Four Top Tech Trends That Will Shape Our World In 2019

By 2050, the number of adults over 60 years of age is set to double. This huge demographic shift will have profound implications across society and will require a significant rethink of products, processes and policies. Technology can play a critical role, but despite this silver wave, the unique needs of older adults have largely been ignored by the...

Medical Cannabis E-Commerce Website Launched By Shoppers Drug Mart

Canada’s more than 300,000 medical cannabis patients now have a new ally when filling their prescriptions, with Shoppers Drug Mart unveiling its new e-commerce platform devoted to medical cannabis. Product information is available nationally, but Shoppers Drug Mart can initially only sell medical cannabis to patients in Ontario. Patients will be required to take a medical document similar to a prescription...

Changing The Future of Aging Through Innovative Technologies At The 2018 AGE-WELL Conference

In Vancouver last October, exhibitors at the AGE-WELL annual conference understood that Canada’s aging population continues to look for innovative ways to improve the aging experience, empower their independence and provide more choices. The creativity and ingenuity of these exhibitors demonstrated their devoted to creating a better quality of life for older adults and caregivers while generating social and...

Planning A Sun Vacation? Before You Fly, Protect Yourself With The Right Vaccinations

If you've ever caught a bug while travelling, you know that being sick on the fly is a real vacation spoiler. It's true that globetrotting exposes us to wonderful new things, but there is a risk of being exposed to some harmful ones as well. For Canadians looking to make international travel plans, there is a wide range of preventative...

AGE-WELL Identifies 8 Key Challenge Areas Shaping The Future of Aging

An aging population means that there are challenges on the horizon on how to best meet its needs. AGE-WELL, a Canadian network of researchers, older adults, caregivers, partner organizations and future leaders, is helping to create solutions by accelerating the delivery of technology that will make a difference to Canadians and the world. But how best to shape the...

Flu shot? Done! Now Get Vaccinated Against The Dangers of Pneumonia

For many Canadians, the arrival of winter signals a season of the extra vigilance needed when it comes to taking precautions to protect their health. Fears of catching a cold or getting the flu, a simple cough or sniffle can send us running post haste to the pharmacy to stock up on vitamin C or sign up for the...

Expert Tips On How to Prevent Knee Damage Leading To Arthritis

While our knees may be among the most vulnerable joints to osteoarthritis, that doesn’t mean we can’t prevent damage that leads to the highly common and debilitating condition, according to a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “Arthritis isn’t always preventable, and more than half of us will have signs of osteoarthritis by...

Get A Leg Up on Compression Stockings – Fun, Fashionable and Potentially Lifesaving

If you’ve been ignoring your tired, achy or swollen legs because you’re worried compression stockings will make you look frumpy, it’s time to update your thinking. In terms of fashion and feel, they have come a long way. Thirty or 40 years ago, compression stockings “were not the prettiest, not the most comfortable the materials weren't as good,” acknowledges...

A Group of Older Runners On Salt Spring Island Achieve Personal Bests and Podium Finishes

Is there something in the water, or is it the idyllic island setting off the coast of B.C.? Science, perhaps? Salt Spring Island, located in the Strait of Georgia between mainland BC and Vancouver Island, is home to a group of senior athletes who call themselves 'The Sneakers.' They are redefining what it means to be active. Led by their...

Technology’s Stand On Fall Prevention

When it comes to falls, especially those that irreparably sideline people’s lives, Canadians needn’t take it lying down. Innovators across Canada are developing wearable sensors, technological devices that incorporate artificial intelligence, and re-engineered footwear to disrupt the crisis of falling.   When Dr. Alex Mihailidis spoke at the Falls Prevention Conference in June 2018 in St. John’s, NL, his audience didn’t hear...