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Is our health-care system crashing? CARP calls on government to save public health care

We need a major plan to cure the ills of public health care to shorten waiting lists, provide more family doctors and ensure access to the latest medications. Read more.
 
Waiting (still) for wait-time guarantees

Long wait times is the number one barrier to health care in Canada, says survey. Read more.
 
Caring for society's most fragile: CARP backs Senate's Kirby report on mental health

The current system needs to be overhauled to prevent vulnerable and isolated seniors from slipping through the cracks. Read more.
 
72 per cent of older women suffer income loss when their spouse dies

A disturbing new Statistics Canada study suggests senior women fare much worse than men when their spouses die. Read more.
 
The connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's

Evidence that diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease is supported by several new studies. Could this lead to a rising toll of Alzheimer's cases worldwide? Read more.
 
Home safe home

Options for aging in place: a new Ontario incentive addresses the lack of accessible homes on the market and the high cost associated with retrofitting a home to reduce physical barriers. Read more.
 
Keeping the kids and grandkids safe

Canadians are urged to protect young children from the strangulation hazard associated with curtain and window blind cords. Read more.
 
Readers think quality of the environment is getting worse
The result of CARPAction's poll on the environment show a significant majority think environmental quality is getting worse. Read more.
 
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