Preventing and treating illness

How can chronic stress affect your heart?

A recent study has found a link between chronic stress and heart problems. This highlights the importance of effectively managing stress to maintain good heart health.

How can chronic stress affect your heart?

A recent study has found a link between chronic stress and heart problems. This highlights the importance of effectively managing stress to maintain good heart health.

  • October 27, 2014

    Tools to help you manage diabetes

    There’s a lot to keep track of when you have diabetes, from blood sugar levels to medications. These tools can help you manage your disease.

  • October 24, 2014

    What is type 2 diabetes? (Video)

    Unusual thirst? Unexplained fatigue? Blurred vision? You could have type 2 diabetes — and not even know it.

  • October 20, 2014

    Type 1 diabetes research gives hope for a cure

    There’s no cure — yet — but new drugs, better monitoring devices and even an artificial pancreas are good news for people living with type 1 diabetes.

  • October 15, 2014

    Diabetes: Are you at risk?

    Are you at risk of having pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes? Now you can find out by completing “The Canadian diabetes risk questionnaire.”

  • October 01, 2014

    My child was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

    It’s a shock to hear your child has type 1 diabetes. But there’s a lot of support available for parents and young patients.

  • September 11, 2014

    “Excuse me, your alopecia is showing.”

    As autoimmune disorders go, I could be living with something much worse than alopecia. But finding out I was losing my hair was devastating.

  • July 08, 2014

    Celebrating five years cancer-free

    I consider myself lucky. I have a wonderful daughter. I secured gainful employment when I was down-sized in my 50s. And I survived leukemia.