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A new Mayo Clinic book – Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health – highlights the importance of mental and spiritual wellness when maintaining an individual's overall health.
Workers who stand on the job most of the time are at greater risk of heart disease than workers who predominantly sit.
CALGARY – Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?
Wellness rather than beauty was the message at the annual International Spa Association event in New York. While there were plenty of skin products and treatments on display, the bigger trend in the spa world remains alleviating stress.
People who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that's twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a major new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.
In light of the increasingly aging population in Canada and advances in digital technology innovation in health care, a new study commissioned by Telus Health reveals those who would benefit most from health-care innovation are the least likely to adopt it.
Self-care. Self-renewal. They are vague concepts we push on our clients for their ‘take-home’ after a massage treatment. It all seems so achievable at the moment – but where to begin? Axe-throwing? A grown-up bouncy castle? As massage therapists, are we taking note of our own homework?
HALIFAX – For Janet Glazebrook, having to beg a doctor to test her sister for hip fractures after waiting hours in a crowded emergency room helped determine her vote in Nova Scotia's May 30 election.
Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse – involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics – that shows no signs of abating and has led to an explosion of fatal overdoses.
A new report has revealed that many patients living with inflammatory diseases lack the critical information necessary to be able to properly understand and evaluate their treatment options.
VANCOUVER – A new study has found teens who have a "couch potato" lifestyle risk having permanent negative effects on their bone health.
Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention?
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.
NEW YORK – Don't count on smartphone health apps in an emergency: A review shows many don't warn when you're in danger.
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government is being urged to make mental health a top priority as it negotiates a new health accord with the provinces and territories.
HAMILTON – If you're angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A Canadian study ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour.
VANCOUVER – The Registered Massage Therapists' Association of B.C. (RMTBC) is taking advantage of the observance of Massage Therapy Month this October to update and educate the public on the benefits of massage therapy to physical and mental health, a press release from the RMTBC said.
OTTAWA – It seems some federal workers don't want to be caught sitting down on the job.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2016 Stroke Report reveals an increasingly powerful relationship between stroke and dementia due in part to covert strokes Canadians don't realize are happening.
Two factors – metabolism and gut microbes – have been credited by researchers as key players in the fight against obesity. However, there is an ongoing debate about whether exercise or diet better promotes metabolism and healthy shifts in gut microbes, the microscopic organisms in the intestines that break down food and can contribute to decreased obesity.
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