• What does it mean to have an addiction? How do you know if you or a loved one may be addicted to something? Where can you get help? Find out what addiction experts have to say.

  • We get most of our information about the world from our sense of sight. However, many people overlook eye health as part of their regular health routine. Learn how to protect yourself from the most common causes of blindness and keep your eyes healthy.

  • Everyone knows what it's like to get a headache. The all-too-familiar throbbing pain and nagging pressure can often strike when we're feeling stressed, tired, or emotionally upset. But there are ways to prevent and relieve headaches. Read on to get the "heads up" on head pain. And while you're at it, get tips on medicine cabinet cleaning - you probably need to get this off your chest!

  • Heart disease is the leading killer of Canadians. There are some risk factors you can't change, such as family history, age, and race. However, there are many important risk factors that you can work on: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. Whatever your age, you can work towards a healthier heart.

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

  • Meditation is often recommended as a way of reducing stress and even improving health. Find out what it involves.

  • Our Nutrition Edition provides information on key dietary terms that you and your family should be familiar with. Trans fats, obesity, the DASH diet - stay in the know regarding the latest in nutrition!

  • Most people, at some point in their lives, have temporary fascinations, fixations or "obsessions" with people, places or things. But for approximately 2% of Canadians, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) transforms their lives into a constant series of unwanted thoughts and repetitive behaviours that they cannot control.

  • Pain is an unfortunate part of life. Even though everyone encounters it, our experience, sensitivity, and tolerance to pain vary greatly. One person may suffer from small aches while another will tolerate walking on a broken ankle. Still, everyone needs pain relief now and then. This month, we take a look at some of the conditions that may cause you pain and what you can do to find pain relief.

  • Like good nutrition and exercise, adequate sleep is part of a healthy lifestyle. Sleep deprivation is an unrecognized cause of many problems, including accidents, illness, and poor job performance. It affects many people, and it's on the rise. Find out how your sleep habits could be affecting you, and what you can do to get a good night's sleep.

  • Feeling stressed? Most of us feel pressured by the demands of daily life. But sometimes too much stress can make you sick. Reducing stress can help improve your overall health and energy. Find out how to simplify your life, get support, and use relaxation techniques to fight stress.

  • Stroke is the third largest killer of Canadian adults, after heart disease and cancer. It's also the primary cause of physical disabilities and is second only to Alzheimer's disease as a cause of mental disability. In Canada, there are more than 50,000 strokes a year. Learn how to prevent a stroke, how to tell if you're having a stroke, and what treatment options are available.

  • Summer brings not only sunshine and cottage getaways but mosquitoes, too. Should you be concerned about the West Nile virus? What are the real risks? Find out the facts on the West Nile virus and things you can do to protect yourself and your family this summer.

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