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Managing prediabetes
If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, now is the time to take action. By managing your health, it’s possible to delay or even prevent the progression to diabetes.

Exercise choices for better bone and joint health
In addition to increasing muscle strength, physical activity stimulates bone formation. It also improves posture and co-ordination, as well as balance. That helps prevent falls that can cause fractures and other injuries.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic:

What's the difference between being depressed and being sad or unhappy?

Depression is not the same thing as being sad or unhappy, although those feelings may be symptoms of depression. We all experience things in life that might make us sad or affect our mood, and those responses are not inappropriate. In contrast, depression is an illness. This month, Dr. Simone Vigod, a psychiatrist at Women’s College Hospital, explains that everyone experiences life’s ups and downs, but not everyone experiences depression.

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Combination of diabetes and low socioeconomic status linked to poor breast cancer screening rates

April 11, 2014 - New research shows that women with diabetes may be less likely to be screened for breast cancer, especially if they have low socioeconomic status...

Study finds one serving a day of beans, chickpeas, lentils or peas reduces “bad” cholesterol

April 7, 2014 - A new study showed that eating one serving per day of dietary pulses significantly reduced levels of LDL cholesterol. Reducing LDL cholesterol lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease...

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