Health

Set the stage for sleep

By Dr. George I. Traitses We’re learning more and more every day about the power of a good night’s sleep, and yet too many of us still don’t achieve it on a regular basis. What can we do? Half the battle lies in how we prepare for sleep. Here are four ways to help ensure 

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Too much TV is bad news for your lungs?

By Dr. George I. Traitses You’ve probably heard that too much time spent watching television can contribute to obesity, and that too much time spent anywhere without moving (for example, on a plane) can elevate the risk of a blot clot – but what about too much television time leading to a potentially fatal blot 

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How to survive a heart attack

By Dr. George I. Traitses We know exercise is important when it comes to keeping your heart strong and healthy: if you’re not doing moderate physical activity for 30-60 minutes on most days of the week, you’re doing your heart a disservice, particularly over the long term. Now research suggests another key heart benefit of 

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Don’t let a fall bring you down

By Dr. George I. Traitses A senior who’s suffered an injury from a fall knows the dramatic impact it can have not just physically, but psychologically. Falls can swiftly take away the sense of independence and confidence that allows a senior to fully enjoy their life. Unfortunately, falls are all too common in our aging 

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Antibiotic use and childhood obesity

A clear connection By Dr. George I. Traitses While processed, empty-calorie foods and sedentary behavior usually take the blame for skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, a recent study suggests another culprit: antibiotics (AB). According to the study,  antibiotic use within the first two years of birth was associated with a significantly higher risk of obesity at 

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Don’t lose your cool

By Dr. George I. Traitses There are two aspects to stress: the event and the response. The latter may be the most pivotal in terms of your health. After all, stress rears its ugly head all the time in our hectic lives. What you do when it appears determines how it impacts your day. Think 

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Have a Heart: Foods to avoid and foods to embrace

By Dr. George I. Traitses Heart disease, stroke and diabetes: three of the primary causes of death in today’s Standard American Diet (SAD) culture. Fortunately, the common cause is also the solution, with a recent study underscoring the power of a good diet in preventing these potentially fatal conditions and implicating specific foods as culprits 

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Healthy doesn’t have to be hard

By Dr. George I. Traitses Interested in healthier eating, but don’t want to sacrifice your favorite foods? It doesn’t have to be hard if you know how to do it. In many cases, all it takes are a few simple ingredient substitutions / inclusions to dramatically increase the nutrient / health value throughout your day. 

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4 ways to shape up for Spring

By Dr. George I. Traitses Have you been effectively (or not so effectively, if you think about it) hibernating this year? What we mean is, have you taken a hiatus from your exercise routine even though it was working and you were feeling great? Trust us, you’re not alone. For various reasons, many of us 

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Get set to garden

By Dr. George I. Traitses Plant and Rake Without the Ache Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how. The right moves Use the right moves to lighten the load on your back. Kneel, don’t 

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