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So, have you heard? Your chair may be killing you

Story by MOSAIC Lifecare clinic chiropractor David Harper Were you aware that the combined time you sit at work, school, home and commuting may be single most modifiable risk factor limiting and even preventing you from living a life that you can love and a life that you deserve? Known as the “new smoking,” chronic sitting impacts all organ systems. Your chair may be killing you. Multiple research sources now link chronic sedentary behaviour, most often identified as prolonged sitting, as a contributing root cause of all chronic diseases and early death. The big ones here are osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer,...

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The future of aging

A recent presentation, The Future of Aging, a collaboration between Pivot Design Group, Saint Elizabeth Health Services and Bridgepoint Health Services, provided an opportunity to hear from the people who are transforming the way we design, deliver and experience healthcare. According to the World Health Organization, globally, people are living longer than ever, thanks to modern medicine. For the first time in Canadian census history, there are more people aged 65 and older than there are 14 and younger. By 2036, one in four Canadians will be a senior citizen. And yet, the Canadian Medical Association reports a healthcare...

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Sunscreen safety tips

Health Canada wants people to protect themselves and their families from the sun. Exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays without sunscreen can cause much more than a sunburn. It can lead to sun damage (such as skin wrinkling and hardening, dark patches, precancerous skin changes) and can increase the risk of skin cancer. There are many sunscreen products available in Canada. It is important to choose a sunscreen with the level of sun protection factor (SPF) that is right for you. The SPF tells you the level of protection that the sunscreen provides against sunburn. It also tells...

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Osler celebrates another exceptional year

William Osler Health System (Osler) celebrated an exceptional year this summer at its annual general meeting at Brampton Civic Hospital. “This past year was filled with many remarkable achievements, a true testament to Osler’s dedicated staff, physicians and volunteers who continue to go beyond to provide access to high-quality health care to patients and families across this region,” said Vanita Varma, Osler’s board chair. “I continue to be inspired by their dedicated efforts and unwavering commitment to deliver on Osler’s vision of patient-inspired health care without boundaries, each and every day.” Varma announced Marion Fisher as the recipient of...

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Physicians receive Brampton Board of Trade award

Three William Osler Health System (Osler) physicians are among this year’s recipients of Brampton Board of Trade’s prestigious Top 40 Under 40 award. Dr. David Kelton, Dr. Prashant Phalpher and Dr. Naheed Dosani were recenlty recognized at a Board of Trade event celebrating young leaders making an impact in the community. “We are thrilled that the Brampton Board of Trade has recognized three young, innovative Osler physicians, who are leading the way in their respective areas and making a tremendous difference in the lives of patients in this community and beyond,” said Dr. Brendan Carr, Osler president and CEO....

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