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Strength training basics

What is strength training and why is it so important? Women’s College Hospital experts weigh in with pointers for safety and success.

Maintaining motivation for fitness

Staying motivated is often the most difficult part of maintaining any aspect of a healthy lifestyle, including exercise.

Body and mind playlist

We’ve put together a selection of videos to help ease your body and mind from our experts at Women’s College Hospital.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic:Pregnancy after 35: What you should know about advanced maternal age

Women are increasingly delaying pregnancy until later in life, especially in larger Canadian cities.



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For overweight and obese people, weight loss may slow knee cartilage degeneration associated with osteoarthritis
Losing more than five per cent of body weight may slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage in people who are overweight or obese. Cartilage degeneration is a key indicator of osteoarthritis.

Use of some common antibiotics in pregnancy linked to increased risk of miscarriage
A new Canadian study found that using certain antibiotics during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of miscarriage. Classes of drugs associated with higher risk included quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides (except erythromycin). There was no increased risk linked to the penicillin and cephalosporin drug classes.

Pregnancy around the time of breast cancer diagnosis does not affect survival, study finds
For women with breast cancer, pregnancy does not increase the risk of dying, new Women's College Research Institute study shows.

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