A Better Shot At Better Health: Are You Up-to-Date With Your Vaccinations?

What vaccines should you be getting and when?  No matter your age, vaccines are an essential tool for maintaining good health and a key defense against serious illness. While a vaccine for COVID-19 has not been found, other types of vaccinations should be updated. However, the number of adults who are up to date with their vaccines is low, according to the...

Erectile Dysfunction Does Not Mean The End To An Active Sex Life

Michael Russer, now 68, 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 co-founder of CancerIntimacyHelp.com and the Santa Barbara, CA-based CEO of Russer Communication. While depression can cause erectile dysfunction, it’s often the result of it, too. Many men define...

Got The Winter Blues Or Is It Something More Serious? How To Spot A Mood Disorder

We all feel down, or blue, or sad, at times. Sadness is a natural human emotion, usually triggered by a loss, disappointment, or major life change. An estimated 5 to 10 percent of older Canadians will experience a depressive disorder that is serious enough to require treatment, according to Mood Disorders Disorders Society of Canada. Sadly, 90 percent will not...

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...

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...

Analyzing Language Usage Opens The Door To Earlier Dementia Diagnosis

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 of developing Alzheimer’s disease after age 65,...

Teva Canada Is Committed To Caring For Caregivers

For Canada’s 8.1 million caregivers, there are many moments when they feel truly fortunate to have an opportunity to help their loved ones. It’s both rewarding and challenging – an expression of love and dedication. Sometimes in the midst of carrying out daily responsibilities, the self-care of caregivers themselves slip far down on their list of priorities. That’s unfortunate because...

Bridging The Gap Between Caregivers And Pharmacists Is Essential In The Care Journey

Caregivers play a crucial role in providing unpaid care to a loved one with a physical, cognitive or mental health condition. Canada’s 8.1 million caregivers know these duties are both a rewarding and challenging experience that requires careful coordination with multiple entities, from health care professionals to family members. Teva Canada, part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., recognizes this and...

A Daughter Reveals How A Dementia Diagnosis Rocked Her Family’s World

You might think you know what to expect when you hear the word “dementia,” and then – when you’re confronted with it in real life – you realize how little you knew. This disease turned my parents’ world upside down and, for awhile, mine too. While caring for them, I’ve learned that no two dementia diagnoses or prognoses are alike,...

Keep Your Health And Save Your Sanity During Separation and Divorce

As Boomers enjoy longer lives, staying in a challenging marriage “until death do us part” becomes a less than attractive option. No wonder almost 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. But, while marital transition can ultimately lead to greater happiness, separation and divorce can take its toll on one’s health. Leaving a romantic union is stressful for anyone. But...