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Risk factors for substance use disorders

Irene Njoroge, advanced practice nurse in the Substance Use Service at Women’s College Hospital, discusses some of the main predisposing factors for substance use disorders.

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Sun safety and skin cancer

Test your knowledge and learn more about skin cancer, sun safety and how best to protect yourself from harmful UV radiation.

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Substance use: Symptoms and risk factors

Substance use disorder is a complex chronic condition that requires a range of strategies to combat, much like any other chronic condition. Take our quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about substance use disorders including symptoms and major risk factors.

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How can I help someone who is struggling with substance use?

How rapid-access addiction medicine clinics work and how you can support someone with a substance use issue.

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Prescription for exercise: What’s the right dose for a healthy heart?

Exercise has clear cardiovascular health benefits. Debbie Childerhose, registered physiotherapist and program co-ordinator with Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital talks about the FITT principle and how much exercise is needed for heart disease prevention.

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Healthy snacks before or after exercise

  Being properly fuelled before or after you exercise is important, especially if you have diabetes. These snacks are healthy, delicious and easy to make. From sweet to savoury, there’s something for everyone. Aim for balanced snacks that include 1-2 carbohydrate choices (15-30 grams of carbohydrate) either one hour before […]

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Mental health and anxiety quiz

How do you know if what you’re experiencing is more than everyday worry? Take our quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about the differences between being worried and having anxiety.

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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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