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  • 8 Ways to Stay Close to Your Child>>

    Follow these tips to continue to bond with your children – even if they are no longer children.>>

  • 12 Tips for Health-Friendly Spring Cleaning>>

    You many not realize it, but your house is hazardous to your health. Insect droppings, dust mites, bacteria-laden sponges, spoiled food – all contribute to a plethora of health problems ranging from allergies and asthma to gastrointestinal upsets. Plus, many cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOLs), which pose a number of health risks. There is a solution. Here’s what the leading green cleaners recommend.>>

  • Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know>>

    Learn more about the warning signs.>>

  • 5 Foods to Help Fight Diabetes>>

    Diabetes is more tightly wound with diet than a snake its own coil. Fortunately, you can roll it back up by gradually tweaking your diet here and there. Find out which foods can play a key role.>>

  • How Cancer Cheats Our Immune System>>

    Another world-first discovery at the BC Cancer Agency, just published in the prestigious international journal Nature, has dramatically boosted our understanding of how cancer develops and how it can be treated more effectively.>>

  • 6 Ways to Avoid Muscle Cramps>>

    Something as simple as heat or massage can strong-hand cramps into submission. Once the agony is over, it's important to mount an anti-cramp campaign. Your body is probably yearning for potassium, magnesium, and calcium — the trio of minerals that helps regulate activity in your nerves and muscles. (You have potassium aplenty if you eat fruits and veggies, but you may be potassium poor if you're on a high-protein diet.) You'll also need to drink plenty of water and stretch your limits regularly.>>

  • 7 Secrets to Firmer Hips and Thighs>>

    Your legs contain perhaps the easiest muscles in your body to keep in shape. After all, they do support the weight of your body and you use them every time you walk. A stronger pair of legs will help you accomplish more every day. To strengthen your legs and avoid injury, you must work all of the muscles in your legs equally. Here are a few tips to help incorporate legwork seamlessly into your day.>>

  • 6 Ways to Nix Diaper Rash>>

    The sight of a child’s raw, red bottom can fill a parent with unrelenting guilt, especially if the baby is wailing in discomfort. Obviously, the treatment for diaper rash is to change your baby’s diaper frequently. But sometimes even that doesn’t seem to help. What to do? Try a new cleansing technique, give baby’s bottom some air, and use the right ointment to provide protection.>>

  • 12 Weight Loss Secrets>>

    One frustrating thing about trying to lose weight is the snail’s pace at which the pounds seem to drop off. The more weight you lose, the harder your body fights to hold on to the calories it gets and the fewer calories it burns. But what if you could turbo-change your weight loss efforts? You can by boosting your metabolism with these helpful tips.>>

  • 5 Ways to Exercise with Your Children>>

    Engaging your children in a health-promoting lifestyle should be a priority for every loving parent. But if you want trim and healthy kids, you have to get trim and healthy yourself. This is how to do it.>>

  • B.C. Tops World in Cancer Survival Rates>>

    Find out why this Canadian province has the highest cancer survival rates in the country.>>

  • 5 Exercise Tips for Golfers>>

    The Ontario Chiropractic Association recently launched its Get in the Game Without the Pain public education program aimed at preventing common aches and pains associated with the ever-popular sport. Here are five simple, practical tips from golf pros to help you stay in top form on the greens.>>

  • 4 Ways Green Tea Pays Off>>

    Green tea has been consumed in China for thousands of years as a health-boosting drink. Although its health effects are not yet fully understood, drink green tea for these potential benefits:>>

  • 7 Health Benefits of Apples>>

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away for a variety of ills. Researchers are uncovering the many ways that apples keep us healthy. Keep clicking to find out more on the top health benefits of apples.>>

  • 8 Tricks to Calm Workplace Chaos>>

    The workplace can get a little too busy and chaotic sometimes. No matter what your job, it’s important to find ways to deal with stress of the busy workday. Read on to find out how you can make your busy work life that much simpler.>>