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  • Screen Shot 2016 02 07 at 5.11.37 PM 120x134 - 5 Ways to Ensure a Healthier Heart
    5 Ways to Ensure a Healthier Heart

    Heart failure is a growing epidemic in Canada, according to a new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This debilitating condition, which has no cure, is the end result of most heart disease. About 50,000 new...

    • Posted February 7, 2016
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  • Carbon monoxide safety gets a national focus

      The retired Ontario firefighter who lost his niece, her husband and their two children in a horrific carbon monoxide accident is pledging to once again take his safety crusade on the road.      John Gignac,...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • Screen shot 2013 03 21 at 3.06.44 PM 120x134 - What to do After Surviving a Heart Attack
    What to do After Surviving a Heart Attack

       Over the last 60 years the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent, and now the vast majority of Canadians who have a heart attack, or stroke, will...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • familysoccer 120x134 - September Spike, a Back-to-School Hazard for Kids with Asthma
    September Spike, a Back-to-School Hazard for Kids with Asthma

    (NC) As if heading back to school after the summer wasn't hard enough, children with asthma also have to contend with the "September Spike". That is the name Canadian researchers have given to the sharp increase in...

    • Posted September 3, 2013
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  • Screen shot 2013 08 28 at 11.22.41 AM 120x134 - Is your Child's Asthma Under Control?
    Is your Child’s Asthma Under Control?

    (NC) One in five children in Ontario has asthma and for many, that means watching from the sidelines while their friends participate in sports and other physical activities. But asthma experts say there is no reason for...

    • Posted August 28, 2013
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  • Proper Footwear for Weekend Warriors

    (NC)—Being tied to a desk all day combined with overdoing sports activities on the weekend has landed many a participant on the sidelines. Now experts say those who play a hard game of sports once a week,...

    • Posted April 1, 2013
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  • 77070H 120x134 - Hospitals Get Creative with Local Foods
    Hospitals Get Creative with Local Foods

    NC)—You may not know it, but airplanes and hospitals have something in common:– they both use ovens that reheat prepared food in order to serve hot meals. This doesn't always conjure the best thoughts about food, however...

    • Posted April 1, 2013
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  • 77071H 120x134 - Bringing Farm Fresh Food to Ontario Schools
    Bringing Farm Fresh Food to Ontario Schools

    (NC)—This past winter, schools across Ontario were invited to participate in a challenge. The assignment: to increase local food purchases and educate students about the benefits of eating locally grown food through an initiative called the Ontario...

    • Posted April 1, 2013
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  • Picture 1 120x134 - Spring Clean Your Diet
    Spring Clean Your Diet

    (NC)—Registered dietitian, Lisa Rutledge, urges everyone to say good-bye to the heavy fall and winter fare and to follow the “spring cleaning” mindset for cleaning up your diet: Reduce your meal sizeIt is true that during a...

    • Posted April 1, 2013
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  • Screen shot 2013 03 28 at 2.51.08 PM 120x134 - Women's Health: Tips for Moms to Live Longer
    Women’s Health: Tips for Moms to Live Longer

    (NC)— Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada, but most don't know it. The good news is that women can reduce their risk by as much as 80 per cent...

    • Posted April 1, 2013
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