Reduce the salt!

A recent study from the Canadian Medical Association Journal has shown that major fast food restaurants are too salty, including some of their healthy options like salads.It might be worthwhile for these restaurants to completely reduce salt from their foods than try and expand their menu to options that still don’t offer a healthier alternative.

Alumni and community band continue music after university

Many musicians are left with no place to play coming out of graduation. Christopher Ng, a University of Toronto alumni, decided to fill that niche by initiating the UTSC Alumni and Community Concert Band. The band allows musicians, including himself, to continue their passion for music after graduation.

Sandy road to Olympics lined with sacrifice for women’s beach volleyball pair

Travel, sand, sun — and sacrifice. For Olympic hopefuls Heather Bansley and Liz Maloney, the reality of striving for the top of the podium in women’s beach volleyball isn’t always as glamorous as people sometimes make it out to be, Bansley says.

New tower rising to meet needs of children and educators

For Dr. Fred Keeley, the future of improving his patients’ lives is almost here. “There will be a lot of equipment in the area of cancer and cancer biology,” he said, “essentially understanding the genetics of cancer.” Keeley is a senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children. He’s anxiously awaiting the grand opening of the adjoining new research and learning tower. It will include new high-end equipment that will advance research in terminal diseases.

New heart procedure available at the Rouge Valley Health System

On Jan. 4 of last year, 21-year-old Megan McLean started to feel cramps and sharp pains in her chest. Her heart rate would speed up and she would have no control over it. It would race until she started to feel dizzy, sick to her stomach, and at times even pass out.

Health and wellness course not available to all students

A Scarborough parent fears her address may prevent her son from learning about proper health and wellness practices because only the Toronto District School Board will offer the program this September. In the fall, Rene Gordon Elementary School and Donview Middle School will deliver the Health and Wellness Program. Both schools are located in North York. According to the TDSB, the program shows students how to engage in activities that will lead to healthier, active living.