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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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Type 2 diabetes: Are you at risk?

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health condition that affects nearly two million Canadians (and rising), but there are actions you can take today to reduce your risk. Our experts offer evidence-based tips on how to support your body’s blood sugar balance system and keep yourself healthy.

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A dietitian’s not-so-common tips for healthy eating on a budget

Food prices are on the rise, and many people are feeling the pinch. Mistralle Brouillard, a registered dietitian at The Ottawa Hospital, offers some tips on how to eat well on a budget – and some reassuring words to those who feel like they might be missing the mark.

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A few words make a big difference: A guide to personal pronouns

Your pronouns are an important part of your identity, much like your name. Transgender staff and volunteers at The Ottawa Hospital answer frequently asked questions about personal pronouns and explain how to use them respectfully.

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.

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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.

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.