A skill, a sport and self defense

A skill, a sport and self defense

🕔10:34, 2.Dec 2016

By Kurlis Mati   A local taekwondo group and its instructors teach the importance of the art and self-defense. Masters Taekwondo Academy is a self-defense school that teaches a style of martial arts that originates from Korea. They teach physical

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No-Shave November

No-Shave November

🕔12:57, 25.Nov 2016

  By Noah Gecelovsky   This November, men are joining the fight against cancer and men’s mental health by growing out their facial hair and giving donations to the Movember Foundation and local cancer centres. Movember started in Melbourne, Australia

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Exercise can be inspiring

Exercise can be inspiring

🕔12:48, 25.Nov 2016

By Ryan Jones   Known as a practice that strengthens the mind, body and soul, yoga is becoming a form of exercise used by more than one million Canadians. The 2005 Statistics Canada report on physical activity also reveals more

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Teens targeted for drive safely message

Teens targeted for drive safely message

🕔09:30, 11.Nov 2016

By Alyssa Horrobin Windsor police are getting the word out about the dangers of distracted driving through students and social media. Canada recently recognized National Teen Driver Safety Week, with the WPS and many local high schools participating. In Ontario,

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Do not wait for the ‘muse to inspire you’

Do not wait for the ‘muse to inspire you’

🕔09:05, 11.Nov 2016

By Ryan Jones Journalists and authors alike are affected by writer’s block which is defined by Oxford Dictionary as a condition which hinders a person’s ability to write. According to Mental Health Daily, a mental health blog, there are many

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Check the box

Check the box

🕔14:08, 14.Oct 2016

Although the majority of Canadians support the idea of organ and tissue donation, few are filling out the required documentation and making plans to donate. According to the Canadian Transplant Society, 90 per cent of Canadians support donation but less

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Flu shot or flu not

Flu shot or flu not

🕔12:57, 14.Oct 2016

By Lyndi-Colleen Morgan As the weather changes and the flu virus spreads some people will get the flu shot, while others look for alternative options. “The need to live a healthier lifestyle is continuing to become more common among individuals, and

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Prosthetic innovation

Prosthetic innovation

🕔13:37, 30.Sep 2016 By Lyndi-Colleen Morgan   Caydence Lee is photographed wearing her myoelectric arm. This arm is one of her three current ones which also includes her recreational and swimming arms. (Photos courtesy of Candyce Lee) Five-year-old Caydence Lee plays sports and Read Full Article
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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