Ontario Veterinary College launches Keep Cancer On A Leash

CANCER KILLS ONE IN FOUR DOGS – CANADIAN PET CANCER RESEARCH FINDS NEW INSIGHTS WHICH MAY ALSO BENEFIT HUMAN CANCER CARE Today, on average, one in four dogs dies of cancer. For cats, it’s one in eight. The statistics are heartbreaking – but groundbreaking work being done at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph in treating cancer in pets is not only helping to keep beloved furry family members alive, it’s also deepening our understanding of the disease and leading to improved care for human cancer patients. “What we are learning from treating cancer in dogs and cats is impacting … Continue reading Ontario Veterinary College launches Keep Cancer On A Leash

The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada asks Twitter users to experience Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by tics- involuntary vocal and physical outbursts. Tourette Syndrome is a widely misunderstood disorder, and as a result, can be incredibly difficult to live with. Starting June 19th at 9AM EST, the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) is launching Surrender Your Say, a Twitter campaign created by Saatchi and Saatchi Canada, to bring increased awareness to the disorder. The TSFC wants you to experience what it’s like to have Tourette Syndrome by giving up control of your online voice- your Twitter feed. For one day, participants will experience tics, in the form of Tweets. When and what a … Continue reading The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada asks Twitter users to experience Tourette Syndrome

I have sleep apnea but it’s been a miserable journey

I have always said “Show me a pillow and I will show you sleep.”  However, little did I realize that my constant sleepiness was due to sleep apnea.  Since my late 20’s, if I did something strenuous, I needed a sleep afterwards.  Otherwise, I was operable at work and play until I settled down for the day. At first, when my doctor suggested that I had this ailment, I laughed.  At 38, I was always able to do my job well, multi-task, and look after my children before feeling completely sleep deprived.  To appease him, I went to take a … Continue reading I have sleep apnea but it’s been a miserable journey