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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.

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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.

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Type 2 diabetes: Warning signs, risk reduction and support

On the 100th anniversary of Canada’s discovery of insulin, diabetes is on the rise. Recognizing the common risk factors can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which makes up 90 percent of cases.

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Preventing falls: Evidence-based tips for seniors and older adults

Falls don’t have to be a normal part of aging. Follow these evidence-based prevention tips and feel more steady on your feet.

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Top five reasons to get tested for hepatitis

Hepatitis is a serious condition that may not have any signs or symptoms. Here are our top five reasons to get tested for hepatitis.

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Prevent skin cancer: How to check your skin for signs of melanoma

Checking your skin for signs of skin cancer can help you detect and treat it early. Learn how to check for melanoma properly with tips from Dr. Jennifer Beecker, dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital.

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Does expired sunscreen still work? Straightforward answers to your burning sunscreen questions

Sunscreen helps protect your skin against skin cancer (including melanoma) and skin damage, but do you really know how to use it correctly? From whether you can use expired sunscreen, to whether people with darker skin need to use it at all, Dr. Jennifer Beecker, a dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital, has some surprising answers to a full spectrum of sunscreen questions.

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.