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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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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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