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Don’t be shy about GI symptoms

There’s no need to feel awkward when discussing gastrointestinal symptoms with your doctor.

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When should I see my doctor about gastrointestinal symptoms?

Some gastrointestinal (GI) issues can get your attention pretty quickly. Others may be more subtle. It can be hard to know which things to report to your doctor.

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Colon cancer screening

Colon cancer has a very high survival rate when it is detected early. That’s why screening is so important: the goal is to find cancer while it is still in these early stages, when treatment is very successful.

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Is it healthier to eat a gluten-free diet?

With many products – and people – declaring themselves gluten-free, it’s understandable to have health questions about gluten. Women’s College Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. Talia Zenlea has the answers.

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What’s the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

While celiac disease and gluten sensitivity have many symptoms in common, there are important distinctions between the two conditions. Women’s College Hospital gastroenterologist Dr. Talia Zenlea explains the difference.

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Heart disease risk factors: the Big Five

The Big Five cardiovascular risk factors, explained by Jennifer Price, PhD, Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiology, with the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital.

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Can exercise help manage mental health conditions?

Psychiatrist Dr. Valerie Taylor discusses the benefits of exercise for managing mental health symptoms and preventing recurrence of mental illness.

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Exercise is a mental health tool for everyone

Women’s College Hospital’s chief of psychiatry, Dr. Valerie Taylor, discusses exercise as a tool for stress management, controlling anxiety and depression, and overall mental health.

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Physical activity for good bone health

Dr. Sandra Kim, medical director of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health at Women’s College Hospital, explains how weight-bearing exercise and muscle-strengthening activity help stimulate bone growth and slow the rate of bone loss as we age.

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What puts women at risk for osteoporosis?

Dr. Sandra Kim, medical director of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health at Women’s College Hospital, discusses risk factors for osteoporosis, a condition in which loss of bone density and deterioration in bone quality causes bones to become weaker and more fragile.

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