More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

By thinking twice before prescribing and talking with patients about the risks of medications, clinicians are tackling overuse

More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications
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By thinking twice before prescribing and talking with patients about the risks of medications, clinicians are tackling overuse

Putting our health-care workers to better use

It’s not just about having more doctors. It’s time we used all the skills that the wide variety of health workers have to offer

Putting our health-care workers to better use
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It’s not just about having more doctors. It’s time we used all the skills that the wide variety of health workers have to offer

How to keep your aging mind sharp

Research supports the ‘use it or lose it’ theory of mental ability

How to keep your aging mind sharp
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Research supports the ‘use it or lose it’ theory of mental ability

Facing frailty head-on

A national seniors strategy needs to account for complexity in the aging process, including risk and vulnerability

Facing frailty head-on
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A national seniors strategy needs to account for complexity in the aging process, including risk and vulnerability

When prescriptions do more harm than good

A new national program has pharmacists dispensing advice on how to curb harmful medications, particularly for seniors

When prescriptions do more harm than good
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A new national program has pharmacists dispensing advice on how to curb harmful medications, particularly for seniors

Include people living with frailty in health-care decision-making

Older Canadians say their top priorities are better co-ordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports

Include people living with frailty in health-care decision-making
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Older Canadians say their top priorities are better co-ordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports

Religious communities remain an integral part of a healthy society

If we’re not careful, we may recognize too late how critical they are in dealing with the ever-shifting social stresses of modern life

Religious communities remain an integral part of a healthy society
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If we’re not careful, we may recognize too late how critical they are in dealing with the ever-shifting social stresses of modern life

Seniors migration costs B.C. $7.2 billion in health-care expenses

Migrating seniors are likely to have paid most of their lifetime taxes in one province while consuming most of their health care in another

Seniors migration costs B.C. $7.2 billion in health-care expenses
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Migrating seniors are likely to have paid most of their lifetime taxes in one province while consuming most of their health care in another

Canada’s health-care system fails to account for senior migration

Migrating seniors pay most of their lifetime taxes in one province and then consume most of their health care in another

Canada’s health-care system fails to account for senior migration
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Migrating seniors pay most of their lifetime taxes in one province and then consume most of their health care in another

Canada’s aging population puts a strain on government coffers

More seniors means slower economic growth and more spending on programs like health care. But some careful fiscal management can save us

Canada’s aging population puts a strain on government coffers
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But some careful fiscal management would mitigate the adverse effects of Canada’s aging population

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