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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.
CALGARY – Experts say it's faith in all things natural combined with a distrust of science and possibly authority that leads some to bypass the medical system – even to the point where they put themselves or their children at risk.
When actor Will Smith plays a forensic pathologist who discovers neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer's disease in the brain of a former NFL football player, the world pays attention.
There is growing evidence that high levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and promote permanent structural changes in the heart, which can, in some individuals, predispose them to experience arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm).
Denver Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith is a rarity in the NFL: He does not get injured. The Super Bowl marked his 179th appearance in 180 games since the middle of the 2005 season, a decade of astonishingly good health in a relentlessly violent sport.
Wishing friends, family and clients a "Happy New Year" is all well and fine, but if you're serious about spreading cheer in the New Year, consider passing along more specific advice from a psychologist who studies the science of happiness at Washington University in St. Louis. There is no secret to happiness, but there is a science to it, says Tim Bono, a psychology lecturer in arts and sciences who teaches courses on happiness at the university.
Most people take breaks during their workdays. Coffee breaks. Lunch breaks. Short chats with coworkers. Maybe late afternoon walks around the building. But are they taking the best type of breaks? Breaks that boost energy, concentration and motivation?
A new report has put a price tag on aging in Canada.
A study suggests men taking opioids for chronic pain are twice as likely as women to escalate to a high dose and die from drug-related causes.
Children, aged four to 17, are increasingly using a variety complementary and alternative health care, according to a new report by the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH, formerly NCCAM).
Canadian economists received a pleasant surprise recently: expenditure growth on public health care in Canada finally appears to be slowing down. However, it is unclear if this slowdown is the result of explicit success in sustainably bending the cost curve or more short-term cost cutting in response to slower economic growth or future federal health transfers. So is it a blip on the health-care horizon or the beginning of a trend?
With the holiday season upon us, many business owners struggle between making time for their family while giving their chiropractic practice or business the attention it needs. The fact is that in most cases, it's the business that wins.
Almost continuously since the second half of the 1990s, Canadians have pointed to health care as their largest national concern and the issue that should receive the greatest attention from Canada’s leaders. Polls taken over the last decade or so have found that health care is typically the highest priority among voters. It is also the policy area in which governments often score most poorly. This sentiment has become so commonplace across the political spectrum of voters that we take it for granted that it was always so.
July 15, 2014 – Since 2006, British Columbia has spent more than a billion dollars to improve primary health care. So have B.C. patients benefited from such a massive investment? Sadly, it appears not.
June 3, 2014 - A recent University of Kentucky study found that clinical massage therapy helps to reduce symptoms of chronic low back pain (CLBP) in patients, according to an article in UKNOW, the University of Kentucky News.
Quality of life is a topic that has been much reviewed, researched and written about – this is especially so in the health-care sector.
If, as sleep experts suggest, health professionals should be monitoring sleep with the same vigilance as blood pressure, diet and exercise, this has significance for massage therapy practice. Part 1 of this article looked at the health risks associated with sleep deprivation;
If you’ve been looking for an affordable option for providing health care coverage for yourself – as a business owner – your family and for your staff, Dr. David Imrie, a medical doctor who has dedicated himself to the insurance industry for over a decade, might have an answer for you.
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