Conditions

Not feeling well? Learn how to spot the signs of various health conditions, as well as the latest in prevention, treatment, and home remedies to jump start your recovery.

The Cancer Journals

Read through the memoirs of Sheelagh Perry, a cancer survivor, and follow her on her journey through the ups and


The Cancer Journals: The Operation

Sheelagh Perry's compelling journal entries about her battle with cancer continue. Remember to check back every Monday to follow her...


Battling Cancer: The Dark Road

As a nurse, Sheelagh Perry spent her life caring for the sick. In this inspiring collection of journals, you'll follow...


Medical Breakthrough: Hope for Lymphoma Patients

A cancer survivor from B.C. tells us about the breakthroughs that saved her and her battle with the disease.


10 Tricks to Cope With Anxiety

You know the feeling. You're doing fine, then your son announces he's dropping out of university, and you discover you...


Frequently Asked Questions About Organ Donation

Readers Digest interviewed two experts to get answers to some common questions people have when they're considering registering as an...


Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know

Learn more about the warning signs.


Foods for a Diabetes Diet

Diabetes is more tightly wound with diet than a snake its own coil. Fortunately, you can roll it back up...

How Cancer Cheats Our Immune System

Another world-first discovery at the BC Cancer Agency, just published in the prestigious international journal...


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...


B.C. Tops World in Cancer Survival Rates

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


6 Natural Ways To Treat Acne

When a pimple rears its ugly black, white or red head, over-the-counter products can help. But so can simple remedies...


5 Constipation Solutions

Constipation can add inches to your waistline and cause discomfort. It affects up to 27 per cent of the North...


7 Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s

We know a lot about what happens during the course of Alzheimer's and how the symptoms affect memory and behaviour....


4 Ways to Prevent Burns

Every year, severe injuries and deaths occur as a result of burns and scalds. Many of the victims are children-it's...


How to Prevent Hearing Loss

If you think you might be at risk for hearing loss, try following these four tips to help prevent the...

How To Use Herbal Immune-Boosters Safely

Derived from plants or plant products, herbal medecines are loaded with properties that have the power to heal. But herbal...


5 Warning Signs of Dehydration

Our bodies are 70 percent water. If this level decreases, even by a few percent, we become dehydrated, which affects...


How to Be Fit and Beautiful

Here's how to be fit and beautiful, because: You are strong. You are brave. You are wise. You are...


4 Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Got red, stinging eyes? You may have dry eye. It's caused by everything from contacts to rosacea, and can lead...


3 Tips for Fighting Osteoporosis

Approximately 1.4 million Canadians suffer from bone-crippling osteoporosis. In fact, many older people are unaware of it until a first...

4 Advances in Headache Relief

Breakthrough findings from studies offer new hope to headache sufferers, particularly those suffering from the  debilitating pain of a migraine....


Easy Fixes for Vertigo

New treatments are bringing hope to sufferers of vertigo and chronic dizziness.


6 Foods That Relieve Arthritis Pain

Soothe your arthritic pains and help keep your joints from freezing up by making the right dietary choices.


Can You Catch Cancer?

New research shows you can. Here's what you should know before you talk with your doctor.


5 Ways to Treat an Earache

There's nothing like an earache to take you back to the less pleasant aspects of childhood. Put simply, earaches are...


12 Ways to Prevent Allergies Before They Start

Want to help your children lead an allergy-free life? Keep these facts in mind and you just might be able...