When health services harm more than help: The dangers of overdiagnosis

December 23, 2013 9:14 am

“First, do no harm,” as suggested by Hippocrates, is a vital principle that should always guide physicians, but they are also well aware that in modern health care, whether in the form of drugs, operations, radiotherapy or any other form of treatment, there is always the possibility of causing harm […]

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Posture – the Missing Link in the Beauty-Health Connection

December 19, 2013 9:44 am

4 Ways It Affects Appearance and Functionality Symmetry and vitality share certain characteristics. “The people we view as physically attractive are usually healthy and symmetrical in appearance,” says Bill Schultz, president of posture innovator AlignMed (www.alignmed.com). “That’s not a coincidence; postural symmetry and good health go hand in hand.” Good […]

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Canadian Athletes and a Look at Canada’s 2014 Olympic Men’s hockey team

November 29, 2013 1:01 pm

I can’t wait for Men’s Olympic Hockey to start. Will there be another Crosby dream moment or will the Russians take it this year? Canadians look forward to the Olympics to watch many winter sports but in the end the juggernaut is the Olympic Men’s hockey team and the most […]

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NBA Players Try Yoga for Performance Benefits

November 22, 2013 10:29 am

The benefits of yoga have been known to people in the East for many thousands of years, and finally the West is catching up. Yoga is now so popular and its impact so much more understood that sporting stars across many disciplines are now incorporating it into their training – […]

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Mind Over Matter tour comes to Ottawa and calls attention to the lack of research on women’s brains as they age

November 20, 2013 11:50 am

Deloitte and The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, MP and Liberal Health Critic, help raise awareness of gender imbalance in research. Ottawa is the next stop on a six-city national tour that will bring leading neuroscientists and business leaders together in an effort to raise awareness of the need to enhance […]

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Chef Shares Tips for Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts

November 8, 2013 10:33 am

If there’s one downside to holiday feasting, it’s the gurgles and groans of postprandial indigestion. “We assume it’s because we overate, but for a lot of people, that pain and sick feeling may not be about how much you ate but what you ate,” says Kyra Bussanich, (http://www.kyrasbakeshop.com/), two-time winner […]

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Healthwise: How to Counterbalance Overindulgence – Stress and Sleep Management Tips from Naturopathic Doctor Penny Kendall-Reed

October 21, 2013 12:40 pm

 Whether it is during Thanksgiving, Diwali, Christmas or any other celebration this festive season, everyone can use tips on how to counterbalance our tendency to overindulge. Overindulgence can manifest itself in many ways. For many, the unbalance presents itself as lack of sleep, while for others it is overeating, or […]

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Back Pain Causes You Won’t Hear about from Your Doctor

October 15, 2013 11:00 am
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Millions of North Americans suffer from back pain. “How can anyone take preventative measures when most back-pain specialists take a one-dimensional perspective on this common problem after back trauma has occurred?,” asks leading back-pain expert Jesse Cannone. Most people experience significant back pain at some point in their lives; unfortunately, […]

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Postpartum depression is a family affair

October 8, 2013 9:30 am

It can affect dads and other children too by Nicole Letourneau and Justin Joschko At long last, people are talking about postpartum depression. Dismissed for years as no more than a touch of the baby blues or else unheard of entirely, postpartum depression – or PPD, as it is often […]

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Time for another look at the social factors that affect our health

October 2, 2013 9:58 am
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How looking ‘upstream’ can help Canada tackle complex social issues by Ryan Meili Health care is only one element of what can make a significant difference in health outcomes, with social factors, such as education or affordable housing or a safe working environment, playing a much more significant role in […]

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Stress Can Make Good

September 18, 2013 1:57 pm
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Sometimes being stressed out forces you to focus on the challenges of your marriage, remain in a job that pays the bills but is unfulfilling and makes you feel incredibly overwhelmed, strung out and unable to concentrate. While stress affects everyone in different ways, two major types of stress exist: […]

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Physicians Share Tips To Prevent And Correct Signs of Aging

September 10, 2013 9:59 am

Some Vitamins Do Work from the Outside-In Women’s worries about wrinkles, dark spots and other aging skin concerns aren’t all vanity, a new poll reveals. Forty-two percent of women ages 50 to 59 believe they need to look young to be successful at work, according to a recent poll by […]

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Why Sportswriting Matters

August 22, 2013 3:07 pm

A 71-year old game won’t likely decide this year’s college football champion – but in some ways, it’s more relevant than ever. Sports Illustrated published its annual college football preview last week, complete with write-ups of the top 25 teams and profiles on a select few players and coaching strategies. […]

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CIS Support Falls Short

August 20, 2013 4:53 pm

Two years ago, as a first-year student at Queen’s University, I attended every Gaels home football game – at first with an enthusiastic group of floor-mates, then with a smaller, committed contingent of those friends as the weather suddenly turned dreary. Ontario University Athletics (OUA) football is a funny enterprise, […]

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The CrossFit Experience

August 13, 2013 10:33 am

Two years ago, I wrote a piece for this website extolling the virtues of CrossFit – an “internationally-renowned strength and conditioning phenomenon” launched in 1995, which saw its popularity surge throughout the following decade. That original bit of research, skimming the history, components and merits of the fitness program, was […]

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Johnny Manziel and Moral Indignation

August 9, 2013 12:12 pm

Johnny Manziel is under fire from the NCAA for selling his autograph, and it’s ridiculous. Texas A&M’s sophomore quarterback, fresh off the greatest rookie season in football history, has endured scorn from the governors of amateur athletics and a legion of uptight sportswriters, groups that reveled in Manziel’s build-up and […]

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Physicians Share Tips To Prevent And Correct Signs of Aging

August 8, 2013 10:17 am

Some Vitamins Do Work From The Outside-In Women’s worries about wrinkles, dark spots and other aging  skin concerns aren’t all vanity, a new poll reveals. Forty-two percent of women ages 50 to 59 believe they need  to look young to be successful at work, according to a recent poll by […]

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