Vaccines are extremely efficient in the fight against infection. Most vaccines produce immunity around 90 -100% of the time. A good example is the human papilloma virus vaccine which has an efficacy rate of 96.7%.
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Children and teens have access to more kinds of electronic media than ever before, which makes excessive screen time the number one barrier to a healthy lifestyle in children.
The resurgence of preventable diseases emphasizes the importance of understanding the facts before making informed decisions on a matter that can have serious health implications for you, your family and your community.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, in the last 50 years, immunization has saved more lives in Canada than any other health intervention. So with such impressive results, why are our immunization rates dropping? Often because of these common misconceptions.
Copeman Healthcare Centre’s research on the importance of extending well child visits beyond the recommended years through the Copeman Kids Program.
It’s called jet lag, and it’s caused by the temporary difference between the sleep and wake cycle generated by our internal body clock at home, and the environmental rhythms of our destination time zone.
Everyone looks forward to the warm summer sun and the outdoor sports and activities that accompany it. While the UV radiation from the sun provides us with many benefits, there are important risks to keep in mind with overexposure.
In the increasingly global business market, corporate travel is taking people to further destinations for longer periods of time. Because the stakes of these trips can be high, the health of travelling employees should be a top consideration.
Travel offers many unexpected challenges, but illness should never be one of them. Get educated on health risks for exotic destinations and avoid surprises.