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The importance of honey bees

Did you know that one in every three bites of the food we eat is made possible by pollinators like honey bees?

You can find joy after a stroke

Stroke inflicts varying degrees of lifestyle changes, impairments and challenges for over 400,000 Canadians each year. The uphill battle faced by stroke patients is different for each survivor, however with the help of specialized medical professionals in the field, the path to recovery is made smoother.

Simple steps to a healthier you

Routines. We all have them, but most of us have a hard time juggling all the things that life throws at us. Getting the kids ready for school and off to soccer or dance practice, finding time to work out, grocery shop, or clean the house, while still finding the time to slow down and relax. With all of that activity, how often do we stop to evaluate our overall health routine?

Virtual Reality brings real life Parkinson's awareness

Canadian neuroscientist Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens has more than an academic interest in uncovering the reasons why almost half of everyone in the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease experiences terrifying moments of being unable to move.

Coping with a Parkinson's diagnosis

The details of the moment Jamie Fobert found out that he had Parkinson's disease at 40, are etched forever in his mind. “I heard the words Parkinson's disease. I looked down at my watch; it was 10:20 a.m., June 30, 2010. I was bent over, my head down, my elbows on my knees and then it was a blur. The doctor kept talking, but I wasn't hearing much.”

Are you ready for a serious emergency?

Canadians face a number of natural hazards which can vary from region to region. Knowing what can happen in your area is an important first step in getting prepared, and this can be as simple as making your own emergency kit and creating a family preparedness plan.