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Beat the winter blues – with sleep

We’ve all been there – it’s 7 a.m. and even though you know you should be getting ready for work, it’s dark outside and you really just feel like staying in bed. While it may sound appealing to watch Netflix all day, that action will actually make you more tired and put you in the […]


How to stay healthy this flu season

Flu season is here – what you need to know about your healthcare options when you are sick and tips to stay healthy


How to keep your New Year’s health goals

For many people, a new calendar year signals a fresh start and an opportunity to make improvements and changes to their lifestyles. But we also know that it can be very difficult to stick with goals and that by February, many people are right back where they started. To help you with your goal setting, […]


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to connect with our community and acknowledge our appreciation for everything you do. We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support and for being an important part of our vision to advance the health of our community by being Canada’s best community teaching health […]


Root-to-stem beets with quinoa and chickpeas

Ingredients Serves 4-6 Quinoa Chickpeas 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp ground cumin seeds ½ tsp ground tumeric 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed and drained 1 ½ cups water ½ tsp salt 1 1/4 cups shredded raw beets (about 1 medium-sized beet, rinsed and peeled) 1 to 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice A pinch […]


Food trends to embrace in 2017

By Fiona Bellefeuille, dietitian As a dietitian I am always a little apprehensive about what the latest food trends will bring.  Some foods– like kale and ancient grains – are easy to endorse, while others like bugs for breakfast and “bacon wrapped everything” are more challenging.  Looking ahead to 2017, let’s explore some of the predictions […]


Book your mammogram today!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Ontario women, with 1 in 8 women expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime. The majority of those cases will affect women between the ages of 50-74. A mammogram can help detect cancer in its early stages. Yet, only 51% of women in our Toronto-West neighbourhoods had […]


Immune-boosting soup

Load up on flu-fighting nutrients this winter by making this immune-boosting soup from our dietitian Fiona Bellefeuille. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, chopped finely 1 small bunch coriander 1 tsp cumin 4 cups low sodium stock (chicken or vegetable) 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 […]


Food to fight the flu

We all know that getting the flu shot is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones during flu season. But did you know that eating healthy foods will also lower your risk of getting sick? Stocking up on nutrients helps keep your immune system working well, which can help prevent […]

Patient Warren Ramsundar has his lungs
assessed in our Pulmonary Function Lab.

Raising awareness: World COPD Day

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an illness that affects more than a million Canadians and accounts for the highest rate of admissions among major chronic illnesses. The good news is that it’s both treatable and preventable (by avoiding smoking). Here’s what you need to know: What is it? COPD is a lung disease that […]

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