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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Can Poor Dental Health Contribute to a Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Once upon a time, people believed that oral health was not connected to anything else. Since that time, multiple studies have been done that prove otherwise. In fact, your oral health is linked to many different functions within your body. Science has linked oral hygiene to a lot of systems, from mental health to fertility in both men and women!...

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...

Understanding Prevention and Pain Management Due to Degenerative Disc Disease

It would be logical to assume that degenerative disc disease – one of the most common spine problems in older adults – is actually a disease. However, this progression of changes in spinal discs due to injury, wear and tear, and aging isn’t a disease at all, but a sometimes-preventable condition that can lead to chronic pain, according to...