Calgary Researcher Investigates How Vitamins and Minerals Impact Health

In an era when many people look down at their waistlines to assess nutritional health, Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, a researcher at the University of Calgary, is looking up instead. She calls it “nutrition above the neck.” It’s a field of medical study that is seeing rapid growth, thanks to a small group of committed disruptors like herself. They’ve overcome strong...

Yes, You Can Enjoy A Robust Sex Life Despite Erectile Dysfunction

Michael Russer, now 66, developed erectile dysfunction after surgery for prostate cancer in 2011. “I never really experienced depression, which is a state in which far too many men find themselves stuck,” says the Santa Barbara, CA-based CEO of Russer Communication and cofounder of CancerIntimacyHelp.com. While depression can cause erectile dysfunction, it’s often the result of it, too. Many men...

Dench, Smith, Plowright, Atkins – Four Dames, One Amazing Documentary

Director Roger Michell (Notting Hill) brings together four incredible actors in Tea with the Dames – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins – in a documentary that celebrates their collective and individual accomplishments. The film, which opened in theatres on September 21, allows these women to let it rip on a variety of subjects, from stage fright...

Uniting the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation Community Through Digital Storytelling

Though science backs the notion of the wisdom of the ages, the learnings and insights of generations past aren’t always easily tapped, especially for Canada’s First Nations people. Their history was all but erased over decades of initiatives deemed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to amount to cultural genocide. Under the residential school system, much of the languages and...

Community Shed Programs Bring Men Together Across Canada

What if instead of potting soil and lawn mowers you filled a shed with hot coffee, cribbage boards and friends? That’s the idea behind Men’s Sheds, a non-profit program that brings men together to enjoy activities, socialize and forge bonds with their communities. The concept, which started in Australia, was brought to Canada by Doug Mackie, a retired financial...

Meet KGB84, Japan’s Pop Group Sensation – Members Under Age 80 Need Not Apply

When they take the stage at venues in places like Singapore and Tokyo, they are greeted with enthusiastic applause and screams of excitement. They are one of the hottest pop groups in Japan and the median age of 84. Look on YouTube for videos feature KGB84 and you’ll be tapping your toes to the catchy, energetic dance tunes with...

Paws And Effect: Reap The Wellness Benefits Of Adopting A Pet

“This dog keeps me alive,” says Mike Farafinchan. Stradivarius – Strad for short – is the 12-year-old silky terrier he adopted in December 2017 through the non-profit organization ElderDog. “I have arthritis and he walks with me. He sleeps in my bed and gets up with me, even when I get up through the night. He’s good company,” says...

Dress Your Age? It’s Time To Put That Ageist Idea To Rest For Good

Huda Cade scoffs at the notion of dressing your age. “It’s ageist! That phrase means women of a certain age should dress and act in a certain way, but who makes that decision? Who says what that age is, or what appropriate attire is?” asks the owner of Eveline Street Clothing in Lockport, MB. For 25 years, Cade has maintained a...

Predicting Dementia Earlier – in a Manner of Speaking

What speech patterns can reveal about brain health If dementia could be diagnosed earlier in patients, or even predict who might develop the disease later in life, it would mean nothing short of a revolution in dementia care. If caught early enough, steps could be taken that might prevent or delay its onset. With one in 10 Canadians at risk...

Dr. Elaine Chin ponders “If I Were Trump’s doctor…..”

While my practice is focused mainly on C suite and other high net worth clients, I’ve sometimes wondered what the most powerful people in the world do for their medical checkups given their access to people, services and money. Then came Trump. To say I was underwhelmed by the physical examination of President Donald Trump would be an understatement. The report...