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Calcium and vitamin D: how much do you need?
Calcium is the major building block of your skeleton, and Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium through your gut. They are both very important to bone health, but how much do people need? 

Exercise as medicine 
Equating exercise with medicine isn't just a reminder that physical activity is good for you. Research has shown that exercise is a powerful therapy that can help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, among other benefits.
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A Question of Health

This month's topic: The Health Gap: why focus on women's health when men get sick, too? One of the goals of Women’s College Hospital's Health Gap campaign was to start a conversation about important issues in women’s health. We’re very excited about the feedback we’ve received and the opportunity to talk about what we’re hearing. Several people asked why Women’s College focuses on women’s health when men get sick, too – often with the same conditions.

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Latest health news

Flu shots linked to lower rates of hospitalizations for stroke, heart failure in Type 2 diabetes patients
In a new study, Type 2 diabetes patients who got a flu shot had lower rates of hospital admission for certain cardiovascular events, as well as for pneumonia and flu, than those who were unvaccinated.

Alberta study results support effectiveness of three-dose HPV vaccination programs
New research supports the effectiveness of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program in Alberta. The results suggest that women who received all three recommended doses of the vaccine were significantly less likely to have abnormal Pap test results than those who were not vaccinated.

Opioid use for chronic pain increases mortality risk over other pain meds, study finds
Patients with chronic pain who are being treated with long-acting opioids have a much higher risk of death than those being treated with other medications, a new study shows. The study results also underscore that death risks associated with opioids go beyond accidental overdose.

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