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, […]Read More... →
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 […]Read More... →
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You finally did it! You got a gym membership. If you’re pumped to get started, but a little nervous at the same time, don’t sweat it. Almost everyone is a little bewildered when they first enter a gym. Where do you even start?
The key is not to try to do everything at first, says […]Read More... →
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 […]Read More... →
Have you heard the word osteoarthritis?
More than likely you have and probably from an older person. If you are middle aged do not fool yourself, you could have osteoarthritis (OA) as well. OA has been stereotyped as a disease that only affects an aging population, however; it also affects those over 35. Approximately five […]Read More... →
If you’re pounding the pavement to clock up your 10,000 steps, you may want to pause for a moment. Public Health England chiefs have announced you’re better off going for a bracing walk than counting steps obsessively.
Mike Brannan, of Public Health England (PHE), said that the 10,000 target “is believed to come from a pedometer manufacturer in […]Read More... →
Barbara Ehrenreich, popular author and self-described mythbuster, has written about how, having reached her mid-70s, she has lived long enough and now forgoes regular medical exams. And Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a 60-year-old oncologist and bioethicist, argues that we might all be better off, himself included, Read More... →
I have what may be the most common disease among middle-aged and older adults: osteoarthritis. But unlike many similarly afflicted, I don’t take it lying down. And neither should you.
In fact, you and your doctor should be paying more attention to it even before it happens, because if you live long enough, it […]Read More... →
“All cell therapies are considered drugs,” a spokesperson for Health Canada told CBC News in an email. “This means that the distribution and use of these products would require authorization by Health Canada.”
Yet none of the stem cell injections being offered by private clinics have been approved by Health Canada.
Stem […]Read More... →
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