How Vitamin D Can Help Your Health Really Shine, From Stronger Bones To Immunity Support

We often hear about how vitamin D helps our body absorb calcium. While it is a key player in bone health, that is not the only role it has in our body. In fact, almost every cell has a vitamin D receptor.1. Vitamin D influences the bones, intestines, immune and cardiovascular systems, pancreas, muscles, and brain.1 It is a fat soluble...

How Huddol and Teva Canada Are Supporting Caregivers Through Technology

Donna Thomson is thankful for the role that digital technology played while she was taking care of her mother who died at age 96 last summer. “It gave me peace of mind,” the Ottawa resident recalls. “It provided us with the information we needed to find the right assisted living facility for her in Montreal.” Without access to that information,...

Dark Leafy Greens Are A Nutrition Superstar, Slowing Brain Aging By 11 Years, Says New Research

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago might be on to something. After examining the consumption of 144 foods by participants (ages 58 to 99) during a five-year period, they determined eating as little as half a cup of cooked dark leafy greens may slow a decline in memories and cognitive skills associated with aging. It turns out greens,...

The Best Expert Advice On How To Create Long-Term Care Plans For Loved Ones

At some point, many adult children will find themselves in a position where they need to assist in the planning of long-term care for a parent. The choices are overwhelming. Mary Jo Saavedra, a gerontologist and Certified Aging Life Care Professional (CMC), wrote Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life, Planning, Care and Wellbeing. It provides comprehensive, straight forward...

Even Later In Life, Smokers Can Reap The Health Benefits By Quitting

Toby Turner, an office manager from St. Boniface, MB, is looking forward to Thanksgiving 2018. “The Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend 10 years ago – that’s when I was able to butt out for the last time. I remember my last cigarette. I leaned against the hood of my daughter’s car in the driveway, enjoying one last puff while the...

What Happens When Your Partner Retires Before You Do?

Many couples think they'll retire at the same time. They've experienced many of life events together, and retirement is just another one. But for many couples, one partner will retire before the other. It's not uncommon today to see this. In fact, it's more common than most of us think. The key is to understand what's important to each...

Ever Say You’ve Had ‘A Senior Moment’? Stop. It May Lead To Internalized Ageism

Have you ever said you had a ‘senior moment’ after misplacing your keys? Do you grumble about ‘old age’ when your body’s stiff or sore? I have and I’m not alone. After posting those questions on Facebook, I heard from 87 people. Six answered no. These results aren’t statistically significant, but they are interesting. There’s a name for what we’re doing...

Waist Management: How To Kick Your Sugar Habit To The Curb

From birthday cakes to Thanksgiving pie to cold summer treats, every holiday, season or special occasion harkens mouth-watering memories of a favorite confectionery craving. But what if you’re trying to get healthy by shutting down the sugar in your diet? Samantha Coogan —  director of UNLV's Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics and president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and...

Breaking Down Barriers To Health Care in Canada With Web-Based Tools

Limited access to specialist care is a major barrier to health care in Canada. But what started as a pilot project by two frustrated doctors from Ontario is now prompting healthcare providers to rethink the traditional (and time consuming) consultant referral model. Champlain BASE is a secure, web-based tool that allows family doctors to quickly access specialist care for their...

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...