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Dying: I don’t want to be there when it happens

Woody Allen, when asked for his opinion about death, replied, “I don’t worry about dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Unfortunately, Allen will be there and so will the rest of us. This week, why I have a personal interest in the end of life. And what can we all do to provide the best of care to loved ones near death.

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How antioxidants aid in healthy living

Antioxidants are everywhere. Energy drinks, skin treatments, vitamin supplements, and cold remedies, and all extol the virtues of their special combination of health giving ingredients.

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PROULX: Learn to live in the slow lane

Last week, cancelled flights thwarted a weekend away in New York with my boyfriend. We stayed home. Almost no one knew we were still in Toronto. The slow, delicious unfolding of three days with no plans, obligations or commitments was shockingly delightful.

Laurie de Grace, a former University of Alberta student, interviewed 21 people for her research on how elite athletes may be at a higher risk for substance abuse. (Larry Wong)

Sports may be linked to addiction

Athletes who compete at an elite level may be at greater risk of substance abuse, says a University of Alberta researcher. Laurie de Grace, who has interviewed 21 people recovering from addiction, wants to raise awareness about the potential link between athleticism and the use of drugs and alcohol.