Six million people in Canada live with some form of chronic pain, according to recent estimates by Statistics Canada. Long-term chronic pain can be complex, and the causes varied – including inflammation, injury, an underlying medical condition such as cancer.
Known as the opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy is one of the country’s most unusual and unique places to visit.
Anthropomorphic taxidermy is curious art of stuffing a dead creature and giving it human characteristics
Ankixa Risk places a frozen rat onto the old food tray in front of me, then does the same for the others in this taxidermy workshop. I look past its dead eyes and examine the white and grey fur, needle sharp teeth and tiny pink hands and feet. As a first time taxidermist, I am going to learn how to give this sad looking rat human qualities in Risk’s daylong anthropomorphic rat workshop.
Sometimes the best way to take in a city, region or even country is by driving through it. Other times, taking a road trip might be the cheapest way to get there. Whatever the reason, you buckle up, hunker down with your favourite snacks and take in everything the drive has to offer. Smelly bathrooms and all.
Easy Riders: Those With Mobility Issues Stay Connected With Communities Through Innovative Cycling Program
For those who have experienced a loss of mobility and independence, the Cycling Without Age (CWA) program can help beat the social isolation, loneliness and depression that can come with physical limitations.
Pregnancy can come with a lot of annoying symptoms, but the need to constantly pee is an extra frustrating one.
The idea of travelling as a family has moved on from the Griswold family-type vacations with grandma, mom, dad and the kids road tripping in the family station wagon. Today, you’re more likely to find grandparents sharing their love of Spanish architecture, or hiking a volcano with their grandchildren.
Currently, 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. According to the Alzheimer Society Canada, that number will increase by another 66 percent by 2031.
While the causes of dementia are not fully known, studies show the power of music can be benefit to those with the disease. Music helps with memory and attention, manage emotional and mental health issues by reducing depression and anxiety, and improve physical health by using music to support movement.
Limited access to specialist care is a major barrier to health care in Canada. But what started as a pilot project by two frustrated doctors from Ontario is now prompting healthcare providers to rethink the traditional (and time consuming) consultant referral model.
Pilates is about as far away as you can get from trendy exercise fads. It has been practiced since the late 1920’s. And believe it or not, there really is a Mr. Pilates. Joseph Pilates, a German gymnast, is credited with inventing and promoting this method of physical fitness.
As school boards continue to figure out what sex-ed curriculum they will be teaching come September and their responsibilities to ensure all students feel safe and included in school communities under the Ontario Human Rights Code, we asked experts their thoughts on the importance of teaching children an up-to-date sex-ed curriculum.
The government has announced that in the fall Ontario students will be taught the sex ed curriculum from 1998, which makes no mention of consent, same-sex marriage, transgender or queer youth. This is how you can make sure those important conversations still happen at home.