Tag: Health

Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet more fad than fact

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many studies on the Mediterranean diet, none definitive By Dr. John Sloan, Family physician for Troy Media It’s hard to find anyone these days who doesn’t hate junk food. And an awful lot of people also swear by something called the Mediterranean Diet, often considered junk food’s opposite. Everyone is convinced: junk food is killing; […]

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Canadian children’s health rankings poor

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Canadian children’s health ranking 17th out of 28 countries By Nicole Letourneau for Troy Media Something is amiss in Canada. A 2014 UNICEF report compared the health and development of children in Canada with 28 other wealthy nations. In spite of being a G8 country, Canada’s children rank number 17th, a status that has not budged […]

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The secret to achieving New Year’s resolutions

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Year’s resolutions are your destination: Systems are the grit that get you there Barry Wilson for Troy Media It’s here again . . . a fresh start, a clean slate – the world is your oyster, 2015 is going to be 365 days of amazing! Starting to have a déjà vu? Been here done this – […]

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Demoting Chief Public Health Officer of Canada wrongheaded

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stripping power from Chief Public Health Officer more about politics than promoting health By Colleen Flood and Steven Hoffman for Troy Media Buried in the current omnibus budget bill currently being studied by Parliament is a plan to demote the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. He will no longer hold a deputy minister rank, […]

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Oklahoma City: What we can learn from the city that lost a million pounds

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma City raised money to build infrastructure that gave residents alternatives to driving By Steve Lafleur for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy There are two types of people in Canadian cities: people who hate cars, and people who hate cyclists. Or so the perception goes. While it is true that many cities have seen bitter […]

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Harnessing the power of ‘citizen science': Suzuki

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Citizen science fills the gaps in government and university-led science By David Suzuki for Troy Media Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural world. Their survival often depended on being able to tease apart nature’s complexity – […]

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Canadian healthcare prioritizing patients vs US rationing of care based on income

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canadian healthcare prioritized for patients, US healthcare rationed based on income By Trudy Lieberman for Troy Media As an American journalist sitting in a Toronto coffee bar, I began chatting with people about their healthcare system. One employee taking people’s orders was about to go off duty and sat down to visit. “I’m tired of […]

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Happy Movember!

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Movember, grow your ‘stache or support someone who is raising money By Michael Izen for Troy Media Will you be growing a handlebar of facial hair or a pornstache in support of men’s health this Movember? I thought I would break from writing on the B.C. economy, and share my own prostate cancer story in […]

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Canadian female physicians: Sex, lies and physician supply

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canadian female doctors as well as male physicians looking to attain healthy work-life balance Among the many reasons offered for why many Canadians are increasingly facing difficulties finding a family physician to call their own is the fact that the workforce has become increasingly female. The argument usually goes something like this: female family practitioners work […]

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Bare Your Belly rally in Edmonton gets international attention

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bare Your Belly campaign attracted photos from women across the world An Edmonton mother has become an unlikely international symbol for body shaming by organizing the first Bare Your Belly rally. After having five kids, Tanis Jex-Blake bravely decided it was time to head to the beach in a bikini. It had been 13 years since […]

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