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Your health, simplified.

Finding information about your health shouldn’t be complicated. Healthy Tomorrows is a collection of health stories, insights and tips from experts at The Ottawa Hospital to help you and your family live healthier lives.

Nurse Sophie Barrette, parent Katie Cleary and Katie’s children
Are your first aid and CPR certifications up to date? If not, this story will light a fire under you

When a toddler started to choke at an Ottawa Costco, a nurse from The Ottawa Hospital happened to be on the scene and successfully performed CPR to save his life. Would you know what to do in a similar emergency? Our trauma services team has recommended some introductory first aid courses.

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Getting screened for colon cancer is fast, easy and free

Poop, #2, BM, stool – whatever you call it, it could save your life. The screening test for colon cancer is quick, free, painless, and can be done from home. Get checked today, because nine out of 10 people can be cured if colon cancer is caught early.

Woman feeling stressed in bed.
How changing your thoughts can improve your sleep

Psychologists from The Ottawa Hospital go beyond typical sleep hygiene tips to explain how trying to change your thoughts can help you sleep better.

Biking to work in winter
A guide to biking to work… in winter

Commuting by bike has an array of health benefits for both you and the planet. Just because winter’s here doesn’t mean you have to stop. Learn how to get started cycling to work year round.

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Do nicotine replacement products work? Expert answers to your stop smoking questions

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Learn evidence-based answers to common smoking cessation questions to help you quit for good.

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Do you want to quit smoking? We have resources to help you

Thinking about quitting smoking? You don’t have to be a patient to get support and stop-smoking aids through The Ottawa Hospital’s smoking cessation programs.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.