Your guide to advance care planning

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.

5 travel-free adventures to plan this summer

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.

Virtual prevention screen FAQ

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 […]

Tips for building mental toughness during times of scarcity

Use gratitude to build mental toughness

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: Getting started

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 health benefits of owning a dog

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 […]

Advice for parents during COVID-19

This article features common questions about parenting during COVID-19, including information to keep children physically and mentally healthy

Vaping in youth: What you need to know

What exactly are “vape” products, how common have they become and how bad are they really?

3 tips to help you reach your New Year’s health goals

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

3 surprising things a Nutrigenomix® test can reveal

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.

Stay Safe and Healthy While You Travel A Travelers Checklist

5 Pro Travel Tips: How to Stay Healthy this Winter

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

Rosacea: Symptoms, causes and prevention

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 (IBS): Everything you need to know

Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract function. Here’s everything you need to know about IBS.

Executives can't always make the best decisions

Executive Brain Function: How CEOs risk becoming walking zombies

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 […]

5 tips for being a healthy caregiver

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

10 effective strategies for improving your sleep

Insomnia can take a serious toll on both your mental and physical health. Here are 10 effective strategies for improving sleep

How marijuana affects a developing brain

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

The top 5 myths about contraception you should know

Understanding contraceptive options is an important way women can empower themselves and take control of their health and wellness

How much alcohol is really too much?

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

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FreeStyle Libre – A game-changer for diabetes management

The Libre has significantly improved my quality of life and has virtually freed me from the daily struggles of diabetes management.

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New system says goodbye to finger pricking for 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.

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New vaccine significantly improves shingles protection

A new vaccine called Shingrix has been shown to offer significantly improved protection against shingles

Strategies to ward off winter illnesses

9 Strategies to Ward Off Winter Illnesses

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.

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5 Non-Medicinal Treatments for Insomnia

If you’ve been diagnosed with insomnia or are having difficulty sleeping, these 5 natural, non-medicinal therapies can be effective treatment

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Falling short on sunshine: vitamin D deficiency in the colder months

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.

8 ways to invest in your health and save time

8 ways to invest in your health and save time

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.

9 tips to help kids develop healthy eating and exercise habits

9 tips for helping kids develop healthy eating and exercise habits

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?

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Master your fitness & weight goals with these cognitive behaviour techniques

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!

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Vibrancy now and later: A personalized approach to a longer, healthier life

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?

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6 Natural solutions to help you sleep better

Registered Dietitian, Natalie Siu-Mitton discusses natural strategies to help you get a restful sleep.

Optimal nutrition for baby's first year

Optimal nutrition for baby’s first year

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 a trip? Book your travel health consultation today

Planning a trip? Book your travel health consultation today

Planning an exotic vacation is fun, but before you do be sure to book a travel health consultation at Copeman.

Top 5 reasons to invest in a corporate health program

Top 5 reasons to invest in a corporate health program

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.

Vaccination: The preventive medicine. Creating immunity and fighting disease.

Vaccination: The preventive medicine. Creating immunity and fighting disease.

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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Time for tea? How caffeine consumption affects our immune system

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.

Genetic Testing: Your top four questions, answered

Genetic Testing: Your top four questions, answered

How do you make an informed decision about genetic testing? Genetic Counsellor, Katherine Hodson addresses her top four client questions.

Generation S: the sandwiched generation

Generation S: the sandwiched generation

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.

Take control of your health Learn your family health history

Take control of your health: Learn your family health history

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.

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Meaningful screen time: balancing online and offline time for your children’s health

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.

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Turn it off to tuck in: sleep tips for tech junkies

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.

A complete guide to sunscreen and sun protection for healthy summer skin

A complete guide to sunscreen and sun protection for healthy summer skin

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.

easy ways to remember your medications

Easy ways to remember your medications

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.

Getting to know your Family Health Nurse

Getting to know your Family Health Nurse

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.

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Apple versus pear: how do you know if you have Metabolic Syndrome?

Nina Hirvi takes us through the indicators for Metabolic Syndrome and offers specific advise on how to reduce your risk of developing this condition.

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Five Stages of Change

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?

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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention

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.

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Re-Inspire Your Resolutions

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?

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How Mindfulness is Good for the Heart

Mindfulness is being fully aware of whatever is happening in the present moment, an observation of mind and body through calm and focused awareness.

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Protecting Your Heart From Emotional Pain

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.