The founder of Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society shares his inspirational story of climbing the world's tallest mountain to raise awareness for Crohn's disease and ostomy.
There is no cure for Crohn’s disease. This, combined with general poor public understanding of the disease, can make receiving a Crohn’s diagnosis overwhelming.
Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which the shoulder and neck muscles contract involuntarily, pulling the head into unnatural positions.
Karl was 82 years old when a catastrophic stroke left him paralyzed on his right side, unable to speak, and with substantial brain damage.
Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the skin loses melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin, the pigment responsible for skin, hair, and eye colour.
Despite starring in one of the most popular TV series of the 90s, Cynthia Nixon suffered at times from low confidence due to rosacea flare-ups. In her 30s, the Sex and the City star noticed a chronic redness on her face, which resembled acne. The flare ups were often triggered by spicy foods, red wine, and hot baths.
Ninty percent of teens and 30 percent of adults at one point experience acne. While for some people, this may mean an occasional or mild breakout, for others severe acne affects their self-esteem and daily lives.
Kathy Smart is a registered chef, holistic nutritionist, founder of Live the Smart Way, best-selling author, and North America’s gluten-free expert.
The sweet taste of honey combines so perfect with the taste of creamy peanut sauce and just a hint of curry to blend the perfect curry dish for two.
A refreshing side dish that compliments either fish, chicken, lamb or beef with both its colour and minty flavor that serves eight.
Protein first thing in the morning helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and increases metabolism. These pancakes are a great way to start the day or make a perfect pre or post workout snack.
There's no beans about it — this mouth-watering brownie recipe takes the cake! Makes 12 generous pieces — sharing is optional.
Ming Tsai, TV host of Simply Ming, and owner of the Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, MA, is also a passionate food allergy advocate. Tsai shares his best practices for allergy-friendly dining, and tips for parents raising kids with allergies.
There is no known cure for food allergies; avoiding allergens is the only way people at risk can prevent a reaction and stay safe.
Canadian race car star Alex Tagliani lives with food allergies every day and never lets them hold him back. Mediaplanet gets up close and personal with him to see how he manages his allergies and helps to raise awareness.
Asthma and anaphylaxis is a growing public health issue. Parents and educators need to be alert to the risks, especially in the classroom environment to keep kids safe.
We are in the midst of an asthma eruption. Roughly 20 percent of Canadian children and 10 percent of adults suffer from asthma — more than triple the rate seen just 50 years ago.
Leukemia is disease that kills nearly 3,000 Canadians every year. It’s important that as a nation, we take the time to further our understanding and increase our awareness of the disease.
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Once a pioneer, Canada’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation system is in need of an upgrade. Now, professionals across disciplines are coming together to make our system a world leader again, and it’s time for the public to get involved.
Jessica Grossman was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Crohn’s Disease while still in grade school. Requiring ostomy surgery to save her life, she quickly realized that having an ostomy was something to be proud of and worth uncovering to the world.
Nutritional expert Kathy Smart sat down with Mediaplanet to talk digestive wellness, celiac disease, gluten-free living, and vegetables.
Each day one in 10 people are being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. By 2031, the number of people living with Parkinson’s disease will double.
Hilarity for Charity’s co-founders, Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller, inspire change by raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease among the millennial generation.
Jason Silva, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games, shares his knowledge of the human mind and encourages Canadians to challenge theirs.
Jaime Weatherbee, Manager of Donors and Administration of Epilepsy Canada, still remembers the email. It was one of dozens in her inbox that September morning but it was nothing like the others.
Over 100,000 Ontarians are currently living with epilepsy. Daily seizures keep many from living the life they want to live, and too few are aware of the potential relief surgery can provide.
When Lara was first crowned Canadian boxing champion in 2002, she had no way of knowing that her life’s toughest battle would take place out of the ring and that her opponent would be multiple sclerosis.
In 2004, Christiane received news that would change her life forever. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an incurable, often disabling, disease that affects an estimated 100,000 Canadians.
What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? It’s a question the Alzheimer Society is frequently asked.
With the number of Canadians suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia expected to double by 2025, investing in research for a cure is crucial.
When a student is struggling with learning, it can often be an unsettling situation for parents and the child.
The brain is the least understood organ of the body and yet the most important.
Is your slumber knowledge accurate? Dr. Oz gives us insight into lesser known sleep facts.
Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Research Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute provides his insight on cardiac rehabilitation.
Robb Dunfield was left a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic at the age of 19, the victim of a fall from a third-floor balcony.
Antônia Sâmia Menezes Sales is a 12-year-old girl who lives in an isolated village in northern Brazil.
Dr. Paul Oh, Director of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Toronto Rehab provides insight on cardiac rehabilitation.
Twenty seconds is a fraction of time — a few ticks of the clock’s hand — and yet it was precisely those seconds that irrevocably changed the lives of Marc R. Côté and Esther Laforte.
Sleep plays a vital role in our overall health. It has been proven that a majority of Canadians are sleep-deprived.
Question: After years of struggling with addiction, how did one man finally find sobriety?
Answer: He enrolled in a theraputic community, in an effort to help himself — and others.
Neglecting your health can negatively affect your wellbeing. In a society where numerous therapies and rehabilitation programs are available, it is important to take advantage of your options.
Try this superfood-rich salad from chef, restaurateur, and MasterChef Canada judge Claudio Aprile.
Mediaplanet sat down with Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada and Honorary Chair of Heart Month for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to share her story with atrial fibrillation.
Look at the time. Note when seven minutes has passed. In that span, someone in Canada has died from heart disease or stroke.
MasterChef Canada judge and restaurateur, Claudio Aprile, shares his passion for healthy home cooking.
She’s widely known as a highly successful businesswoman and weight loss guru, but for Jillian Michaels, her most treasured accomplishment is her new family.
Most people don’t recognize how common sleep apnea is but it is a disorder that can have devastating effects. Dr. R. John Kimoff, Dr. Manisha Witmans and Dr. John Fleetham make sure you recognize the symptoms and are up-to-date with the latest innovations in treatment and technology.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and ultimately fatal disease that’s characterized by a progressive decline in lung function.
With 1 in 5 Canadians suffering from a lung disease and the number of people living with respiratory illnesses drastically rising, it’s important — now more than ever — that Canadians take a united stand to make a difference for those living with, or affected by, lung diseases.
Mike Holmes talks on the importance of protecting your home and your family by testing for radon.
Kristin Chenoweth, award-winning actress and singer, has suffered from asthma for over a decade.
The actress and director speaks out about IPF, a rare and fatal lung disease whose devastating effects took her father far too soon.
Osteoporosis is a significant health concern affecting one in four women and one in six men worldwide.
A look at osteoarthritis and how joint-replacement surgery helped Eerie Otters’ General Manager, Sherry Bassin overcome this disease.
Many people experience joint pain as a result of strains from activity. But could it be more?
Gaining a clear and shared understanding of arthritis is crucial to making progress against it.
Canadian Olympic silver medalist Kelsey Serwa overcame hurdle after hurdle from the Vancouver Games to Sochi.
One out of eight Canadians experience a musculoskeletal health issue leading to long term pain and physical disability. Luckily, there are resources to help in cope each day.
In this exclusive interview, Canadian cyclist and three time Olympic medal winner Curt Harnett shares his passion for fitness and health, the importance of letting go of self-limiting beliefs, and how we can all have a dream of Olympic proportions.
Everyone knows what it’s like to have a bad sleep; you feel groggy and irritated the next day, and completing tasks that you normally do with ease can seem difficult.
Everything that enters our body has a direct influence on the quality of our health, and the oxygen that we inhale is no different.
We take about 20,000 breaths each day. For those coping with lung diseases or poor lung health, every breath can be a challenge.
There are no special events to end it, no widespread appearance of awareness ribbons, and no massive marathons devoted to its research. Yet Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death and quickly moving into third place.
Quality healthcare is based on three elements: communication, trust and caring. When one of these elements is missing, patient safety is threatened. For many, it’s easy to take these things for granted.
Dr. Brian Goldman, Canada’s most trusted medical broadcaster on CBC Radio’s “White Coat, Black Art,” veteran ER physician, TED Talk speaker, and author of “The Night Shift, Real Life in the Heart of the ER” joins us in calling attention to the health-care industry and poses new ways we should view patient safety.