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

In Beauty, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 4, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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.

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Need help? Just give me a call with tobacco

In Business, Culture, Education, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on October 17, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Rachel Muenz Writes About Tobacco - Photo: MorgueFile.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Tobacco - Photo: MorgueFile.com

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 the confidence they need to make their dreams soar.

It is here at the University of Toronto’s First Nations House where I meet Grafton Antone, one of two Aboriginal elders there, to talk about the work he does with students at U of T. In exchange for that information, I must give him a tiny packet of tobacco wrapped in yellow cloth.

Antone explains tobacco is sacred in Aboriginal culture because it is how natives communicate with Creator, their supreme being, when they need guidance.

“The smoke carries our prayers up to Creator and Creator said, ‘if you want anything, just give me a call and here’s my telephone,’ says Antone, holding up a piece of dried tobacco and laughing. This is why elders are given tobacco in exchange for information and counselling. It’s a way of asking for help.
Students can also bring the elders other gifts. Antone shows me the large block of pink salt stone he got from a student earlier that day who told him it came from Pakistan. He turns it in his hands so I can see the hole in the top where a candle can be put inside and lit to make the stone glow.

Just like lighting the salt stone, Antone helps feed the fires of students’ dreams with his booming laugh and encouraging words so they can shine with success.

“I work with people’s dreams and make them happen,” says Antone, who’s been an elder at First Nations House since about the year 2000.

Antone shows me how he does this by asking students questions and learning what their dreams are. Knowing a bit more about students, he can then bounce ideas off them for how they can go about achieving those dreams.

“That’s where we build; we build on our relationship,” Antone says. “We build on our conversations and that’s what I do. I dialogue with you and in dialoguing with you I’m able to work with you.”

But there’s only so much Antone can do to help a student. Overall, the student needs to have a goal and has to want to achieve that goal in order for Antone to give them guidance.
“A bird needs to have a dream to fly,” he says.

Kathy Marsden agrees. She’s been the native counsellor at the Aboriginal Resource Centre at Georgian College in Barrie for the past 12 years.

“If they’re [the students] not internally motivated, nobody can motivate them to change,” Marsden says. “The support services are about empowering, helping them to work things through themselves, not doing things for them.”

Like Antone, Marsden also uses Aboriginal teachings to help native students at the college. Her main way of helping students is by using what she calls “the medicine wheel approach.”

The medicine wheel is another important symbol of most First Nations, though it differs from group to group. It is a wheel divided into four sections: red, black, white, and yellow. The wheel stands for many different things, but Marsden’s counselling methods focus on the four parts of the self the wheel symbolizes: spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental.
Marsden mostly deals with the emotional part in her counselling but she says the four areas overlap.

“If someone’s under emotional stress, it’s affecting them in all those other areas,” she says. “It’s affecting them mentally, so they can’t concentrate on their academics. It’s affecting them physically; oftentimes they can’t sleep, so I don’t just deal with the emotional part.”

Balance is the aim of Marsden’s approach. She has students fill out a medicine wheel chart to show which of the four areas they need to work on. Eating well and getting enough exercise are some of the things she might help a student with in the physical part, while self-confidence issues could be a part of both the emotional and spiritual sections of the wheel.
“Depending on how lengthy the sessions are we may just deal with one specific aspect,” Marsden says. “But that’s OK. If it helps them get on with their lives, then that’s great.”

Helping students with those emotional problems can be hard.
Antone says that every single student that comes to see him is a difficult case in its own way, but it’s especially hard when the student is angry. Surprisingly, to help students get past their anger, he eggs them on to make them angrier.

“Sometimes when people are angry, it sometimes requires you to get a little bit more angry ‘til you realize that maybe that’s not really the right thing,” he says. “They catch themselves, they calm down and then I’m able to talk to them and maybe bring them down the good path.” The good path can mean forgiving people and treating them better instead of being mad, Antone adds.

Marsden agrees that anger shouldn’t be ignored even though most people see it as a negative emotion.

“The way we look at it is, all our emotions are given to us by Creator so we have to honour all those emotions and it’s how we deal with them that counts,” she says.

Smudging ceremonies are also a way that elders and native counsellors might help students deal with stress and other problems.

In his tiny office at First Nations House with the window open a crack, Antone shows me how smudging is done.

He takes a large shell from a table at the back of the room and sprinkles some grey-white sage leaves into it. He lights them on fire and smoke begins to curl up to the ceiling. I sweep the smoke over myself with my hands three or four times as Antone says for me to do. It has a spicy sweet smell and, as Antone says, “it makes you want to start cooking turkey.”

Aboriginals believe everyone has an energy surrounding them. The smoke from the sage or other plants First Nations use in smudging, such as sweetgrass, works like a shower to wash away negative energy, Antone says.

“What it does is it works with the thinking. It’s good for people and it’s supposed to bring understanding and it’s supposed to clear your mind,” he says. “And in the clearing of the mind it gives a new space, a new time, a new beginning for you to be able to walk the future.”

I feel calmer after bathing myself in the sage smoke and wish I had known about smudging during my last set of assignments.
But smudging doesn’t work for everybody.

“You only get out of it what you put into it,” Antone says.
He adds that postsecondary education is a kind of smudging, because by gaining knowledge, the energy around people changes too.

Learning about the Aboriginal worldview helps students with their personal growth, says Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, an Aboriginal studies professor at the University of Toronto.
Unlike mainstream society, the native viewpoint focuses on the success of everyone as a group rather than the success of one person, Wesley-Esquimaux says.

“When it’s all about you and all you’re concerned about is getting to the top of the game, then you don’t care who you step on,” she says. “Whereas with the Aboriginal worldview it’s not like that, it’s not competitive, it’s about trying to help each other get to a good place.”

By thinking of helping other people instead of just themselves, students not only become better people, they also become part of a community, Wesley-Esquimaux adds. Because of this, they avoid the loneliness and homesickness students often experience when they first get to university or college. Taking part in native community activities like potlucks and feasts means that students gain the support of many people and aren’t left on their own to deal with the transition to university or college.

“They [the students] seem to enjoy the inclusive nature of it. They like being involved in putting together feasts and spending a lot of time with each other,” she says. “They like that part. They don’t feel so isolated.”

Marsden says this idea of community and getting students involved is important at Georgian College as well. Though her counselling services are just for native students, the Aboriginal Resource Centre, like First Nations House, also has events and activities for all students and they have an elder on campus who everyone can visit for help.

“We’re not exclusive, we’re inclusive and that’s a huge factor,” Marsden says.

Changing students’ ways of thinking either through seeing an elder or learning more about Aboriginal culture can help them overcome seemingly impossible challenges at school, Antone says.

“It is not impossible, it’s only the space that you’re sitting in or the environment that you’re engulfed in . . . if we move you over just that much,” he says, holding his hands about an inch apart, “All of a sudden you say, ‘Oh I can see it, I understand it now.”

With a bit of nudging, students see solutions to problems that they were blind to before.

Talking with students and hearing their stories is what Antone enjoys most about working at First Nations House.
“I like to listen to people and I hear their stories. That’s how I can get a story.”

But it also makes him happy when he sees students carrying on what he’s taught them by performing various First Nations ceremonies themselves.

Passing on knowledge is what he really seems to love.
“I changed you,” he says with a laugh. “I smudged you. You’re no longer the same person as you were when you came in here.

You now have an access to the Aboriginal understanding.”
It’s true.

When I first climbed to the third floor of the North Borden Building on Spadina, I was nervous and scared. I didn’t know what First Nations culture was, though I’d read a lot about it.
Now I know a little something, and as I walk away from First Nations House, up the dreary wet street, I’m happy and confident. I know more about who I am.

All because of a little bundle of tobacco wrapped in yellow cloth.

Vitality-Boosting Pasta Salad

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Nutrition Expert Rose Reisman.

Nutrition Expert Rose Reisman.

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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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 has opened a new market of opportunity for Canadian businesses, which are coming up with creative solutions to this centuries-old problem as more Generation Xers edge towards middle-age. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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And if you are any woman of colour, this may be true for you too.

Expanding Life-Saving Care for Stroke Victims

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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 24/7 access to expert care for stroke patients.

Doctors in acute care hospitals across the province, regardless of size or location, now have the capability to hold virtual consultations and get expert advice from the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s neuro-specialists. The system allows them to electronically share brain images, such as MRIs and CT scans, to determine the best course of treatment.

This enhancement will help doctors make faster diagnosis, such as determining whether a patient is a candidate for the clot-busting drug t-PA, which is effective if administered shortly after a stroke. It will also help physicians determine if patient transfers to specialized urban hospitals are necessary, which will help to get better value for health dollars.

Improving access to life-saving emergency care for stroke victims is part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This supports the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario’s Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System has been used since 2009 for head trauma victims, and has already proven to help provide more accurate and faster patient care.
  • Sixteen thousand people will experience a stroke in Ontario each year, at a cost of nearly $1 billion to the economy in medical and indirect costs.
  • All 97 acute care hospitals in Ontario are live with the Emergency Neuro Image Transfer System.
  • Today, two out of three Ontarians are covered by an Electronic Health Record (EHR) and seven out of 10 family physicians use an EHRs in their practice.

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QUOTES

“Early diagnosis and treatment for stroke victims is crucial. That’s why getting stroke patients faster access to neurologists through this system is a major milestone for improving patient care in Ontario. This is another example of how we are providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“London Health Sciences Centre is pleased to have worked with Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) CritiCall Ontario, and eHealth Ontario, to expand ENITS to include stroke consultation. By connecting physicians through ENTIS, scans can now be reviewed remotely by neuro specialists and stroke patients will ultimately be provided with timely access to a neurologist consultation regardless of where they are physically located.”
— Murray Glendining, Acting President and CEO, London Health Sciences Centre
“At the Ontario Telemedicine Network, we are proud to work with our health system partners and health care providers to deliver faster and better access to critical care. Telestroke is a dramatic example of how providers can use telemedicine to improve outcomes and save lives.”
— Ed Brown, CEO Ontario Telemedicine Network
“This partnership provides immediate care in stroke intervention where timing is critical. Patients will no longer have to incur the stress or the province the expense of land or air ambulance travel. And with t-PA drug therapy patients can avoid costly rehabilitation.”
— Sime Pavlovic, V-P Clinical Data Management Services, eHealth Ontario

CONTACTS

David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
media.moh@ontario.ca

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1-866-532-3161
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Samantha Grant
Minister’s Office
416-326-4905

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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Improving Access to Routine Health Procedures

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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 do not require overnight stays in a hospital.

The new clinics will:

 

  • Focus on better patient outcomes, including a better patient experience.
  • Adhere to high quality standards of care to ensure patient and staff safety.
  • Provide OHIP-insured services with no additional fees charged for these services.
  • Work with local LHINs and hospitals to ensure continuity and stability of services for patients in the community.
  • Provide better value for Ontario taxpayers by allowing hospitals to focus on more complex procedures.

 

Health care providers can apply to provide services under the new model starting in early 2014. A new policy guide outlining eligibility criteria and standards for the new clinics is now available atwww.ontario.ca/specialtyclinics.

Improving access to low-risk procedures in community specialty clinics  provides the right care, at the right time and in the right place and is part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care. This is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Examples of existing non-profit specialty clinics operating in the province include Kensington Eye Institute, Ottawa Hospital’s Riverside Campus and the new Ottawa and Toronto Birth Centres.
  • Applications to open new non-profit community-based speciality clinics must be supported by a local hospital and the Local Health Integration Network.
  • British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan have already shifted some low-risk procedures into specialty clinics, including hip and knee surgery, diagnostic imaging, urology and maternity services.

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QUOTES

“If a routine, low-risk procedure can be done outside of a hospital, it’s good for patients, the health care system and taxpayers. We want to build on the success of existing specialty clinics like the Kensington Eye Institute to improve the patient experience while at the same time providing better value for Ontario taxpayers.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

CONTACTS

David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
media.moh@ontario.ca

For public inquiries call ServiceOntario, INFOline
1-866-532-3161
(Toll-free in Ontario only)

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GTA: 416-314-6197
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Samantha Grant
Minister’s Office
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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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This Week is Mental Health Week

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Make a Pledge to Support Mental Health:

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Helping Kids Stay Healthy and Active‏

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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 Street.

 

Parking available – Street Parking on both Sumach and Spruce Streets with

limited onsite parking.

CONTACTS

Jasmine Gill
Minister’s Office
416-325-1759

Mark Smith
Communications Branch
416 325-8391

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
http://www.ontario.ca/mtcs


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Ontarians Getting Faster Access to Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures

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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 day target
  • 89 per cent of hip replacements were performed within the 182 day target
  • 85 per cent of knee replacements were performed within the 182 day target
  • 61 per cent of non-urgent MRIs were performed within the 28 day target
  • 87 per cent of CT scans performed were within the 28 day target
  • 98 per cent of general surgeries were performed within the 182 day target
  • 98 per cent of cancer surgeries were performed within the 84 day target
  • 92 per cent of paediatric surgeries were performed within the 182 day target

This year, the government is investing $75.8 million across the province to support health care providers in continuing to reduce wait times and to provide more than 6,800 additional surgical procedures and more than 220,000 hours for MRI and CT scans.

Ensuring people across the province have faster access to surgical and diagnostic procedures is part of the government’s Action Plan for Health Care helping deliver the right care at the right time and in the right place.

QUICK FACTS

  • Since 2005, Ontario has publicly reported on wait times for surgical and diagnostic imaging procedures.
  • Ontario currently reports on wait times for over 190 different surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested over $1.7 billion for approximately three million additional procedures to help reduce wait times.
  • For the sixth consecutive year, Ontario received straight A’s from the Canada-wide Wait Time Alliance for meeting performance targets in reducing wait times in five priority health service areas — hip replacements, knee replacements, cataract surgery, radiation oncology and cardiac services.
  • Ontario’s Wait Time website was rated as one of the best in Canada (grade of A) by the Wait Time Alliance.

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QUOTES

“Since 2005, our government has dedicated funding to reduce wait times for surgical and diagnostic imaging procedures. Thanks to these investments and the consistent year-over-year efforts at the local level, we have increased access to timely procedures and will continue to do so to ensure better health outcomes for patients across Ontario. ”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

CONTACTS

David Jensen
Communications and Marketing Division
416-314-6197
media.moh@ontario.ca

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1-866-532-3161
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Media Line
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GTA: 416-314-6197
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Samantha Grant
Minister’s Office
416-326-4905

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
http://ontario.ca/health


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

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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 the city’s population. He is making 10 recommendations to update the Act, which has not been revised in 8 years even though the tobacco market has changed significantly. Read the rest of this entry »

Major milestone for the Athletes’ Village

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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 Ave.
Toronto, ON

Access:      Due to construction around the facility parking is limited. Parking
attendants will be on site to direct media and other guests who require
a place to park.  If taking public transit or taxi, drop off point is where
River St. intersects with the Bayview extension.

 


 

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Ontario Honours Top Athletes‏

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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 Skating)
  • Rossanagh MacLennan – Female Athlete of the Year (Gymnastics)
  • Patrick Anderson – Male Athlete with a Disability of the Year (Wheelchair Basketball)
  • Summer Mortimer – Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year (Para-Swimming)
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir – Team of the Year (Figure Skating)
  • Reg Chappel – Male Coach of the Year (Swimming)
  • Jennifer Lee – Female Coach of the Year (Badminton)

Ontarians will be represented by some of these honoured coaches and athletes as members of Team Canada in a number of upcoming national and international competitions, including the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Recognizing outstanding athletes and celebrating their achievements supports the new Ontario government’s efforts to build a stronger province where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

QUICK FACTS

  • Established in 1965, the Ontario Sport Awards is the highest recognition for excellence in amateur sport in the province.
  • Finalists are nominated by their Provincial/Multi Sport Organization. Winners are chosen by the Sport Awards Selection Committee, a group comprised of former athletes and sport administrators from Ontario.
  • Of the 27 Ontario athletes who reached the podium at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games, 24 received support through the province’s Quest for Gold program.
  • 15 Ontario athletes (and 1 guide runner) earned 12 event medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. Of these, 13 (plus the guide runner) received support through the province’s Quest for Gold Program.
  • The 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games will create 15,000 jobs, build new and improve sport infrastructure, attract 250,000 visitors and welcome 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials.

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QUOTES

“Congratulations to all of the talented athletes recognized at this year’s Ontario Sport Awards. We are proud to celebrate the motivation, determination and passion of Ontario’s finest amateur athletes and the dedicated coaches, volunteers and sponsors who support them. Our government is committed to achieving excellence in athletics across the province through programs that support our aspiring athletes from the playground to the podium.”
— Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan American Games
“I want to congratulate all the recipients and finalists of the Ontario Sport Awards. We are thrilled to be able to recognize the amazing athletes, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors, who work so hard in their respective sports year after year. It was great to see that so many finalists were Olympic and Paralympic medalists, which demonstrates excellence in the Ontario sport system.”
— Holly Abraham, Chair, Sport Alliance Ontario
“It is an honour to be recognized by the Province of Ontario in front of the sporting community at the Ontario Sport Awards. As an athlete I am grateful for the support I receive from my Provincial Sport Organization and the Province of Ontario.”
— Summer Mortimer, 2012 Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year

CONTACTS

Jasmine Gill
Minister’s Office
416-325-1759

Denelle Balfour
Communications Branch
416-212-3928

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
http://www.ontario.ca/mtcs

 


 

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Public Health Renewal: The Next Step‏

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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, April 4, 2013

Time:                10:30-11:15 a.m.

Location:          Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel,

Sheraton Hall A, Lower Concourse

123 Queen Street West

Toronto, Ontario

CONTACT:

David Jensen, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 416-314-6197

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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

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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 and disabilities. Beginning Monday, ads will run for at least 12 weeks on television, radio, and billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Minister Matthews Statement on Mammography in Ontario‏

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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 computed radiography (CR) mammograms. CR mammography is used for approximately 20 per cent of mammograms in Ontario.

Ontario is committed to being a world leader in cancer care, which is why our government is making changes based on this new information and the advice of our experts. With the support of health care providers, Ontario will phase out CR devices across Ontario over the coming months.

To support this transition, our government is making a $25 million investment to replace all CR devices with new DR devices to ensure women continue to get the most effective screening for breast cancer using the best technology available. Cancer Care Ontario has issued a request for proposals to procure new DR devices and clinics will also be able to choose to purchase replacements on their own. We will work with health care providers to ensure the best possible care for women over the transition period, and co-ordinate the replacement of CR devices to ensure that care needs are met.

I want women to know that regular mammograms remain the best way to detect breast cancer, and that the chance of having an undiagnosed cancer using CR technology is extremely low. Women with questions about how the changes affect them are encouraged to contact the site where they were last screened, their primary health care provider, or Cancer Care Ontario.”

QUICK FACTS

  • In Ontario, 88 per cent of women are alive and well five years after the diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • A list of all sites that offer breast mammography is available at www.cancercare.on.ca/mammogram.
  • Women can also contact Cancer Care Ontario at 1-800-668-9304 for more information.

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

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Strengthening Safe, Regulated Traditional Chinese Medicine‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 27, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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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 will oversee and regulate the profession to ensure patients receive safe, high quality health care services.

Traditional Chinese medicine originated several thousand years ago and includes the use of herbal therapy, acupuncture, tuina massage, and therapeutic exercise.

Ensuring access to safe quality health care for the people of Ontario is part of the province’s Action Plan for Health Care.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • There are approximately 2,000 traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists in Ontario.
  • Ontario is the second province (after British Columbia) to regulate traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Legislation to regulate traditional Chinese medicine received Royal Assent on Dec. 20, 2006.
  • Several other regulated health professions are permitted to perform acupuncture, including chiropody, chiropractic, dentistry, massage therapy, nursing, occupation therapy, physiotherapy and naturopathy.

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QUOTES

“Traditional Chinese medicine plays an important and valuable role in the health and well-being of many Ontarians. This legislation ensures the public has the choice of regulated and qualified practitioners who are accountable to a regulatory body.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“The new College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario is committed to putting public safety first in regulating the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. The college will ensure Ontarians receive quality health care services by practitioners who possess the knowledge, skill and judgment required for safe practice.”
— Emily Cheung, Registrar, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

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David Jensen
Communications Branch
416-314-6197
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For public inquiries call ServiceOntario, INFOline
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GTA: 416-314-6197
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Celebrating Completion of New Wing at Markham Stouffville Hospital‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 17, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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 the completion of the new patient care tower. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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 defibrillators to keep their hearts beating are denied this valuable, life-saving diagnostic test despite a 50 to 75 per cent probability that they will require one over the lifetime of their defibrillator. Read the rest of this entry »

Donna Kakonge on “Liquid Lunch” with ThatChannel.com

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 17, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Donna Kakonge on “Liquid Lunch” with ThatChannel.com

Donna Kakonge on “Liquid Lunch” with ThatChannel.com

Fiesta Fit Soup

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 15, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Belly Fat, Not Scale is Best Measure of Health

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 14, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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 risk of health problems – such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cancer – as well as death. It may also speed up the aging process and the onset of dementia. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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.  Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 donation by mail, please ensure the envelope is postmarked by December 31st to receive a 2012 tax receipt.  You can also call our Foundation phone line at 416-424-3809.

 

Season’s Greetings and all the best for a wonderful new year!

 

Holland Bloorview Foundation

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

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on September 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM
  • 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: Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 7, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 you eat daily so you can look at what food may have triggered your migraine when it comes on can be a good way to identify the changes you need to make in your diet to avoid migraines.
Below are some of the foods that have been known to cause migraine headaches. Changing your diet to have less of these foods will help lessen the chances of a migraine headache coming on. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Exercises That Could Change Your Body Forever‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 4, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 tone your body like never before.  Read the rest of this entry »

Christine’s Fitness in Toronto

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 13, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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. Read the rest of this entry »

QVA149 Phase III COPD Studies Met Primary Endpoints

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 in the treatment of COPD. Read the rest of this entry »

Holland Bloorview at the Centre Of World-Leading Brain Research

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 20, 2012 at 3:00 AM

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 Read the rest of this entry »

Ontario Coalition supports action on smoking in youth-rated movies

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 19, 2011 at 3:00 AM

“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 Organization. According to the survey, nearly three out of four (73 per cent) Ontarians said they would support a policy initiative to get smoking out of youth-rated movies. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 6, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on October 3, 2011 at 6:26 PM

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 the stigma associated with mental health issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 10, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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 a week of wellness and rejuvenation hosted by Chi Junky’s own Rachelle Wintzen. Read the rest of this entry »

Christine’s Fitness

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on July 13, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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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! Read the rest of this entry »

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on June 12, 2011 at 3:00 AM

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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/ Read the rest of this entry »

Yoga Lifestyle Festival

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on May 25, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Urban Yoga is Having a Yoga Festival - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

*** 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: Read the rest of this entry »

Running Room launches Boomer focused Active-Aging online walking clinic

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on April 26, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Six Out of 10 Older Canadians Not Getting Enough Exercise - Photo Courtesy of CNW

Nearly 6 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 Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Events at UrbanEdge Yoga

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on April 25, 2011 at 5:00 AM

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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 pace of the postures. Find details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2409/yoga-spring-into-action-4/ Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Events at Urban Edge Yoga

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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 pace of the postures. Find details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/2408/yoga-spring-into-action-3/ Read the rest of this entry »

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