Canadians Swap “Fly And Fry” Vacations For Meaningful Travel Pursuits

Many Canadians in their teens and 20s travel as a rite of passage between finishing school and getting serious about career, family or both. Later in life, the motivation changes. Having been there and done that, mature globetrotters are moved to explore by a bigger purpose, whether it’s to learn, to volunteer or to pursue newfound passions. For Anita Draycott,...

“Electronic Skin” Holds Promise For Burns, Prosthetics And General Healthcare

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created electronic skin (or e-skin) that mimics the real thing. The breakthrough technology marks an exciting advancement that holds great promise for robotics, prosthetics and general healthcare. Their e-skin integrates all the major sensors of real skin, including an ability to heal and conform to the body. This could be the full...

Ottawa Cardiologist Spearheads Effort To Diagnose Heart Disease With A New Five-Minute Test

Dr. Benjamin Chow was told he had seven minutes to pitch his idea. Seven minutes to describe and convey the importance of a groundbreaking medical technique. To explain how using it would improve access to healthcare for thousands of heart patients in under-serviced and remote populations. To address a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Seven minutes for a...

We Want To Know: What Do Those Lab Numbers Mean?

Question: Why is it important to know my lab numbers and how can I use them to benefit my overall health? Dr. Elaine Chin: Information is power. If you’re looking for a picture of your true total health and what the future may hold, it’s all in your numbers. What numbers? Your health numbers revealed by simple tests – many of...

Living With A Chronic Health Condition Can Help You Find Resilience And Rewards

I live with a chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, but I am not a patient. I am a healthcare consumer. And so are you. “Patient” is derived from a Latin word meaning to suffer. While this meaning applies at times, being defined as such isn’t the way I approach life – and I know others who feel the same. There’s...

What’s The Secret To Aging With Vitality? Experts Weigh In On How To Live Well

Aging with vitality leaves the door open to a world of opportunities – the chance to live well and enjoy what we’ve always loved to do, long before our first grey hair appeared. Vitality is the spark that enables us to live purposefully and with joy. The foundation of vitality is health in all its forms. It’s eating nutritious foods,...

The Arrival Of 2020 Brings Smart Clothing To The Forefront Of Healthcare

“Wearables” entered the popular lexicon only in the last decade with the proliferation of bracelet-style fitness trackers such as Fitbit, followed a little later by smartwatches from big mobile brands, including Apple and Samsung. But another generation of smart wearable technology – smart clothes – is already here and brings with it enormous potential for healthcare consumers and their caregivers. The...

Adopt Healthier, Post-Holiday Habits By Following Intuitive Eating Principles

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year. You get to spend time with loved ones, take time off work and enjoy special foods. While they bring excitement, the change in routine can also increase stress. With numerous holiday parties and get togethers, holiday eating can make us anxious, vulnerable and leave us with feelings of guilt. As you...

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...

How New Technology Has Helped Nearly One Million People Cope With Low Vision

Navigating daily life can be taxing enough as it is, but doing so with low vision can really put you to the test. The simplest of tasks may seem insurmountable, but technological advancements are making it easier for people to live life to the fullest, both in their personal and professional lives. According to a study conducted by The National...