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What your doctor thinks
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
What your doctor thinks - According to the latest National Physicians Survey (2007), Canadian GPs and specialists list the following as major obstacles to providing care ....   Read more...

Number of Doctors Increasing in Canada
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Number of Doctors Increasing in Canada - Between 2004 and 2008, the number of active physicians in Canada grew from 60,612 to 65,440, representing an 8.0% increase across the ....   Read more...

Canadian Doctors Retiring Later
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Canadian Doctors Retiring Later - Between 1978 and 2008, the average age of GPs in Canada increased by 5.6 years (to 49.0) and the average age of specialists increased by 3.4 years....   Read more...

Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians - According to a long-term study, Canadian workers with health problems are more likely to retire before the age of 65, in comparison to those w....   Read more...

Sharpen Your Focus
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Sharpen Your Focus - We all want to improve or eliminate our chances of experiencing significant mental decline as we age. Research from the National Institute on Aging ha....   Read more...

Heart & Stroke Prevention is Paying Off
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Heart & Stroke Prevention is Paying Off - The Canadian Medical Association has reported that the number of persons who died from heart attack and stroke between 1994 and 2004 has dropped by 38....   Read more...

How the flu virus spreads
Posted date : Sep 23, 2009.
How the flu virus spreads - Autumn is the right time to plan a prevention strategy for influenza. Indeed, this season is expected to be quite a challenge to our immune systems as....   Read more...

Four Habits = 14 Years!
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Four Habits = 14 Years! - People who don't smoke, are physically active, drink alcohol in moderation and eat at least five servings of fruits or vegetables a day live 14 years ....   Read more...

Two-for-One Special!
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Two-for-One Special! - A study involving 3,000 married couples found that when one spouse made a healthy lifestyle change, the other was substantially more likely to do the ....   Read more...

Body Facts
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Body Facts - Your gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your ....   Read more...

Allergies Indoors?
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Allergies Indoors? - If you find that staying inside isn’t offering you the relief from your allergies that you would expect, you may want to check your house plants. Al....   Read more...

Exercise More?
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Exercise More? - It has been recommended time and again that we should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day in order to stay healthy. A recent study organized by the....   Read more...

Coffee – Not just a wake-up call
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Coffee – Not just a wake-up call - A relatively loose study of more than 12,000 people between the ages of 45 and 64 over a 10-year period revealed that persons who drank 32 oz of coffe....   Read more...

Wash Those Hands
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Wash Those Hands - A disturbing study conducted by the American Society of Microbiology finds that one-third of people passing through major U.S. airports don't wash the....   Read more...

Drug Costs
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Drug Costs - Did you ever wonder how much it costs to make that prescription drug? The following is a list of some of the most popular prescription drugs in Nor....   Read more...

Non-Emergency Wait Times
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Non-Emergency Wait Times - Based on population reporting waiting times for non-emergency surgeries accessed in past 12 months. Analysis excludes non-response ("I don't know", "n....   Read more...

Health-Care Spending
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Health-Care Spending - Total Health-Care Budget in 2003 $121.4 Billion Hospital Spending: $36.4 Billion Other Institutions: $11.6 Billion Drug Spending: $19.6 Billion ....   Read more...

A Pain in the Neck
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
A Pain in the Neck - 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives 90% of adults will recover from back pain without surgery The Cleveland Cl....   Read more...

Stick it to Ya!
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Stick it to Ya! - 1/3 of all cases of tetanus are a result of gardening and yard work 10 Years – the time for which a typical tetanus booster lasts 50 and older....   Read more...

West Nile Virus
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
West Nile Virus - 1388 – number of clinical cases of West Nile Virus in Canada in 2003 14 – number of Canadian deaths attributed to West Nile Virus symptoms in 2....   Read more...

Good Night, Sleep Tight…
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Good Night, Sleep Tight… - 2,000,000 – the average number of dust mites in a typical double bed 1/3 of a day – the average amount of time spent in the bedroom each day....   Read more...

Laughter... the Best Medicine!
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Laughter... the Best Medicine! - Laughter... the Best Medicine! How many times have you heard the phrase, "laughter is the best medicine"? Humour therapists are researching the use o....   Read more...

Home Remedies
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
Home Remedies - Worried about West Nile virus? Here are some home remedies to keep the mosquitoes away: Outdoor-lovers in Louisiana (known for its humidity) use Bo....   Read more...

Stressed Out!?
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Stressed Out!? - The American College of Physicians and Surgeons estimates that as many as 80 percent of visits to doctors' offices are due to stress.Source: Top Healt....   Read more...

It's not the Heat, It's the Humidity!
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
It's not the Heat, It's the Humidity! - Why does moisture in the air affect your Temperature?Your cools itself naturally by perspiring water through the pores in your skin and evap....   Read more...

Blood Pressure
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Blood Pressure - The lifestyle habits of the average North American are leading us all towards the doctor's office. Data recently published from the Framingham Heart S....   Read more...

Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs - ROCHESTER, MINN. ­ A few common-sense, cutting-board rules can reduce the risk of contaminating the foods you prepare and eat, according to the Augus....   Read more...

Poultry Poison
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Poultry Poison - More than half of the poultry in Canada is contaminated by Salmonella bacteria ­ which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and sometimes death! A re....   Read more...

Jump Start Your Heart
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Jump Start Your Heart - The American Heart Association reports that the national resuscitation rate from a heart attack is only 2 to 5 percent ­ in large part because defibr....   Read more...

Walking: More than Just Exercise
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Walking: More than Just Exercise - We all know that walking is good exercise and helps to burn off those extra calories but there are lots of other health benefits, as well. It has long....   Read more...

Health Care Costs
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Health Care Costs - Osteoporosis, a disease which affects 1.4 million Canadians, primarily women over the age of 50, is the cause of approximately 100,000 bone fractures ....   Read more...

Pot Bellies
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Pot Bellies - According to the Mayo Clinic's Women's Health Source abdominal exercises will do nothing to flatten your stomach. Those "crunches" that we see adverti....   Read more...

Diet and Dental Care
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Diet and Dental Care - There are some foods you'd never expect to cause tooth decay...it's not just the sweet stuff that you've warned your kids about. The bacteria in your ....   Read more...

Xenical Now Available in Canada
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Xenical Now Available in Canada - Xenical, an obesity-fighting drug has been approved by Health Canada, and is now available to the public. Taken three times per day in conjunction....   Read more...

New Drugs Offer Hope for Osteoarthritis
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
New Drugs Offer Hope for Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis sufferers now have four new drugs that promise pain relief for patients with this affliction: Vioxx, Celebrex, Hyalgan and Synvisc. Acc....   Read more...