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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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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.

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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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Nothing to sniff at: Screening platform identifies drugs that could fight the common cold

A team led by Dr. Robin Parks has developed a new way to identify drugs that may be good candidates for treating the common cold.

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Recognizing early signs of lung cancer: Jill’s story

Jill Hamer-Wilson has turned her lung cancer diagnosis into a mission. She advocates for patient partnership in research, and strives to help medical professionals and patients understand the early warning signs of lung cancer. She hopes that her efforts will lead to early detection and more effective treatment.

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