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Do We Need Wristband Heart-Rate Monitors?

A cardiologist critiques the tech world’s new must-have device—heart-rate monitors on phones and wristbands—and says you’re probably better off just paying attention to your body.

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Men's Health

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Highly Preventable Colon Cancer Often Detected Too Late

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer for both Canadian men and women. It's also a highly treatable cancer if detected early -- it is up to 90 per cent preventable with timely and thorough screening. Unfortunately, nearly half of those diagnosed find out too late.

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How To Beat The Cold And Flu

Winter finally dragging you down? Some of the more interesting tips out there to help you stay healthy during cold and flu season

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Women's Health

Run Rachel Run: How a Pan Am Athlete Trains

Medcan dietitian and competitive runner will represent Canada in the marathon event at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Rachel discusses her journey to the Games, how she eats and trains.

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Meditation for Better Golf Focus

A Toronto-based company says its meditation tool can help golfers improve their focus and reduce emotional reactions leading to better scores and more enjoyment on the course.

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Follow Medcan Medical Team As It Returns to Kenya

In April, we will be returning to the clinics to continue training on eye health and visual acuity, musculoskeletal care programs, and provide resources that will allow these clinics to treat more complicated cases. We will also be starting a cardiovascular risk screening program to address the growing noncommunicable disease problem in Sub-Saharan African countries.

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General Health

Dr. Aw: How Exercise Helps Us All

Luckily, there’s a great way to address the health risks of metabolic syndrome. The prescription is easy, cheap and effective, and it happens to be the thing that got the Pan-Am Games athletes to where they are: Exercise. Attesting to this fact is an academic study recently published by a longtime friend of mine, Dr. Wayne Burton, medical director for American Express and an academic from the University of Illinois.

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Is Your Mother to Blame for Your Fat Cells?

A mother’s general health during pregnancy can impact the health of the child. We've seen this gestational diabetes, viral infections, and smoking (among other factors), which affect the development of an infant and can carry over to adulthood. But when it comes to an adult’s obesity and the genetic link, there is much more to consider, according to Medcan Genetic Counsellor Jessica Gu

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