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When carbohydrates kill

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth To eat carbs or not to eat carbs – in the modern diet age, that truly has been one of the major questions. What’s emerging from the quagmire of misinformation and quick-fix diet crazes is that not all carbs are created equal, and that moderation – as is the case with 

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4 Tips for a smooth school year

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth Depending on your local school district, your children have already returned to school or on the verge of doing so. Where did the summer months go? Just when you’d started to relax and unwind, the calendar seemingly flipped forward two months and here you are, back to the proverbial grind. But 

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Say no to migraine medication and yes to natural care

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know how debilitating it can be. According to the Mayo Clinic, “a migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can 

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Too much sleep isn’t healthy, either

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth We’ve run countless articles in To Your Health over the years on the health perils of poor / inadequate sleep. But what could be wrong with too much sleep? According to research, a whole lot when it comes to your health. People who sleep too much – defined by a study 

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Is screen time causing ADHD?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We’ve been focusing on screen time and health lately because, well, we’re all spending way too much time in front of our phones, tablets, laptops and televisions; and a growing body of research suggests it’s negatively impacting our health, including a recent study that found teens with high screen time were 

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Don’t pressure your picky eater

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Babies can be picky eaters once they transition to solid food, no doubt about it. (So can children of just about any age, as any parent can appreciate.) In many cases, parents resort to pressuring their child to eat when, what and how much they feel is necessary to ensure sound 

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Long work hours up diabetes risk

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com It’s another long day at the office, but you’ve convinced yourself everything needs to be done today, before you go home. And yet even as you convince yourself of that necessity, you also realize tomorrow, and the day after that, and the week after that, will be the same. Bad news 

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Does High Blood Pressure contribute to Alzheimer’s?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Alzheimer’s is the dreaded buzzword these days, particularly with an aging baby boomer population. Could something as straightforward – and in many cases, easily modifiable – as blood pressure be the cause and solution for Alzheimer’s? According to research published in Neurology, older adults with higher blood pressure are more likely 

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NEW POLL: Dementia ranks as Ontarians’ top concern as they age

TORONTO–When it comes to aging, 67 per cent of Ontarians say dementia or cognitive decline is a top concern according to a new online poll from CARP and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Conducted in May, the poll asked 1,000 CARP members (members are generally age 50 and older), with and without a connection to 

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Time to tone down the tech

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Are you slowly but surely losing your kids to technology? Perhaps you’re even considering scheduling your children for outpatient surgery just to remove their smartphones, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices from their possession. Believe it or not, you can do something about their tech habits without such drastic action. It’s 

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