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The Future of Regenerative Medicine in Ontario
In January 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that $20 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Fund will be given to the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM).

Monique Zizzo March 27, 2017
How Social Media Affects the Health of Students in Ontario
My roommate's friend recently admitted this to her as she explained how social media affects her body image and self-esteem. This problematic comment had me wondering: How many young women feel this way while scrolling through their Instagram feed but are reluctant to reveal their insecurity?

Monique Zizzo February 08, 2017
Considering a Nursing Career in Ontario: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
There are currently 140,167 members employed in nursing in Ontario. While this number may seem large, Canada currently has a shortage of nurses when the rapidly increasing demand due to aging Baby Boomers is taken into account.

Monique Zizzo January 17, 2017
Methods of Birth Control in Ontario
There are countless situations where an unplanned pregnancy would be a major problem rather than a pleasant surprise, but there are also countless effective and accessible methods of birth control available across Ontario. Read on to get more information about common forms of birth control, their level of effectiveness, and how you can attain them.

Monique Zizzo October 16, 2016
Infographic: The Doctor Shortage in Ontario
The team at VisitDoctor.ca has compiled a new infographic highlighting the current statistics of how severe the shortage of doctors really is in Ontario. While our community struggles to find an available family doctor, the government continues to put caps and limits on the number of residencies in Canada.

VisitDoctor.ca Team August 08, 2016
Why Do We Need to Wait 3 Months for OHIP ?
Ontario accepts approximately 40% of Canada’s immigrants albeit with a warning sign; “Welcome to Ontario and be sure to stay healthy for the next 3 months”. The fact that newcomers cannot avail OHIP coverage for the first three months from their date of arrival is a bitter pill to swallow.

Radha Subramaniam July 26, 2016
Lyme Disease in Ontario
April showers bring May flowers, but May isn’t only known for spring and Victoria day. May is Lyme awareness month! You may have heard of this disease but what is it really? Characterized by fatigue, fevers, headache, rashes, muscles and joint pain.

Jasmine Fong May 27, 2016
The Straight Facts: Colorectal Cancer in Ontario
Cancer of any kind is daunting, but Ontario’s rates of colorectal cancer in particular are among the highest in the world. The statistics are scary: In 2015, one in fourteen men and one in sixteen women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

Terese Mason Pierre May 26, 2016
Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario
If you’re anything like me, you’d think that a disease is that icky, functionless state you’re in, as a result of being exposed to some disease causing agent. For a naturopathic practitioner, disease is your body dealing with some kind of stress, trying to restore that balance.

Zahra Abdi May 18, 2016
Prevention of Hypertension in Ontario
World Hypertension Day is on May 17; it is dedicated to promoting awareness on hypertension. Although deemed the silent killer, the majority of us know of someone who has been affected or is suffering from heart disease. Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart disease and is commonly referred to as high blood pressure.

Nayab Ahmad May 17, 2016
Drug Abuse in Students of Ontario
Let’s face it. Being a teenager is not easy. Not only are they going through a lot of changes both physically and emotionally, with the increasing pressures on today’s youth students to establish ambitious goals and exceed social expectations, adhere to social norms and attempt to ‘fit in’, it only adds to the challenges that today’s youth face.

Shalana Switzer April 26, 2016
Increasing Rates of Asthma in Children of Ontario
There’s a few things we have and take for granted, like easy simple breathing; something you do without needing to be consciously aware. However when you have asthma, it becomes something difficult...

Zahra Abdi April 21, 2016
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