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Managing Stress

Stress is a natural part of life, a reaction to the everyday demands on our physical and mental energy. Under stress, the parasympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action –fight or flight, to handle the situation. Stress can be positive, such as planning a vacation, or negative, such as dealing with …

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Weekend Warrior

E. is a weekend warrior, although his injury occurred on a Wednesday. Like many “athletes,” E. primarily plays his sports on the weekend or fits them into his schedule on an ad hoc basis. These sports are usually: hockey, baseball, cycling. Most are team sports, but ones that require intense exercise or bursts of …

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RICE for Tears

Last night while playing baseball, I ran full-out to beat the throw to first. I made it, but I PAID for it! When I heard a POP, I suffered a partial tear of my hamstring. I hobbled the remainder of the game, and went to the ER (at Toronto East General Hospital) to get the diagnosis. Partial tear of …

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I See You

To paraphrase the Wicked Witch of The West (in The Wizard of Oz), “All the better to see you with, my pretty …” We now have a LED magnifying glass which will allow us to see your skin in intimate detail. Flip on the light switch and ALL your imperfections show up. Actually, it’s not that bad. The magnifier will …

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Text Neck

There was a recent (March 25, 2017) article in The Toronto Star by Emma Teitel on the hazards of cell phones. To quote, “…we saw lots of wonderful things, but chief among them was the sky -something you don’t see very often when your face is buried in a smartphone.” The author went on to …

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