Parkinson Disease: Common Symptoms

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Parkinson Disease: Common Symptoms

  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. That is, the condition worsens with time as there is a loss of neurons in the brain.  These neurons also contain a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for smooth muscular movements in our body. With Parkinson’s, the lower dopamine production (around 60 to 80 percent less)

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Maintaining and Improving your Brain Power

The brain is inarguably one of the most important organs of our entire body. Think of it as the body’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). When the CPU (the central part of the computer) overheats or malfunctions, it damages other components such as the hard drives, or it can cause the computer to crash altogether. Similarly,

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Identifying Eating Disorders in Men

  A common misconception amongst the masses is that eating disorders only occur in teenage girls who are constantly hyper focused on their weight. But this is far from the truth. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), approximately 1 in 3 people experiencing an eating disorder is a man.  Bombardment of images of

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Understanding the Basics of Cancer

  The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention’s publication sheds light on the magnitude of risk that Canadians face regarding cancer diseases. The data suggests that 2 in 5 citizens will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime! It is, therefore, vital to equip oneself with the basic know-how of various types of cancers. Knowledge

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Warning Signs for Thyroid Disease 

Thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland wrapped around your windpipe and is located at the base of your neck. Despite its small size, it plays a crucial role in many of our body systems by producing important hormones which regulate functions in our brain, heart, kidneys, liver and skin.  According to American Thyroid Association, around

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Influenza Vaccination: Myths vs Facts

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every individual, who is older than six months of age (with rare exceptions about which you can read on this website), should get the yearly influenza vaccine (flu shot). This also includes pregnant women, who are more susceptible to the flu, since they have

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Understand Healthy Aging Beyond Wrinkle-Free Skin

Many out there confuse healthy aging with the creams promising them wrinkle-free skin. The true concept of healthy aging, however, is a lot nobler than that. Not only does it focus on so many areas other than one’s crow’s feet, ensuring it, too, is about a complete lifestyle and not just some pre-sleep routine. The

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B.C.’s Overdose Crisis, and What Must Change

As August 31st, the International Overdose Awareness Day, sees daylight, British Columbia (B.C.) mourns ever more deeply. The figures released by Coroners Service show that in the first half of this year, 1,011 people died due to illicit drug overuse or, drug overdose. This breaks down to about 5.3 people dying of this cause every

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