Archive for: October, 2014

Today’s Reading List: Remedy or ripoff? What to watch out for when purchasing “natural” products

Today @OntariosDoctors, we look at a CBC Marketplace article that uncovers common tactics used to promote at-home treatments. It’s easy to be duped. With some many products vying for attention, it’s hard to know what does and does not work. Here are a few buzzwords to take notice of when making an over-the-counter purchase. “Clinically…

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Today’s Reading List: Easy on the treats this Halloween

We all know what its like to splurge on candy on Halloween. It’s easy to do, whether your a kid going door-to-door or a parent fighting the urge to not break into the bag of candy before October 31. But despite the plethora of candy all around, parents can teach some healthy habits to their kids when it comes to…

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Today’s Reading List: From bankers to first responders, PTSD affects more people than we admit

When most of us think about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), soldiers and first-responders usually become top-of-mind. Today, @OntariosDoctors looks at PSTD and how it affects others that have had traumatic experiences. The truth is, anyone who has experienced a trauma can experience PTSD with symptoms including vivid nightmares, flashbacks, or thoughts of the event that…

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Today’s Reading List: Have researchers found a breakthrough in the fight against brain cancer?

Today at @OntariosDoctors we look at a potential breakthrough in the fight against brain cancer. A group of scientists at Harvard University say they have successfully engineered stem cells to produce toxins that can kill cancerous brain cells. The scientists also say that this can be done without harming healthy cells in the body. “Now, we have…

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Today’s Reading List: Why we should all get the flu shot

Today at Ontario’s Doctors we examine why on average, less than half of all Canadians get the flu shot each year, even though the vaccine helps protect against the flu. Jason Tetro from the Globe and Mail tackles the issue of why you should have the flu shot and why it matters: But even though…

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Today’s Reading List: Regular checks, early detection key to treating glaucoma

What is glaucoma and who is at risk from this potentially damaging eye disease? The Globe and Mail tackles the awareness and prevention of glaucoma – a disease that affects approximately 400,000 Canadians and 67 million people worldwide and is one of the leading causes of vision loss in seniors. Glaucoma usually – but not always – results from…

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Today’s Reading List: Canadians missing a beat over their own health

The Conference Board of Canada released a research project yesterday, that uncovered that Canadians are moving too little, sitting too long and not eating or sleeping adequately. The report calls for a sense of urgency to support Canadians in adopting healthier lifestyles and a culture of wellness. Some of the research highlights from the report include: Several…

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Today’s Reading List: Reality check – Are fruit and vegetable juices a healthy alternative to the real thing?

The Toronto Star today, discussed the increasing fad of all-in-one fruit and vegetable juices. Over the past two decades, Canadians have increasingly wanted healthier options when it comes to their food choices. But with busy schedules, not everyone has the time for juicing or the disposable income for an expensive juicer. So are these juices…

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Today’s Reading List: How to get the most out of your relationship with your doctor

Communications is key, when it comes to getting the most out of a relationship with your doctor. Dr. Lynn Wilson from the University of Toronto wrote an article in today’s Toronto Star that offered tips to keep your relationship with your doctor as healthy as possible. First, choose your family doctor with care, and then…

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Today’s Reading List: The dilemma between healthy eating and staying above the poverty line

Making ends meet often involves sacrifices, but what happens when one of those sacrifices is nutrition-rich food? That’s the reality that some Canadians face, as featured in an article at The Globe and Mail, that discusses issues relating to Canadians living below or close to the poverty line. More than 1.7 million households, or four…

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