November 2015 Edition

10 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Cancer

Each day, over 500 Canadians hear the words ‘you have cancer.’ Don’t let it be you. The Canadian Cancer Society has compiled a list of 10 things you can do to lower your risk of being diagnosed with the disease. By taking actions on some of these suggestions, you can have a significant impact on your health and lower your chances of developing cancer by about 50%. Read more

Are You Fit to the Bone?

Dr. Lora Giangregorio is the recipient of the 2015 McGill University Bloomberg Manulife Prize. She receives the prize in recognition of her clinical research on ways to improve the management of osteoporosis through exercise. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous; it decreases bone strength and leads to an increased risk of fractures. Read more

How to Stay Trim During the Holidays?

’Tis the season to be jolly but it can also be a time of stress and straying from your healthy habits. Before you get swept up in the Christmas and holiday season spirit, the following techniques and exercise tips might help keep your eating in check, stress at bay and the scale on an even keel. Read more

Keeping Your Muscles Young

For several years now, Dr. Russell Hepple has been closely monitoring a group who, by all definitions, defy the descriptions of most people their age. Along with his co-investigator, Dr. Tanja Taivassalo, and other colleagues at McGill and in the U.S., Hepple is studying 15 octogenarians who are avid participants in masters athlete track and field competitions. Read more


Shoveling: Can Your Heart Take It?

Winter is around the corner and so is snow. Lifting, pushing and plowing snow can be more hazardous to your health than you think.  Before you pick up your shovel and dig in, heed the advice of McGill University Health Centre Emergency Room Physician Dr. Mitchell Shulman. Read more

Keep Calm and Thrive On

One of the key tenets of active health is prevention. Dr. Tom A. Hutchinson, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, says healing is relevant at all times, not only when illness is present. Listen to this interview in which he discusses everyday mindfulness/stress management and how it can radically impact wellbeing. Listen here

Peach Cranberry Crisp

Peach Cranberry Crisp

Light and refreshing, this is always a great way to end any meal. Any fruit works well with this recipe.



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