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This is great, Raya!
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Prescription drugs with serious and/or potentially life-threatening effects were ordered by the FDA to begin dressing drug labels with black borders to draw patients attention to significant risk warnings in 1979. This is where the term "Black Boxed Drugs" (BBD) arose; an informal name given to drugs with labels indicating... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
Here is another one to add to your list of 21st century problems: the proliferation of health and wellness related websites on the Internet. Search engines may give you the most hits in the least amount of time, but try finding something that's authoritative and reliable on Google or YouTube.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
Thanks a lot, Reagan! I have to give credit where it is due; posting about organ and tissue donorship was all your idea. Thanks for giving me the lead on this.
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Thank you, Sharuka!
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Tis the season for donating your organs and tissue. According to, "in Ontario, there are over 1,500 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. This is their only treatment option, and every three days someone will die because they did not get their transplant in time." Suffice to say... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
Take a deep breath. Did you feel your shoulders move up? Did your belly expand and then quickly contract? Do you experience chronic stress, pain, restlessness, depression or feel sudden losses of energy during the day? If your answers were yes, no and yes, then according to Dr. Belisa Vranich,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
In an era of time saving, high impact, revolutionary workouts to help you keep fit in the shortest amount of time, look no further than the old fashioned push-up. Push ups have been part of workout routines for as long as the idea of building muscle has existed but maintaining... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Health and Wellness Blog
Myofascial therapy, better known as 'cupping', is an ancient Egyptian and Chinese alternative healing method that helps restore healthy blood flow and assists in quickly removing inflammation from the body. This is achieved by placing a cup over specific trigger points or sites of pain and imbalance, adding suction to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Health and Wellness Blog
This month we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Toronto Public Library’s largest branch, Toronto Reference Library (TRL). Over the past 40 years, TRL has undergone some drastic changes; from its relocation to Yonge and Bloor in 1977, to a megacity amalgamation 20 years later, to a major revitalization project... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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