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      COVID concerns of disabled people multiply as health protocols lifted

      By Nancy Hansen and Shannon Sampert In the two years we’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become clear just how precarious the social

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      Without proper support to live at home, there are few, if any choices By Meagan Gillmore Sometimes, the most exciting

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      Thumbs Up & Down

      Thumbs down…to doctors who use negative descriptors only for Black patients. According to a new study, Black patients had 2.54 times the chance of having

      The power of inclusive language

      By Rebecca Blissett The words we use carry meaning and power. This was the theme of a live discussion held for International Day of Persons with Disabilities last December. The panel of accessibility and inclusion experts from across Canada offered plenty of food for thought during the hour-long conversation that

      Stuck in long-term care

      Without proper support to live at home, there are few, if any choices By Meagan Gillmore Sometimes, the most exciting place Victoria Levack can go is her bedroom. The decorations testify to the 30-year-old’s interests and aspirations. A constellation of photos of her with celebrities at Hal-Con, Halifax’s annual comic

      Thumbs Up & Down

      Thumbs down…to doctors who use negative descriptors only for Black patients. According to a new study, Black patients had 2.54 times the chance of having

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      Work from home helps

      More of us are washing our hands amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but? 1 in 4 don’t lather up when they need to, such as after blowing their nose, according to a new CDC report. Forest: Even before 2020 sent our brains into panic mode, our attention spans were waning —

      Budgeting during a crisis

      By Bradley Atkins Managing a budget for the average Canadian can be a heavy lift. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have reminded Canadian households that when unexpected events occur, we must be financially prepared. What follows are a practical series of steps that you can take to protect

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      Bedside

      An unheralded place of honour, worry, anguish, joy, love? By Stephen Trumper As deadlines for this column came into view, our author was taken in

      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 possibly can. Mary Deanne Shears is one of the ones

      COVID concerns of disabled people multiply as health protocols lifted

      By Nancy Hansen and Shannon Sampert In the two years we’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become clear just how precarious the social positioning of disabled people really is. Now, with a loosening of health protocols and cases on the rise again, we, as disabled people, have serious

      Bedside

      An unheralded place of honour, worry, anguish, joy, love? By Stephen Trumper As deadlines for this column came into view, our author was taken in

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      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

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      Inoculating against depression When approaching diseases, scientists usually look for two things—ways to prevent and ways to cure. But with mental illnesses, they have only

      FYI…What You Need To Know

      Spain’s “crying room” Bang in the middle of its capital city, Madrid, there’s a special place where residents can go to cry. Called La Lloreria, the room is designed to dispel existing stigmas around attending to one’s mental health—be it in the form of crying, taking some time out to

      Re-envisioning aging in Canada

      By John Muscedere and Alex Mihailidis Ageism is something we’re all familiar with, but many shrug it off as not that serious. In fact, ageism is ingrained in our society. The World Health Organization’s Global Report on Ageism estimates that one in two people hold ageist attitudes. Treating individuals differently

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      Inoculating against depression When approaching diseases, scientists usually look for two things—ways to prevent and ways to cure. But with mental illnesses, they have only

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