• 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.

  • Does reducing the number of cancer deaths around the world by one-third sound like a lofty goal? 9 simple lifestyle changes could do just that and have a dramatic impact on cancer's death toll, according to a recent study. Here's what all of us can do to cut the risk.

  • 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.

  • What's your resolution this New Year? To exercise more, eat better, perhaps quit smoking - or do you just want to try to relax more? Let's take a fresh look at things you can do to keep your resolutions.

  • "It's easy to quit smoking – I've done it a dozen times!" If you can stay off cigarettes right up to when that nicotine craving hits, but then you're reaching frantically for that pack of smokes, Dr. Norman H. Edelman, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, has some information you'll want.

  • Keeping your bones healthy and strong is a lifelong project, but it's never too late to start. Find out what causes osteoporosis and how to help you keep your bones as strong as possible.

  • Peptic ulcer disease (also known as PUD) is a very common medical condition - but there are also many common mistaken ideas about it. Find out the facts about peptic ulcers, whether you are at risk for them, self-management techniques you can use, and when you should seek medical attention.

  • Smoking is a powerful addiction that can take a heavy toll on the health of anyone who lights up, as well as their family, friends and co-workers. But there's a host of strategies that can help smokers butt out for good. Read on to learn more about how to quit and how to make your home and car smoke-free.

  • 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.

  • Anyone who has quit smoking can tell you it isn't easy but they'll also tell you that it's well worth it. Having support tools, including professional smoking cessation counselling, can increase your chances of quitting successfully. Did you know that your pharmacist can play an important role in your path to joining the millions of people who have quit smoking?

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