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Flex your muscles while flying One of the most classic air travel health tips involves avoiding deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Those who have poor circulation, smoke, have heart disease, are pregnant, had recent surgery and have certain cancers are most at risk. Here are a few tips, or better yet, ask your doctor for guidance: • Wear comfy, loose-fitting clothing and shoes. •Don’t cross your legs during flight. • Wear compression socks. • Stay hydrated.  • Avoid alcohol

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Helping Loved Ones Stay Home Living with early-onset dementia doesn’t mean that someone cannot manage their own life. With adjustments in their environment they can often remain independent and safe.

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Getting money back

By Ken Pope, Rafiga Gurbanzade, and Crystal Terris How can changes to the Caregiver Tax Credit—now the Family Caregiver Amount Tax Credit—benefit you and your family? Supporting and caring for

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Expert Advice

My company’s HR department is advertising eldercare seminars. I’m not looking after my parents yet, but they are getting older. Should I attend? Eldercare workshops and seminars are an excellent way to learn about the resources that are available to you and your parents, and the issues that might surface. Reading this magazine is a good start, too. There’s a lot to think about—things such as meal preparation, shopping, home maintenance, finances, doctor’s visits and so on. It is much better to have the information already, rather than to be scrambling for ideas and assistance when you’re in crisis. So yes, it would be a good idea to attend the seminars. You might also want to ask your parents about their wishes ahead of time. We’re looking at palliative care options for my dad, who has terminal cancer. How does care differ between the hospital, a hospice and our home?

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Expert Advice

Q) My company’s HR department is advertising eldercare seminars. I’m not looking after my parents yet, but they are getting older. Should I attend? Eldercare workshops and seminars are an

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In The News

Is Newfoundland our kindest province? By Adriana Anon We’d heard of the musical Come From Away, about how 7,000 stranded airline passengers were generously housed in Gander on 9/11. But

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In The News

Is Newfoundland our kindest province? By Adriana Anon We’d heard of the musical Come From Away, about how 7,000 stranded airline passengers were generously housed in Gander on 9/11. But

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The Scoop

Costly clutter Decluttering your space may have hidden financial benefits. Think about tidying up to avoid: 1) A late payment due to a misplaced bill. 2) Purchasing an item twice because you

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Health & Wellness

In the News

Wake-up call: Retirees are staying in their homes By Anna Sharratt Ninety-six per cent of Ontario seniors over age 55 who were surveyed, say that they are currently planning to remain in their own homes for as long as they

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Tips for Eating out with diabetes

Whether restaurant food or take out is an occasional indulgence or a big part of your life, having diabetes can make it hard to choose from a men or buffet. Here are some suggestions: •Keep track: Get into the routine

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Going green

Doing your part to save the planet By Rick Lauber Reduce, reuse, recycle—all simple practices that can make a sustainable contribution towards living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Whether you’re helping to plant a community vegetable garden, sitting on the green committee

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6 health benefits of laughter

Laughter is a form of stress relief, having a laugh “doesn’t just lighten your load mentally,” the Mayo Clinic explains, but “actually induces physical changes in your body.” In the moment, laughing can help: 1) Boost your immune system. Laughter and humour are serious stress relievers. Without this relief, stress can take a serious toll on your body’s ability to fight back against diseases. 2) Enhance your intake of oxygen-rich air. This can help stimulate your heart,

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Recipes

Baked Ham With Glazed Apricots & Prunes

Constant basting is the trick to a glistening baked ham. Do slice the meat thinly. This fruit-studded centerpiece of a main course is among the most popular recipes from the original Silver Palate Cookbook. Once you make it, you’ll see why. Serves: 20 Active Time: 30 min. Total Time: 2 hr. 2 min. Ingredients 1 (16 to 20-lb) ready-to-eat, bone-in ham Whole cloves, to cover surface of the ham ¼ cup Dijon mustard 1 cup

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Pound Cake

As the weather heats up, we start looking for new no-bake desserts to avoid turning our apartments into saunas. This one is great because it can be done with a homemade or store-bought pound cake! Yields: 8 servings Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins Total Time: 4 hours 40 mins Ingredients 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp. sour cream 1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted 1 tsp. lemon zest 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Pinch

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Pickled Easter Eggs

Pickling the eggs in their cracked but intact shells creates a unique tie-dye effect on each one. 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup distilled white vinegar 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons light brown sugar One of the following depending on desired color: 2 small red beets, shredded on a box grater, 2 tablespoons ground turmeric, or 1 cup blackberries 6 unpeeled Hard-Boiled Eggs Preparation Step 1 Heat vinegar, salt, brown sugar, and 1 cup water

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Lemon Chicken Pasta

I must confess that the spark of an idea for this recipe started in a department-store café, when I tasted something similar, loved it and decided to try and recreate it at home. It soon became a family staple and it’s one of the few dishes that my daughters actively sought out the recipe for. The sharp tang of the lemon combined with the nursery comfort of the pasta is reminiscent of the zingy crêpes

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Caregiving

The Scoop

Flex your muscles while flying One of the most classic air travel health tips involves avoiding deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Those who have poor circulation, smoke, have heart disease, are pregnant, had recent surgery and have certain cancers are most at risk. Here are a few tips, or better yet, ask your doctor for guidance: • Wear comfy, loose-fitting clothing and shoes. •Don’t cross your legs during flight. • Wear compression socks. • Stay hydrated.  • Avoid alcohol

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Better ways to give from your estate

By Tina Tehranchian If you are one of the generous Canadians who regularly donate to charities, you are giving to causes that you care deeply about, and tax incentives are the last thing on your mind. However, by having a

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The Scoop

Helping Loved Ones Stay Home Living with early-onset dementia doesn’t mean that someone cannot manage their own life. With adjustments in their environment they can often remain independent and safe. Am I At Risk For a Fall? Falls are the

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6 health benefits of laughter

Laughter is a form of stress relief, having a laugh “doesn’t just lighten your load mentally,” the Mayo Clinic explains, but “actually induces physical changes in your body.” In the moment, laughing can help: 1) Boost your immune system. Laughter and

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