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    Beer Saves

    It's empty calories, I know. If you are on a diet, beer kills—one imperial pint (20 ounces) of Yukon Red could be a tenth of your allowable intake of calories for the day. more

    Mar. 22, 2012

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    Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

    Train Your Brain to Hate Junk Food

    Craving cookies, chips, ice cream, pizza, or some other delicious-tasting, high calorie food? You know these foods are not good for you, but it can take what feels like an unfathomable amount of willpower to stay away from them. If it seems that... more

    Aug. 25, 2016

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Yukon Health & Medical Stories

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    Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Katherine Thiesenhausen

    Making A Choice to Think Positive Thoughts

    As the days become shorter and colder, the desire to hibernate like a bear becomes stronger. Those dealing with stress, anxiety or depression may be more likely to succumb to this feeling. The Mental Health Association of Yukon is offering... more

    Nov. 26, 2015

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    Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Pregnancy: There's an App For That

    The excitement of a pregnancy is fuelled by the unknown and profound changes that it brings to you and your family. Filling in that information to make it a little less “unknown” can be a daunting task as you navigate from government department to... more

    Mar. 31, 2016

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Health and Wellness Stories

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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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    Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Jeff Schmale

    What it Means to Be a Man

    I was 12 years old when I first remember putting on a mask to face the day. My mask was that that of a joker, a dependable friend, a fun guy. I used it to hide the sadness and helplessness I felt over my parent’s disintegrating marriage. I used it... more

    Apr. 05, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Amazon.com

    Don’t Ignore that Gut Feeling

    From breakfast to dinner, allergies to diets, less sugar, more greens — we talk a lot about what we do and do not eat. But what about once we’ve supped our plates clean? Do you feel awkward already? Digestion is a private if not at times taboo... more

    Feb. 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

    When You’re Ready, The Door is Open

    There’s a warm glow as soon as you step inside the front doors of Hospice Yukon – a feeling of being held, as if inside a cozy cocoon. Afternoon sunlight streams in through a southern facing window and a heart-shaped pillow makes a loveseat more... more

    Feb. 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Marcel Brabant

    Team Care

    Most people are less intimidated by dogs with floppy ears, and consider white dogs less scary than black ones. That's just one awareness Angela Neufeld has picked up in the years she has been using dogs as therapeutic assistants in her practice as... more

    Feb. 01, 2017

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Issue: 2018-04-18