Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Should You Be Screened For Hepatitis C, A Disease That Often Affects Baby Boomers?

Finding out you have stage 3 hepatitis C (HCV) might not be most people’s idea of luck, but Ron Shean feels fortunate. Despite the...

The Power Of Words To Shape Culture, Instigate Change And Confront Ageism

Labels can be useful. Without them we wouldn’t know what’s in file folders or cans, whether food contains ingredients we’re allergic to, or whether...

Naked And A Little Bit Afraid: Columnist Robert Hawke Ponders The Man In The Mirror

I got out of the shower recently, grabbed a towel and started to wipe myself down when suddenly something terrible happened. I made eye...

Columnist Robert Hawke Ponders Big Regrets and Choices Made Without Second Thoughts

My life would have been so much better if I hadn’t asked the hot person out. I wish I didn’t take that trip to Spain. If...

Actor Lorne Cardinal Continues To Push Boundaries And Live Life With Courage

“If you let fear run your life, you can live a very small world. You’re not going to experience the greatness that’s out there...

How To Better Support And Love A Spouse With A Disability

Relationships are challenging. Any relationship. The challenges increase when one partner is suddenly, or gradually over time due to a debilitating illness, living with...

Personal Stories About Tackling Chronic Pain With Courage And Determination

From the physical aspects of pain to its mental components, to the social parts of one’s life that chronic pain affects, everyone’s experiences with...

Rethinking How You Think About And How You Respond To Pain Can Help Ease Discomfort

Pain is often the reason why people make an appointment to see their healthcare provider. If the feeling – the pain, the discomfort – is...

Fight For Your Health: How To Master The Fine Art Of Healthcare Advocacy

Ageism is pervasive in all aspects of our culture, and healthcare is not immune. Just ask Laura Fern, who for two years braved a...

Discrimination Continues To Impact LGBTQ Residents In Long-Term Care Communities

It’s a poignant memory for Brian Hobbs – one that captures some of the challenges facing older members of the LGBTQ community in Canada. Two...

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