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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Plan a Trip. It’s Good for Your Health!

BY DR LYDIA THURTON I’m on vacation and I feel guilty about it. I know everyone needs time off. I encourage my patients to make...

On Antidepressants? Take These Supplements to Feel Even Better

BY DR LYDIA THURTON I have a secret to tell you. A whole bunch of Canadians are taking anti-depressants and almost no one talks about...

Travel Tips – A Happy Trip is a Healthy Trip

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  A trip to my father’s homeland of Trinidad and Tobago is always a beautiful thing. A culturally rich country with delicious...

Learn to Protect Your Rights as a Patient

DR LYDIA THURTON My best friend has been in the hospital for two weeks, with no end in sight. Originally, she was told that she...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About High Blood Pressure

BY DR LYDIA THURTON High blood pressure frustrates many of my patients. Changes in diet and exercise help but many are told they need medication....

Do These Five Things to Get Over Post-Long-Weekend Blues

BY DR. LYDIA THURTON  Four-day work weeks are great. Having Friday off is amazing. (Happy Canada Day Readers!) No one talks about the week after...

Happiness Now: Get Out of a Rut

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  From grocery store lineups to paying bills, it can be hard to find the joy in everyday life. When we exist...

Got Milk? Rice? Dairy? Soy? I’ll Help You Choose.

BY DR LYDIA THURTON Cow’s milk consumption is on a dramatic decline. Surveys of Canadian households revealed that many of us want vegan options, we...

A Tragic Case of Natural Medicine Gone Wrong

BY DR LYDIA THURTON A little boy died in Lethbridge, Alberta and his parents have been convicted of failing to provide the necessities of life....

An Ode to the Suburban Mother

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  I’d like to discuss a beautiful and hard working type of human being – the suburban mother. As the Toronto area...

Community News

QCAAT hosts annual Father’s Day brunch fundraiser

BY: LEANNE BENN Father’s Day is coming up and many of us would like to appreciate the father and father figures we have in our...

Caribbean women empower & inspire each other to live life their way

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Smart, beautiful, strong, and powerful are only some of the attributes used to describe the women filled the room on Saturday, May...

Congress of Black Women of Canada Mississauga and Area Chapter celebrated black excellence in...

BY: ASHELLY SMITH On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Congress of Black Women of Canada Mississauga and Area Chapter awarded nine scholarships in the amount of...

Tis The Season 2018

BY: KATHY McDONALD It’s mind-boggling when you think that we are in the genesis of another graduation season. The provincial elections have come and gone...

Breaking Records

BY: JELANI GRANT With a record number of black candidates running for this year’s Ontario election, the Jamaican Canadian Association invited each of these candidates...