Like many Canadians, you may be wondering whether to be vaccinated against influenza. You know that elderly people and those with compromised immune systems can suffer life-threatening complications from the flu’but you’re healthy, so shouldn’t you be able to weather

When Burnaby, B.C., mom-to-be Kalpna Solanki was pregnant with daughter Juliette in 2002, she knew she’d be feeding her organic food. After all, she and her husband, Martin, had been eating organic since the early 1990s. ‘It’s not a fad

Runners usually develop shin splints when they’ve been running on hard surfaces or when they’ve been faithful to worn-out running shoes for too long. Stretching is essential, and so is moderation, if you want to prevent recurrent pain from shin

Evangeline Holtz was only 19 when her doctor told her she had the bones of a 70-year-old. ‘When I first found out, I was really stressed,’ she says. Holtz had attended ballet school since she was 10, and had dieted

When we think about issues of health and prevention, often we don’t think of our teeth. But maintaining oral health is essential to averting trouble down the road: the prospect of icky-looking gums, losing teeth in midlife, chronic bad breath or

What you eat affects your blood pressure The last thing you’re probably thinking about as you dig into a delicious meal is how it will impact your blood vessels—but it’s an important consideration. More than 90 percent of us will

Picture this: You’ve been asked to give a presentation at work. Even though you know your stuff, you’re worried because you hate public speaking. As the day of the presentation approaches, you have more and more trouble sleeping. Every morning