In sickness and in health

By Mary Ann Freedman In a fraction of a second a tiny blood vessel in the brain can burst and cause a stroke. The consequences...

Smart snacking strategies

By Amanda Laird Nutritious snacks are integral to a healthy nutrition program. Healthy snacks will keep your energy up and your blood sugar balanced between...

When your child has cancer

 By Alexandra Dunn “I remember being called into the doctor’s office with my parents. The doctor said that the results of the biopsy of the...

LIVINGMYCULTURE.CA –Conversations about care, culture and spirituality at end of life

“In Islam we’re preparing to die every day, because nothing is guaranteed… you pray that you don't die a death that is hard, you...

The financial hardships of cancer

Many people living with cancer are all too familiar with the non-medical consequences of cancer and its treatment; the fear, anxiety, pain, isolation, guilt...

Help for caregivers

Leo Diagnault has plenty of stories to tell. As a younger man, the World War II veteran worked all across the country—on the CN...

Decoding nutrition labels

The healthiest foods are usually the ones that don’t come with packaging or labels such as the fresh foods found on the outside perimeter...

The importance of respite care for caregivers

Being a caregiver for a friend or family member can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be an all-consuming responsibility. At times caregivers...

Challenges, rewards and revelations

Becoming a parent for the first time is a challenging experience, even in the best of scenarios. But for Fiona, motherhood was stacked with...

Living the less sweet life

Sugar might be part of what makes life sweet, but there is nothing sweet about the toll that too much can take on our...

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