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,...

Before You Take Off On Your Next Vacation, Protect Yourself With The Right Vaccinations

If you've ever caught a bug while travelling, you know that being sick on the fly is a real vacation spoiler. It's true that globetrotting exposes us to wonderful new things, but there is a risk of being exposed to some harmful ones as well. For Canadians looking to make international travel plans, there is a wide range of preventative...

Fight Back Against Loss Of Muscle Mass With These Expert Tips

As we grow older, our bodies change and that's true of how we build and sustain muscle mass and strength. We sure had it easy in our twenties. At the peak of our physical prowess, our bodies could burn calories sitting still and they kept building bones until the age of 25. But once we hit our thirties, that’s when...

Five Competitors, Only One Winner: Five Startups Battle Head to Head At AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge

Canada has become a global leader on the technology and aging front, encouraging entrepreneurs to seek innovative ways to enable healthy aging. This was showcased at AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition, held recently in Toronto. At the event, five companies pitched their product ideas Dragon’s Den-style before a panel of judges. Here’s a look at the competitors: Cosm Medical: PIECE...

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...

How Do You Spell Relief? Why One Woman Chose Medical Cannabis To Fight Menopause Symptoms

At 51, Tracy Edwards (not her real name) quit sleeping. There were the two hours of tossing and turning at bedtime, followed by perhaps two hours of fitful rest, then the dreaded lying awake for two more hours, only to fall dead asleep just as the 7 am alarm was ringing. The hormone replacement therapy she had started a couple...

The High Cost of Living With Pain – Emotionally, Physically And Financially

The statistics on pain and its impact are alarming. The Canadian economy takes a substantial hit because of it – more than $7-billion annually – according to the Global Pain Index. The study conducted by GSK found that Canadians are also missing work and family time due to pain. Its impact is multi-faceted and destructive physically, emotionally and financially. The research...

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...

Here Comes The Sun: Are You Ready To Protect Your Skin Against ‘Age Spots’?

Few people are overjoyed with the aging process, but even less so if age spots show up. Fortunately, a wide variety of treatment options can remove these pesky-but-harmless dark areas on your skin, according to dermatologist Meryl Joerg of Advanced Dermatology P.C.  Colloquially called liver spots, though the liver isn’t involved in their development, age spots or solar lentigos typically...

Are Elevated Uric Acid Levels The Culprit Behind Everything From Gout To Obesity?

Sixteen million years ago, our common ancestors were European apes living in subtropical Europe. A major global climate change occurred, cooling and altering the environment in which they lived. Evolution in its brilliant but blind way, adjusted and left man to evolve with a genetic change that is now haunting us. The change was a progressive sequence of loss of...