Tag: Health


Cold or flu: know the difference? Fact Sheet

The flu and a cold can have similar symptoms. The difference is how intense they feel and how common they are. In general, symptoms of the flu appear quickly, while symptoms of a cold happen slowly. See the fact sheet. Download file.

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Over 40? Beware of the early signs of cataracts

(NC) Detection for cataracts starts younger than you think. As you age, your eyes undergo natural changes. However, if this includes blurry vision, difficulty seeing in dim light or extra sensitivity to light, these might be symptoms of cataracts. Recent studies have found that more than 2.5 million Canadians have cataracts. This common eye disorder […]

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Darce Fardy: How dementia handles me

A close friend suggested to me that because I write so much about how I handle dementia I should devote a column on how dementia handles me. I don’t know where to start. Dorothea and my family will have to help me there. The most obvious issue is balance and that attracts the attention of […]

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Why your hotel mattress feels like heaven (and how to bring that feeling home)

(NC) Choosing the right mattress is a long-term investment in your health and well-being. To make a good choice for your home, take a cue from luxury hotel-room beds, which are designed to support the sound sleep of tens of thousands of guests, 365 nights a year. “When we’re shopping for a mattress, we do […]

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Caregiver Handbook

This booklet was created by Teva Canada as a way of helping you navigate the healthcare system more efficiently and easily—and to ensure that you can take the best possible care of yourself and your loved one. Download file.

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