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Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Hormone Debate: What we need to know and why

Hormone replacement is a hot topic these days because it holds the promise to relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and mood swings. Hormones are even said to slow down the signs and symptoms of ageing! But what are hormones and how do they work? In the first of a two-part feature, Shawn

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Hormones, Hormones, Hormones!

Do I need to take hormones to feel like myself again? And while bio-identical hormones are said to be a safer source, are they right for me? The decision whether or not to take hormones is not...

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Hello? Can Anybody Hear Me?

Are personal music players setting the stage for a generation of kids with noise induced hearing loss? Every day as I ride to work on the subway, inevitably, my ears perk up like antennae as I peer...

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

How to Rev Up Your Metabolism!

You used to eat anything and not gain an ounce. Now it seems you just look at a chocolate doughnut and you gain weight. 
As we age, our metabolism slows down, but there are many things you...

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Talking to friends and family about Infertility

Previous articles in Healthy Living Magazine
 discussed emotional and relationship concerns
 during the infertility experience. Another aspect
of infertility is how to handle questions, comments
and expectations from friends and family.
 Individuals and couples experiencing infertility often tell me...

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Boost your Immune System with Less Stress

Cheryl Patterson provides some practical tips on boosting your immune system by building up resilience to stress. Most of us hate getting sick, and go to almost any lengths to avoid it, loading up on echinacea and...

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Relationship Stress: Coping with Infertility as a Couple

The previous edition of Healthy Living discussed ways to cope with emotional stress in infertility. Another form of stress often experienced during the infertility process is relationship stress. During the ups and downs of the infertility process,...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Concussion: Would you know what to do?

Most casual play, unlike competitive leagues, 
is non-contact. But injury is always a possibility. Jonathan Maister explains the cause and effect, 
symptoms and treatment of one injury in particular – concussion. With the onset of winter, our...

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Coping with Emotional Stress in Infertility

“We always dreamed of having a family of four.” “We never thought we would have trouble getting pregnant.” “I feel so alone and sad.” “This is not the way it was supposed to be…” but in fact,...

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

The Power of Sleep

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. – Irish Proverb In 1910, North Americans slept about nine hours a night. By the mid-1970s the average night’s sleep had dropped...

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