Public Health Reporter, Globe and Mail
André Picard is the public health reporter at The Globe and Mail. I tweet on health policy, running and health journalism.
runnersworld.com — 1. Run... In a poll from the National Sleep Foundation released earlier this year, active people were more likely to report good sleep than inactive people (65 percent versus 39 percent). To guarantee an extra-great slumber, try completing a speed or tempo workout - vigorous exercisers were twice as likely as non-exercisers to report good sleep.
theprovince.com — Anne Belanger shed many tears this week, overwhelmed by the public support she got after speaking out about an insensitive class photo that showed her young son in his wheelchair separated from his classmates. But on Monday, the New Westminster mom finally had reason to smile when she saw the retaken class photo.
blogs.montrealgazette.com — If you want expert advice on how to lose stubborn excess pounds, you won't be disappointed in this Wall Street Journal post that features 17 bona fide health and nutrition experts who answer an important question: If you could tell the average American to make one dietary change, what would it be?...
yle.fi — Image: Yle / Timo Heikura There are 192,200 resident aliens in Finland, 3.5% of the population. The largest group are Estonians (38,000), Russians (close to 30,000) and Swedes (8,500). 32% of residence permits are granted for family reasons, around the same number for studies or for work in Finland.
latimes.com — "Prolonged sitting is not what nature intended for us," says Dr. Camelia Davtyan, clinical professor of medicine and director of women's health at the UCLA Comprehensive Health Program. "The chair is out to kill us," says James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
nytimes.com — The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a move that could induce physicians to pay more attention to the condition and spur more insurers to pay for treatments. In making the recommendation, delegates at the association's annual meeting in Chicago overrode a recommendation against doing so by a committee that had studied the matter.
michenerawards.ca — Kim Kierans (chair), Professor School of Journalism and Vice-President University of King's College in Halifax and former CBC news reporter and editor; Kevin Crowley, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University and former Business Editor with the Waterloo Region Record; Allan Mayer, former editor-in-chief of the Edmonton
blog.hqc.sk.ca — My recent promotion to Director, Patients and Families First & Government Relations for the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses had exposed me to many discussions and presentations about the patient experience. But, in my urologist's office on that day in August 2010, my prostate biopsy results propelled me into another new role-I had become a patient.
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