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Retirement Living Ain’t What It Used To Be With A Focus on Upscale Offerings and More Activities

“It’s like opening up a present: you get it, you open it up, that ‘wow’ feeling of unexpected joy.” That might be how one you’d expect one to describe discovering a new city around the world, or spending time with your first grandchild, but moving...

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...

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...

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...

All Pain, No Gain: The High Cost Of Sciatica On Your Health

Many people with back pain that radiates down their legs know they’re experiencing sciatica. But what does sciatica actually mean? The term itself is widely misunderstood and so are its treatments, according to Kaliq Chang, MD, double board-certified in interventional pain management and anesthesiology,...

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...