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A Complete Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

December 19, 2011 Living Well
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By Denise Lodge Today the sky is dark and grey, and the sun is not in sight. Darkness is often associated with gloom. When a day is described as “gloomy,” images of a colourless sky, a sunless day, or grey, looming clouds may come to mind. Conversely, a “nice” or “beautiful” day usually implies warmth […]

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The Health Benefits of Friendship

September 6, 2011 Living Well
Friendship Health Benefits

By Trudy Albert Numerous studies have shown that having a group of good friends you can count on is invaluable and necessary for a healthy lifestyle. These studies are now demonstrating the importance and benefits of friendship using scientific evidence, but we all can relate to situations in our own lives that point to these […]

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Is Your Sunscreen Giving You Enough Protection?

July 28, 2011 Living Well
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As we age, our skin grows thinner and more fragile. The sun weakens the skin’s elasticity, can cause discoloration, form brown spots, or develop cancer. Unfortunately just using sunscreen may not be enough to protect your skin. Find out the best types of sunscreen to use, what SPF really means, what ingredients you don’t want in your sunscreen and other forms of sun protection.

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Keeping your Heart Healthy

July 5, 2011 Living Well
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By Jessica Siebert Here’s the bad news: Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Canada. In fact, every seven minutes someone in Canada suffers a heart attack. Many men and women are uniformed when it comes to heart disease. Here’s the Good News: Being informed about the risk factors, symptoms and preventative […]

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Beating The Holiday Stress

December 16, 2010 Living Well
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By Dr. Carolyn Anderson Beating the Holiday Stress Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. A time to spend with family and friends and a time to celebrate all that is good and wonderful in our lives. Even though this is such a great time of year if we are not careful the holidays […]

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How Ageism Affects Your Health

November 1, 2010 Living Well
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By Jeanie Keogh If you have ever said ‘I’m too old’ you could be perpetuating ageism. Interestingly, older people buy into ageist beliefs more so than younger people, according to Dr. Stephen Kiraly, geriatric psychiatrist and author of the book Your healthy brain: a personal & family guide to staying healthy & living longer “The […]

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The Health Benefits of Gardening

May 28, 2010 Entertainment
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By Carolyn Anderson, MD While not all seniors have a place to grow a large garden they can still enjoy the health benefits of gardening inside. Whether you garden inside or outside you are engaging in activity while planting flowers, fruits or vegetables. If you are able to garden outside it counts as a form […]

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Lowering Your Stress Could Help Control Your Genes

April 7, 2010 Living Well
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By Dr. Carolyn Anderson Outdated Thoughts on Genetics We have more control over our health and well being than was previously thought. Conventional medicine in the past has led us to believe that our genetic makeup determined our susceptibility to many diseases. We were supposed to play the cards we were dealt. If you had […]

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Your Health Portfolio: Investing in Laughter Can Pay Big Dividends

May 27, 2009 Living Well
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Investing in Laughter Can Pay Big Dividends by Cindy Witt We all know that investing in good nutrition and exercising regularly should be at the top of the list in our health portfolios. Another addition to consider is a substantial investment in laughter. Studies have shown that laughter has a profound affect on our well […]

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Dispelling the myths of Alzheimer’s

May 23, 2009 Living Well
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by Dr. Carolyn Anderson Alzheimer’s disease is devastating to patients and absolutely heart-wrenching to those who love and care for them. It is a tragic, neurodegenerative disorder that robs us of our wisdom, memories and our very essence. And although Alzheimer’s has no cure with limited treatment options, there are ways we can live our […]

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