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Every day the average person takes about 17,000 breaths. Emphysema can make each one a real struggle. If you have...

Anorexia Nervosa

People with anorexia nervosa have an intense fear of putting on weight. The condition can develop when a person focuses...


This painful intestinal condition is widely believed to be the unhappy result of too little fibre in your diet. Most...

Digestive Disorders

Damage to the liver, pancreas, or intestinal lining can cause painful disruptions of digestion and, ultimately, nutritional problems.

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Diarrhea is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the small intestine. It can also be caused by...

Diabetes (Type 2)

Approximately 2 million Canadians have diabetes, a group of diseases characterized by high blood-glucose levels. When you eat, your body...

Diabetes (Type 1)

Refinements in the care of this serious, lifelong disease have improved'from the development of new forms of medication to pumps...


Insomnia is a general term that refers to difficulty falling or staying asleep. It's not really a disorder, but a...


Everyone gets sad sometimes. It's all part of being human. But if you have true depression, you know the difference....


Constipation is a condition in which you can't move your bowels on a regular schedule, resulting in dry, hard stool...

Are you a clutterbug?

Is clutter taking over your home?

High Cholesterol

Even if you're lean and healthy, high cholesterol could put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. Don't worry:...

Congestive Heart Failure

An increasing number of people now live with congestive heart failure. This serious condition requires long-term treatment. Medical research is...

Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)

Few things are as scary as learning you have cancer. But, more and more people are surviving this disease, including...

Influenza (Flu)

We've known about the flu forever: Hippocrates first described this illness in 412 B.C. Only recently has science finally started...


There's a good reason this ailment is often called the common cold: North Americans catch more a stunning 1 billion...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The overwhelming symptom in chronic fatigue syndrome is long-standing physical and mental exhaustion with no clear cause.

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is potentially preventable, because it has a precancerous stage.


Cataracts are permanent once established. But the opaque contents of the lens capsule can be removed to restore vision.


Cancer is a disease that occurs when body cells grow out of control. Many of the 200 different types of...


Feet hurting in those shoes? Bunions can be a killer.

“A heart attack saved my life.”

A 54-year-old heart-attack survivor puts herself first'and loses 20 pounds

“I ran my first marathon at 43!”

A daughter's diabetes diagnosis got this mom running

“I beat anxiety with yoga.”

One woman's triumph over depression, a breast-cancer scare and infidelity

“I lost 26 pounds!”

Weight loss tips from a 44-year-old mother of three

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a severe mental illness in which periods of deep depression alternate with periods of overactive, excited behaviour,...

Back Pain

Back pain is the nemesis. And it's no wonder, given that the spine is a complex structure of vertebrae, discs,...


Asthma attacks can make people feel as if they are suffocating. As they struggle to draw breath through narrowed airways...