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“Electronic Skin” Holds Promise For Burns, Prosthetics And General Healthcare

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created electronic skin (or e-skin) that mimics the real thing. The breakthrough technology marks an exciting advancement that holds great promise for robotics, prosthetics and general healthcare. Their e-skin integrates all the major sensors of real skin,...

Financial Wellness Puts Healthy Aging Within Reach Through Savvy Money Strategies

Boomers are a generation of rule breakers, but there’s one front where Canadian Boomers toe the line: financial health. Yes, Boomers have a well-earned reputation for consumer spending, but Canadians are by nature a little cautious: We’re not thought of as big risk takers and...

Finally. Advertisers Are Taking A More Modern Approach To How It Portrays Older Adults

Advertising is everywhere. Whether we realize it or not, we are bombarded with thousands of brand messages every day – from the logo on our cereal box to TV ads during evening prime time. Most advertising lives within our blind spot, but every now...

We Want To Know: What Do Those Lab Numbers Mean?

Question: Why is it important to know my lab numbers and how can I use them to benefit my overall health? Dr. Elaine Chin: Information is power. If you’re looking for a picture of your true total health and what the future may hold, it’s...

Living With A Chronic Health Condition Can Help You Find Resilience And Rewards

I live with a chronic illness, rheumatoid arthritis, but I am not a patient. I am a healthcare consumer. And so are you. “Patient” is derived from a Latin word meaning to suffer. While this meaning applies at times, being defined as such isn’t...

Unlocking The Secrets Of DNA Help Researchers Understand How to Slow Aging

Despite our best efforts, the quest for immortality has been fruitless and the fountain of youth remains undiscovered. Instead, science has focused on slowing the clock. Now, researchers at Arizona State University have discovered a new method that promises to delay the rate of...

Watch Now: Pharmacy and the Well-Informed Patient

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To kick off the YouAreUNLTD White Coat debate series, we invited professor Zubin Austin and his protégé Samier Kamar to discuss the realities of engaging (and disengaging) the new healthcare consumer. The duo tackled the hot topic: How do you deal with the well-informed patient:...

New Technology Helps Older Canadians Age In Place At Home Safely

Soon after turning 70, Marianne Buzza knew it was time to downsize. But it wasn’t about the size of the house. “I love to garden and had created a bit of a monster. We needed a smaller yard!” she says with a laugh. She and...

Finding Inspiration About Growing Older With TED Talks

There’s a certain ritual in celebrating the arrival of a new year: counting down the seconds until midnight, drinking a glass of champagne, hanging a fresh calendar on the wall. And while the simple fact of being able to greet another year should be...

Never Mind, ‘OK Boomer.’ Older Adults Have Become An Economic Force Of Epic Proportion

One of the perks of an empty-nest status is more time for shopping. Of course, we have more time for just about everything, but shopping stands out for me because, for example, I no longer speed-walk while plucking items from grocery aisles. I practically...