Dr. James Aw: It is a dilemma unlike anything I’ve faced in my career. Jeff is a middle-aged family man who has been a client of my clinic since 2004. During that time, he’s appeared in our offices exhibiting a series of conditions. Red spots appeared on his skin. His kidneys weren’t working properly
Posted: April 2, 2012, 10:26 pm
With the new Hunger Games-inspired exercise trend, we may be witnessing the perfect marriage between a pop culture phenomenon and the fitness industry’s love of a good pun.
Posted: March 22, 2012, 10:00 pm
Dr. James Aw: Early in my career, I was a junior doctor at a clinic where one of the senior doctors would go on smoke breaks with his patients. He had the look of a lifelong smoker — lots of wrinkles, hoarse voice and yellowed fingers
Posted: March 20, 2012, 6:10 pm
Over the course of her career, athletic therapist Janette Yee has worked with countless clients. Some have been elite athletes
Posted: March 20, 2012, 6:14 pm
In the last few years, advances in technology have allowed active video games like Wii Fit, Dance Dance Revolution and X-Box Kinect to explode in popularity. Most families I know either have one or want one
Posted: March 15, 2012, 11:34 pm
About a decade ago, personal trainer/motivational speaker Michelle Cederberg hit a wall and was anything but motivated
Posted: February 28, 2012, 8:32 pm
Jennifer Sygo: What would happen if we accepted our weight, and our body, for what it is, and instead focused on the things we can do to be healthy?
Posted: February 14, 2012, 6:25 pm
Jennifer Sygo: Starting heart-healthy habits when you are relatively young could significantly reduce your likelihood of developing heart disease for decades to come — but it doesn't hurt to put good practises into play later in life, too
Posted: February 7, 2012, 6:08 pm
Jane Macdougall: It’s the most common mental health issue, so why is it so hard to measure?
Posted: February 3, 2012, 12:10 am
In its first year, the Bell Let’s Talk campaign managed to rally more phone traffic than the 2010 Olympics moment when Sidney Crosby scored his famous game-winning goal, a previous Bell volume record
Posted: February 1, 2012, 5:45 pm
Harmony Brown recalls having suicidal thoughts when she was as young as nine years old. She attempted suicide at 17 and went through years of emotional turmoil before finally finding the help she so desperately needed
Posted: January 23, 2012, 10:38 pm
Dr. James Aw: Is all this washing and disinfecting really necessary? Is it proactive prevention? Or overly paranoid fear?
Posted: January 16, 2012, 11:01 pm
Jennifer Sygo: Yes, it’s here. That special time of year when waiting in line for equipment at the gym and fending off co-workers who want to pawn off leftover holiday chocolate on you suddenly becomes the norm.
Posted: January 2, 2012, 11:42 pm
Jennifer Sygo: Why is it that we hear one thing in nutrition research, only to be told something seemingly contradictory a short time later?
Posted: December 5, 2011, 11:32 pm
A new Canadian study has some interesting findings about who is most guilty of showing up at the office or factory sneezing, coughing and generally sharing their germs with all comers
Posted: November 17, 2011, 8:19 pm
Jennifer Sygo: Are there certain foods that don’t receive the respect they deserve? In this second instalment of a two-part series, we’ll continue to take a look at foods that have fallen out of nutritional favour
Posted: November 21, 2011, 11:02 pm
At 70 years young, Buffy Sainte-Marie has been a leading light on the Canadian music scene since playing alongside Neil and Joni and Leonard in the Yorkville coffee houses of the 1960s
Posted: October 26, 2011, 12:05 am
Doctors who don’t listen closely to patients risk letting their biases lead to misdiagnoses
Posted: October 11, 2011, 8:21 pm
Paging Dr. Mario: Are video games a health scourge or saviour?
Posted: September 19, 2011, 10:17 pm
Jennifer Sygo: Athletes can be particularly susceptible to so-called nutrition gurus who espouse alternative diet plans. More and more often, I see athletes in my practice adopting gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan or raw diets.
Posted: September 12, 2011, 10:44 pm
Blackwell on Health: Alcohol’s deadly toll
Posted: September 7, 2011, 12:04 am
Jennifer Sygo: Is diet pop really hazardous for the heart?
Posted: August 29, 2011, 3:55 pm
While the return to classes is an annual event, the stress associated with getting ready never quite seems to go away. The good news is that there are some simple strategies families can use to help alleviate back to school stress
Posted: September 6, 2011, 10:21 pm
At the start of his book about seeking refuge from a world that’s become too noisy, author George Prochnik assures readers that he’s not just some old crank
Posted: August 4, 2011, 10:30 pm
A new tool that ranks overweight and obese people according to underlying health has found that otherwise healthy obese people live as long as those of 'normal' weight
Posted: August 15, 2011, 11:18 pm