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Keep Your Health And Save Your Sanity During Separation and Divorce

As Boomers enjoy longer lives, staying in a challenging marriage “until death do us part” becomes a less than attractive option. No wonder almost 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. But, while marital transition can ultimately lead to greater happiness, separation and divorce...

Why You Need To Make A Good Night’s Sleep A Top Priority For Your Health

When Rip Van Winkle took his dog for a walk one sunny autumn day, he had no idea he would drop into a deep sleep for 20 years. According to Washington Irving’s famous short story, the Dutch-American farmer – unlike many of us today –...

Combat Pain With These 6 Essential Apps For Charting And Monitoring It

Six million people in Canada live with some form of chronic pain, according to recent estimates by Statistics Canada. Long-term chronic pain can be complex, and the causes varied – including inflammation, injury, an underlying medical condition such as cancer. Other times, there may...

Melanoma Rates Continue To Increase, Says Canadian Dermatology Association

The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) took the opportunity on World Melanoma Day (May 13) to urge Canadians to adopt sun-safe practices that will better protect them against melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. A new survey shows troubling trends in sun-safe behaviours among...

How To Minimize Taxes On Retirement Income

The key to minimizing taxes on retirement income is careful planning, and this normally starts years or even a decade or two before you retire. A retirement plan helps you understand what tax bracket you're in now and what tax bracket you think you'll be in...

Caregivers Find Much-Needed Information And Support Through ‘Huddol’

When her mother needed to transition to a higher level of care, Donna Thomson reached out to Huddol members for advice on housing and care options in Montreal. After co-caregiving for his aging parents, Rick Lauber joined Huddol to share what he had learned...

Canadian Veteran, 91, Embraces New Tech Platform To Connect With Family And Friends

Richard Ratcliffe, soon to be 91, has had his life transformed over the past three years thanks to Connections, an AGE-WELL-supported communications platform designed to prevent social isolation by keeping older adults in contact with family and friends. Life had become lonely for the war...

Ouch! How To Ease The Impact Of Lower Back Pain And Sciatica

Lower back pain, which include sciatica, is the leading cause of years living with disability worldwide. And it remains the leading reason for physician consultations among people under 60 years of age in Canada. Estimates of lifetime prevalence of low back pain in the adult general...

Planning A Sun Vacation? Before You Fly, 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...