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November newsletter - The Home for the Holidays Issue

By Medisys | November 10 2020 | Newsletters
Like most of 2020, this holiday season will to look and feel different for many Canadians. No ...
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5 festive activities to try with your bubble

By Medisys | November 10 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
While each province and territory will have its own guidelines surrounding gathering sizes as the ...
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Managing seasonal alcohol consumption

While we won’t be attending many cocktail parties this December, some Canadians will still feel ...
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A pandemic holiday: 7 plan that won't get cancelled

This year has been challenging, unpredictable, and fraught with cancelled plans — from social ...
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Healthier homemade eggnog

By Medisys | November 10 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
Holiday treats are notoriously high in calories, fat and sugar (one 500 mL glass of traditional ...
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Meet Dr. Sarah Clouthier, Family Physician, Medisys Calgary

Dr. Sarah Clouthier holds an honours degree in Human Kinetics and Health Science from St. Francis ...
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October newsletter - The resilience issue

By Medisys | October 22 2020 | Newsletters
Millions of Canadians were already struggling with mental illness before 2020, and unfortunately ...
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Gender's role in mental health

By Medisys | October 20 2020 | Mental Wellness
Note: Medisys supported by TELUS Health respects and welcomes all genders to its clinics across ...
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Resilience: Bend, don't break

It might be helpful to approach the stress of 2020 by acting like rubber. When pressure is applied ...
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10 things to know about organ and tissue donation

By Medisys | October 20 2020 | Physical Health
Organ and tissue donation can feel like a heavy topic to discuss, or even to think about, ...
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Flu season and COVID-19: your questions answered

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, most Canadians turned their lives upside down overnight in order ...
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Taking care of yourself during menopause

Menopause is a normal part of aging. It occurs when your menstrual cycle has stopped for 12 ...
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Prostate health 101

By Medisys | September 02 2020 | Men's Health, News
1 in 9 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most ...
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September newsletter - The back to routine issue

By Medisys | September 01 2020 | Newsletters
Whether or not you have kids returning to school, September signals a notable shift in routine — ...
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5 things to know about nurse practitioners

By Medisys | September 01 2020 | Virtual Healthcare
If you’ve used Akira by TELUS Health for a virtual medical consult, you’ve probably already ...
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Considering a detox? It may affect more than your body

We’ve all heard about detoxing. The “back to school” season signals the end of summer — and the end ...
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Workplace suicide prevention

By Medisys | September 01 2020 | Mental Wellness
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, and while it’s not often talked about – especially ...
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Mask wearing 101

Wearing a mask has become a part of daily life for Canadian adults and kids alike, but there’s a ...
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Back to school? 5 ways to support kids' mental health

Most of us can remember that “back to school” feeling. For some children, it’s a time full of ...
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Meet Kathryn Sharman, Nurse Practitioner, Akira by TELUS Health

After graduating with Honours from McMaster University, Kathryn began her career as an ICU nurse. ...
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2020 Summer Thrive Guide - Free Download

By Medisys | June 22 2020 | Challenges & Guides
We’re going to be hard-pressed to forget the summer of 2020. While our social media feeds won’t be ...
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5 summer self-love strategies

By Medisys | June 22 2020 | Mental Wellness
Every Canadian can benefit from more self-love right now. Here are five realistic strategies to ...
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4 creative ways to mix up your outdoor workout

With beautiful weather upon us and indoor gyms still closed or operating with capacity ...
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3 Delicious DIY popsicles - not just for kids!

By Medisys | June 22 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
There are few things more nostalgic than a sticky, drippy, brightly-coloured popsicle on a hot ...
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3 no-fridge-required summer lunches

If you’re back at the office, you may be avoiding high-touch areas like the staff kitchen, ...
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6 Tips for Healthier Grilling

By Medisys | June 22 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
It’s the season to fire up the barbecue! But depending on what you throw on the grill – and how ...
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A Complete Guide to Sun Protection 

By Medisys | June 21 2020 | Skin Care, Travel Health
Perhaps this year more than ever, we are all looking forward to the warm summer sun and the outdoor ...
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Virtual Preventive Health Assessment 101

While we have all been living through unprecedented social change during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ...
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Why you should take your vacation days this summer

When the eight-hour workday was established in the late 1800s, it was designed to organize workers’ ...
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Take Time to “Zoom-Out” to Support your Physical & Mental Health!

By now, we all recognize the phrases “flattening the curve”, “physical distancing” and “video ...
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How to stock your own office pantry

With cafeterias, food courts and communal kitchens being closed during this phase of the ...
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Keeping your cool during this phase of COVID-19

As we move into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, where many of us are going back to work or ...
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Optimize your energy levels through your diet

If you’ve been working from home for the last several weeks, your diet has likely fallen into one ...
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Going back to work? Consider these safety tips

By Medisys | June 07 2020 | COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
If you’ve recently been given a return to work date, you may be feeling nervous or anxious about ...
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Special issue: Your return to work guide

As provinces begin re-opening their economies, many of us are being called back to work. This ...
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Bodyweight Exercise Guide - Free Download

By Medisys | June 04 2020 | Challenges & Guides
Prioritizing your health is essential in living a happy, healthy life. There are many ways to do ...
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Video: How to cut an onion like a pro

Onions add flavour (not calories) to any dish. Melanie Yelland, Registered Dietitian, Medisys ...
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10-Day Stretch for Success Challenge - Sign up for Free Today

By Medisys | May 29 2020 | Challenges & Guides
For most of us, staying at home for more than a month due to COVID-19 has made our lifestyles more ...
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The Basics to an Effective Workout

By Medisys | May 22 2020 | Physical Health
Once you commit to working out, knowing the basic principles are crucial to an effective workout. ...
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How to make the most out of virtual medical visits

Studies show that virtual medical visits can address a wide range of medical concerns just as ...
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Your virtual birthday party guide

For kids and adults alike, not being able to have a birthday party during quarantine can feel like ...
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Self-care apps to refresh your #StayHome routine

If your weekly screen time report has been on the rise in recent weeks, try not to beat yourself up ...
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5 travel-free adventures to plan this summer

From jobs to routines, we have all experienced losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s one ...
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Summer Thrive Guide: COVID-19 Edition

After the coldest spring in 25 years for many Canadians, summer has unofficially begun! As we ...
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The Return to work guide (RTW) for employers

As provinces announce phased approaches to reopening their economies following COVID-19 shutdowns, ...
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Meet our Nursing Heroes

By Medisys | May 11 2020 | News, Meet Our Experts
It’s National Nurses Week, and while nurses have always been healthcare heroes — they deserve our ...
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Navigating intimacy during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the emphasis on physical distancing these days, we are adapting to new ways of working, ...
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Your homemade face mask guide

Are you confused about whether or not you need to wear a mask when you leave your house? We hear ...
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How to identify (and keep!) the positive shifts you've made

Saying this pandemic has been full of challenges is like saying the desert is dry. But for many of ...
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How to heal your dry hands

For months, medical experts and governments have reminded us that washing our hands frequently is ...
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5 steps to smarter online shopping

If you weren’t an online shopper before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns across ...
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Special issue: Thinking ahead to our new normal

Provincial governments have recently announced frameworks for gradually reopening communities and ...
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Digital Programming and Resources

As we continue to practice physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Medisys and ...
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Meet Doug Williams, Registered Practical Nurse, Medisys Ottawa

By Medisys | May 07 2020 | Meet Our Experts
Coming from a background in health sciences from the University of Western Ontario, and with more ...
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#StayHome Virtual Yoga Series

Medisys supported by TELUS Health is excited to offer limited time only,  complimentary yoga ...
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Celebrate with refined-sugar free watermelon birthday "cake"

By Medisys | April 30 2020 | Nutrition & Recipes
Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday ...
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Special issue: Avoiding work from home burnout during COVID-19

Even for those of us who welcomed the opportunity to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, ...
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Q&A with Jonathan Lohé Chung, Kinesiologist

Jonathan Lohé Chung is a medical coordinator for Medisys Health Group, working with the team of ...
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4 Self-massage techniques

By Medisys | April 27 2020 | Physical Health
If massage therapy, acupuncture or chiropractic care was part of your self-care routine before the ...
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