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Make healthier eating your goal this year

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Make healthier eating your goal this year

A new year is a time for re-evaluating our health and habits. If your goal is to lead a healthier lifestyle, one great place to start is the food we eat. A key strategy for maintaining a healthy body weight is better understanding the two types of hunger that drive us to eat. The first […]

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Mental health resolutions for the new year

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Mental health resolutions for the new year

New Year’s is a great time to take stock. It may be an arbitrary time to do so, but why not use the turning of the calendar as inspiration to reflect and see what’s working in your life and what could use some change. There’s a lot to consider: career, family, relationships, health. One thing […]

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Research finds opioids may help chronic pain, a little

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Research finds opioids may help chronic pain, a little

Use of opioids for patients with chronic, non-cancer pain may help, but not a lot. In a study published Tuesday, Dec. 18/2018, by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), McMaster University researchers reviewed 96 clinical trials with more than 26,000 participants and found opioids provide only small improvements in pain, physical functioning and […]

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New Joint Chief of Mental Health and Addictions

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New Joint Chief of Mental Health and Addictions

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) and Niagara Health have named Dr. Maxine Lewis in the new position of Joint Chief of Mental Health and Addictions effective Jan. 1/2019. Dr. Lewis will lead one of the largest Mental Health and Addictions programs in Canada, serving a population of 1.2 million people from Niagara through Hamilton. “Dr. […]

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Ontario reducing wait times for mental health and addiction care

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Ontario reducing wait times for mental health and addiction care

Government of Ontario press release – Ontario’s Government for the People is investing in urgently-needed mental health and addiction services and engaging with health care leaders, front line staff and people with lived experiences to address the critical gaps in the province’s mental health care system. On Wednesday, Dec. 19/2018,, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and […]

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Your postal code may influence your health

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Your postal code may influence your health

Where you live in Canada may play a role in your risk of major diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Researchers at McMaster University have identified trends linking health and lifestyle factors like access to public transit, the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the prices of popular foods, the availability […]

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