Tag: Health and wellness (page 1 of 19)

Emergency room report cards?

Dear Wendy,

I used to spend a lot of my time in the emergency room at our local children’s hospital. And by “a lot” I mean “many of the staff knew me on sight.” Of course, they all called me “Mum,” but I didn’t take it personally. They called all female adults that.

When you’re the parent of a child with asthma, emergency rooms are just a fact of life. Continue reading

Say again? Midlife hearing loss

Dear Wendy,

Many years ago, Mitchell had a favourite “joke” he liked to play: whenever anyone mentioned hearing loss, he’d cup his hand around his ear and say, “Pardon?” to get them to repeat what they’d just said.

Yeah, I know. A veritable laff riot. But it amused him…until his own hearing began to deteriorate. Continue reading

You can’t fall off the wagon

Okay, you know you’ve done this.

You’re eating right, tracking your food, getting all your calories and protein, exercising regularly…and then Life Happens.

You go on holiday. Or you have a birthday. Or your kid has a birthday, or your dog has a birthday, or you just somehow go off the rails. And by “off the rails” I mean “eat a bunch of high-calorie stuff,” or “forget to track your food,” or “skip the gym,” or “decide to live on a diet of sour jujubes, chocolate, and martinis.” Continue reading

The heart truth about weight loss

Dear Readers,

If I were to ask you, “What’s the leading killer of women?” what would you say? Continue reading

What’s your goal weight? And does it matter?

Dear Readers,

What’s your goal weight?

No, no, don’t actually tell me, I don’t want to know.

But you have one, right? Continue reading

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