Category Archive: Awareness

Viewpoint: Did Richard Nixon change the way people describe cancer?

Using “battle” and “suffer” to describe an individual living with illness is controversial and takes on different meanings for each person. What do these words mean for those living with chronic illness? Do… Continue reading

Re-thinking masculinity and men’s health

by Matt Ventresca, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University     Last month, throughout the month-long phenomenon known as Movember, it was virtually impossible to ignore the widespread growth of male facial hair across Canadian… Continue reading

International Day for Persons with Disabilities!

Today is International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Let’s take this opportunity to be thankful for our body in its current form, while respectfully acknowledging the daily obstacles we face.  This picture symbolizes that everyone’s climb… Continue reading

Discovering our health online

The ‘Highway’ of Campus Life

Many of us take our meal options for granted. We look at a hearty sandwich or rich piece of chocolate cake and don’t think much of it. But for diabetics, carbohydrate counting and… Continue reading

November is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month

Canada has one of the highest rates of Irritable Bowel Disorders in the world.  November is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month. Do your part to support those living with IBDs by getting educated!… Continue reading

October 12th is World Arthritis Day

October 12th is World Arthritis Day. Did you know there are over 100 different types of arthritis? Arthritis doesn’t play favourites – it affects both young and old.  Read about this young woman’s… Continue reading

Actually, I Am Disabled

Reposted from KQED Radio’s “Perspectives” program {http://bit.ly/S5JIOt} By Lia Seth Just what does a disabled person look like? When most people look at me, they see a healthy-looking 23-year-old. What virtually none of… Continue reading

And for once, I would have relished the stares, to be believed. To not be invisible.

By Rachel Sutherland Invisible illness. Well, it is invisible, but you can most certainly hear me, so it definitely isn’t quiet. On the contrary, I consider myself to have a very “audible” illness.… Continue reading

60­-Second Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Even superheroes get RA … An informative 60­-Second Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Read more here: http://bit.ly/SPK9k0