Better information is the key to making hospitals more senior friendly

Canadians are living longer.  Unfortunately, our hospitals aren’t ready for them. Canadians over 65 years old use over 40 per cent of hospital services, a demand that continues to rise.  As they age, Canadians hope to stay at home as long as possible. If hospitalization is required, they should expect to go home quickly and […]

Neighbourhoods influence our health

Why doctors and urban planners need to work together to improve public health and prevent chronic disease Since John Snow mapped out the large cholera outbreak in 1854 to where people lived in London, it has been known that where we live, work and play strongly influences people’s health. The way that our cities and towns […]

Obesity trends in Canada

The prevalence of obesity in Canada has substantially increased over the past 30 years. More than one in four Canadian adults have obesity and childhood obesity has tripled during the same time period. The obesity epidemic is one of the biggest health challenges facing Canadians today.