New Frontiers In Parkinson’s Research, Thanks To The Michael J. Fox Foundation

As the spotlight-seeking keener he portrayed as Alex P. Keaton on the 1980s sitcom Family Ties, Michael J. Fox seared his boyish good looks and infectious energy into the minds and hearts of millions. Today, the 57-year-old is parlaying his enduring popularity into an even greater role – mobilizing patients and researchers to bring an end to Parkinson’s disease,...

All Pain, No Gain: The High Cost Of Sciatica On Your Health

Many people with back pain that radiates down their legs know they’re experiencing sciatica. But what does sciatica actually mean? The term itself is widely misunderstood and so are its treatments, according to Kaliq Chang, MD, double board-certified in interventional pain management and anesthesiology, of Atlantic Spine Center. “Sciatica is commonly used to describe nerve-like pain traveling down the legs,...

Is Attending Live Music Concerts The Ticket To Happiness? Research Says Yes!

If gig-going can help you live longer, then Darren Hogan may well live forever. The Toronto-based 48-year-old attends 25-30 live-music events a year, from major stadium concerts to intimate venues and multi-day festivals. Now a study is backing what Hogan experiences firsthand—attending concerts is good for you. And not just for your soul: Going to a live music gig once every...

Why You Should Consult A Dietitian for Nutrition Advice To Support Healthy Aging

Optimal nutrition to support each stage of life is essential, and healthy aging is no exception. As we grow older, there are some key nutrients that need special attention1. These include calcium, vitamin D, your B vitamins and iron (to name a few)1. More often than not, with decreasing food intake, these key nutrients are lacking in our diets2. If...

You’re Invited: Forum Aims To Reshape Attitudes About Aging

AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum is bringing together thought leaders, organizations, and individuals with a single-minded goal—reducing ageist attitudes and reshaping what it means to get older. Hosted by Niagara College, the two-day event (June 26 and 27) will feature 12 intriguing presentations designed to enlighten professionals, academics and consumers. “The Art of Ageing Forum provides a unique opportunity...

15 Finalists Announced In the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition

Fifteen Canadian startups have been selected to compete in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition. The competition is for startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. Finalists will be challenged to explain how their technology-based solution can positively impact older Canadians and/or caregivers. Five finalists will compete in each of three...

Improve Longevity And Tackle Pain With These Nutrition Tips From Top Expert

Respected Canadian nutritionist Julie Daniluk, whose books include Meals that Heal Inflammation, has devoted years of study and research into healthy eating after a lifetime of dealing with her own food allergies and sensitivities. Daniluk has learned firsthand the link between nutrition (or rather, poor nutrition) and pain and inflammation. “Chronic inflammation and poor digestion can lead to stress, anxiety...

How To Find Your Inner Resilience And Allow Your Spirit To Soar Again

Hey everybody! I’m Rob. I’m a fully formed human who has recently come to the conclusion that, in spite of my best efforts, I am, in fact, aging. You might be aware of this odd phenomenon as well. I’ve got to say that it came as a complete and utter surprise to me. I am aware that all humans (and...

Amgen Sets An Official Guinness World Record For Most Osteoporosis Screenings In 24 Hours

The results are in! Amgen Canada, together with affiliates in nine other countries around the world, is celebrating a new Guinness World Records title for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours: 5,816. In Canada, an astounding 553 people were tested at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ont. on May 5th, far surpassing the national goal of 300. Globally,...

Cause of Sciatic Pain May Be In The Butt, Not The Back

Can sitting too much become a pain in the butt? “Maybe,” says interventional pain management specialist Kaliq Chang, MD, with the New Jersey-based Atlantic Spine Center, “but a sedentary lifestyle is probably just one of multiple potential causes of piriformis syndrome.” The syndrome takes its name from the piriformis muscle, which stretches from the lower spine to the top of...