Ontario Ministry of Health

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New program promotes a baby friendly Ontario

Ekram Johar is a mother. As she swayed back and forth, up against her chest, she cradled her six-day-old baby girl Nuria. Johar has breastfed all three of her children in the past and is continuing this practice with the newest edition to her family. “It’s good for the baby’s development, good for bones and teeth … helps get rid of pregnancy fat and postpartum stress. … The list goes on,” Johar said.

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Doctor wonders why OHIP won’t cover yoga, Pilates treatments

In 2007, Dr. Raza Awan realized he had a severe neck injury. Fifteen years of work at a computer screen studying to become a doctor, as well as playing such sports as tennis had done the damage. He tried some traditional forms of therapy, including physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture. But none of them helped. “I found that Pilates helped my lower back pain,” he said. “(Then) I started going to yoga classes … to explore what yoga could do.”