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Diastasis Recti and Pregnancy: ‘Closing the gap’ between current treatment practices and clinical evidence

[kkstarratings] Diastasis recti (also known as “rectus diastasis”) is a common result of pregnancy, and a lot of online advice is available to help treat it – both good and questionable. Thankfully clinical research is starting to catch up, and can help us identify the best evidence-based treatment approaches. Here…

Managing the vaginal and urinary symptoms of menopause in breast cancer survivors

Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy can reduce estrogen levels, which often results in early menopause in breast cancer patients. As a result, this population is at special risk of developing the vaginal and urinary symptoms associated with menopause. Unfortunately, treating these symptoms in breast cancer patients poses unique challenges. Estrogen helps regulate…

Our Study Shows that Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s ‘HEALTh’ Breast Cancer Exercise Program Works

I was recently involved in an evaluation of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Health, Exercise, Active Living, and Therapeutic Lifestyle (HEALTh) program for breast cancer survivors (ref 1). This breast cancer exercise program consists of weekly supervised exercise sessions combined with educational seminars, with an aim to help women recover from…