The United Nations has declared the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day as one of “Inspiring Change” to celebrate the achievements of women while still focusing on the gender gaps that persist globally. Sadly, gender inequities remain pervasive across society and certainly throughout health care. As a young medical student, I could never understand […]
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure When it comes to Breast Cancer, leading science can now take us beyond the Race for the Cure to root out disease through Prevention and Risk Modification Breast cancer results from uncontrolled growth of breast cells. About 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop invasive breast […]
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If you need a nudge toward the gym or your running shoes, science has delivered yet another reason – your skin. According to new research, exercise may prove to be the best kept anti-aging secret for youthful skin. We have long appreciated the benefits of regular exercise on our heart, brain, bone and muscle, but […]
Originally posted at The Globe and Mail as “Five steps that can help you win the battle against age-related weight gain.” By Dr. Jennifer Pearlman Despite our collective obsession with counting calories, we are now the fattest generation in history. Obesity levels in Canadian adults have increased from 3 per cent in 2003 to 18.5 per cent in […]