Author: Catherine

Every year at this time, millions of Canadians roll up their sleeves in the name of prevention. After all, who really wants the flu, or wants to spread it to someone particularly vulnerable – an infant, a pregnant woman, the elderly, or those with chronic...

If you think it's just kids and teens getting too much screen time these days, think again. How many hours a day do you spend in front of your computer, on your phone, or watching TV? Probably more than you think. In its first-ever report card,...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know that in Canada, about 74 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each day?   In fact, it is estimated that this year, 26,900 women and 230 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  These are...

It's always a good idea to eat a balanced diet - and achieving optimal health through food and nutrition isn't accomplished by following fads or restricting yourself to a mere handful of trendy foods. Good health is best supported by eating a variety of nutritious...

The average home contains 500-1,000 chemicals, most of which you can't see, smell or taste. Many common household and cosmetic or body products are linked to negative health, affecting our immune systems, as well as our endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It's time to detox your home! Try...

Pelvic health. It's not a subject most of us talk about regularly, is it? Thankfully, in part due to burgeoning interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy, discussion around pelvic health is becoming, as it should be, a little easier.  At DeerFields, it's certainly a subject one...

There's a good chance you've heard about Platelet Rich Plasma injections, also known as "PRP". Perhaps you know someone who's had one or more injections, or perhaps, like me, you've already tried and hopefully benefited from this form of treatment yourself. Platelet Rich Plasma injections appear...

There's all sorts of information "out there" about what we should and shouldn't be eating to bolster our aging brains and prevent related disease.  Happily, Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide (An Evidence - Based Approach to...

Feeling tired? Lacking energy? Wishing you could feel like your old self again? Lacking motivation? Wondering where your libido went? Living with pain? Looking for a female medical and health team that understands the unique needs of women at all stages of life? We can...