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Addiction Although common, recognizing addiction and dealing with withdrawal may not be easy. Understand how addiction is diagnosed, treated, and find out about available support. Allergy You're sneezing and sniffling, stuffed-up and fed-up with your allergy symptoms. Maybe it's your season for suffering, or perhaps you deal with allergies all year round. Discover the reasons you're sneezing and some easy ways that you can find relief. Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. AS can cause pain, stiffness, and stooped posture. These symptoms can lead to disability that can interfere with your life, including work and social activities, and may even cause permanent joint damage. Treatment can reduce pain and improve physical function and movement. Learn more about AS and what you can do to manage your progression and take control of your life. Arthritis (Rheumatoid) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be a painful and debilitating condition. It is caused by the body's own immune system attacking the tissues found in joints or other internal organs. This leads to inflammation, and joint damage can occur, even if the pain is not very severe. Many people who suffer from RA may not be aware that they can successfully manage their RA. Effective treatments are available to help them take better control of their RA and allow them to live life on their own terms. Asthma Asthma is a leading cause of hospitalization and missed days at school and work. It also kills more than 500 Canadians each year and accounts for about 1% of all hospital admissions. An estimated 2.7 million Canadians have asthma. Find out what you need to know to prevent your asthma from acting up. Atrial Fibrillation Have you heard of arrhythmia? What about heart flutter or irregular heartbeat? These are terms often used to describe a heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation. Find out more about this common yet largely unknown medical condition.
Baby Health Congratulations on your newborn! We're here to help you welcome your baby into the world with some helpful tips on a range of health topics including proper nutrition, hygiene, and immunization. Bedwetting Bedwetting can take a toll on the family and your child's self-esteem. Learn why your child wets the bed, how to talk to them, and what treatment to get for your child's condition. Bladder (Overactive) Are you planning your life around the nearest bathroom? Having an overactive bladder (OAB) can be inconvenient and embarrassing. But did you know that OAB is a medical condition that can be treated? If you think you may be one of the thousands of Canadians with OAB, learn more about your treatment options. Brain Health Learn what causes a stroke, Alzheimer's, and other conditions associated with the brain. This channel also includes interactive tools and instructional videos for symptom and treatment management. Breast Cancer Breast cancer is an issue that faces women of all ages. This channel provides in-depth information about the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer to help you make informed decisions about your health. Cancer Three in every eight Canadians will have cancer at some point in their lives. But, while few diseases are as feared as cancer, survival rates have improved dramatically over the past few decades. One of the keys is early detection. We give you clear, straightforward, current information, so you know what to look for. And we have healthy lifestyle tips to help you prevent it in the first place. Childhood Vaccinations Vaccination can help protect your child from many serious childhood diseases that can cause illness, disability, and even death. Is your child fully protected? Find out which vaccines your child needs and when. Cholesterol High cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in Canada. But effective cholesterol treatment saves lives. Whether you want to learn more about high cholesterol, have high cholesterol but do not take medication, or have high cholesterol and take medication, you've come to the right place! Cold and Flu What do you do when sore throat, sniffles, and sneezes strike? Or when your child's fever spikes? Take comfort: Cold and flu symptom relief is just a click away. COPD COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a chronic lung condition that causes shortness of breath, cough, and coughing up phlegm. COPD symptoms are caused by two major breathing conditions: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD affects over 700,000 Canadians. Learn the basics of COPD. Crohn's & Colitis Is Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis affecting you or someone you care about? Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two similar, but distinct, life-long bowel conditions. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can take a huge toll on your life. But the good news is that both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can be treated and managed. Learn more about these conditions, whether you're at risk, and the treatment options that are available. Depression Depression is a medical condition characterized by long-lasting feelings of intense sadness and hopelessness coupled with additional mental and physical changes Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic condition, but the right approach can go a long way toward preventing and treating long-term complications. Get the facts on blood glucose self-monitoring and healthy living, as well as basic information on insulins, oral diabetes medications and diabetes complications. For additional resources, check out the interactive health tools. Digestive Health Support a healthy digestive system and prevent or find relief for indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn. Ear Health Keeping your ears healthy can help protect your hearing. Learn more about health conditions that can affect your ears, and what you can do to maintain healthy hearing. It's all Hear on the ear health channel. Eye Health Eye injury and disease can be painful, but more importantly it can affect your vision. Learn more about cataracts, pinkeye, stye, blindness, glaucoma, and more. Also, learn how to protect your eyes. Family & Child Childhood is full of health problems, from runny noses and coughs to potentially fatal infections and congenital illnesses. You want to know as much as possible so your children grow up healthy and fit. We give you clear, direct, doctor-reviewed information on many common childhood ailments. But remember – when your child is sick, never hesitate to see a doctor. Fertility You’ve decided you want to start a family. Most of us believe that it will be very easy to get pregnant. This is true for some people, but it’s not as easy as it looks! Find out what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant. To get started, click the box that best describes you. Flu (Seasonal) The flu is a viral infection that can cause fever, muscle aches, fatigue, sore throat, and runny or stuffy nose. It can also cause serious complications such as pneumonia. Learn more about the flu, how to protect yourself and your family, and what to do if you get sick. Healthy Skin Discover how proper nutrition and skin maintenance will help you prevent skin cancer, sun damage, and other skin conditions. From aging to acne, you can have the best skin possible at any age. Heart Heart disease causes more deaths in Canada than any other condition. You can reduce your personal risk for heart disease by coming up with a plan to lead a healthier lifestyle - and putting your plan into action! Learn more about heart health, the risk factors for heart disease, causes of heart disease, and what you can do to prevent heart disease. High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is a major risk factor in heart disease and stroke, but many people may not even know they have it. In most cases, there are no symptoms, and so it is often left untreated. Discover if you are at risk for high blood pressure and what you may be able to do to lower it. HPV HPV is a common virus that causes almost all cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. You've probably seen ads and news stories recently about HPV, and maybe you're wondering, "Are they talking to me?" The short answer is "Yes!" If you, or someone you know, is having sex, or even just getting close to it, it's time you learned more about this virus, how it's spread and who's at risk. Hyperhidrosis Incontinence Loss of bladder control is embarrassing and can stop you from enjoying life to the fullest. Although it is a common condition, many people suffer in silence. Get the facts on urinary incontinence here. It can help put you back in control of your life. Infection Infections concern everyone. This channel provides helpful information on different infections and issues about transmission, symptoms, testing, vaccines, medications, and diet. Kidney Health Kidneys are very important organs that keep the body functioning well. Find the information you need about kidney function, kidney health, including diet, transplants, dialysis, and medications. Medications and your Health The Medications and Your Health Centre provides pharmacist-approved advice for safely and effectively taking your prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines, as well as general information about access to healthcare in Canada. Men's Health Men are much less likely than women to visit the doctor. But that doesn't mean men don't have health problems - in fact, the problems are often worse than they could be because they're not given attention. We bring into focus common health problems men experience, from the merely annoying to the potentially fatal... because better information is essential to better health. Menopause Menopause and the physical changes it brings can take a toll on your work, relationships, and sex life. The good news is that you can learn to manage your symptoms and take steps to improve your well-being. Mental Health Mental health has long been a subject nobody has wanted to talk about, except jokingly or nervously. But it affects all of us – not just the tens of thousands of Canadians diagnosed with schizophrenia, not even just the one-quarter of Canadians with high chronic stress. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Find out more about taking care of it. Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable, and potentially disabling disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Learn more about how to live to the best of your ability with MS. Nutrition and Fitness Diet and fitness are something of a national obsession. Fitness clubs abound, and store shelves are filled with “low-fat” and “healthy” foods, yet nearly half of Canadians are overweight, and almost two-thirds are not active enough. How do you know whether you’re really eating the right things or maintaining a healthy lifestyle? We help you to figure it all out with direct, reliable information. Obesity The number of overweight and obese people is increasing at an epidemic rate around the world. This is concerning because many medical problems such as heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes are associated with being overweight or obese. Find out more about obesity and what you can do to prevent and manage it. Oral Care The health of your mouth can affect your whole body. Here's where you can find out about dental diseases and treatments, as well as ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Pain Management Everyone experiences pain on occasion. That’s not always a bad thing – pain can let you know when something’s wrong. But the pain itself can be a real problem, especially if it’s prolonged or recurrent. Fortunately, there are many ways of handling it. Our Pain Relief channel presents clear, doctor-reviewed information on the wide variety of options for dealing with pain. Pregnancy Whether you have a baby on board or just baby on the brain, you probably have a lot of questions! Find answers, advice, and guidance for the amazing journey from pregnancy to childbirth and beyond. Psoriasis Psoriasis is a lifelong disease of the immune system that affects the skin. Learn more about psoriasis, symptoms to watch for, treatment and medication options, what to expect from treatment, how a dermatologist can help, and what you can do to manage psoriasis. Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a type of arthritis that affects people with psoriasis. Without proper treatment, this rheumatic disease can cause serious joint damage and disability. Learn how to live well with PsA and build your PsA treatment plan. Seasonal Health Sun safety, allergies, and insect bites. Some health issues are more common during certain seasons. Find out how the environment plays a role, and get tips on how to live comfortably in every season. Seniors' Health As we age, our health needs change. Explore healthy aging tips to help you make the right choices about food and nutrition, physical fitness, bone and joint health, and age-related disease and injury prevention. Sexual Health Humans are sexual beings, and sexual well-being is essential to our overall well-being. And yet sexual health tends to be a subject that everyone wants to know about but no one wants to talk about. Look to our articles for reliable information on subjects ranging from sexual dysfunction to illnesses of the reproductive organs and sexually transmitted diseases. Sleep Health Sleepless nights leaving you dragging your feet at work? Not sure if you have a sleeping disorder or if stress is playing a role in your inability to sleep? Find out how your sleep habits could be affecting you, and what you can do to get a good night's sleep. It's all right here in the Sleep Health Channel. Smoking Everyone knows smoking is bad for you, but quitting can be a big challenge. Learn about the health effects of smoking, the dangers of secondhand smoke, and how to quit effectively. Stroke Risk Reduction Every year, over 50,000 Canadians have a stroke. Will you be one of them? Find out if you are at risk of stroke, how a stroke could affect your life, and what you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke. Weight Management Achieving your weight loss goal takes time. Becoming mentally 'ready' is an important step in the process. Check out this channel for useful information on treatments, nutrition, exercise, and more. Women's Health Women's health encompasses issues of the body and the mind, from breast health and reproductive health to dealing with day-to-day stress. Get advice for prevention of women's health issues like breast cancer and breast pain, ovarian cysts, menstrual problems, fibroids, and getting the nutrition you need. Yeast Infection Do you think you have a yeast infection? Three out of four women will have at least one yeast infection in their lives. Find out why you get yeast infections, what you can do about them, and when you should see your doctor.