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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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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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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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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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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 heal your dry hands

For months, medical experts and governments have reminded us that washing our hands frequently is ...
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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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How to mitigate digital eye strain

We are in the midst of what is essentially a government-advised screen-time binge. From work and ...
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7 strategies for treating insomnia

We know that along with good nutrition, exercise and emotional connection, quality sleep is vital ...
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Yoga: health benefits beyond the mat

Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years and continues to gain in popularity, thanks to ...
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How to work effectively from home

Those who are new to working from home may be finding it difficult to concentrate, stay motivated, ...
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What your hands say about your health

Have you ever woken up at night because of numbness in your hand? Do you feel tingling in your ...
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5 strategies to cope with a cancer diagnosis

Current statistics estimate that about 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. A ...
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Testimonial: my preventive health assessment revealed a time-bomb

By Medisys | February 03 2020 | Physical Health
Photo of Ian Gray and family provided by: VANESSA MORRIS PHOTOGRAPHY Copeman Healthcare is part of ...
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3 Exercise resolutions that can lead to success

Want to stick with your resolutions this year? Make your goals specific and realistic.
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Vaping: all you need to know

“Vaping isn’t harmful like smoking.” “I vape because there aren’t any side effects.”
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome 101

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is the most common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. ...
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Boost your digestive health through exercise

We all know that regular exercise is good for our overall health, but did you know that exercise ...
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Simple steps to preventing diabetes

About 11 million Canadians are living with diagnosed diabetes and an additional 1.5 million have ...
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How mental health affects digestion

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous? How about “going with your gut” ...
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The flu vaccine: myths and facts

By Medisys | October 01 2019 | News, Physical Health
Every year in Canada, the flu leads to upwards of 12,000 hospitalizations and about 3,500 deaths. ...
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HPV: not just a female issue

A whopping four out of five Canadians will get HPV (human papillomavirus) at some point in their ...
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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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5 tips for preventing the spread of influenza in the workplace

By Medisys | September 04 2019 | News, Physical Health
Millions of Canadians are impacted by the flu. Thousands die annually from flu complications. For ...
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How to stay energized at work, all day, everyday

After weeks of sunny days having fun outdoors and relaxing with friends and family, the summer ...
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Making Time for Your Health

One of the biggest obstacles to improving health and wellness is a lack of time.  Exercising ...
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Measles: your questions answered

Canada achieved measles elimination in 1998, yet thus far in 2019 a whopping seventy cases of ...
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The Outdoor Exercise Guide

Summer is here – but it won’t last long! Make the most of the warm weather and longer days by ...
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Cancer prevention: Reduce your risks!

When people hear the words ‘cancer prevention’, they don’t often think of their employer. But ...
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Fighting Seasonal Allergies

By Medisys | May 31 2019 | News, Physical Health
The arrival of beautiful weather signals trees to begin pollinating in earnest. This process causes ...
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The Benefits of Interval Training

By Medisys | May 21 2019 | Physical Health
For many people, cardiovascular training can seem like a daunting task.  Now is the time to get ...
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If you want to take charge of your future, consider these 5 things

Don't underestimate the power of putting your goals on paper! Are you a planner? Most of us are ...
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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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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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Refined sugar and highly processed foods can lead to "food addiction" and compulsive overeating

Accumulating evidence has documented neurobiological and behavioural similarities between ...
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High Fat Diet vs. High Sugar Diet: Which is More Likely to Cause Fatty Liver Disease?

By Alissa Vieth | August 29 2018 | Physical Health
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is the initial, reversible stage of liver disease and is ...
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Nutrition to Enhance Sports Performance

It’s no secret that physical activity has many positive effects on individual health, and that it ...
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Tri Fit Employee Wellness Programs - When It's All Fun and Games!

Veoneer Canada is a pioneer in promoting the health and well being of their employees. Supported by ...
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Is Swimming The Ultimate Exercise?

By Medisys | July 07 2018 | Physical Health
Looking for an activity that is easy on your joints but packs a punch when it comes to boosting ...
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Not sleeping well? Try yoga

In our fast-paced culture, it’s no surprise that so many Canadians experience chronic stress and ...
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Smokers cost their employers thousands of dollars in lost productivity and absenteeism

According to the Conference Board of Canada smokers cost their employers, on average, nearly $4,000 ...
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5 Products That Make Health Easy

By Medisys | April 27 2018 | News, Physical Health
Want to make the most of your time? These are our favourite gadgets that make health and wellness ...
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What you should and shouldn't eat before your workout

While most runners will worry about what to eat before, during and after training or competition, ...
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Your pathway to a better night’s sleep: Treatment options for insomnia

Most adults will experience an episode of poor sleep at some point in life, which is often ...
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Foods that help fight sun damage

Most of us are familiar with the guidelines for sensible enjoyment of sunny weather - eg. no ...
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Is your house putting you at risk of lung cancer?

By Medisys | April 06 2018 | News, Physical Health
True or false: If you don’t smoke, you’re not at risk of developing lung cancer. 
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Apps and Gadgets: Top Picks for Weight Loss Tools

By Medisys | March 16 2018 | Physical Health
Keeping track of what you eat, how well you sleep, how you feel, how much water you drink, or how ...
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Trouble conceiving? It's possible that one or both of you may be consuming too much alcohol.

By Medisys | March 15 2018 | News, Physical Health
In a report released by the World Health Organization, it was found that Canadians aged 15 and ...
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Fitness for the frequent business traveler

By Andrea Stokes | February 07 2018 | News, Physical Health
In many Canadian companies, a huge amount of stress and responsibility rests on the shoulders of ...
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Are high-protein diets safe?

There is a lot of hype surrounding high-protein diets in the media, within fitness communities, and ...
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How much alcohol is too much? A lot less than you may think.

How much alcohol is too much? According to a new study published in the Lancet, any amount of ...
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Supplies of the new shingles vaccine (Shingrix) can not meet increasing demand

An interview with Dr. Jay Keystone, Travel Health Director at the Medisys Preventive Health Clinic ...
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Later bedtimes in children linked to learning difficulties, ADHD, and lower grades

By Medisys | November 30 2017 | Mental Wellness, News, Physical Health
Canada is one of the most sleep deprived countries in the world, with 30% of us  sleeping less than ...
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Men die up to 10 years younger than women, why?

By Medisys | November 16 2017 | Men's Health, Physical Health
According to the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, men are 40% more likely to die from cancer, 70% ...
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Is your commute to work making you anxious, depressed, stressed out, and generally unhealthy?

Studies show those with longer commutes to work are less healthy than their peers.
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Guess how much money your company is losing to persistent diarrhea?

By Jessica Tong, RD | September 08 2017 | Physical Health
Let’s get down to business. About 15-30% of Canadians suffer from chronic constipation1, ...
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