Reduce Your Risk of Fractures And Falls This Winter By Building Bone Strength

With the arrival of winter, Canadians have more reasons to think about bone health. The Canadian Institute For Health Information estimates there were more than 9,000 hospitalizations due to falls on ice in 2016-2017. Approximately 70 per cent of those happened to people over 50 years old. Fractures, often accompanied by swelling, bruising and tenderness are a common outcomes. But...

Unlocking The Secrets Of DNA Help Researchers Understand How to Slow Aging

Despite our best efforts, the quest for immortality has been fruitless and the fountain of youth remains undiscovered. Instead, science has focused on slowing the clock. Now, researchers at Arizona State University have discovered a new method that promises to delay the rate of aging with a greater understanding of the mechanics behind DNA. It’s a discovery that represents...

Give Thanks: Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude is Good for Health and Healing

When I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded my brothers and me to say, “Thank you.” It became so automatic that I didn’t appreciate what it meant. I thought it was their way of teaching us good manners. However, as I grew older, I understood the significance of these words. My parents were Holocaust survivors, and expressing gratitude was part...

6 Most Dangerous And Enduring Myths About Osteoporosis That Need to End Now

Myths can be dangerous and life-threatening. Some people believe that osteoporosis is not serious like cancer or heart disease. That thinking puts us at greater risk of failing to do all we can to ensure bone health for living fully and independently as we age. With that in mind, let’s shine a bright light on enduring myths and tackle them...

How One Woman Got Rid Of Decades’ Worth Of Clutter Weighing Her Down

In her new book Anne Bokma, author of My Year of Living Spiritually: From Woo-Woo to Wonderful: One Woman’s Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life, sets out on a yearlong adventure to become a more spiritual person. She sings in choirs, dances with witches, picks out her coffin, tries magic mushrooms and learns to be more grateful. In this excerpt...

Expert Jim Danahy On Tackling The Challenges of Meeting The Needs Of The Boomer Pharmacy Customer

Pharmacists know too well the ongoing challenge of bridging the gap between being a clinician and a healthcare provider in a retail setting, where patients see themselves as consumers and have high expectations – not to mention high-levels of skepticism about service and advice. To gain insight into this new type of consumer, pharmacist Rosemarie Patodia spoke to retail and...

Missed Medical Appointments Is An Issue That Demands Smarter Solutions

Whether due to long wait times or a lack of after-hour availability, 68 percent of Canadians have missed at least one doctor’s appointment, according to a 2017 Ipsos poll. Unfortunately, missed appointments can lead to delays in treatment and add costs to the healthcare system. Last year, Health PEI boosted awareness of the issue by posting publicly the number of missed...

Never Mind, ‘OK Boomer.’ Older Adults Have Become An Economic Force Of Epic Proportion

One of the perks of an empty-nest status is more time for shopping. Of course, we have more time for just about everything, but shopping stands out for me because, for example, I no longer speed-walk while plucking items from grocery aisles. I practically luxuriate in the ability to comparison-shop. Perhaps most exciting, I can put myself back at...

Understanding The Hard Realities of Becoming A Full-Time Caregiver

For caregivers, especially caregivers suddenly and unexpectedly thrown into this role of a lifetime, there is a very simple and very difficult answer to the question, “Where do I start?” With yourself. As you focus on taking care of the person you love, it’s easy to lose focus on yourself. “It becomes a habit. Before you know it, everything you talk...

Sock It To You: Compression Wear Gets A Fresh, Hip Look

From top-tier athletes to frequent fliers, compression wear keeps up the pressure to maximize health benefits The rising popularity of compression socks can be chalked up to a couple of factors. First, they work and have a proven track record that dates back to the Middle Ages. Second, they’ve evolved out of the medical-use realm and now appeal to a...