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Senior Health Articles

According to Health Canada, Heart Disease is the number one killer in Canada. Seniors need to know signs of a heart attack and how to keep hearts healthy. Learn more about types of heart attacks and warning signs for senior heart problems.

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Regular eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years. A comprehensive dilated eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is necessary to find eye diseases early, when treatment to prevent vision loss proves most effective.

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Canada’s senior women must maintain their regular feminine health screenings to ensure early detection of feminine cancers. Women who have
three negative tests for cervical cancer between age 50 and 64 are considerably less likely to get the disease in the next 20 years.

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Hyperthyroidism in Canada’s seniors: according to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition of one type or another! Of those, as many as 50% are undiagnosed!

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What Canada’s seniors need to know about Glaucoma: More than 400,000 Canadians, and over 67 million people worldwide have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t even know they have it.

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