The prince with a common touch

Mike Trauner was a prisoner in his own home until a few inspiring words from Prince Henry of Wales, better known as Harry, set him free. As a master corporal with 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, Trauner lost both legs and sustained other major wounds in a 2008 double bomb blast in Afghanistan. In...
  • Minds At War: Operational Stress Injuries

    December 4, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    . ILLUSTRATION: FRED SEBASTIAN Sergeant Shawn Clarke knows how far the Canadian Forces has come in handling Operational Stress Injuries. If he’d met himself 10 years ago, as he is today—an Afghanistan war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder—he’d have said, “‘Suck it up you wimp!’...
  • Health File

    October 25, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Studying Successful Aging What image do you have of old age? Do you see independent people in their 80s and 90s actively participating in community life? Or a group of increasingly dependent people whose physical and mental abilities decline with every passing year? What biological...
  • Health File

    August 25, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Brain Injuries Studied By Military The Canadian Forces is gathering data on mild traumatic brain injuries suffered on deployment, in part to guide future treatment of troops with persistent symptoms. Although sports experience shows most people with concussions fully recover in a short time, not...
  • Eight Great Canadian Medical Breakthroughs

    August 4, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    . . Canada has good reason to be proud of our medical mavericks and mavens—they are responsible for breakthroughs that have saved lives and affected the health of hundreds of millions of people around the world. The list of Canadian medical breakthroughs measures in the...
  • Health File

    May 1, 2009 by Sharon Adams
      What Did The Doctor Say? Did the doctor say isolate, or irrigate? And was that two tablets, two times a day? Misunderstanding what a doctor says can be confusing and dangerous—and it happens a lot. A study on health literacy released by the Canadian...
  • Health File

    April 30, 2009 by Sharon Adams
      Video Games Keep The Mind Sharp Researchers have long known that constantly challenging the brain through things like learning a new language or taking up a musical instrument helps keep the brain sharper as we age. Now we can add playing video games to...

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