Jul 152013
How to Find Health Information for Refugees in Vancouver

A Vancouver-based website provides health information for refugees from other countries, to make it easier to get medical care in British Columbia. “Refugees already have so many barriers. There’s the barrier of language, cultural barriers, living below the poverty level,” says Dr Martina Scholtens, who created RefugeeHealth.ca. “Refugees generally come from a huge background of

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Nov 262012
How to Handle Bad News From Your Doctor

For better or worse, your life won’t be the same after a doctor’s diagnosis. These tips for coping with bad news from your doctor are from writer, speaker, and college professor Donnell King. “My wife and I were blessed with a special needs daughter who required a lot of care – she was hospitalized 22

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Jul 212011
Should You Tell Your Boyfriend About Your Eating Disorder?

Getting help with an eating disorder often involves telling people. But who? Here’s what happened when one of my readers told her boyfriend about her eating disorder… “I told my boyfriend I have an eating disorder,” says C. on Teenage Eating Disorders – Bulimia, Anorexia, Body Dysmorphia. “And it got worse after telling him! I

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May 122011

Some breast cancer survivors say they’re glad they got (and beat) breast cancer. Here are a few secret benefits of breast cancer from survivors, oncologists, and radiologists… “Because of my mother’s struggle with breast cancer when I was 16, I always felt like I had two B-sized time bombs sitting on my chest, just waiting to

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Mar 172011
Why Should I Exercise? How Exercising Affects Every Part of You

I got tired of asking “Why should I exercise?”, so I researched how exercising affects how I look and feel. If you’re wondering why you should exercise, you gotta read how exercising helps your brain, body, soul, and relationships… Before the tips, a quip: “The only way to keep your health is to eat what

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