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Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

  The Widowmaker is a documentary film about the tensions between preventionist and interventionist medicine for heart disease. Almost every minute of every day someone dies from a heart attack. Many of these people are relatively healthy, have no history of heart disease, and can even have received a clean bill of health. The Widowmaker looks into how heart scans could be the key to saving lives, and how this technology has been maligned. Narrated by Gillian Anderson, the film examines how greed, egos, and wrong decisions have lead to millions of Americans...
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Lifestyle Changes After Heart Disease

Lifestyle Changes After Heart Disease

Heart disease affects people in all walks of life, with men at higher risk at age 45 and up, and women 55 and up. There can often be very few signs that someone has heart disease and people can seem outwardly healthy until they have a major heart attack. Recent advancements in medical science have made it possible to get procedures and take medications to help prevent further attacks; however, for those with heart disease it’s not just medications that ensure a long and healthy life. Take Bronwyn, for example. She was just 57 years old she suffered a major heart attack....
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Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic condition that has no cure. For many suffering from CF there are many physical and emotional challenges presented by the condition that can leave many feeling isolated, depressed, or restricted for by their illness. People with CF are living longer and more fulfilling lives than ever before and Share Lawyers has compiled a list of lifestyle supports for those with CF. Physical Health Diet and Exercise A fundamental part of slowing the progression of a chronic condition like Cystic Fibrosis is a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is a key to...
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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a very serious and sometimes fatal illness. According to a 2002 survey, 1.5% of Canadian women aged 15–24 years have had an eating disorder. The chance of recovery is increased the earlier an eating disorder is detected so it’s essential to get the help you need, or help your loved one get the help they need to back on the track to wellness. Sometimes eating disorders are perceived as lifestyle choices rather than serious mental illness, it’s important to dispel yourself of this belief as it can lead to...
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Cystic Fibrosis Resources

Cystic Fibrosis Resources

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that can be fatal affecting the digestive system and the lungs. At present there is no cure. There is an estimated one in every 3,600 children born in Canada with CF and more than 4,100 Canadian children, adolescents, and adults with cystic fibrosis attend CF clinics. CF occurs when a child inherits two defective copies of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis- one from each parent. Approximately 1 in 25 Canadians carry a one of these defective gene copies and do not have CF or any of the related symptoms. What Are Its...
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When Healthy Eating Turns Into Obsession: Orthorexia

When Healthy Eating Turns Into Obsession: Orthorexia

A healthy diet and adequate nutrition are central tenets of living a healthy lifestyle. As many of us know, there are a dizzying array of diets, cleanses, supplements, and often conflicting notions of what “good” and “bad” foods are. It’s important to make sure that you get a balanced diet that’s right for your body and lifestyle, but given the cultural emphasis of eating “right” some people are susceptible to becoming preoccupied with the foods they eat, and can develop an eating disorder named orthorexia. A term coined in 1998, Orthorexia nervosa is defined as an...