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Body signals

Learn how to read your own body language

What does it mean when your heart skips a beat? And why do your fingers turn white when you’re cold? These quirks have simple explanations, says family physician Heidi Oetter in Port Coquitlam, B.C. If the problem persists, head to the hospital, adds Dr. Kymm Feldman, a family physician at Toronto’s Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre. So, how do you separate harmless from harmful symptoms? Use this guide to translate your body language.

Body signals