Advance care planning is the process of thinking about and discussing your values and goals towards healthcare with your loved ones. Here are some tips to get started.
While we likely won’t be crossing any borders this summer, we can still safely embrace our sense of adventure. Here are 5 travel-free adventures to plan this summer.
While we have all been living through unprecedented social change during the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that continuity of care and tracking your health risks is important at all times. To better serve your needs, and accommodate your health and safety, we are excited to introduce the virtual prevention screen. The virtual prevention screen is […]
Stress is caused by feelings of scarcity. When we perceive that we do not have enough resources (e.g. time, money, personal space), we experience stress and anxiety. But could it be, that the reverse is also true—that if we challenge those perceptions, we can tap into feelings that come from having enough?
Meditation is a calming practice that relieves stress, and can be done almost anywhere. If you’re intimidated by the thought of meditating, don’t be! This video guide and article will help you get started on your journey to mindfulness. Body Position Whether you decide to meditate sitting in a chair on sitting on the floor, […]
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to health officials calling for us to stay home and practice physical distancing. While it is socially responsible to stay at home, our physical and mental health can be negatively impacted in times of isolation if we’re not careful. It’s important, especially nowadays, to have ways to cope with the […]
This article features common questions about parenting during COVID-19, including information to keep children physically and mentally healthy
What exactly are “vape” products, how common have they become and how bad are they really?
Each January, the New Year brings with it new goals and resolutions, especially when it comes to health. But before you get started, get informed
A Nutrigenomix® test will indicate how an individual’s body metabolizes certain nutrients. Here are 3 things that you can learn from a Nutrigenomix® report.
Whether for work or play, here are some important things to consider before bidding bon voyage. And don’t forget your virtual care app, Medisys on-Demand
While there is no cure for this chronic skin condition, the good news is that there are several things that you can do to treat the condition.
Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract function. Here’s everything you need to know about IBS.
The zombie apocalypse is already here. Or at least, it might seem that way for many business executives. While they may not be the groaning, shuffling brain-eaters from Hollywood horror movies, more often than not, CEOs are running on empty and can feel like they are experiencing “brain fog.” It’s not just CEOs. It’s new […]
The role of caregiver can have many rewards, but is often stressful and emotionally draining. Here are 5 key steps to promote your health as a caregiver
Insomnia can take a serious toll on both your mental and physical health. Here are 10 effective strategies for improving sleep
With legalization on the horizon in Canada, it’s never been more important to educate adolescents that natural and legal do not mean healthy or safe
Understanding contraceptive options is an important way women can empower themselves and take control of their health and wellness
Is a glass of wine a day good for you? Let’s look at if this popular theory is based on fact or myth – and what the science says
The Libre has significantly improved my quality of life and has virtually freed me from the daily struggles of diabetes management.
With the new FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitor, Canadians with diabetes now have a more convenient way to obtain their blood glucose reading.
A new vaccine called Shingrix has been shown to offer significantly improved protection against shingles
Want to stay healthy this cold and flu season? Here are 9 tips that are proven to reduce the risk of falling ill during the winter months.
If you’ve been diagnosed with insomnia or are having difficulty sleeping, these 5 natural, non-medicinal therapies can be effective treatment
With autumn on its way, should you be concerned about getting enough vitamin D? Dr. Melanie Levesque tells us why and how we can be sure we’re getting enough.
We all want to lead healthy lives. Yet many of us struggle finding the time and energy to do so. After all, when time is tight, the effort we put into focusing on our health is usually the first thing that suffers. Here are 8 ways investing in your health can save you time.
The most significant factors contributing to good health are balanced nutrition and regular exercise. So how do you, as a parent, help your children develop these healthy habits from a young age?
Ready to make a change, know everything you should be doing, yet can’t seem to create momentum? Try these cognitive behaviour techniques and finally reach your weight loss and fitness goals!
Do you want to live a long life? What if you can fill that life with rich, high-quality years of activity and personal engagement?
Registered Dietitian, Natalie Siu-Mitton discusses natural strategies to help you get a restful sleep.
Ensuring your baby is getting the best nutrition possible can seem like a daunting task, so we’ve put together a guide to help you navigate your baby’s first year.
Planning an exotic vacation is fun, but before you do be sure to book a travel health consultation at Copeman.
Corporate health programs are no longer a perk, they are a necessity. Carefully placed investments in talent have consistently shown increases in employee engagement, retention and tighter cost containment.
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%.
Do you wake up feeling lethargic? Are you substituting lattes for a regular sleep schedule? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be overdosing on caffeine.
How do you make an informed decision about genetic testing? Genetic Counsellor, Katherine Hodson addresses her top four client questions.
Like many in our generation, as my husband and I plan for retirement and slowly learn to live as empty nesters, we are sandwiched between aging parents who need care, and children who continue needing help in adulthood.
We often resemble our family members since we share common physical traits with them. This can also be true of certain health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.
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.
Our evening TV, movies or other electronic habits that we use to quiet our brains may actually be working against us when it comes to a restful sleep.
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.
While the tools available to you are numerous, the key is to make your health and the health of your employees a priority. I made that decision five years ago, and my family and I have never looked back.
One of the challenges of any medication regimen is to remember to take them on a regular basis.Fortunately, there are several strategies that can be used to help you manage your medications.
A family health nurse was introduced to your collaborative care team in May 2012 to act as the point person or unofficial coach to help guide, support and ensure your ongoing care.
Nina Hirvi takes us through the indicators for Metabolic Syndrome and offers specific advise on how to reduce your risk of developing this condition.
Adding healthy habits to your routine or changing unhealthy behaviour can be an easy decision, but how ready are you to make changes and ultimately succeed?
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Canada and is the second most common cause of death from cancer. If detected early colorectal cancer is highly treatable and may not be so deadly.
The word “resolutions” offers images of de- feat and past failures so I prefer to use the word “decisions”. So how do we set ourselves up for success?
Mindfulness is being fully aware of whatever is happening in the present moment, an observation of mind and body through calm and focused awareness.
Emotional pain tends to worsen when those painful, traumatic events are replayed and relived, and becomes crippling when they affect mood, relationships or professional life.