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Hard hits and hard choices: Why some young athletes hesitate to quit sports after concussions

While it might seem like a sensible option, quitting sports after a concussion can be a challenge due to stigma, one former athlete tells Checkup.

Hard hits and hard choices: Why some young athletes hesitate to quit sports after concussions

While it might seem like a sensible option, quitting sports after a concussion can be a challenge due to stigma, one former athlete tells Checkup.

What concerns you most about concussions in sports?

The NHL this week reached a tentative deal with more than 300 players who have suffered concussions — without acknowledging liability.

NHL concussion settlement won't stop Bernie Nicholls' worries over his memory loss

The former hockey all-star says that he suffers from dizziness and memory loss as a result of multiple head injuries sustained during his time as an NHL player.

NHL concussion settlement won't stop Bernie Nicholls' worries over his memory loss

The former hockey all-star says that he suffers from dizziness and memory loss as a result of multiple head injuries sustained during his time as an NHL player.

NHL concussion settlement won't stop Bernie Nicholls's worries over his memory loss

The former hockey all-star says that he suffers from dizziness and memory loss as a result of multiple head injuries sustained during his time as an NHL player.

Why some Canadians do — and don't — wear the red poppy

On Sunday, Checkup asked Canadians what the poppy means to them. While some see it as a tribute to veterans, others see it as glorifying war.

What does the remembrance poppy mean to you?

Wearing a poppy is a personal choice. Some people embrace the symbol. Others don't.

Beaded poppies show respect for Indigenous veterans — that's why I'm wearing mine

Canadians are increasingly wearing beaded poppies to honour the service and sacrifices of Indigenous veterans

Beaded poppies show respect for Indigenous veterans — that's why I'm wearing mine: McCue

Canadians are increasingly wearing beaded poppies to honour the service and sacrifices of Indigenous veterans

Beyond white coats: The people who support assisted dying patients at the end of life

Beyond assisted dying legislation are people working in the background to comfort patients and help facilitate medically assisted deaths.

Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

Toronto's Sick Kids hospital published in September a draft policy on requests for assisted dying from patients over age 18, while also looking at potential approaches to 'mature minors.'

Beyond white coats: The people who support assisted dying patients at the end of life

Beyond assisted dying legislation are people working in the background to comfort patients and help facilitate medically assisted deaths.

What changes do you want to see in Canada's assisted dying law?

An independent review is currently underway to examine the nuts and bolts of the two-year-old legislation.

Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

Toronto's Sick Kids hospital published in September a draft policy on requests for assisted dying from patients over age 18, while also looking at potential approaches to "mature minors."

Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

Toronto's Sick Kids hospital published in September a draft policy on requests for assisted dying from patients over age 18, while also looking at potential approaches to 'mature minors.'

This newly graduated lawyer filed for bankruptcy — and still owes $120,000 in student loans

Single mother Kym Sweeny graduated law school with over $220,000 in student loans. Facing payments of $1,000 per month on a entry-level law salary, Kym Sweeny made the decision to file for bankruptcy six months after graduation.

This newly graduated lawyer filed for bankruptcy — and still owes $120,000 in student loans

Single mother Kym Sweeny graduated law school with over $220,000 in student loans. Facing payments of $1,000 per month on a entry-level law salary, Kym Sweeny made the decision to file for bankruptcy six months after graduation.

Growing 'ecological grief' is the mental health cost of climate change

Rising rates of anxiety, anger and sadness follow extreme weather and global warming, according to health experts.

Faced with mounting debt, this newly graduated lawyer filed for bankruptcy — and still owes $120K

Single mother Kym Sweeny graduated law school with over $220,000 in student loans. Facing payments of $1,000 per month on a entry-level law salary, Sweeny made the decision to file for bankruptcy six months after graduation.

What does an interest rate hike mean in your life?

Canadians now owe roughly $1.70 for every $1 they earn, and according to some experts that's among the highest in the developed world. Tell us how the Bank of Canada's interest rate hike will affect you.

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Baba Brinkman knows talking climate change is frustrating — so he raps

The Canadian rapper encourages people to slow climate change the best way he knows how: rapping about global warming and how his audience can make a difference.

Baba Brinkman knows talking climate change is frustrating — so he raps

The Canadian rapper encourages people to slow climate change the best way he knows how: rapping about global warming and how his audience can make a difference.

What price are you willing to pay to stop climate change?

Beer may become the next casualty of climate change, a new study suggests, but food shortage is not the only cost of carbon pollution.