Seriously. Why We Should Be Talking About Male Menopause

“We’ve always been kitchen-klatch people,” says 54-year-old Daniel Kenney about himself and his four older siblings, the eldest of whom is 64. “The kitchen is where we have the best conversations as grownups, just my brothers, our respective partners sans kids, nieces or nephews. Our monthly get-togethers typically involve a huge potluck, which means lots of dirty pots and pans,...

6 Ways To Tap Into The Powerful Benefits of Nutritional Synergy – Vitamins And Minerals Working Together

Does your diet include a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals? If you focus on getting enough of just one type of vitamin, you may be missing out on what a diet that includes a wide range of nutrients can do to ensure healthy aging. Vitamins and minerals working together is called “nutritional synergy” and it can help you...

Better Sex For Women Is Within Reach, Thanks To A New Treatment Using Radiofrequency

For women struggling with vaginal issues in their postmenopausal phase, a touch of radiofrequency (RF) energy may be all that’s needed – and just what the doctor ordered. Considered a “trendy catch-all” term by some health professionals, “vaginal rejuvenation” refers to a host of female health issues, ranging from vulvovaginal problems to vaginal laxity, sexual dysfunction, prolapse (collapse of the...

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...

How You Can Be Your Own Advocate To Get Timely Osteoporosis Assessment And Diagnosis

At age 58, Denise Gibbons lost her balance and fell. At the hospital, doctors ordered an X-ray, MRI and ultrasound and determined she had a broken hip. It didn’t occur to Gibbons that osteoporosis was to blame for her fracture. “Because I was under 60 and had broken a bone, it was suggested that I have a bone density scan...

Why Scientists Say Walking Is The New ‘Superfood’

Why some scientists call walking the new “superfood” capable of reversing aging and boosting health Spanish explorer Ponce de León spent years sailing around the world looking for the Fountain of Youth. But according to the latest research, he might have found it if he had searched on foot. While the benefits of walking are well known – from reducing...

6 Essential Apps to Support Caregivers

The number of Canadians providing informal care to a family member or friend is staggering. There are more than eight million people fulfilling that role, according to the Canadian Caregiver Coalition. As our country's population ages, caregivers are turning to their smartphones to keep track of medication, doctors’ appointments, or simply asking for a hand with a home-cooked meal. Looking...

Boomers Are Changing Healthcare … Is Your Practice Ready?

(Below is a special article for health care professionals.) As healthcare providers, we strive toward patient-centred care as a model for practice – from hospital ambulatory care to inpatient stays and community-based primary care. Putting patients at the “centre” means empowering them to participate in decision-making about their own care. The time has come to shift our thinking yet further, from...

Yes, We Dare. Grey Hair Is A Badge of Honour And We Will No Longer Hide It

Choosing grey is sexy and inspiring, no matter your age The hair colour du jour is grey – preferably a silky silver. It was once startling among middle-aged celebrities; think Jamie Lee Curtis’s debut more than 10 years ago. Today, platinum hair is practically celebrated among those in pop culture, from trendsetters like Rihanna to the real deal, namely powerful stars,...

Age of Disruption: Boomers Take On Aging and Healthcare

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Baby Boomers have left an indelible imprint upon everything from popular culture to science and technology, business and key issues such as women’s rights, sexism and civil rights. Now they are breaking down one of the last remaining obstacles in their path: aging. Loosely defined as those people born in the post-war period stretching from 1946 to 1964, Boomers comprise...