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Worried About Cognitive Decline And Dementia? Take An At-Home Test To Detect Early Symptoms

With dementia rates rising sharply in Canada and around the world, it’s not surprising that researchers have been focusing on ways to spot the condition earlier. Globally, someone is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds and there are 10 million new cases each year...

Fibre Is Nutrition’s Smooth Operator. Do You Think You Are Really Getting Enough?

Here's a fun fact: The adult digestive system can be up to 30 feet (9.1 metres) – about the same length as five refrigerators stacked up on top of one another. Every inch of it is important for breaking down our food and absorbing...

One Man’s Brush With Appendicitis Launches A Quest To Understand How His Body Works

A few months before reading The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson, a chapter-by-chapter guide to the workings of the human body, I sat in the emergency room at the hospital down the street. The doctor told me the source of my abdominal...

Fight For Your Health: How To Master The Fine Art Of Healthcare Advocacy

Ageism is pervasive in all aspects of our culture, and healthcare is not immune. Just ask Laura Fern, who for two years braved a host of increasingly debilitating symptoms, some of which fit with her existing medical conditions while others did not. With each...

33 Ways You Can Take Charge Of Your Life During The Coronavirus Crisis

The COVID-19 situation continues to change not even just daily, but hourly. With everyone mandated to stay home to help “flatten the curve,” that is, curb the spreading of the coronavirus, we find ourselves isolating at home for the foreseeable future. While times are challenging,...

The Hidden Perk of Aging? Columnist Robert Hawke Says It’s Being Able To Show Your Inner Goofball

Remember being profoundly embarrassed about something back in school? I sure do. The first time I was onstage it did not go well. I was 8 years old and I stood in front of 300 kids and adults. I had one line in a...

Discrimination Continues To Impact LGBTQ Residents In Long-Term Care Communities

It’s a poignant memory for Brian Hobbs – one that captures some of the challenges facing older members of the LGBTQ community in Canada. Two of Hobbs’ close friends, a gay couple in their 80s, had to make tough decisions when one of them was...

Find Freedom And Better Health By Forgiving Those Who Have Hurt You

A relative stiffs you for money that you kindly loaned him. Your former partner dragged you to court for expensive divorce proceedings. Friends turned their backs on you when you were going through a medical crisis. Or your long-time employer let you go despite...

Millennials Do Have Valuable Lessons To Share With The Boomer Generation

Millennials are a lazy, narcissistic, entitled generation. At least that’s the prevailing stereotype of these avocado toast-eating navel-gazers. Born some time between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, this demographic is the fastest-growing segment of the job market and as much as this...

How Your Eating Habits Should Change As You Age

It’s easy for a 20 year old to get away with nutrition abuses – a sugar-laden cinnamon bun for breakfast and greasy slices of pizza for dinner. Later on in life, the body is less forgiving of such indulgences. It’s a reminder that as...