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Head protection still not common after high-profile skip face-plants

If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp.

The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago. Although he finished the game, his concussion was so severe, he spent the […]

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Worried about the health effects of poor sleep, three people get tested – with surprising results

No matter what time 67-year-old Carolyn McCann hits the sack, she’s wide awake by 4:30 a.m.

“I don’t think I have a lot of nights where I sleep eight hours solid. I haven’t done that for a long time […]

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A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that occurs when bone tissue has to absorb more weight and impact than it can handle. This type of injury can occur over time in a well-conditioned bone that is overused, or suddenly in an underconditioned bone that is placed under undue stress in a […]

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Fruits and vegetables have been the focus of many studies investigating the role of diet in cognitive function. Yet research has turned up inconsistent results, likely due to small sample sizes and study durations that were too short to find a protective effect.

Now, a large study spanning two decades has linked eating […]

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Think you’re too busy to work out? We have the workout for you. In minutes, high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) will have you sweating, breathing hard and maximizing the health benefits of exercise without the time commitment. Best of all, it’s scientifically proven to work.

What Is H.I.I.T? SHORT WORKOUTS 101

High-intensity interval training — referred […]

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It should come as no surprise that your body naturally changes as you get older. It started happening from the second you were born and won’t stop your entire life. In your 30s you may find yourself getting tired earlier in the evening, noticing subtle signs of aging on your skin and staring […]

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I never wanted to be a concussion expert. I know some of the world’s leading authorities on head injuries and I’m certainly not one of them, but “expert” is a relative term. My expertise comes from personal experience.

During my two decades behind the wheel as a full-time Nascar driver, I suffered […]

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Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches.

 

 

 

 

For the vast majority of patients with debilitating knee pain, joint replacement surgery is considered an “elective” procedure.

While it’s true that one’s life doesn’t […]

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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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“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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