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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 two million Canadian women – and 25 million across North America – experience the discomfort of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. This reality […]

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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 between the Ontario Telemedicine Network and eHealth Ontario, the Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System — currently used for head trauma victims — is expanding to provide […]

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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, starting with cataract and colonoscopy procedures. Other procedures will be considered for this new model of care, including dialysis, out-patient orthopaedic and other specialized services that […]

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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, Sept. 5, 2013 Time:               4 p.m. Location:         Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club 101 Spruce St. Toronto   Closest major intersection Gerard Street East and Parliament […]

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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. Great progress has been made in reducing wait times for key procedures. In June 2013: 94 per cent of cataract surgeries were performed within the 182 […]

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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 des services sociaux de Montréal, is calling for the Tobacco Act to be strengthened as quickly as possible to hasten the decrease in prevalence of smoking in […]

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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 partners will be on site to answer questions from media. Date:         May 23, 2013 Time:         2 p.m. Location:   Wheel and Foundry Building (map attached) 185 Eastern […]

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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 this year’s Ontario Sport Awards, the following athletes received the top honours at the April 18 ceremony: Patrick Chan – Male Athlete of the Year (Figure […]

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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 of Health, will make an important announcement about strategic new directions for the province’s public health sector. Date:                Thursday, […]

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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 Control and Prevention. The ads, funded by the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, feature compelling stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases […]

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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 the poor management practices responsible for brutal budget cuts at the anglophone hospital network.

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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 scientist Dr. Anna Chiarelli,   published today in the journal Radiology, shows that direct radiography (DR) mammograms and screen-film mammograms are better at detecting breast cancer than […]

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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, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture practitioners need to be registered with and accountable to the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. The college […]

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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 number is growing at a rate of about 10 per cent per year. At the same time, a soaring number of Canadians who rely on implanted […]

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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 stove-top to table.

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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 than weight, is often a better indicator of a healthy body. So says leading Canadian dietitian Liz Pearson, emphasizing that excess abdominal fat significantly increases the […]

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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.  Donna searches for relief from bipolar mood disorder in dreams, mediums, channelling, many boyfriends, frequently changing jobs, and travel to Uganda. 

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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 – simply click here before the end of the year and your 2012 tax receipt will be automatically issued.   If you are sending in your […]

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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, a food that triggers a migraine headache may trigger it one day and not another time you eat that food. Making a list of the foods […]

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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 wearing a size 2 just because you are so slim. Getting in shape requires much more than burning calories. However, some very specific exercises can really […]

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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. I see them walking on the street in front of the club all the time.   So I’m offering a membership from now until Labour Day […]

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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 pulmonary disease (COPD) all met their primary endpoints. The SHINE, BRIGHT and ENLIGHTEN studies, which are part of the IGNITE program demonstrate the potential of QVA149 […]

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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 their communities, many Canadian women are quick to put their own needs aside for the benefit of others. Whether it’s caring for an aging parent, dropping […]

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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 body of evidence and support from leading health organizations which include: the U.S. Centres for Disease Control, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and the World Health […]

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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 all women, especially among women from Canada’s two largest visible minorities – people of Chinese and South Asian descent. The Foundation polling found that women are […]

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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 kick-off Mental Illness Awareness Week 2011 on October 2rd – a week dedicated to raising awareness of the level of mental illness in Canada and reducing […]

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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 life through custom-tailored Yoga instruction, nutrition counseling and deep cellular cleansing. Chi Junky also hosts retreats in beautiful Ambergris Caye, Belize, where visitors can indulge in […]

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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 day, Healthy Bras will be showing you how to choose the right bra for you! Additionally, Green Instead is a drop-off centre for the upcoming Swapsity.ca […]

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*** 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 will share with us the art of yoga for body and mind control. RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2807/get-a-grip-yoga-for-body-and-mind-control-with-vaisesika-dasa/ Just 10 days from now begins a ten-day spiritual adventure, […]

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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 this festival. This June, seven amazing events: 16th: Reincarnation – Womb after Womb, Fact or Fiction? 17th: The Gita Unpacked – Crucial Wisdom for the Urban […]

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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 six out of 10 Baby Boomers are in danger of dying from Canada’s second leading cause of death and disability – cardiovascular disease (CVD).1,2 Recognizing the […]

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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 with the pace of the postures. Find details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2409/yoga-spring-into-action-4/ Wed 27th, Formula for world peace: World peace has occupied the thoughts and minds […]

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Upcoming Events at Urban Edge Yoga

Dear Friends, Events for week of April 18th Tue 19th, 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 with the pace of the postures. Find details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2408/yoga-spring-into-action-3/ Wed 20th, Earth day special – making a difference: Scientists have coined the term […]

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