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Your 30s: check-up checklist

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...elevated levels now, especially if you’re following healthy heart habits like exercising regularly, eating a nutritious diet, and not smoking. Anytime you go in for any health care visit, your... Read more

How can I tell if it's smoggy?

Health Topics reported on a scale of 1 to 10+. An AQHI of 1-3 indicates low health risk, of 4-6 indicates moderate health risk, of 7-10 indicates high health risk, and... Read more

A visit to the travel clinic

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...fever For a list of current travel advisories, see the Public Health Agency of Canada’s information on Travel Health online at, the World Health Organization at, or the... Read more

Isn't running bad for you?

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...while running a race. But in nearly every case, it’s due to preexisting heart abnormalities or heart disease. Overall, people who run live longer and stay healthier longer. If you... Read more

CRP and your cholesterol

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...that can predict the increased risk of developing heart disease both can benefit cardiovascular health if their levels are lowered both can be lowered through healthy lifestyle changes such as... Read more

Stress and illness

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Stress is a health problem in itself, but it can also lead to other physical and emotional complications. Stress can indirectly cause other health problems by affecting your behaviour. Signs... Read more

The health costs of second-hand smoke

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...risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, and lung disease. More than 800 non-smokers in Canada die from heart disease and cancer caused by second-hand smoke every year. In as... Read more

Your 50s: checkup checklist

Health Topics of your uterus. Your health care provider might also look for signs of infections.   Breast exam: Breast cancer is a very common cancer among women. Your health care... Read more

Oral care during pregnancy

Health Topics or what they have to do to maintain good oral care. How does pregnancy affect oral health? Pregnancy causes changes in your body in many ways – and your... Read more

Putting the cuffs on hypertension

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...the heart expanding (the off-beat of the heartbeat). Most home monitors also show a reading on your heart rate or pulse (how many times a minute your heart is beating).... Read more

The benefits of quitting smoking

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...By quitting, many of them can be avoided. Here’s a list of the serious health conditions that smoking is closely linked with. lung cancer and other respiratory conditions heart attack... Read more

Presents for the pantry

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...(antioxidants and urinary tract health), peppermint tea (for fresh breath and relief from nausea), and ginger tea (for digestive health). Give a healthy-heart gift basket: pack an attractive basket with... Read more

Why meditate?

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...can increase your risk for strokes, heart disease, and heart attacks, and can worsen existing heart disease. Stress can also affect your immune system, meaning you’re more likely, for instance,... Read more

Carvedilol by Sanis Health Inc.

Carvedilol belongs to the class of medications called beta-blockers. Carvedilol is used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF), including severe heart failure. It is often taken with a diuretic (water... Read more

Food label claims

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...labelled as a "very good" or "excellent" source of some nutrient. Health claims: Health Canada regulations allow food companies to make a few types of diet-related health claim on their... Read more

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