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How to prevent a disabling fall

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018

By Dr. George I. Traitses As we age, our risk of falling increases.  Falling puts us at risk for serious injuries, including broken bones and muscle damage.  There are many choices that you can make that will reduce your risk of falling and protect your independence.  Check out these tips for simple things you can do to stay safely on your feet: 1) Remove your reading glasses when you are walking. Always slip them off before you take a step. 2) Never climb on a chair or stool to reach something. Always ask for assistance. 3) If you have a pet such as a cat or dog, consider putting a bell or reflector on its collar. It’s easy to stumble across an affectionate or sleeping pet that’s in your path. 4) Take your time. If you frequently find yourself rushing to pick-up the...

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Ten out of ten on pedicure at EY’s new The Ten Spot location

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

I recently treated myself to a pedicure at the newest location of The Ten Spot at 979 Coxwell Avenue in Olde East York Village and was very impressed.

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Hair’s to surviving cancer in style!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017

Over 51 people took part in a “Donate Your Hair Day” event at Bang Salon on Danforth Avenue on Saturday November 18, having their tresses shorn to be used in real hair wigs for women who have lost their hair dur to cancer treatments. Sponsored by the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign established by the well known hair products company, the event in the salon at 859 Danforth Ave. also included an appearance by cancer survivor and speaker Nalie Agustin, who spoke about her personal experience battling the disease and how the program helps women to cope. Representatives of the Donate2Create campaign supported by Pantene also talked about how even 8” of hair can be utilized to help women undergoing chemotherapy treatments to have higher self-esteem, which many regard as crucial in successfully combatting the affliction, by being able to...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine offers autumn health fillips

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017

By Emily Babaris R,TCMP, R.AC. BES As the days become shorter and cooler and the beginning of sniffles and a tingle in the throat start up, what can Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) do for you. In TCM, each season is connected with different organ systems and emotions. Fall is connected to the lungs and large intestine, acceptance and moving forward. With the shift of season also comes a shift within our bodies. Autumn is a time of harvest and preparation for winter. This is a season to strengthen the body, maximize nutrition and mindfully think ahead to the coming cold winter months. The main factor at this time of year is to focus on strengthening our immune systems. This can be achieved using a combination of exercise, nutrition, sleep and TCM. TCM helps each patient strengthen and protect their...

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Dragon paddlers reach The Hill and nearing $20,000 for Gilda’s Club

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017

The Dragons Abreast Toronto team of dragon boat paddlers we told you about last month achieved their Canada Day 20th anniversary celebration goal of reaching Parliament Hill on Canada Day after a six-day paddle along 100 km of the Rideau Canal. In the process, the breast cancer survivors group, started by east TO resident Eleanor Nielsen, wanted to raise $10,000 for Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto, a charity that assists women battling cancer. At press time the group had way exceeded that, raising over $18,000 for Gilda’s. Their hope was to be on Parliament Hill during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s founding but that was thwarted by heavy security around the Hill. “We got to the base of Parliament Hill but security was so tight we couldn’t wait to go through the lines to get on...

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From the beach to the ballroom: summer hair care has its challenges

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017

\ By Andrea Freedman \ Summer’s here and the days are longer.  It is great when you can enjoy the sunshine all day, but before you know it, it is time to go out for the evening.  So how do you transform your “beach hair,” that’s spent the day either getting soaked and sunned or stuffed inside a swimming cap, into a gorgeous coif that’s ready for the evening ball?  Efi Karipidis, owner and senior stylist at Elements Hair Design salon at 473 Cosburn Avenue has some easy tips to keep your hair looking great this summer, without having to waste an entire beautiful day working on it. Even before you step outside, there are preventative steps you can take to keep your hair from becoming dry in the sun.  Karipidis recommends using a leave-in conditioner.  “Anything with an...

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