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  • Screen Tests: The Dilemmas of Predicting Diseases>>

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

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

    As the weather warms up, 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.>>

  • Top 10 Health & Wellness Resorts>>

    Overindulgence while on holiday used to be the no-guilt norm. But today’s more health-conscious traveler is seeking time off work to recharge body, mind, and spirit, get in better shape, and actually learn how to eat better while on vacation. Here are 10 ideal getaways that offer special programs, activities, instruction and extras that go above and beyond health and wellness.>>

  • 6 Tricks to Perk Up Your Eyes>>

    If the eyes are the mirror to the soul, some people’s souls look tired, puffy, and wrinkled. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to get your peepers perked up. >>

  • 10 Bizarre Weight Loss Tricks That Work>>

    You'd never guess it, but these unusual habits may actually help you lose weight. Read on to find out how.>>

  • 10 Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic>>

    Got a fitness buff on your shopping list this year? Step into Santa’s shoes with a selection of gift suggestions that will help your loved ones break a sweat and burn calories. Here are ten must-haves for the exercise enthusiast.>>

  • 3 Ways To Manage Ulcerative Colitis>>

    I’ve just learned I have ulcerative colitis. How can I manage it?>>