“She’s seen me at my worst, and she was okay with that”

Mike Trauner and Leah Cuffe share the frustrations, pain and nightmares that linger from his wounds Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne It was just a corridor, but it was probably the longest walk of 30-year-old Leah Cuffe’s life. Down that hospital hallway in Landstuhl, Germany, was a Canadian flag. And beside that...
  • Health File: Welcome To The Sneezin’ Season

    June 14, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    Drippy, itchy, scratchy, wheezy, weepy, sneezy and...
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    Health File: Canada’s Brain Wave

    April 14, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    The recipe looks delicious—roasted butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds—but what makes it more attractive than a zillion others available online is that it’s food for thought. Literally. It’s from Mindfull, an e-book collection of 100 brain-healthy recipes developed by researchers at the Rotman...
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    ILLUSTRATION: DAVID JUNKIN Exclusive Audio Edition: Andrew is hiding inside his jacket. He’s hunched over, clutching his gut, clearly in distress. He keeps his head down, his face obscured by a ball cap with an overly large bill. An early arrival, he’s snagged the chair...
  • Health File: Winter Blahs, The Scent Of Age

    February 20, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    The weather outside may be frightful in most of Canada, but it’s important that everyone, and seniors in particular, get out and socialize....
  • Jeff looks every inch like a guy who can take care of himself, especially when he’s astride his motorcycle. He’s got the beefy upper arms of someone who has worked out a lot and a muscular body proving he does a physically demanding job. Tattoos...
  • Operational Stress Injuries, Part 1: The War Within

    November 21, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Thirty per cent of those who served in combat zones will suffer an operational stress injury. In Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Korea, Europe and dozens of other locations around the globe, Canadian Forces members have proven time and again they are prepared to march into hell to...