Stroke

Obesity Is Not the New Tobacco

Kapil Khatter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

Those approaches, for unhealthy eating in particular, can be a real challenge, because they bang hard against the reactor core of our economic system -- consumption. Consumption and lots of it. Like tobacco, the fight for healthy eating will challenge the heart of what companies do: sell as much as they can.

How Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living

Scientists said Sunday they may have unravelled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting whi...

This Is Why You Should Eat More Protein

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Living

Results of a meta-analysis published in the online journal Neurology suggest that even a moderate increase in protein intake of 20g per day can reduce...

The Mother's Day Gift of Good Brain Health

Lynn Posluns | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

With Mother's Day coming up, now seems like a fitting time to point out the incredible need for research into women's brain health. Why? Because every Mother's Day we celebrate and honour the women in our lives. But research still focuses on male brains.

Even Health-Conscious Consumers Find It Hard to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's a proven fact that most people change their eating habits and lifestyle choices only after a serious health scare such as a heart attack or a dia...

Ask Elizabeth: Finding Mobility Aids for Stroke Survivors on a Budget

Natalie Strouth | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

Coming home from the hospital following an illness or surgery can be overwhelming in an already stressful time and it's important to have a plan based...

Reducing Salt Intake Could Put Years on Your Life

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Less salt in our food supply could save at least half a million Americans from dying prematurely over the next ten years, according to separate studie...

How to Love Your Heart this February

Tom W. Watson | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada Living
Tom W. Watson

February is Heart Month in Canada. For those of you who pledge to lose weight and get in better shape this year, I encourage you to stay true to your resolution -- make sustainable changes in your lives so you can achieve the goals you know you should.

Alzheimer's: Goodbye, My Love

Joan Sutton | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png What Nancy Reagan called the long goodbye has, for me, come to an end. My beloved husband has died, peacefully, in his own home, surrounded by people who loved him. It was indeed, a long goodbye. Seven years spent with Alzheimer's. And a final year, playing hide and seek with death.

Alzheimers: Caregiving, Seven Years Later

Joan Sutton | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

2012-09-11-Alzheimersbanner2.png This month, my husband and I enter the seventh year of living with Alzheimer's (AD). The past seven years have been years of learning, of facing the inevitability of age, and what aging means, of stretching myself to accept new responsibilities. I am no longer the only caregiver.

Can Nature Keep Medical Costs Down?

David Suzuki | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

It's easier, more effective, and cheaper to let healthy bodies fight off disease and infections than to weaken those defence mechanisms and then compensate for them medically. If we want a stable health system, we must put more resources into reducing pollution and environmental degradation and creating a way of life that keeps bodies and minds happy and in good health.

Stroke On The Rise For Young People

CP | Lauran Neergaard | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - When a stroke hits at 52, as it did to Sen. Mark Kirk, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young."The reality is that strokes do ...

Smoking And Stroke: Smokers Have Strokes At Younger Age, Study Suggests

CP | Anne-Marie Tobin, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new comparison of patients at an Ottawa stroke prevention clinic suggests that those who smoke have strokes or mini-strokes at a younger a...