The aging brain—slower, but wiser

Everybody has lapses in memory —“Where did I leave my keys?”  “What is his name?” “What’s that word I need?” But once you pass the milestone birthdays of 60 and beyond, such questions raise the worry: “Could this be the first sign of dementia?” Istockphoto It is wise to be watchful, as risk rises...
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    Veterans Benefits Guide 2015

    February 24, 2015 by admin
    TABLE OF CONTENTS Inspired by the original charter How RCMP members fare Filling in the forms Educational assistance for veterans’ families Using skills and education to make the transition A long way to go (Survey Results) Pensions, awards, allowances for 2015 Frequently Used Terms ————————————————————————————————————————————...
  • Wounded Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan await helicopter evacuation. [PHOTO: CPL. ROBIN MUGRIDGE]

    Advances In Battlefield Medicine

    January 1, 2015 by Ellen O'Connor
    First-aid methods for saving wounded soldiers have evolved considerably over the centuries, from treating burns with hog’s lard during the American Revolutionary War, the use of ether and chloroform as an anaesthetic during the Crimean War, advancements in amputation during the First World War, and...
  • Health File

    September 1, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    It won’t be long before smartphones will be as familiar as thermometers in family health tool kits. Smartphones, with their powerful built-in computers, may in fact become more familiar as increasing numbers of people use them to measure and track blood pressure, heart rate, blood...
  • The liver is really a miraculous organ, performing more than 500 functions necessary to life. It rids our bodies of toxins, regulates hormones, breaks down nutrients and stores energy, metabolizes alcohol and medications, among many other things....
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    It’s unusual to catch Gib McElroy in his room at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa. He’s out visiting his friend, Charlie, at bingo or physiotherapy, a veterans’ council meeting or taking in one of the centre’s many activities. He’s gone so...
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    The fourth Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum in Edmonton was a veritable knowledge buffet. More than 125 researchers talked about their work. Topics were as diverse as how to better deliver whole blood to battlefield trauma victims; how joints in...
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