Stop Hating on Sunshine! Health Rant #4

what you have been told is wrong here’s what you need to know people can we stop hating on the Sun already The Sun has been around for 4.5 billion years roughly and humans – modern humans have been in the Sun for about 200,000 years did we have sunscreen during 99% of that time? […]

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Supplementary Health and Dental Insurance 101 – Young Guys Finance

Supplementary Health and Dental Insurance 101 – Young Guys Finance

Isn’t there a way I can get this cheaper? November is Financial Literacy month in Canada. So today we’re really excited to be partnering with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, also known as FSCO to talk about supplementary health or dental insurance. Specifically, what it is, how it works, and why it’s important for […]

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Top 5 Heart Health Tips

Nine out of ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease, which is our second leading cause of death. But the power of prevention is in your hands says Registered Dietitian Daphna Steinberg. So lifestyle is the cornerstone for prevention and for treatment, as well as an adjunct to medication. She offers […]

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Radiation therapy for prostate cancer: What to expect

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer: What to expect

I’m Dr. Danny Vesprini, Radiation Oncologist at Sunnybrook, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. I treat prostate cancer and other malignancies. Prostate cancer is the most common malgnancy diagnosed in men in North America. The two main options of treatment are either radical prostatectomy with surgery or […]

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Health for Refugee Claimants in Ontario – Interim Federal Health Plan

Health for Refugee Claimants in Ontario – Interim Federal Health Plan

Hello and welcome to Ontario Canada If you are a newcomer, there must be many things on your mind but for today we will be focusing on accessing health care services in Ontario for refugee claimant, convention refugees, protected persons and/or humanitarian cases. If you have made a claim for refugee status, whether at the […]

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight: Top 10 tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight: Top 10 tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Holidays often mean lots of time spent with family and friends and usually involve lots of food. Why is a healthy weight important? Check out my blog post below for more on this. What should you do if you’re watching your weight over the holidays? Here’s a countdown to my top 10 tips. Number ten […]

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Virtual reality is finding a place in health care

Virtual reality is finding a place in health care

Laura Victoria-Perez needed a hysterectomy and for the first time in her life, was facing major surgery. I didn’t know what to expect about the operating room. I didn’t know what to expect about the preparation. The idea of having surgery and spending time in hospital can cause high levels of anxiety says anesthesiologist Dr. […]

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“It Happened to Me”: Know the Risks of Prescription Painkillers

“It Happened to Me”: Know the Risks of Prescription Painkillers

Bola>>I’ve heard about people getting addicted to prescription painkillers… and I thought, it’ll never happen to me… somebody else maybe, [Title: Know the risks of prescription painkillers] but not me. [Title: Talk to your health care provider ontario.ca/Painkillers] And then… it happened to me. [Title: Paid for by the Government of Ontario] [Ontario Logo]

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West Park Chronic Assisted Ventilatory Care (CAVC) service

West Park Chronic Assisted Ventilatory Care (CAVC) service

CAVC stands for the Chronic Assisted Ventilatory Care unit. It’s an inpatient complex continuing care unit and we have thirty beds. The eligibility criteria for this unit are ventilated, either all or part of the day. And we have a range of patients anywhere from those who are unable to communicate and move on their […]

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Community Integration During Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Lyndhurst Centre

Community Integration During Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Lyndhurst Centre

Hello and welcome to UHN Toronto Rehab Lyndhurst Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre My name is Brian I had a spinal cord injury 26 years ago as a result of a diving accident Community integration is a very important part of your rehab Lyndhurst is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood at Bayview and Eglinton […]

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