Tag: Health

How safe is the H1N1 vaccine?


By Rachel Muenz A friend of my family, who is a nurse, and her colleagues have always refused to get flu shots. When their hospital tried to make the shots mandatory for all staff, they went to the union to put a stop to…

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Public Service Announcement (Originally Aired in 2003)


This is a public service announcement I did for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For more information about health, please check out my books Being Healthy: Selected Works from the Internet and Natural Beauty on my online store at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Need help? Just give me a call with tobacco


By: Rachel Muenz Before I climbed to the third floor of the North Borden Building on Spadina, I thought tobacco was bad. But now I know that it can be good, depending on how you use it. Tobacco can help students like me get…

Vitality-Boosting Pasta Salad


Vitality-Boosting Pasta Salad This pasta salad – developed by leading nutrition expert Rose Reisman – is a powerhouse when it comes to vitality-boosting ingredients, including whole grains, edamame beans, berries, orange veggies and Greek yogurt.

Menopause a Hot Topic Among Canadian Women, with Symptoms Hitting Some as Early as 40 Years Old


Canadian companies get creative with new products to keep menopausal women comfortable Toronto, Ontario – Summer 2014 – With the number of Canadian women in their 40s and 50s hitting an all-time high, menopause is a current hot topic. In fact, studies show about…

Now I Know Why I Didn’t Seem Right for Me to Lose 20 More Pounds


http://caloriecount.about.com/study-shows-black-women-can-healthy-b493869 And if you are any woman of colour, this may be true for you too.

Expanding Life-Saving Care for Stroke Victims


News Release Expanding Life-Saving Care for Stroke Victims February 4, 2014 Ontario Using Technology to Improve Patient Care and Value for Health Dollars Stroke victims across Ontario can now benefit from life-saving, emergency care through eHealth Ontario’s Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System.Through a partnership…

Improving Access to Routine Health Procedures


News Release Improving Access to Routine Health Procedures December 17, 2013 Ontario Establishing Non-Profit Community-Based Specialty Clinics Ontario is increasing access to routine health procedures by establishing non-profit community-based specialty clinics in communities across the province. These specialty clinics will provide OHIP- insured services,…

This Week is Mental Health Week


Make a Pledge to Support Mental Health: http://www.partnersformh.ca/

Helping Kids Stay Healthy and Active‏


Media Advisory Helping Kids Stay Healthy and Active September 4, 2013 Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Glen Murray, MPP for Toronto Centre, will make an announcement about increasing opportunities for children and youth to stay healthy and active. Date:               Thursday,…

Ontarians Getting Faster Access to Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures


News Release Ontarians Getting Faster Access to Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures August 14, 2013 Ontario Government Continues to Improve Wait Times Wait times for surgeries and diagnostic procedures are getting shorter across Ontario, resulting in patients spending less time waiting and accessing treatment sooner….

Montréal’s Director of Public Health Calls for a Stronger Tobacco Act


MONTREAL, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – During the hearings of the Commission de la santé et des services sociaux de l’Assemblée nationale concerning the report on the implementation of the Tobacco Act, Dr. Richard Massé, the director of public health of the Agence de la santé et…

Major milestone for the Athletes’ Village


Media Advisory Major milestone for the Athletes’ Village May 22, 2013 The Ontario Government will be announcing a significant milestone at the  CIBC Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletes’ Village.  Michael Chan, Minister responsible for the Pan/Parapan Am Games, and representatives from the Village…

Ontario Honours Top Athletes‏


News Release Ontario Honours Top Athletes April 19, 2013 New Ontario Government Recognizes Achievements in Amateur Sport Ontario honoured some of the province’s top athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and corporate supporters for their outstanding achievements to amateur sport in 2012. Of the finalists for…

Public Health Renewal: The Next Step‏


Media Advisory Public Health Renewal: The Next Step April 3, 2013 Dr. Arlene King, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, along with Dr. Vivek Goel, Public Health Ontario’s President and Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Charles Gardner, representing the Council of Chief Medical Officers…

PRESS RELEASE March 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EDT Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Americans quit smoking


ATLANTA, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Campaign to expose tragic health impact of smoking Continuing with the success of last year’s national education ad campaign, “Tips from Former Smokers,” a second series of ads was launched today by the Centers for Disease…

Media Invite – McGill University Health Centre employees will demonstrate Wednesday at noon at the Montreal General Hospital


MONTREAL, May 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Members of three union organizations representing close to 10,000 employees at the McGill University Health Centre will gather in front of the Montreal General Hospital at noon May 15for a demonstration against the reduction in medical services offered to the public and…

Minister Matthews Statement on Mammography in Ontario‏


Statement Minister Matthews Statement on Mammography in Ontario May 14, 2013 Today, Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, made the following statement regarding the release of a new study on mammography screening technology: A new peer-reviewed study by Cancer Care Ontario senior…

My First Marathon – Big Deal For Me at 40 ;-), 41 Coming Up This Year ;-)


http://www.sportstats.ca/searchResults.xhtml?firstname=Donna+Kay+Cindy&lastname=Kakonge Lord Help Me I Pray To Stop Smoking (because then I could REALLY kick some butt 😉

Strengthening Safe, Regulated Traditional Chinese Medicine‏


News Release Strengthening Safe, Regulated Traditional Chinese Medicine March 22, 2013 New Ontario Government Regulating Health Care Options Ontario is making traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture services safer by ensuring that only regulated and qualified practitioners deliver these services.   Starting April 1, 2013,…

Celebrating Completion of New Wing at Markham Stouffville Hospital‏


Celebrating Completion of New Wing at Markham Stouffville Hospital March 12, 2013 Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, along with Markham-Unionville MPP Michael Chan and Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham, will join hospital officials and health care partners to celebrate…

Young Mother from Ontario Is First in North America to Receive MRI-friendly Defibrillator Implant


Life-altering device, implanted by Newmarket’s Southlake Regional Health Centre, opens doors for thousands of cardiac patients currently denied MRIs   Newmarket, Ontario – January 29, 2013 – Every year an estimated 1.5 million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are performed in Canada and the…

Donna Kakonge on “Liquid Lunch” with ThatChannel.com


Donna Kakonge on “Liquid Lunch” with ThatChannel.com Donna Kakonge on “Liquid Lunch” with ThatChannel.com

Fiesta Fit Soup


By Liz Pearson Fiesta Fit Soup This delicious soup is a one-pot meal containing ingredients that are linked to reducing belly fat, including whole grains, fibre, healthy fats, peppers and flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables. What’s more, it’s easy to make, taking only 25 minutes from…

Belly Fat, Not Scale is Best Measure of Health


This New Year, resolve to get the skinny on five fat-burning foods,  including whole grains, soluble fibres and plant compounds   Toronto, Ontario – January 3, 2013 – When resolving to lose weight this year, don’t rely on the scale. Measuring belly fat, rather…

Book Review on “How to Talk to a Crazy People”


By Kathy Milton-Tapley Donna Kakonge’s new book on “How to Talk to a Crazy People” gives a rare and honest account of mania, depression and psychosis.  She depicts a revolving-door syndrome of being admitted to psychiatric  hospitals, when she refuses to take her medication. …

There is still time to help kids with disabilities this holiday season‏


Dear Friend of Holland Bloorview,   With December 31st quickly approaching, this is a little note letting you know that if you were intending on making a gift before the end of this calendar year, there’s still time.   You can easily donate online…

Last Day To Get How To Talk To Crazy People Before the 24th – ENTER CODE FELICITAS


Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), Congratulating 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Inductees


OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ – As Canadians celebrate the Week of Excellence, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the 2012 inductees into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame:

Migraines – Could a Simple Change in Diet Be Your Solution? – I Have Found Homeopathy Works Like a Charm!!!


Migraines – Could a Simple Change in Diet Be Your Solution? Migraine headaches have many triggers and food is a big one of those triggers. All foods don’t trigger migraines in people the same way or affect them in the same way. As well,…

5 Exercises That Could Change Your Body Forever‏


5 Exercises That Could Change Your Body Forever We all want to have a body that looks fantastic and is perfectly toned. We want to be able to stroll down the beach knowing our body looks great. Being in shape is very different from…

Christine’s Fitness in Toronto


Hello Everybody!   Some of you have been asking for summer programs for students. (It would give them something to do and keep them out of trouble. lol.)   Let’s face it, there are a lot of students that are pretty out of shape….

QVA149 Phase III COPD Studies Met Primary Endpoints


Efficacy, safety and exercise endurance primary endpoints all met TOKYO, April 2, 2012, /CNW/ – Sosei Group Corporation (“Sosei”; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), confirms the information released today by Novartis that the first three QVA149 Phase III studies in the treatment of chronic obstructive…

Holland Bloorview at the Centre Of World-Leading Brain Research


Measha Brueggergosman Asks Canadians to Take Care of Their Hearts for the Ones They Love


Internationally-acclaimed Canadian soprano shares her heart health wake-up call and helps Becel®, founding sponsor of The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth™ campaign, raise awareness of women’s heart health TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ – As mothers, wives, daughters, friends, and pillars of…

Ontario Coalition supports action on smoking in youth-rated movies


“The more YOUTH see SMOKING in movies, the more likely they are to start smoking” May 31, 2011 @ 10:30AM Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Coalition for Smoke-Free Movies presented compelling new public survey results on World No Tobacco Day and cited the growing…

STROKE IS URGENT: The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011 Stroke Report warns stroke awareness is dangerously low among women


Foundation launches free Smartphone apps to help turn the tide for all Canadians June 01, 2011 @ 12:01AM Ottawa – The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011 Stroke Month Report warns that awareness levels of stroke warning signs and stroke prevention is dangerously low among…

Destigmatizing Mental Illness: Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2-8, 2011


Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health promotes mental illness awareness, announces recipients of Ninth Annual Champions of Mental Health Awards September 30, 2011 @ 08:00AM Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is getting ready to…

Chi Junky Launches New Website and Wellness Retreats Specializing in Yoga, Nutrition Counseling and Deep Cellular Cleansing


September 08, 2011 @ 09:30AM NEW YORK – Chi Junky, the latest venture by wellness-expert Rachelle Wintzen, is excited to announce the launch of its new website ChiJunky.com. The new site showcases our menu of personalized wellness services designed to improve your quality of…

Christine’s Fitness


Hello Members! Green Instead is a new eco-friendly lifestyle/education centre and marketplace located upstairs at 200 Spadina Avenue. This coming Saturday (July 16) Green Instead will be conducting a seminar on living green using environmentally friendly products at 11am and 1pm. Also throughout the…

*** Inspirit Yoga Lifestyle festival with Devamrita Swami & Badahari Dasa***


Dear Friends, How can one maintain sanity in a world overloaded with consumerism there are wars being waged at multiple levels. We invite you to join us this Monday, Jun 6th for a special evening with Vaisesika Dasa, a renowned Bhakti Yoga monk who…

Yoga Lifestyle Festival


*** Centre will be closed this Monday, May 23*** Dear Friends, Join us for the Annual Yoga Festival – InSpirit from Jun 16-26. Ten days of exciting spiritual adventure with amazing Monks like Devamrita Swami and Badahari Das who will be visiting Toronto for…

Running Room launches Boomer focused Active-Aging online walking clinic


Nearly six out of 10 Canadians over the age of 65 are not getting enough exercise and may be at risk for cardiovascular disease April 26, 2011 @ 11:00AM Toronto, Ontario – With age and physical inactivity considered risks for developing cardiovascular disease, nearly…

Upcoming Events at UrbanEdge Yoga


Dear Friends, Events for week of April 25th Tue 26th, Yoga- spring into action: A 60-minute yoga class designed to stretch your muscles. Flow through a variety of postures starting with Sun Salutation. Rhythmic music of traditional Indian drums, cymbals, and tambourine in tune…

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