What’s New — Tech For Cyber Seniors

Senior TechIt used to be that if you weren’t born clutching a smartphone in one hand and a tablet in the other, you were considered a technological dinosaur. No longer. Studies show more than 60% of Canadian seniors own cell phones, and their use of tablets, laptops and e-readers is on the rise. Good thing, because new tech helps elders stay entertained, healthy, sharp and independent. To find out what sites, software and apps the silver tsunami is using to assist and amuse, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Rogers’ Connected Magazine.

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What’s New — Effective Collaboration

CollaborationThere may be no “i” in team, but there is in win. Winning – whether it’s new business, new customers or just an amazing idea – keeps your company in the game, but you can only score that success when everyone on the team works together toward a common goal. Check out some secrets and strategies to improve how your team collaborates by clicking here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Rogers’ Connected For Business Magazine.

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What’s New — Lyme Aid

LymeBecause they’re not always familiar with the disease, many health professionals are stumped by the symptoms of Lyme disease, which, depending on where the bacteria have migrated, can mirror such diseases and conditions as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ALS and lupus. Misdiagnosis, or non-diagnosis, can delay treatment, allowing the disease to progress to much more chronic and persistent symptoms and debilitation. To find out why it’s so hard to diagnose, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Yahoo!

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What’s New — The Sickening “July Effect”

JULYWhile there are no hard numbers to support what’s known as The July Effect — when critical incidents spike because newly graduated medical students are entering the hospital to complete their hands-on training — it’s recognized anecdotally as a fact. But some medical professionals refuse to pin the blame totally on these newbies, citing rises in critical incidents during weekends and evenings, when senior staff are not readily available. Nevertheless, studies show some 35,000 Canadians die due to medical error every year, making it the third leading cause of death in this country. To read more about this sickening phenomenon, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Yahoo!

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What’s New — Boiling Points

HeatAs the mercury rises, so too does the chance for what health professionals call “heat injury”. Know the three stages — heat cramps, heat exhaustion and the potentially fatal heatstroke — and how to avoid them by reading all about it in my latest piece for Yahoo! Click here or on the icon to the left.

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What’s New — Father’s Day With the Levys

LevyNot many sons can work so harmoniously with their dads, but Eugene and Dan Levy’s mutual admiration society is adorable. The two funnymen respect and admire each other — on and off the set of their hit series Schitt’s Creek — to near gushing.  Just in time for Father’s Day, check out what they had to say about each other by clicking here or on the icon at left to read my latest piece for Connected Rogers.

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What’s New — Living With Crohn’s

CrohnsOne in 150 Canadians lives with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Most are diagnosed before age 30, and the number of children diagnosed under the age of 10 has doubled since 1995. It can hit any gender or race, although Caucasians, particularly those of Jewish descent, get Crohn’s more often. New immigrants to Canada, specifically young Southeast Asians, are also diagnosed more often. The incidence of the disease in Asia, Africa and South America, however, is low. So why does such a wealthy, healthy, progressive country like Canada pump out such a nasty disease? To read all about it, as well as my interview with a young victim of the disease, click here or on the icon above to go to my latest piece for Yahoo!

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