Category: Health & Wellness

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The danger of flu and shingles

Seniors must learn to protect themselves By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest As the winter months roll in, there may be something more than just the cold lurking around the corner. Flu season has officially...

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario minister of Health.

Seniors now eligible for shingles protection

Ontario seniors will now be protected against a potentially dangerous disease. Each year, more than 42,000 people in the province develop shingles, a painful infection caused by the reactivated varicella zoster virus, the same...

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Healthy aging

Active living is important for your health and wellbeing, no matter what your age is, but it can be vital for older adults. Being active and mobile can help prevent many chronic conditions that...

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Oral health care for older adults

Dental hygienists remind seniors and their caregivers about the importance of caring for your teeth and mouth to maintain good oral and overall health. Thanks to healthier lifestyles, as well as advances in oral...

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Steps to better oral health

Dental hygienists, our partners in disease prevention, remind us that good oral health is essential for overall health and well-being. They encourage all of us to commit to a good daily oral hygiene routine...

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Celebrate your smile in April

National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 9–15 as part of Oral Health Month in Canada. Help your smile shine by setting new dental health goals for yourself. Start with six simple steps:...

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Ensure a healthier heart

Heart failure is a growing epidemic in Canada, according to a new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This debilitating condition, which has no cure, is the end result of most heart disease....

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Fight the flu this season

With each day, the weather gets colder and thoughts turn to bundling up and hunkering down. But as the temperature drops, we are reminded that flu season is right around the corner. “There are...