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Is it just a cramp — or something more serious? Here’s how to know the difference.

Symptom: Cramping or sudden contractions in your calf or thigh.

Possible problem: Did you just start an exercise regimen or suddenly cut back on one? Both can cause cramping. Other possible causes: too little calcium, magnesium or potassium in your diet, […]

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A few months ago, I rented a canoe to take my daughter paddling on the Humber River, two blocks from where we live in Toronto. As we drifted among the lily pads watching beavers swim and turtles sunbathe, I noticed a determined-looking kayaker zoom past several times, working hard. The seed of an idea took […]

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Did you know that physiotherapy and exercise don’t only help with bad backs and broken limbs, but also with managing serious diseases like cancer and heart conditions?

And research shows that physical activity reduces the risk of more than 25 chronic conditions, from hypertension to diabetes. Inactivity is responsible for half of people’s decline in […]

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“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought I was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle myriad […]

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What is Osteopathy?

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What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a natural, drugless therapy and a treatment philosophy that addresses
the whole person. Osteopathy’s gentle, hands-on approach emphasizes the body’s
ability to self-regulate and self-heal. This non-invasive manual medicine aims at the
root of the problem to clear both symptoms and their cause.
Why Choose […]

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Nutrition scientists have long debated the best diet for optimal health. But now some experts believe that it’s not just what we eat that’s critical for good health, but when we eat it.

A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with […]

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Just a decade ago, knee-replacement surgery would have involved a hospital stay of up to a week.

 

Women’s College Hospital is revolutionizing the way knee-replacement surgery is done. It is starting to provide the procedure as an ambulatory service. Patients can go home from hospital four hours after having the surgery. In some […]

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Canadian fans take their hockey seriously — so much so, it appears, that heart attack rates increase the day after a game.

Researchers looked at data on heart attack admissions to a Montreal hospital from June 2010 to December 2014. There were 2,199 admissions, or an average […]

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Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according to doctors.

But a new study published in the Lancet on Wednesday found that people aren’t often getting the care they need to address their back pain.

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