Archive for: September, 2014

Today’s Reading List: App is like Instagram for medical professionals

A new photo sharing app has launched, but you won`t find images of adorable kittens or last night`s dinner. Figure 1 is for medical professionals and takes the informal process doctor`s call the `corridor consult` and brings it online. The app allows doctors to post anything from an image of a shattered elbow to a brain scan with ominous dark shadows…

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Today’s Reading List: How your phone can help you sleep better

Not getting enough sleep? There are apps for that. Every little bit helps, right? When it comes to sleep, we seem to never get enough of it, so a Toronto Star reporter tested out four sleep apps to see if she could identify patterns that could help her get better sleep to fuel her day. I tried…

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Today’s Reading List: Surprising reasons to give up soda

Today’s Reading List tackles a vice many of us have – the never ending battle to give up soda. A can of Coke has 140 calories and a whopping 35g of sugar. That’s the equivalent of 10 sugar cubes. We all know cola is high in calories and sugar. But did you know these surprising facts?…

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Today’s Reading List: Eating fruits and veggies may ward off the blues

When it comes to mental health, a new study has found that eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day can help ward off the blues. Researchers at the University of Warwick looked at data from a health survey of 14,000 participants in England aged 16 and over and found 33.5% of respondents…

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Today’s Reading List: 7 ways to boost your happiness

The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. It’s natural to feel the post-summer blues, for those not enamoured with fall and a pending winter. But hope is not lost. Today’s reading list is on article at CNN that gives readers 7 tips to boost happiness. Happiness isn’t just an emotional state.…

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Today’s Reading List: Expert panel to recommend ways to innovate health care system

Is innovation the key to Canada’s health care future? The federal government has embarked on a consultation process to explore health care innovation possibilities. The eight-member group has been asked to recommend ways in which the federal government could better support innovation that strengthens the health-care system and improves care for patients. Key stakeholders will…

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Today’s Reading List: How exercise makes us happier (Infographic)

Exercise can be just as impactful for your mood as it is for your body. Huffington Post Canada posted a handy Infographic from Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games. The mood benefits of just 20 minute sof exercise can last 12 hours, according to researchers…

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Today’s Reading List: Can these made-in-Canada ideas change global health care?

Today’s reading list comes from a Global News report that takes a closer look at five innovations hoping to transform how health care is delivered in developing countries. The projects are part of Grand Challenges Canada, that has poured $2.4 million in seed money into 22 innovations out of Canada and other parts of the…

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