How to help seniors get through the COVID-19 pandemic

The deaths of dozens of seniors in Canada from COVID-19 have been an unfolding horror for anyone who may have doubted how serious the coronavirus pandemic really is. “Now we’re actually seeing what... Read more »

Seniors on COVID-19 front line: how to help them fight loneliness, deal with care homes

The deaths of dozens of seniors in Canada from COVID-19 have been an unfolding horror for anyone who may have doubted how serious the coronavirus pandemic really is. “Now we’re actually seeing what... Read more »

‘Undignified’ 100-year-old hospital gown design in desperate need of redesign, doctor says

Likening the 100-year-old hospital gown to a prisoner’s orange jumpsuit, a prominent British doctor says the “alien, open-at-the-back garment” is in desperate need of a redesign.  Dr. David Oliver, a consultant in... Read more »

As Canadians hope for coronavirus vaccine, many aren’t getting immunized against other diseases

As scientists race to develop a vaccine to combat the coronavirus epidemic, many Canadian adults aren’t taking advantage of immunizations that are already available to protect them against other threatening diseases, public health... Read more »

As Canadians clamour for coronavirus vaccine, many aren’t getting immunized against other diseases

As scientists race to develop a vaccine to combat the coronavirus epidemic, many Canadian adults aren’t taking advantage of immunizations that are already available to protect them against other threatening diseases, public health... Read more »

Why a top Canadian obesity expert doesn’t use BMI

For years, patients walking into their family doctor’s offices for checkups have seen the chart posted on the wall beside the scale. A calculation of their weight to height ratio cranks out a number... Read more »