What You Should Eat To Boost And Maintain A Healthy Brain

The research is clear. Nutrition has a huge impact on brain health. Eating the right foods, and in the right combination, can help you build new brain cells, preserve or enhance memory and possibly prevent disease1. A diet rich in fish, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables can help to maintain your brain health and may even reduce the...

Clinical Trials Help Reinvent Medicine And Lead To Better Patient Outcomes

As a scientist, patient advocate and healthcare consumer, I know clinical trials are essential in the research and development of new treatments that encompass everything from drugs, to innovative medical devices, lifestyle changes and other valuable healthcare interventions. While most people think of scientists and doctors developing life-changing treatments, in reality, people like you – healthy people and those of...

Selling with Passion

Advertising is everywhere. Whether we realize it or not, we are bombarded with thousands of brand messages every day – from the logo on our cereal box to TV ads during evening prime time. Most advertising lives within our blind spot, but every now and then something strikes a chord and we sit up and take notice. For decades, ad...

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Boomers Are A Driving Force Behind Auto Innovations

Boomers grew up idolizing automobiles – the ultimate symbol of independence, swagger and style. Whether their first car was a sporty Mustang, a muscle car or a hipster Beetle, this generation of drivers continues to influence the auto industry more than any other, demanding innovation, performance and luxury.  From Tesla’s autopilot driver assistance to built-in WiFi hotspots, push-button starts, windows...

Divorce After 50: Finances and Fresh Starts

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda has been a groundbreaker all her life. The two-time Oscar winner’s latest television series Grace and Frankie, which premieres its fifth season in early 2019, is no different, tackling late-life divorce, a subject she knows well.  Things have changed since Fonda split up from her first husband, Roger Vadim, in the 1970s when she was in her late...

94-Year-Old Cookbook Author Continues to Share His Love of Syrian Cuisine

“Sharing a meal provides opportunities for understanding,” wrote Habeeb Salloum in the introduction of Arab Cooking on a Saskatchewan Homestead. His cookbook chronicles the Middle Eastern recipes he grew up in the dusty plains of Saskatchewan and shares his family’s journey from the village of Qaraoun, Syria. In 1925, Salloum, his older brother and his mother left French-occupied Syria and...

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...

For Actor Donald Sutherland, Retirement is Not Part of the Plan

Some people work themselves into an early grave. Actor Donald Sutherland works at a feverish pace to ensure that he keeps himself out of it and stays healthy. Still, his approach can backfire sometimes. When he first met the press to promote his role as President Snow in The Hunger Games, he was wearing an eyepatch. And no, he wasn’t...

The Great Debate: Pharmacy and the Well-Informed Patient

Professor Zubin Austin and Samier Kamar
Professor Zubin Austin and pharmacy student Samier Kamar tackle the realities of engaging (and disengaging) the new healthcare consumer. How do you deal with the well-informed patient: one that is smart, well-researched and comes to you with his or her own opinions and questions? Samier Kamar, 4th year PharmD student Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto The well-informed patient is an asset to healthcare. It’s...

Promising New Drug Therapies for Alzheimer’s Need More Research

Two recently published research studies are generating buzz for new discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. It’s easy to understand why. The need for fresh treatments is great. According to an Alzheimer's Disease International 2016 report, more than 47 million people worldwide are affected by the condition. In Canada, 564,00 people are living with dementia. By...