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  • 11 May 2022

    Preventing type 2 diabetes with the “sunshine” vitamin?

    Prevention, prevention, prevention. Can vitamin D supplementation help keep type 2 diabetes at bay? Research findings appear to be positive for certain populations.
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  • 11 May 2022

    Diabetes: Types, tests and what to do if you are at risk

    Diabetes is a chronic disease that disrupts the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar. In this video post, Dr. Diana Sherifali discusses the different types of diabetes and how it is diagnosed. Learn what prediabetes is and how lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the onset of diabetes.
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  • 4 May 2022

    What's on your bucket list?

    A "bucket list" is a list of things you want to do or accomplish before you die. It can be a very good framework for thinking about your life goals, your health and your mortality, and discussing about it could help advance care planning.
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  • 27 April 2022

    Concerned about your cholesterol? Let’s talk walking in women

    Walking strikes again! Research shows it can hold benefits for women living with overweight and obesity when it comes to their cholesterol.
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  • 27 April 2022

    Acupuncture for joint pain: Does it work?

    Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body and is most commonly used to treat pain. In this video, Enoch Ho discusses how acupuncture is thought to work, the potential risks of treatment, and the research evidence to support the use of acupuncture to complement traditional approaches to pain relief treatment.
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  • 20 April 2022

    Financial capability: So important, but still a lot of evidence gaps

    There is still limited evidence on the effectiveness of financial capability interventions, but don't let that stop you from taking control of your nest egg!
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  • 13 April 2022

    Life post-stroke: Using virtual reality to achieve real world improvements

    Get gaming! Virtual reality therapy may help stroke survivors regain arm function and ease back into their daily activities.
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  • 13 April 2022

    Aphasia after stroke: Regaining communication skills with speech-language therapy

    After a stroke, depending on the area of the brain affected, various communication problems may occur, including creating sentences, using incorrect words, repeating words or sentences, misunderstanding others, inability to read and write, or slurred speech. Aphasia is the term given to problems with language expression or comprehension. In this video, Dr. Wes Oczkowski discusses the importance of speech-language therapy to help regain language after a stroke.
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  • 6 April 2022

    Childhood wounds can leave marks forever

    Childhood trauma, such as abuse, violence or family dysfunction, has an effect on children's cognitive abilities and these effects can last into adulthood.
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  • 30 March 2022

    Getting your ‘feet’ in the game! Can exercising your feet help you stay on them?

    From injury to death, falls are a major concern for older adults. Recent research looks at how strengthening the muscles in our feet and ankles can help to reduce the risk of falls.
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  • 29 March 2022

    Deep vein thrombosis: Symptoms, causes and treatments

    Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, typically in one of your legs. In this video, Dr. Rick Ikesaka talks about the signs and symptoms of DVT, how to reduce your risk, the role that compression stockings can play and treatment options, such as the use of blood thinners.
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  • 23 March 2022

    Volunteers: Artisans of health and well-being

    Many retirees are wondering how they will spend their free time and, more importantly, how to age while remaining active and healthy for as long as possible. Could volunteering your time, enthusiasm and knowledge improve your health and well-being?
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  • 16 March 2022

    Preventing lung cancer: Do supplements have a role to play?

    Research highlights the lack of effectiveness and safety concerns associated with the use of supplements for lung cancer prevention.
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  • 16 March 2022

    Frozen shoulder: Do steroid injections help?

    Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful condition that can be triggered by an injury or surgery and can be associated with certain conditions such as diabetes, thyroid problems, and Parkinson disease. In this video, Dr. Raj Carmona discusses what causes frozen shoulder, the three distinct phases, and the range of treatment options, including the evidence for the use of steroid injections. Meet Glenda and find out what advice Dr. Carmona has for her.
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  • 9 March 2022

    Can past traumas hinder the ability to age in place?

    "Aging in place" is the preference of most people. However, the idea of ​​aging in place can take on a whole new meaning for people who have experienced trauma such as neglect, oppression, sexual abuse, violence, complicated grief, or any other extremely difficult life event.
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  • 2 March 2022

    ‘Behind the Music’: Music-making for cognitive health

    Do you or a loved one live with cognitive impairment or dementia? You may want to try or consider music-making therapy. Preliminary research shows benefits for cognitive function.
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  • 1 March 2022

    Alcohol and surgery: A dangerous combination

    People who drink alcoholic beverages are at higher risk of complications during and after surgery. Alcohol consumption can reduce heart and immune system function, prolong bleeding time, and increase the body’s stress response. The less alcohol you drink before surgery, the better. In this video, Dr. Leslie Martin discusses the potential surgical and post-operative risks for people who consume alcohol in the days or weeks leading up to surgery.
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  • 23 February 2022

    Social prescribing: Bridging the gap between clinical and social care

    Being prescribed a forest bath, a yoga class, or a cooking class? Social prescribing recognizes that people's health and well-being are primarily determined by a range of social, economic and environmental factors.
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  • 16 February 2022

    Collaboration is key: Patient engagement for healthcare improvement

    Working together! Research highlights some of the potential organizational/health care provider and patient-related benefits of co-producing hospital tools and resources with patients.
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  • 16 February 2022

    Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis? An itch by any other name

    Seborrheic dermatitis is a common rash characterized by redness, scaling or flaking, or itching. It mainly affects the skin on the scalp (as dandruff), face, chest and joints. When adults get seborrheic dermatitis, the condition can come and go for the rest of their life. Flare-ups are common with weather changes, and other factors such as stress can also be a trigger. Proper treatment can reduce flare-ups and bring relief. In this video, Dr. Hermenio Lima talks about the different causes and treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis.
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