personality type.>>

  • 3 Ways to Deal With Gout>>

    My husband is suffering from searing pain in his feet, and our doctor tells us it’s gout. What can he do to recover?>>

  • How to Talk About Illness With Loved Ones>>

    A patient’s perspective on supporting your friends and family through sickness.>>

  • 7 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Flying>>

    Do you have aviaphobia? If the thought of boarding a plane makes you feel anxious, breathless and dizzy, you’re not alone. Millions of people each year cancel travel plans due to fear of flying. Don’t let being scared keep you grounded. Follow these 7 tips to help you conquer your in-flight fright. >>

  • 10 Ways to Green the Easter Bunny>>

    Do your bit for Mother Nature (and all the bunnies!) by making this Easter an eco-friendly one. These 10 tips couldn't be easier, and will get the whole family thinking green.>>

  • 5 Things to End Muscle Pain>>

    When our muscles ache, often our first instinct is to reach for the pill bottle. But even seemingly benign drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin can, over time, increase your risk for ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Fortunately, there are alternatives for dealing with muscle soreness.>>

  • 10 Belly Pains You Should Never Ignore>>

    Some stomach pains may well be caused by an unpleasant meal, but when should you worry about belly-aches? When is gut pain more than just a cramp?>>

  • Gluten Be Gone: Deconstructing the Wheat-Free Diet>>

    Just a decade ago, the word “gluten” was foreign to many Canad­ians. Now it’s become nearly as ubiquitous as “low fat” on food labels, and eliminating the substance—a mix of two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, found in wheat, barley and rye—from daily diets is a runaway trend. But is going gluten-free really the healthiest course for everyone? >>

  • The Problem With Painkillers: Managing Opioid Use in Canada>>

    They come in myriad colours and sizes, their names unpronounceable. To many patients, prescription pills represent a respite from chronic pain and suffering, but to the approximately 200,000 Canadians hooked on painkillers, the medicine cabinet has led to what doctors are calling a national prescription drug crisis.>>