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The Game Changers: MaRS EXCITE

All too often, innovators develop breakthrough technologies and then hit a major roadblock when they go to market because their brilliant new medical tools don’t fit well into the healthcare system. Ontario’s MaRS EXCITE (Excellence in Clinical Innovation and Technology Evaluation) program hopes to change that by providing comprehensive pre-market assessments to enable new technologies to […]

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The Health Benefits of a Mini Vacation

June whizzed past in a blur and July was showing no signs of slowing down. When the heat wave finally ended two weekends ago, it was the perfect opportunity to break free and take a two-day mini vacation on the Bruce Peninsula, one of my favourite places. There are two National Parks at the tip […]

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AWAKE Chocolate bars

AWAKE Chocolate: Any Child Can Buy One?

It isn’t just about colas, coffee, or energy drinks anymore. Now there are more products appearing with added caffeine, the world’s most consumed pharmacologically active stimulant. Last week I found this display of AWAKE Chocolate bars at my friendly neighbourhood Shoppers Drug Mart. AWAKE Chocolate contains 101 mg of caffeine, promoted as having the same […]

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Zeo Sleep Manager

Zeo Sleep Manager: The Science of a Sleep Lab at Home

Are you tired of waking up tired? Almost half of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights and more than half say they have a sleep problem every night, including snoring, waking up in the middle of the night, waking too early, […]

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The Health Benefits of Sleep

The Health Benefits of Napping

What do Steve Nash and George W. Bush have in common? They both reap the benefits of an afternoon snooze. It’s no surprise that as we try to squeeze more into each day, we are chronically sleep deprived. About two-thirds of Americans report that they are not getting enough sleep during the week. Sleep needs are […]

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The Health Benefits of Sleep

The Health Benefits of Sleep

There are many health benefits of sleep, but improving the quantity and quality of sleep can be quite a challenge in a world that values continuous, 24 x 7 x 365 productivity. Sleep is important for learning, memory consolidation, alertness, productivity and mood, whereas sleep deprivation is linked to many chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular […]

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