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Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an older population.
Did you ever wake up thinking, “I just don’t feel good,” then you realize that you had been saying this to yourself for days, weeks, months or even years?
Researchers have developed a tool that can predict whether a child or teen with a newly diagnosed concussion is likely to have symptoms that will persist longer than usual, giving them the opportunity to see a specialist sooner.
There is growing evidence that high levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and promote permanent structural changes in the heart, which can, in some individuals, predispose them to experience arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm).
Depressive symptoms are common in the first year after people have been injured at work, and the first six months appear to be particularly important to an injured worker's future mental health, a new study by Toronto-based Institute of Work and Health (IWH) found.
Drinking alcohol has become a "normalized" part of life for the majority of Canadians, yet many don't realize the potential health risks of downing wine, beer or spirits – even at low levels, says Canada's top doctor.
An analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in the U.S. found that people who take natural products – dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals – or who practice yoga were more likely to do so for wellness reasons than for treating a specific health condition. In contrast, people who use spinal manipulation more often do so for treatment reasons rather than wellness.
Canadians and their co-workers might be depressed and not realize they need help, according to a report on workplace health.
In many cases, mental illness doesn’t occur in the mind alone. It also produces physical symptoms like joint and limb pain, gastrointestinal distress and appetite changes. In chiropractic practice, mental illness can co-occur with any number of physical complaints. Understanding mental illness, then, can prove valuable in treating its physical symptoms – and with interdisciplinary approaches to medical problems gaining in popularity, chiropractors have much to gain by developing a basic understanding of mental illness.
Children, aged four to 17, are increasingly using a variety complementary and alternative health care, according to a new report by the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH, formerly NCCAM).
Canada's growing wait times for health care may have contributed to the deaths of 44,273 Canadian women between 1993 and 2009, a new study released by the Fraser Institute has concluded. The study, The Effect of Wait Times on Mortality in Canada, examines the relationship between mortality rates and lengthy wait times for medically necessary care in Canada. As wait times between referral (from a general practitioner) and treatment increase, so does the rate of female mortality, the study found.
March 24, 2014 — With the number of seniors set to grow by five per cent this year, Alberta's Budget 2014 is increasing funding to programs designed to help seniors stay independent. Funding increases are targeted in a variety of areas, including home care, continuing care, supplementary benefits including optical and dental, and special needs assistance for people living on a low-income.
Feb. 12, 2014 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has welcomed the strong leadership shown by the federal government on the issue of prescription drug abuse in its budget released yesterday. The 2014 Economic Action Plan commits $44.9 million over five years to expand the focus of the National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS) from illicit drugs to address prescription drug abuse.
Dr. Paul Poirier has brain cancer. The Cornwall, Ont., chiropractor has undergone four surgeries.
Adrenal fatigue, adrenal burnout, hypoadrenia, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal insufficiency –  whatever you want to call it – refers to lowered adrenal function or output.
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