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    Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

    Love The Skin You’re In

    Being the body’s largest organ, problems inevitably show up on our skin. It’s a complicated organ influenced by diet, stress, lifestyle and environmental factors. People of all ages suffer from dry skin, eczema, acne and a host of other troubles... more

    Jul. 14, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

    A Buffet of Freaky Treats

    Halloween parties for the mature crowd can’t simply offer a feast of candy and chips. We have issues such as cholesterol, blood pressure and the adult palate to keep in mind. Luckily, there are many healthy party snacks that can be served. Here... more

    Oct. 29, 2015

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Yukon Health & Medical Stories

  • Tennis moves indoors

    The tennis season in the Yukon is too short ... so it has moved indoors. To help get the word out, Tennis Yukon is holding the 40 Below Indoor Tennis Tournament at Yukon College March 1 and 2. more

    Feb. 22, 2008

  • Blue Christmas

    Blue is more than a colour. And that is why Whitehorse United Church minister, Beverly Brazier, is planning another Blue Christmas service. "Often when your life isn't at all like a Hallmark Christmas card ..." more

    Dec. 03, 2009

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Health and Wellness Stories

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    Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

    Ride to Live, Live to Ride

    Whitehorse’s ninth annual Ride for Dad is happening … and you can help out. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 11 Canadian men died of prostate cancer each day in 2017. Approximately 58 men were diagnosed each day. This means... more

    Jun. 06, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Lynn Cheverie

    Nursing in the North

    Wow … where to start ... I’ve been a registered nurse for 24 years and have worked in four countries and in about 20 different positions, from frontline staff to director. The opportunities in nursing are endless. Nursing is a diverse profession... more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Picking our battles

    It was 1978 and I was on a medevac from Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit) to Montreal with a premature baby in a transport incubator. We were flying on a Nordair scheduled flight as was normal in those days. Sadly, it was also normal for there to be... more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Chantelle Tarapaski

    Going green never looked so good

    In 2008, then 21 year old Chantelle Tarapaski, moved up to the Yukon from Vancouver, B.C. and decided to open her own hair studio. “I felt I needed a place that reflected my work and style, with more creature comforts,” said Tarapaski. “We work... more

    Apr. 25, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

    That’s a real pain in the back!

    Homo sapiens’ decision to walk upright has brought many benefits, but low back pain however is definitely not one of them. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives, either through lifting something incorrectly, a skiing accident... more

    Apr. 11, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

    What’s up with dry, cracked heels and feet

    Cracked heels and dry feet, like anything else, are never caused by one thing. Genetics and environment are two main causes. However, even though you inherited your mother or father’s feet doesn’t mean you have to have the same outcome... more

    Mar. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Eat Right, Stay Bright

    Did you know that in Canada, one in five children arrive at school on an empty stomach? That risk is even higher for immigrants, newcomers and aboriginal communities. According to the Breakfast Club of Canada, nearly one million Canadian children... more

    Mar. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Is stress the root of your health concerns?

    As a Naturopathic Doctor in Whitehorse with a focus on women’s health, I see a lot of burnout caused by chronic stress. Often my patients don’t realize that their daily pressures are adversely affecting their physical health... more

    Feb. 14, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixaby

    What’s up with foot reflexology

    Foot reflexology is an accessible touch therapy where a practitioner uses both light touch and deeper pressure techniques to stimulate points or reflex zones of the foot and lower limb. Reflexologists from all influences base their practice on the... more

    Feb. 07, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Pixabay

    All she is saying is ‘Give Feet a Chance’

    These feet were made for walking. It’s not just a song; it’s the basis for a lot of Jeddie Russell’s work at WalkOn Foot Care, Whitehorse’s new foot care clinic located in the log skyscraper. While the clinic might be new, Russell has spent many... more

    Jan. 31, 2018

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    Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

    It's no picnic

    If teddy’s looking a bit peaked this season, you’re in luck. Whitehorse General Hospital is offering health care for bears this week. The hospital’s first-ever teddy bear clinic takes place from 10 am. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 18... more

    Nov. 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Food is Medicine

    Why is it that we can go on different diets, try different workouts, use a variety of supplements but still have a hard time shedding those pounds? I’ve asked myself this question a number of times, and I’m sure there are others out there who... more

    Oct. 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Ride For Dad - Matt Jacques Photography

    Ride for Dad Rolls Into Town

    Sixteen of the country’s top prostate researchers are meeting in Whitehorse this month and it’s partly because of Mike Thorpe. “Mike is very much responsible for this,” said Garry Janz, president of Ride for Dad – a non-profit organization that... more

    Oct. 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Read

    Breathing In, Breathing Out

    I've been doing yoga since I was a kid, tagging along to my mum's occasional classes. I started taking the practice seriously three years ago and earned my 200-hour yoga instructor certification last summer. Though I mostly practice on my own... more

    Sep. 06, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

    Care for the Whole Self

    I want you to imagine your favourite pie – apple, blueberry, rhubarb or a rebel mix of all three. I want you to picture yourself eating this freshly baked, perfectly flakey pie, one beautiful bite at a time. In math class, you may have learned to... more

    May 10, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: pexels.com

    Creating a Men’s Circle in the Yukon

    When I decided to remove my mask last summer I had to face how lonely I was, how isolated I had become. In a desperate need to present only my best self at work, on social occasions and even at home, I had withdrawn, hiding the not-so-great parts... more

    Apr. 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Ron Pogue

    Connecting Our Mind with Our Body

    In today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have... more

    Apr. 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon

    A Home Away from Home

    “Gaby was four when she was diagnosed in June 2016, and her birthday is in October so she’s five now,” says Keira Kucherean. Her life changed dramatically when she was told that her daughter Gabriella has medullary pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of... more

    Apr. 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

    What’s Up with Your Feet

    Leonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot has with a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and... more

    Apr. 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

    Bend the Rules of Exercise

    While Whitehorse’s newest yoga studio True North Massage and Yoga just opened, it’s already setting itself apart from the other offerings in town. The yoga studio, located at 407 Black Street, opened mid-January. Since opening, its owners Sheila... more

    Apr. 05, 2017

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August 18, 2018