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Three Health Conditions Men Should Look Out For
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Three Health Conditions Men Should Look Out For

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of the health conditions that  affect men and promote their early detection and treatment. A...

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Can CBD Help with Anxiety?
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Can CBD Help with Anxiety?

Written & provided by: Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM    What does CBD do? Short for cannabidiol, CBD is one of two major cannabis plant compo...

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How to Find the Right Mobility Aid for You
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How to Find the Right Mobility Aid for You

According to Statistics Canada, 24.1% of Canadians over the age of 65 live with some form of mobility issue. Mobility issues can make you less ind...

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Top Products for Avoiding Falls in the Bathroom
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Top Products for Avoiding Falls in the Bathroom

Falls are the number one cause of injury among Canadians 65+. According to StatCan, one third of Canadians in this age group fall at least once ea...

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What to consider before buying a stairlift
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What to consider before buying a stairlift

According to the recent National Home Modifications Survey, 78% of Canadians want to age in their own home, but only 26% believe they will be able ...

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Essentials to include in your home health care kit
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Essentials to include in your home health care kit

Keeping a well-stocked home health care kit is important in order to provide first aid and monitor your health long term. Your kit should be easil...

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Tips for adapting your home’s entry to help you age in place
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Tips for adapting your home’s entry to help you age in place

According to the recent National Home Modifications Survey, 78% of Canadians want to age in their own home, but only 26% believe they’ll be able to...

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5 Tips on Bathroom Safety & Fall Prevention
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5 Tips on Bathroom Safety & Fall Prevention

About a third of Canadians over 65 fall at least once each year. Falls account for 85% of injury-related hospitalizations among this age group and ...

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5 ways to stay more connected with the people you love
Home safety

5 ways to stay more connected with the people you love

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to stay in touch with friends and family. Whether that’s because you’re spending more time at home...

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Three Health Conditions Men Should Look Out For
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Three Health Conditions Men Should Look Out For

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of the health conditions that  affect men and promote their early detection and treatment. A...

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Should You Wear Compression Socks for Running?
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Should You Wear Compression Socks for Running?

Running is an excellent form of aerobic activity that has the added benefit of allowing you to get out into nature. If you enjoy running or are in...

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Top Medical Cannabis Myths: Debunked
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Top Medical Cannabis Myths: Debunked

Written & provided by: Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM   Has your neighbour, friend or distant cousin commented on medical cannabis? Though wel...

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What is jet lag & how to manage the impact
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What is jet lag & how to manage the impact

Travelling around the globe, or even within your own country, is something many of us look forward to, now more than ever. Whether it is make the ...

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Start your journey to health this World Health Day
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Start your journey to health this World Health Day

April 7, 2022 is World Health Day. To celebrate, we’re looking at some of the healthy habits that can put you on the right track to wellness – and...

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How to talk about your ostomy and dealing with mixed emotions
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How to talk about your ostomy and dealing with mixed emotions

Written & provided by: Coloplast Canada   It’s not unusual to be emotionally affected or even depressed after having an ostomy. Talking to oth...

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Tips for adapting to Daylight Saving Time
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Tips for adapting to Daylight Saving Time

On March 13, 2022 the clocks will spring forward an hour in many parts of Canada. Provinces and territories that observe daylight savings include ...

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Top health monitoring products from BIOS
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Top health monitoring products from BIOS

At-home health monitoring can play a key role in helping improve and maintain your overall health and wellness. It can indicate when you might nee...

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5 at-home health monitoring product recommendations
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5 at-home health monitoring product recommendations

Blood pressure monitor Why monitor your blood pressure? It’s common to experience high blood pressure as you get older, which can lead to conditio...

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Becoming a medical cannabis patient
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Becoming a medical cannabis patient

Written & provided by: Medical Cannabis by ShoppersTM   Everything you need to know about accessing medical cannabis, from your first appoint...

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Tips for taking care of your mind this winter
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Tips for taking care of your mind this winter

Taking care of your mind is essential at any age, but as you get older, it can become even more important in order to help you reduce your risk of ...

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How working from home can impact your sleep
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How working from home can impact your sleep

Working from home or remote working has become the new normal for many Canadians. This practice has become increasingly more common over the last f...

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Should you invest in a seated elliptical machine?
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Should you invest in a seated elliptical machine?

Wondering if a seated elliptical is right for you? This quick guide will help you decide!   What is a seated elliptical? A seated elliptical is a ...

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How to stay active throughout the winter months
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How to stay active throughout the winter months

It’s sometimes said that getting older means slowing down and taking it easy, but the opposite is actually true. Staying active as you age is one o...

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Living with Incontinence
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Living with Incontinence

According to the Canadian Continence Foundation, around 10% of Canadians are living with incontinence – that’s around 3.5 million people. Several c...

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Keep moving forward.      How to maintain mobility as you age
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Keep moving forward. How to maintain mobility as you age

According to Statistics Canada, 24.1% of Canadians over 65 struggle with their mobility, which can have a knock-on effect in multiple other areas o...

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How to help avoid sleep disruption when the clocks go back
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How to help avoid sleep disruption when the clocks go back

The fall time change is usually considered to be something positive – unlike the change to Daylight Savings in the spring, in the fall we gain an h...

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Simple ways to stay active throughout the year
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Simple ways to stay active throughout the year

Staying active as you age is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your physical and mental health, as well as your quality of li...

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How to exercise with limited mobility
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How to exercise with limited mobility

Regular exercise has been referred to as the silver bullet for good health. It has myriad benefits for your mental health, flexibility, blood circu...

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How to Find the Right Mobility Aid for You
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How to Find the Right Mobility Aid for You

According to Statistics Canada, 24.1% of Canadians over the age of 65 live with some form of mobility issue. Mobility issues can make you less ind...

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Tips for living with hearing loss
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Tips for living with hearing loss

According to the Canadian Hearing Society, more than 60% of Canadians over 65 experience some form of hearing loss. The most common form of age-re...

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How Caregivers Can Help Loved Ones Stay at Home Longer
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How Caregivers Can Help Loved Ones Stay at Home Longer

According to the National Home Modifications Survey, 78% of Canadians want to age in their own home. However, only 26% predict they’ll be able to ...

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How to Maintain Your Mobility Aids This Spring
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How to Maintain Your Mobility Aids This Spring

With spring now upon us, many people are looking forward to the warmer weather and the increased opportunity to get out and about. It’s therefore ...

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Two Brain Conditions to be Aware of as You Age
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Two Brain Conditions to be Aware of as You Age

As we get older, certain neurological conditions become more likely. And although they’re not an inevitable part of the aging process, it’s import...

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5 ways to help age with strength, confidence, and independence
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5 ways to help age with strength, confidence, and independence

The topic of aging is rife with misconceptions, with many people believing that memory problems, ill health, and chronic pain are part and parcel o...

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Where to find support if you’re a caregiver
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Where to find support if you’re a caregiver

According to Statistics Canada, 7.8 million Canadians (about 25% of the population), care for a friend or family member. And while being a caregiv...

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How to Show Your Appreciation this Nurse Week
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How to Show Your Appreciation this Nurse Week

Did you know that May 6th to May 12th is National Nurse Week? Nurses play an important role in many aspects of our healthcare, however a lot of the...

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Our top product picks for 2022
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Our top product picks for 2022

To help you get started on your health and wellness journey for 2022, we’ve put together our selection of top picks from our most popular product c...

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Managing caregiver stress and burnout
Caregiver support

Managing caregiver stress and burnout

According to a 2018 survey by Statistics Canada, one in four Canadians provide care to a family member or friend. Many caregivers (47%) reported ca...

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Where to start when seeking medical advice and support
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Where to start when seeking medical advice and support

Getting the right health advice is a key part of maintaining your lifestyle and keeping your health on the right track. As we age, it becomes even ...

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