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What is Virtual Healthcare?

By Medisys | March 08 2019 | News, Virtual Care
Imagine getting medical attention the moment you need it, anywhere in the world. Picture having a ...
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March Newsletter - Unlocking the Potential of Food

By Medisys | March 05 2019 | Newsletters
March is Nutrition Month in Canada and this year, the objective is to help Canadians unlock the ...
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Self-esteem at work: does gender play a role?

Self-esteem plays a significant role in how men and women may view themselves in the workplace, and ...
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The Healthy Eating Guide - Free Download

By Medisys | March 04 2019 | Challenges & Guides
Are you looking to improve your eating habits?
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Unlock the Potential of Food

Food has the potential to offer a variety of benefits, including increased energy, decreased risk ...
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Healthy Food Swaps

When it comes to eating healthy, small changes can add up to offer huge health benefits. These ...
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February Newsletter - Mental Health & Preventive Brain Health

By Medisys | February 15 2019 | Newsletters
Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, and costs North American businesses ...
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Mental Health in the Workplace: Fighting Stigma

By Medisys | February 05 2019 | Mental Wellness, News
One in five Canadians will face a mental health issue during their lifetime — an issue touching ...
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How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Use

Canadian youth have one of the highest rates of cannabis use worldwide. 70% of Canadian youths ...
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Canadian teens among highest users of cannabis in the developed world

Original article published on  20 Aug 2018 / in Brain Health, Live Well  / by Amra Dizdarevic, see ...
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Meet Dr. Harinee Surendra

By Medisys | February 01 2019 | Meet Our Experts
Dr. Harinee Surendra graduated from the University of Toronto’s Integrative Biology program, then ...
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Pre-Shovelling Warm-Up Poster - Free Download

By Medisys | January 29 2019 | Challenges & Guides
Is Shovelling Causing You Aches and Pains?   
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The Truth about Soy: Busting the Myths

In today's era of endless content, there is an abundance of sources discussing what to include, or ...
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The Ketogenic Diet - A Beginners Guide

The Ketogenic diet has been rising in popularity over the past few years thanks to its many ...
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Desk stretches Calendar for Your Work Station - Free Download

By Medisys | January 10 2019 | News, Challenges & Guides
Feeling Soar and Stiff at Your Desk?  
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January Newsletter - Making Your New year's resolutions Stick

By Medisys | January 10 2019 | News, Newsletters
New year, New you! Skip the long list of resolutions and just focus on just one, like adopting a ...
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The Real ROI of Employee Wellness Programs

By Medisys | January 09 2019 | Mental Wellness, News
Are your wellness programs optimized? According to research, probably not.  The popularity of ...
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Pumpkin Spice Banana Muffins

By Vancouver Medisys Dietitian Team | January 08 2019 |
These muffins freeze very well in a Ziplock and will last for about 3 months. Take them out as you ...
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Overeating: mind the portions!

Did you find yourself over indulging latly? Don’t feel badly about it; you now have time to get ...
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December Newsletter - You're invited to join the 12 Days of Wellness e-campaign!

By Medisys | December 17 2018 | Newsletters
This month, our newsletter takes the form of a very special e-campaign: we invite you to celebrate ...
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How Virtual Care is Reshaping the Future of Canadian Benefits Programs

  In today’s competitive talent pool, understanding employees’ motivations and expectations is ...
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Time Saving Workouts

Health is one of our most precious assets, and one of the areas where many of us vow to make ...
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Quick and easy lunch ideas

The table below includes a list of healthy snacks that can easily be made into lunches. Be ...
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4 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes

One smoothie does not fit all flavour preferences. These smoothie recipes are meals designed by ...
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DIY Fajita Spice Mix - A Perfect Holiday Gift for Foodies

By Meghan Wilton | November 06 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
For the foodies on your holiday list, try a DIY healthy edible treat. Complement the gift with a ...
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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Gingerbread Granola

By Meghan Wilton | November 06 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
For the foodies on your holiday list, try a DIY healthy edible treat. Complement the gift with a ...
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9 Tips for Healthier, Happier Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, our social calendars begin to become filled with parties, ...
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5 Holiday Meal Hacks

Is a healthy family feast on your wish list this year? Studies show that the average weight gain ...
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Beet hummus - an easy, healthy, festive, holiday dip!

By Medisys | November 04 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Looking for an easy, festive holiday recipe to serve at your next company pot luck or holiday ...
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Refined Sugar Free Holiday Gingerbread Loaf

By Medisys | November 04 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This recipe is adapted ...
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Sad? You may suffer from seasonal affective disorder

Do the fall and winter months get you down? Do you feel sluggish, sad, irritable, unmotivated or ...
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5 Reasons Why Breast Density Matters

Millions of Canadian women have dense breasts. Most women don’t know what their breast density ...
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November Newsletter - Preventive Health for the Mind and Body

By Medisys | November 02 2018 | News, Newsletters
Preventive health for the body and the mind. This month, learn proactive strategies to help manage ...
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MOST ADULTS GAIN 1-5 POUNDS DURING THE HOLIDAYS, AND KEEP IT ON

By Medisys | November 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
December holidays come but once a year, can’t we let loose a little? Do you really want me to spoil ...
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Looking for Healthier Holiday Treats? Try Our Sugar Free, Alcohol-Free Eggnog!

By Medisys | November 01 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Did you know that the average Canadian over the age of 15 drinks 10 litres of pure alcohol per ...
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The Link Between Practicing Gratitude and Your Health

By Andrea Stokes | October 29 2018 |
Taking a moment to acknowledge what we have to be grateful for is a simple task and one that offers ...
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How to avoid putting on those 'holiday party pounds'

Most of us know that eggnog, shortbread cookies, mini sausage rolls, turkey stuffing and mini ...
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Intermittent Fasting 101

By Iris Lozano, RD | October 23 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
What is intermittent fasting? 
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Cannabis Legalization: What Employers Need to Know

By Dr. Farrell Cahill | October 17 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada now upon us, employers are getting ...
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October Newsletter - Healthy Halloween Treats

By Medisys | October 01 2018 | News, Newsletters
Discover how to curb sugar cravings, the truth behind fatty liver disease, and healthy spooky ...
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Why Companies with Healthier Employees Outperform their Peers

By Medisys | September 25 2018 | Mental Wellness, News
Canadian companies are increasingly investing in the health and well being of their workforce.  In ...
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Are your kids at risk of food addiction?

According to the government of Canada's public health survey, a whopping 30% of our kids (aged 5 to ...
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Apple Black Cherry Kefir Overnight Oats

By Medisys | September 22 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
This hearty, fibre-rich breakfast is a delicious alternative to hot oatmeal. The oats are soaked ...
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Why Sleep Deprivation Costs the Canadian Economy $20 Billion a Year

By Dr. Farrell Cahill | September 18 2018 | Brain Health, News
The average Canadian employee gets less than six hours of sleep per night. According to research, ...
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Lemony Yogurt Dill Dressing

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium, it's also a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus ...
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Simple Tahini Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Tahini is made from ground toasted sesame seeds.  It is a source of selenium, a mineral important ...
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Jalapeño Greek Yogurt Southwestern Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Plain Greek yogurt is packed with protein and calcium, it's also a good source of riboflavin, ...
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Vegan Pulled Mushrooms and Brussels Sprout Slaw with Spicy Ginger Peanut Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Looking to incorporate more vegan meals and side dishes into your diet? Try this delectable, ...
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Garlic-Ginger Pumpkin Seed Sauce

By Alissa Vieth | September 17 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Shelled pumpkin seeds make a delicious, healthy snack either on their own (roasted or raw) and ...
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Still don't believe employee wellness programs are worth the investment? Get with the times, or get left behind.

A comprehensive, strategically designed investment in your employees’ mental and physical health ...
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"There is a healthy and an unhealthy way to follow the keto diet" - Dr. Sebag, Cardiologist

Leading Cardiologist Dr. Ibal Sebag discusses the ketogenic diet and how to maintain a low-carb ...
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Do I really need to take a daily multivitamin?

Taking a multivitamin may seem like a convenient way to meet our basic micronutrient needs but ...
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Workplace Wellness in 5 Easy Steps

Let’s face it – we spend a LOT of time at work.  In fact, the average person ends up spending about ...
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7 superfoods to add to your grocery list

By Medisys | September 11 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
A healthy, varied diet is essential for optimal health. But what about so called "superfoods"? A ...
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Halloween party? Try these healthy, spooky menu ideas

By Medisys | September 11 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes
Looking for spooky Halloween menu ideas without copious amounts of sugar? Try these four ideas. ...
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"Healthy" Takeout Meals with More Carbs Than Half a Loaf of White Bread!

By Jessica Tong, RD | September 10 2018 | Nutrition & Recipes
Many restaurants fill their takeout boxes with portions of white rice, noodles, or other ...
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Spending most of your waking hours in front of screens? You may need a Digital Detox!

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for your phone, checking emails outside of work hours, and ...
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