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Managing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, sometimes referred to as hypertension, is one of the leading risks for death in Canada and it affects 6 million Canadian adults. High blood pressure is also the #1 risk factor for stroke and continues to be a major risk factor for heart disease. This condition is a result of an increased rate of blood flow, which causes there to be an increased pressure in the vessels. The heart must exert more force than usual, to be able to pump blood around the body through the arteries.

Cervical Cancer Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention

Cervical cancer is also known as cervix uteri is the fourth common cancer among women worldwide with an estimated 604,127 new cases and 341,831 deaths in 2020. It is the third most gynecologic cancer in Canada.

Cervical Cancer and its prevalence

Cervical cancer also called cancer of the uterine cervix is the malignant neoplasm originating in the cells of the cervix. Cancer of the cervix uteri is the fourth common cancer among women worldwide with an estimated 604,127 new cases and 341,831 deaths in 2020.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and how HPV infection causes cervical cancer

Human Papillomavirus also known as HPV is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection. Essentially every person who is sexually active will contract HPV at some point in their life.

Getting to Know Canada’s Food Guide

Everyone knows that eating well-balanced meals is important for individuals’ physical and mental health as good nutrition allows you…

Managing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. It often has an impact on the aging population. Osteoarthritis is…

The 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As part of the aging cycle, Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that affects individuals’ memory and cognition…

Managing Dementia

As we grow older, dementia is something we typically encounter. Dementia is a neurodegenerative disease that is progressive and irreversible. Dementia involves alterations…

Men’s Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is a big aspect of our lives that many individuals do not consider. As with the pandemic, mental health has had a larger focus. In particular, mental health tends to be…

Managing Thyroid Disease

The different forms of thyroid disease can affect 1 in 10 Canadians as about 50% of the population may even be undiagnosed. The thyroid is…

Supporting Seniors’ Physical Activity

As the baby boomers are a large part of the aging population, it is important to be physically active to…

Learning to Read Blood Pressure and Treat Hypertension

Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure which can result in damage to your blood vessels, heart and kidneys. Hypertension is one of the…

Breaking the Silence in Mental Health

When people hear mental health, many people being to think of depression, disorders or psychiatry but these words are often related to mental illness. Many people…

Managing Different Forms of Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders and yet the most treatable one. It is estimated that 1 in 4 Canadians faces…

Managing Anxiety Disorders

We all face anxiety at some point in our life and it is a normal process in how we react to stress. Stress can be…

Rosacea

Good health is something we all strive for. Fortunately, with appropriate care and concern, it can be achieved for most people. The same is true for skin health…

Hemophilia Awareness

Hemophilia is a form of inherited bleeding disorder which occurs when the blood is unable to clot sufficiently resulting in continuous bleeding. This occurs due to…

Hemophilia is a form of inherited bleeding disorder which occurs when the blood is unable to clot sufficiently resulting in…

The Factors Impacting Our Health

April 7th marks World Health Day where each year it is aimed to promote awareness regarding various health issues including…

World Autism Day

As it was marked World Autism Day, it is important to understand and spread awareness of this condition. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a…

Maintaining Liver Health

Last week we talked about why the liver is such an essential organ of our body. We also talked about the different functions it has and how liver impairment…

Why is Liver Health so Important?

The liver is one of the vital organs of our body. It works like an engine and a filtration system that runs the body and…

Women’s Health: Bones and Joints

When it comes to women’s health, the health of bones and joints is an important subject to discuss. Osteoporosis, characterized by the development of…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Management with Lifestyle Measures

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the stomach and intestines, which mainly manifests as abdominal pain on defecation…

Getting to Know Your Health Insurance

In Ontario, there are different forms of health insurance that are available to you based on your eligibility. It is important to know…

Use of Recreation Therapy to Achieve a Good Quality of Life

We all want to live a healthy lifestyle and spend our leisure time the way we want. However, sometimes there may be limitations…


Reducing your Risk of Cancer

Cancer is a genetic disease characterized by abnormal cell growth that may spread to other parts of the body. There are several…

Cancer Awareness

February 4 is recognized as the world’s cancer day. Cancer has a significant impact on society in Canada and across the world. Every year…

 

Diet Management with Diabetes

Previously in our blog posts, we have talked about diabetes and its management through different modalities. Diet control, perhaps, is… 

Iron Deficiency: Symptoms, Effects, and Treatment

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional disorder and is prevalent primarily in women and preschool children. Iron is one…

Managing Sleep Issues

Most of us know how it feels to not be able to fall asleep, especially when there is a long day ahead. For many, the problem resolves in …

Home Testing Devices

Several health conditions require testing for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. Most of these tests are done in a lab setting by qualif…

4 Techniques That Will Help Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

Having difficulties with sleep can be frighteningly distressing, especially when it becomes an ongoing issue. With compromised sleep, it …

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