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Fighting isolation, promoting health

Being an immigrant when you are 65 and over is a particular challenge, says Karen Anne Blakely, Director of the Senior Services at Jewish Family Services in Ottawa. Blakely and representatives of other newcomer support agencies in the city…

Health: The Pap Test – What, Where and Why

A Pap test or Pap smear is one of many procedures a doctor or nurse will perform when a woman has a regular health check-up. It can detect unhealthy changes in the cells of the cervix, which can sometimes lead to cervical cancer, the second…

Yoga: Laughing Your Way To Good Health!

Fourteen years ago a young doctor in Mumbai, India, sat down to write an article on the healing qualities of laughter. His topic was to investigate the benefits of laughter on the human body and mind. Over the course of his research, Dr.…

Health: Getting A Handle On Anxiety

I’m sure you have heard people saying, “I am having an anxiety attack.” Even though we use the word anxiety casually, for some people it can be a difficult problem. The term 'anxiety disorder' refers to a group of related conditions that…

Fitness Early Steps Towards Better Health

by Consuelo Solar Health is probably one of the last things in young minds. For newcomer kids, fitting into a new environment, making new friends and catching up with school work are certainly more important issues. Health is usually a…