Canada’s bluest communities: Chelsea, Que.

This town of 7,000 is a national leader in groundwater management among rural areas and smaller centres


Canada’s bluest communities: Toronto

The mayor of Toronto has pledged to make Canada's largest city the most environmentally friendly on the continent, and that...


Canada’s bluest communities: Okotoks, Alta.

Facing exploding growth and limited water resources, Okotoks took a rare step: It capped the population at 30,000, the most...


Canada’s bluest communities: Halifax

For decades, Halifax has sent tons of raw sewage into its harbour, one of the world's largest. But now, the...


Canada’s bluest communities

Best Health recognizes five communities that are doing extraordinary things in water conservation, treatment and safety


The five deadliest cancers for women

We are at war with cancer every day, and it's often an uphill battle. The good news is that more...


The five deadliest cancers for women: Ovarian cancer

A lack of screening methods for early detection means ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate, killing more than half...


The five deadliest cancers for women: Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer kills almost as many Canadian women as breast cancer, though it is largely preventable

The five deadliest cancers for women: Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer may not be common, but its mortality rate is extremely high due to late detection


The five deadliest cancers for women: Breast cancer

Breast cancer rates are still high, but medical advances are turning it into a chronic disease that can be treated...


The five deadliest cancers for women: Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer'and 90 percent of cases can be attributed to smoking


3 new ways to fight breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but great new initiatives aimed at increasing our knowledge and supporting women with breast...


Breast cancer: What you should know, and how you can help

Breast cancer touches the lives of so many people. Find out more about this disease in our special breast cancer...


Naturopathic medicine: What you need to know

Find out about the basis behind naturopathic medicine, plus how naturopathic doctors earn their credentials, what the medical community says...


Breast Cancer Blog: Jordan’s story

Get inspired by Jordan, a breast cancer survivor who's sharing her thoughts on living life well as she trains for...


4 things you should know about DCIS and screening mammograms

Understanding DCIS and screening mammograms could save your life

Breast cancer: What is DCIS and how is it treated?

One common form of breast cancer, called DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), has a low rate of invasiveness ' only...


Get it together: 40+ websites you don’t want to miss

Featuring more than 40 websites filled with information and fun tools to help you get the most from your life


Get it together: Your health

A virtual workout, an online due-date calculator, and more health-centred websites


Best breakthroughs

Canadian scientists are revolutionizing patient care and research knowledge'as these four exciting medical advances make abundantly clear


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80 percent of fractures caused by osteoporosis

If you’ve ever tripped over a child’s toy, slipped while scrubbing the tub or skated down an icy sidewalk trying

“I’ve taken charge of my mood swings.”

Mindfulness has enabled this 35-year-old to stay calm, despite a debilitating endometriosis diagnosis


You can count your eggs

A new blood test helps gauge your ovarian reserve


Pain, pain, go away

Experts weigh in on the best over-the-counter pills for your ache


Health challenge week 4

Check out Jenn's Week 4 challenge to the fitness group, plus see how she's progressing


Quiz: How healthy are you?

Take stock with our health quiz and boost your well-being through diet, exercise'even driving


Canada’s healthiest cities 2008

Our analysis of the health of 20 cities'from Vancouver to Toronto to Lunenburg'revealed that west really is best