• Millions of Canadians suffer from allergies and asthma. When your immune system identifies a normally harmless material as a threat, it can set off symptoms like sniffles, sneezes, rashes, or breathing problems.

  • In Canada, asthma rates have increased four-fold over the last 20 years and although asthma-related deaths have decreased slightly over time, asthma still causes approximately 10 deaths each week, despite advances in what we know about the disease and the availability of effective medications.

  • More than half of all Canadians with asthma do not have their condition under control. Find out if you're at risk and learn how to tame your asthma.

  • Have you used a herbal remedy to relieve a headache, or tried massage to relieve stress? If so, you're not alone. Studies show that more than 70% of Canadians have used some form of alternative or complementary medicine. Read on for more information about complementary medicine and tips on safety.

  • Develop a battle plan against the flu this year. Know what you will be up against, get the facts on prevention, learn tips for a quick recovery, and find out when it is appropriate to seek further medical attention.

  • Fitting your medications into a busy lifestyle can be a challenge. Here are some tips on managing your medications at home and while travelling.

  • Only about 15% of Canadians get enough regular physical activity. But it's easier than you may think. Read on for exercise and nutrition tips to stay active and fit.

  • Quitting smoking is an important step towards better health, but it's not easy! Fortunately, there are programs and medications to help. Read on to learn more about smoking cessation.

  • Have you ever wondered how clean the air is on a typical, hot smoggy day? When it gets that uncomfortable, how safe is it to go outside?

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