Stressed out

Stressed out

🕔12:12, 8.Apr 2016

By Lyndi-Colleen Morgan Recent studies show students in post-secondary school have been experiencing increased stress and anxiety over the last several years. The National College Health Assessment found 58.5 per cent of the 16,000 Ontario students surveyed experienced higher than

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School’s out

School’s out

🕔12:06, 8.Apr 2016

By Nate Hinckley Windsor Pride is continuing its support for youth with more programs geared toward improving physical  and mental health. One of its existing programs, School’s Out, begins as the school year winds down. The program will provide youth

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Taxing sugar to help control obesity

🕔12:00, 1.Apr 2016

By Samantha Wigfield A study was recently released by health advocates on how to combat the obesity epidemic in Canada, involving a potential hike in sugar products. Following in the footsteps of Mexico, the Canadian Senate Social Affairs, Science and

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The Community University Partnership held annual health fair

🕔11:25, 1.Apr 2016

By Abass Wali Organizers of an annual health fair hope to help those less fortunate in the community. The University of Windsor hosted the health fair at the Windsor Water World gymnasium on March 16. The Community University Partnership is

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The ACW expands their harm reduction initiative

The ACW expands their harm reduction initiative

🕔13:10, 11.Mar 2016

By Dawn Gray A harm prevention program offered by the AIDS Committee of Windsor has recently been expanded into the west end with plans to further expand into Leamington. Since its inception in 1993, the ACW has exchanged over 3.5

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Cancer and accessibility to medical marijuana

Cancer and accessibility to medical marijuana

🕔12:24, 11.Mar 2016

By Christian Dutchyn Although medical marijuana is legal, some people suffering from chronic pain and debilitating illnesses are having difficulty affording the medicine. The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since the early 2000s and its use

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Gravy, cheese curds and fries, oh my

Gravy, cheese curds and fries, oh my

🕔12:07, 11.Mar 2016

By Ashley Ann Mentley/Converged Citizen Staff Poutine is proving to be more popular than ever in Windsor. Place Concorde recently held the third Festival de la Poutine, which sold out in less than a month and attracted 450 guests. The

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Music and memory

Music and memory

🕔12:02, 11.Mar 2016

By Lyndi-Colleen Morgan Retirement homes and long-term care facilities in Windsor are using music therapy to help residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Several of these facilities are certified by the Music and Memory program, which helps patients remember and find

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Tina Thomas takes over Tecumseh

🕔11:19, 11.Mar 2016

By Danielle Gagnier Local entrepreneurs are gaining momentum in the business world. Tina Thomas is the owner of her own weight loss company, Lose Weight With Tina. She started the company on her own in September 2014 and holds weekly

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Pot and pets

Pot and pets

🕔14:39, 4.Mar 2016

By Christian Dutchyn     People have used marijuana as a medication for centuries and now some people are giving it to their pets to treat the ailments that afflict them. While giving marijuana to animals is illegal, a new

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Epilepsy drug shortage

Epilepsy drug shortage

🕔12:40, 4.Mar 2016

By Lyndi-Colleen Morgan According to Epilepsy Ontario, 42 people are diagnosed with epilepsy daily. Epilepsy is treatable  with prescription drug use but due to the shortage of epileptic drugs, people are not receiving treatment. Since 2010, approximately 15-23 drugs used

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Taking it one beat at a time

Taking it one beat at a time

🕔12:01, 19.Feb 2016

By Lyndi-Colleen Morgan According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 70,000 Canadians will have heart attacks this year with the majority being preventable. HSFC reports that one heart attack will occur every seven minutes. Out of these heart attacks,

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Child abuse hurts long-term

Child abuse hurts long-term

🕔11:40, 19.Feb 2016

By Dylan Fremlin When most people think of post-traumatic stress disorder they think of men returning from war, but that is not the only cause of PTSD. Patrick O’Sullivan is a 31-year-old ex-NHL hockey player who suffers from PTSD. O’Sullivan’s

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More Plant Based Options in Windsor

More Plant Based Options in Windsor

🕔11:31, 19.Feb 2016

Canada has seen a substantial increase in people going vegetarian or eating less meat according to a poll by the Vancouver Humane Society. The Vancouver Humane Society conducted a poll saying that about 12 million Canadians are now vegetarian or

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Fighting for love

Fighting for love

🕔11:27, 12.Feb 2016

Meaghan Marton and Ricardo Rodriguez show off their fighting stance at Border City Boxing Club on February 8, 2016 Photo By Michelle Laramie   By Michelle Laramie A Windsor couple is putting on boxing gloves to help make their Valentine’s

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OneMatch gives a second chance

OneMatch gives a second chance

🕔12:36, 5.Feb 2016

By Lyndi-Colleen Morgan Young males are the most needed stem cell donors but currently make up less than one-quarter of the total registry, according to OneMatch, the national stem cell and marrow network. In 2015 data from OneMatch found male

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New gym for downtown YMCA

New gym for downtown YMCA

🕔11:47, 5.Feb 2016

By Nate Hinckley Members of the YMCA on Pelissier Street will soon have to travel to a new location to use its gym facilities. While the daycare portion of the centre is running smoothly, its gym has been struggling financially.   Last

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Vaping in the Wild West

Vaping in the Wild West

🕔12:04, 27.Nov 2015

By Todd Shearon A Windsor man is providing a viable option to help people quit smoking, through vaping. Mike Hart, owner of Vape Me Vapables, has been running his home-based business for three years and it has a growing success

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Spitfires Alumni faceoff former All-Stars

Spitfires Alumni faceoff former All-Stars

🕔12:52, 20.Nov 2015

  By Samantha Wigfield He shoots, he scores! The Windsor Spitfire Alumni faced off against former NHL All-Stars in a short, two period game in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association, and raised over $3,000 from the event. The third

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Post-Halloween Sugar Rush

Post-Halloween Sugar Rush

🕔12:05, 6.Nov 2015

Children bouncing off the walls for weeks after Halloween is every frazzled parents nightmare. But when a child really wants that one last piece of candy before brushing their teeth at night, it might be hard to say no. However,

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