Don’t pressure your picky eater

By Editorial Staff 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 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 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 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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Exercising enough? Probably not

By Editorial Staff Exercised lately? A few minutes here and there is better than nothing, but it’s not close to enough, particularly according to official exercise guidelines. While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults ages 18-64 participate in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week, or 75 minutes of high-intensity 

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Recipe for a lower-stress life

By Editorial Staff Are you stressing out? Take a break and ponder this for a minute: How much of your life is played out in a stressful state? How much of your day – each and every day – is consumed by at least some level of frustration, irritation, desperation, anger and/or sadness; any 

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Short on sleep? You can make it up

By Editorial Staff Sleep deprivation is at an all-time high, with technology, manic schedules and historic opportunities to do things other than sleep all to blame. The health consequences of inadequate / poor sleep, especially when chronic in nature, are dramatic, including increased risk of suffering illness / disease (heart disease, depression, etc.) and 

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Why earlier is better for your health

The early bird gets the worm: By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth It is believed that the expression “the early bird gets the worm” first appeared in a collection of English proverbs in the early 17th century, but its meaning and significance from a life and yes, health perspective, certainly transcends any time period. When it comes 

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More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

By Karen Born and Wendy Levinson Canadians are living longer than ever and we are also taking more medications than ever. And this can make us sicker, not healthier. A report released recently by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that one in four seniors in Canada take 10 or more medications. That’s 

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