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Just Say No To Celebrating Valentine’s Day, Says Columnist Robert Hawke

My wife and I don’t do Valentine’s Day. I am so happy about this that it's ridiculous. You see, we decided a long time ago that the whole thing is kind of a sham. I mean really, Mother’s Day was literally invented by Hallmark...

Women Who Take Charge Of Their Sexual Health Promote Lifelong Intimacy: Study

Sex & Relationships: Q&A with Damiva CEO Chia Chia Sun “Enough beating around the bush. Let’s talk about your vagina.” This is the call to action for Damiva, a Canadian women’s health company that develops 100 percent natural products for menopausal health. I stopped beating...

Employee-Caregivers Need Companies To Step Up With New Guidelines

Gary Leblanc knows the trials of juggling work and domestic responsibilities. The 58-year-old full-time waiter in an upscale Ottawa restaurant is the primary caregiver of his wife, who has Parkinson’s disease. “I have to cook all the meals, bathe her, get her dressed,” he...

Good Nutrition Linked To The Brain’s Ability To Heal After A Stroke

Living well after a stroke is possible, thanks to earlier detection, better recognition and treatment options. But one Saskatchewan researcher is taking a different tact and looking at the role that nutrition can play in how well or how poorly those who have had...

Go With The Flow: Slow Down Your Exercise Routine With Tai Chi

William Leclair had much to celebrate when he approached his 55th birthday three years ago. The Toronto-based communications specialist was fulfilled in his career, proud of his family and he took delight in his circle of close longtime friends. “All things considered, I was...

All Aboard The ‘Colo-Cab’: How One Man Supports His Friends After Their Colonoscopies

Colonoscopy? I’ve got your backside. After your first colonoscopy, the mystery is revealed, the indignity proves manageable, and this necessary part of aging becomes as routine as it possibly can. I’ve had one colonoscopy and I’m due for another. Frankly, I’m grateful that I live...

Career Changes After Age 50: Find Out How From Three People Who Changed Direction Mid-Life

In October 2018, Chris Ryall wrote his first mid-term exam in 35 years. “I’d forgotten what writing a test was like,” says the 56 year old. “In fact, I’ve been astounded by how much the entire college system has changed since I was a...

Researchers Now Understand Why Some People Can Live To 100 And Beyond

I remember when Alida Desroches, the Franco-Ontarian grandmother of my sister-in-law, Darlene, wished me a happy birthday when I was in my 40s. “Live to 95 like me and you’ll have real stories to tell,” she quipped, giving me the strongest of hugs. I couldn't...

Another Stereotype Shattered! Yes, Happiness Does Increase With Age

Legendary singer Patti LaBelle nailed it when she said: “Here’s what I know: I’m a better person at 50 than I was at 48 … and better at 52 than I was at 50. I’m calmer, easier to live with. All this stuff is...

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...