Direct Cell Lineage Conversion: A Potential Approach for Replacing Damaged Heart Muscles

The underlying pathology of ischaemic heart disease in adults is typically damage to and the loss of cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) that leads to heart failure (1). After embryonic development, cardiomyocytes have little to no capacity to regenerate (1). This is a fundamental issue in treating heart disease. Because much of heart disease is the [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nutrition and Cardiac Health

When seeking to improve one’s cardiac health and well being, a primary avenue that many individuals initially consider undertaking is an increase in adherence to exercise programs focused on aerobic and/or circuit training. It has been shown that as little as thirty minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (ie. running, skipping, etc.) at least five days [...]

By |March 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Effect of Exercise on Sleep

One of the issues for people living in an urban environment is sleep deprivation. Due to the high stimuli of the city at all times of the day, sleep levels can decrease because of premature awakenings and longer time needed to fall asleep. This can be caused through high noise levels, stress, or other factors [...]

By |February 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bell Let’s Talk – An Incredible Initiative

By Daniel Lithwick, Facts (from Bell Let’s Talk website) - more can be seen at: Bell Let's Talk Website -       2 in 3 people suffer in silence fearing judgment and rejection – Canadian Medical Association -       1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life – Canadian [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exercise and Cognitive Improvements

By Daniel Lithwick, Exercise is healthy. This is a simple and intuitive statement that has been supported by robust data and empirical evidence. This concept has generally been linked to longevity through improved musculoskeletal and cardiac function. However, more recently researchers have been investigating exercise and it’s link to improved cognitive function. An unfortunate fact [...]

By |January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heart attacks most common cause of sudden cardiac death in middle aged men

In a heart attack, blood supply is blocked. When the heart suddenly stops functioning because of abnormal rhythms, it is called cardiac arrest. Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly a third of all deaths in Canada, but in the past decade, the cardiovascular death rate has fallen more than 40 per cent, due to advances in [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments