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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 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 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...

Icon of the event Arthritis and Falls Prevention
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

WoodGreen Community Services presents a free health information session on arthritis and falls prevention. For information please call 416-396-3975.

Icon of the event Live longer, live stronger with plant-based nutrition
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Plant based diets are on the rise! Catch the benefit of this trend to slow aging, fight disease and help the environment and animals. Learn practical strategies to increase the plant content of your diet....

Icon of the event Make The Connection-Toronto Public Health
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

A free program for parents and babies from birth to 12 months. Learn more about connecting with your baby in ways that make your baby feel loved, and promote language and learning. Meet other new parents and find out about se...


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Icon of the event Depression in late life
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

This talk outlines the signs and symptoms of depression, and the way in which these can impact life. We will explore some of the risk factors for developing depression, how depression relates to memory and dementia, and curre...

Icon of the event Brain Health, Function and Technology: What Does Gender Have to Do with It?
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

More attention is now being paid to women's brain health. Dr. Angela Colantonio, Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, examines the new areas of research and discovery and their implications for technology....