Study Examines How Technology Helps People Balance Careers And Caregiving

Three years ago, Tammy Smye* reached the breaking point. She’d spent years juggling two jobs while caring for her husband, whose chronic health issues left him unable to work. The emotional and physical exhaustion finally triggered a mental health crisis and she had to take a three-month leave from work. “Basically, I burnt myself out,” she says. Smye’s situation is not...

CAMH Study Examines Whether A Blood Test Could Guide Care for Those With Late-Life Depression

A blood test that measures the impact of aging on cells could help to guide care among older adults with depression. It could be used to identify those at higher risk of dementia and potentially other health issues that are common in those with late-life depression. The test, known as the SASP index – which stands for “senescence-associated secretory phenotype”...

With Altitude and Preparation, You Can Avoid A Financial Disaster

In 2008, an Air Canada Airbus 330 flying from Toronto to Lisbon lost power over the Atlantic due to a fuel leak. Fortunately, Captain Robert Piché and First Officer Dirk DeJager were both very experienced flyers with thousands of hours in the air. When the incident happened, they had two things on their side—altitude and preparation. After both engines flamed...

Could You Recognize The Urgent Warning Signs Of A Blood Clot?

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You’ve just returned home following hospitalization for surgery, when you notice your leg is swollen, and it is warm and sensitive to touch. Your initial thoughts are you bumped it in an unfamiliar space, or worse, it’s an infection. But do you consider the possibility of a blood clot? If you are like the majority of Canadians, you don’t know...

CAMH Researchers Find New Ways To Treat Late-Life Depression

Late life is full of transitions, such as retirement and physical changes. For some people, these changes can cause stress that can lead to developing late-life depression. Finding effective ways to treat depression among older people is critical because depression may pose added risks at this stage of life, including a greater risk of developing dementia. CAMH researchers are conducting...

Exploring The Latest News Around Heart Health And Cannabis

Legalized marijuana is now a reality in Canada. This opening up of legal access will have a variety of health implications. In addition, marijuana is increasingly prescribed for much of what ails us, from the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis to a host of other conditions, many of which affect seniors – the same people who are at greatest...

How One Man Invests In His Inner Gladiator By Hiring A Personal Trainer

In an ideal world, a man my age would be enjoying the benefits of having steadily invested in my health and my wealth from an early age. The retirement brochures say we must start early, invest often, and stay invested. The same goes for our health. Unfortunately for me, I had been treating myself in the opposite way I...

7 Fabulous Women Celebrities Who Just Keep Getting Better With Age

Celebrities who make it big often seem to be blessed with talent and good looks from the get go and yet there are some stars who just seem to get better with age. And we’re not talking strictly about their appearance, but rather in terms of their both their career and personal growth. With their lives constantly scrutinized, these celebs...

Are You Eating Smart For Your Heart?

Most likely you know someone affected by heart disease. Today, about 2.4 million Canadian adults (that is one in 12 people) suffer from conditions such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, angina, arrhythmias, and heart failure.(1)  Certainly there are some risk factors that you cannot control such as your age, gender, and genes. But what about the risk factors that you...

Unlimited Attitude: Canadian Astronaut And Cancer Survivor Dr. Dave Williams Defies Limits

Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts, is marking the recent launch of his inspiring memoir, Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe. In it, the 64-year-old offers an uplifting and life-affirming story of passion, resilience and living life to the fullest. He shared those lessons during a recent and riveting appearance in Toronto, where he...