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Discover the latest health news, along with practical tips on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle by improving your diet and moving more. From proven home remedies to advice on managing and preventing chronic health conditions, we’ll keep you looking and feeling your best.

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13 Essential Vitamins Your Body Needs to Stay Healthy

Are you getting enough of the 13 essential vitamins your body needs to stay healthy? Here’s what each vitamin does—and how to achieve the recommended daily intake through a healthy diet.

What Happens When You Start Walking 10,000 Steps a Day

Considering this popular fitness goal? Read this first.


Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids That Actually Work

Get the secrets to quick relief from the pain and itching.


How to Get Rid of Hiccups

Why do hiccups always seem to strike at the worst possible moment? Here’s how to get rid of hiccups fast.


A Guide to the Essential Steps of CPR

Doing CPR right away can double or even triple a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

The Best Remedies for Constipation Relief

These natural home remedies for constipation will help get your bowels back on track.


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9 Things You Had No Idea Were Actually Covered in Fecal Matter

Everyone poops—but they should really wash their hands better afterward. Check out all the places where dangerous fecal bacteria may...

Heavy Periods Can Be a Sign of a Bleeding Disorder—Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Them

Over 11,000 people in Canada have a bleeding disorder*—and too many women don’t know they have one.


10 Ways to Make Your Coffee Habit Healthier

Coffee catches a lot of grief, but it's not as bad as you might think. Some research shows that it...


What Those Numbers on Your Glasses Mean (And Why You Should Check Them)

The numbers on your eyewear are more important than you think—an optometrist tells us why.


The New Golden Girls

Fed up with traditional retirement living, these Canadian seniors are joining forces to age in place.

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Silent Signs of Hearing Loss You Might Be Ignoring

Hearing loss isn’t just for the elderly, so if you notice any of the following warning signs, like buzzing or...


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How to Stay Awake When You Find Yourself Nodding Off

Had a rough night's sleep? Here are five tricks that could help blow off the cobwebs.


If You’re Not Reading Out Loud Every Day, This Might Convince You to Start

Reading out loud to your parent, spouse or even your dog may seem awkward, but it delivers health benefits for...


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Silent Signs of Liver Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore

Although liver cancer is rare, your doctor might recommend regular screenings if you’re at high risk.


The “Other” Virus That’s Putting Those 50+ at Risk

One in three adults over 50 will develop shingles, a painful virus caused by varicella zoster. Here's what you need...

There’s a Scientific Reason Why You Always Sleep Under Blankets—Even When It’s Hot

Even if you’re roasting in your airless room, chances are you’ll still get tucked in. Thankfully, science has an answer.


The Easiest Way to Get a Full Body Workout From Walking

Have you ever seen someone strolling down the sidewalk holding what look like ski poles—in the dead of summer? If...


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Healthy Eating Habits For Better Bowel Movements

Whether you're constipated or simply concerned about the health of your poops, start by making these simple adjustments to what...


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Healthy Hair Secrets You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

A six-step plan for the lustrous locks of your dreams.


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Partner’s Snoring Driving You Nuts? Here’s What You Need to Know

From identifying triggers to finding effective treatments, this snoring primer could help you achieve the deep, restful sleep of your...


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Name That Rash: 6 Common Skin Conditions (and How to Treat Them)

You know it's a rash, but what's causing it? Here’s how to tell a patch of psoriasis from a bout...


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How to Beat the Summer Heat: Practical Tips for Keeping Cool

Practical tips on staying cool and healthy—even on the hottest day.


Here’s Why Doctors Are Prescribing Placebo Pills

It may not be active medicine, but the so-called placebo effect can provide real relief.

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10 Subtle Signs of Disease Your Feet Can Reveal

Let’s give our feet a little more credit. Here’s how they can alert you to serious issues like diabetes, thyroid...


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She Was Sure Her Symptoms Were Lyme Disease—But the Bull’s Eye Rash Never Appeared

Vera thought she felt a tick bite her shoulder, but never saw the actual tick. What's more, many of her...


These People Are Most at Risk For Gallstones

In 75 per cent of cases, gallstones don't cause any symptoms. However, if a troublesome case is left untreated, they...


20 Do-It-Yourself Fixes For Smelly Feet

Do people turn up their noses when you slip off your shoes? Beat smelly feet for good with these simple...


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How Much Water Should You Drink to Stay Hydrated?

So, exactly how much water should you drink to stay hydrated? We've all heard the magic number of "eight...


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10 Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is sneaky and silent—and it can be fatal. Learning how to spot the signs of heat stroke (and...