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Tips for Healthy Aging

Dr. George Traitses The number of people living longer is increasing dramatically. An estimated 5 million Canadian and U.S. residents now fall into the age group of the “oldest old”—85 years and older—with more than 40,000 having reached the age of 100. In fact, centenarians (those 100 and older) are the fastest-growing subpopulation of the 

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Dispelling myths about hepatitis C

Are the myths about hepatitis C endangering your health? You have hepatitis C? Impossible, you say. But you may be wrong. That’s because there are assumptions made about the virus, spread through blood-to-blood contact, that are incorrect. Dispelling those myths about hepatitis C could be a life-saver. Here are the facts: Myth #1: There’s a 

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Patient Education: Whiplash

By Dr. George Traitses The signs and symptoms of whiplash often do not develop until 2 to 48 hours after the injury. Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whiplike movement. Whiplash is most 

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HEALTH: Staying fit as you age

Dr. George Traitses Exercise is often prescribed for patients of all ages to reduce complaints about pain in muscles and bones. But some feel it gets harder to exercise as they get older. The following tips will help you exercise more effectively as you age, making you feel better. I’ve been inactive for so long. 

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Winter Activities: Tips to avoid injury

When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not in shape. Even shoveling 

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HEALTH: Chronic pain and depression

Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. Dr. George Traitses says. “chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months, or even years.” Some 

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HEALTH: Preventing Text Neck

Canadians sent 110 billion text messages this past year. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price. With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks. Dr. George Traitses says, “One problem that is becoming more 

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Tips for Holiday Shopping

The end of November is a milestone of sorts. It reminds us of just how quickly the year has gone by – and how close we are to the holiday season. This realization – coupled with the fabulous sales at major department stores and malls everywhere – stimulates us into the shopping foray. And until 

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HEALTH: Fun ways to get fit

Make snacking more fun by creating your own popsicles or blending all your favorite fruits into a smoothie. Then go get some exercise by playing a game of kickball with your friends. Dr. George Traitses says eating healthy and exercising doesn’t have to be boring! You can spice up nourishing snacks and get exercise without 

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Breakfast sandwich is a time bomb in a bun

TORONTO–Eat a breakfast sandwich and your body will be feeling the ill effects well before lunch – now that’s fast food! High-fat diets are associated with developing atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) over a lifetime. But how quickly can damage start? Just one day of eating a fat-laden breakfast sandwich – processed cheese and meat 

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