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Icon of the event Exercise and Mental Health
Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

With one in five Canadians experiencing a mental health episode in their lives, exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one's mental wellbeing. Lorne Opler, instructor of Fitness and Health Pro...

Icon of the event Treatment of Alzheimer?s Disease at the Toronto Memory Program
Thu Nov 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Richview

Dr. Ian Cohen is a physician and research investigator at Toronto Memory Program. He has been involved in over 100 studies evaluating new treatments for Alzheimer?s disease and related dementias....

Icon of the event How Good Are You At Managing Your Stress?
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

In this presentation Uri Galimidi will discuss the latest research in stress management, and will share simple yet highly effective techniques to reduce your stress level both at work and at home....

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Low Back Exercises: The McGill Method for Safe, Effective Back Rehab
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Up to 80 percent of working Canadians will experience an episode of low back pain their lifetime and some back injuries may be caused by doing the wrong exercises in the gym. So how can you be sure which exercises are safe an...

Icon of the event Refuel Your Energy Tank
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Life shifts into high gear in fall season. Yet, the struggle to juggle everything leaves our personal energy tank running low. Come and be re-energized! Karin Vagiste will share her award-winning mediation strategies so you c...

Icon of the event Does your home have radon?
Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Mainul Husain from Health Canada and Bob Wood, past president of Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, will explain why should you be concerned about radon in your home and workplace and what you can do ...

Icon of the event Music Medicine:  A New Frontier
Thu Oct 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Music and music therapy are powerful means to accomplish social and emotional effects in patients. But music can also act directly on the body, brain, and mind to achieve results that are scientifically measurable. Scientist ...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies th...