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Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Research by: Amra Dizdarevic, BSc, BSN, MN-NP, Karin Dixon, BNSc, MN-NP, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, MHSc Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context   Primary care providers have a tremendous potential to positively affect outcomes through regular contact with children and families, not only in the early years, but throughout childhood. However, there are no regularly scheduled well child visits […]

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Initiating Personalized Travel Health Services in Primary Care

Research By: Karin Dixon BNSc MN-NP, Amra Dizdarevic BSc, BSN, MN-NP Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context Each year, more and more Canadians are travelling aboard for work, education and pleasure. This international traveler has a distinctly increased risk of becoming ill or injured while abroad, to which they are often […]

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Exercise as medicine

The Miracle Medication: No Prescription Required!

What if you discovered a medication capable of preventing or treating dozens of diseases? Luckily, this magic medication exists; exercise!

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How to combat cancer with exercise

The importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Two exercise medicine experts weigh in.

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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.

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Routine test at leading Calgary clinic finds overlooked cancer

The story of one Calgary man whose prostate cancer was found early and successfully treated thanks to a preventative approach to healthcare.

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

How we respond to any stressful trigger in our life is a reflection of our resilience and the power we have over our mind. Meditation – the practice of training our attention to induce a greater sense of calm – is a powerful skill to practice anywhere and anytime.

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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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Are those last 10lbs a health risk?

Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi discusses the health risks of holding extra weight, and provides some ideas and advice on how to lose those last 10 pounds.

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

Insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. Learn what you can do to reverse insulin resistance and prevent chronic diseases from taking hold.

Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

It’s no secret that physical activity and exercise does our body good. But did you know physical inactivity or sedentary behaviour has its own set of negative consequences?

Genetic Risk and Alzheimer’s Disease: Should You Worry?

Genetic risk and Alzheimer’s disease: Should you worry?

Alzheimer’s Disease is now so common that almost all of us have experienced a family member slowly succumb to the condition. Could this also happen to you?

When knowledge is not enough overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

When knowledge is not enough: Overcoming psychological roadblocks to lifestyle change

While knowledge can be empowering, knowledge alone does not necessarily translate into healthy living. Research suggests a number of psychological roadblocks can, and often do, sabotage our efforts at healthy living, even if our lives depend on it.

Reboot your exercise routine: 5 easy tips to meet your fitness goals

Reboot your exercise routine: 5 easy tips to meet your fitness goals

Is your resolution for 2015 to finally reach your health and fitness goals? It’s not as daunting as it may seem. Follow these five easy tips to get the most out of your workout.

6 disease-preventing diet changes

6 disease-preventing diet changes

When dietary “trends” come and go like last season’s fashion line-ups, making sense of it all can get a little overwhelming.

Fact or Fiction? Your guide to common immunization misconceptions

Fact or Fiction? Your guide to common immunization misconceptions

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.

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5 Benefits of Beans

We could all use more beans and lentils in our lives whether it be to lose weight, reduce cholesterol, manage diabetes, or simply to eat less meat.

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Copeman Healthcare Centre’s research on the importance of extending well child visits beyond the recommended years through the Copeman Kids Program.

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Initiating Comprehensive Travel Health Services in Primary Care

To demonstrate the importance of providing high quality, individual -focused complete travel services using an experienced multidisciplinary team and reduce the prevalence and severity of illness and injury obtained by travelers aboard.

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Unlocking your genetic code – the science behind genetic testing

Certified Genetic Counsellor, Katherine Hodson answers your most asked questions about genes, genetic testing and why it may (or may not) be right for you.

the non-smoker's guide to lung cancer

The non-smoker’s guide to lung cancer: how to protect yourself from the invisible killer

About 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths, or 3,000 cases per year in Canada, occur in non-smokers. The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is an invisible, tasteless, odourless gas called radon, which exists in harmful levels in almost 7 per cent of homes in Canada.

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Likeminder™ – The future of preventive mental healthcare

A new type of social network for your private life – scheduled to be launched this year – could make a tremendous difference in removing common obstacles in the prevention of mental health and wellness issues.

Know your fitness personality our top picks for wearable technology

Know your fitness personality: our top picks for wearable technology

We’ve selected our favourite apps and wearable tech to suit every kind of fitness personality and help you stay on course to reach your goals.

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Brain fitness: keep your memory and cognition sharp as you age

To optimize your memory and thinking skills as you age, it’s important to exercise both your body and your brain. Studies suggest that engaging in mentally stimulating leisure activities during middle and late adulthood helps your brain build cognitive reserve, which acts as a buffer against the wear and tear of aging.

copeman healthcare honoured in north shore's profiles of excellence

Copeman Healthcare honoured in North Shore’s Profile’s of Excellence

Copeman Healthcare was selected for excellence in healthcare in West Vancouver. In this brief video Les Jickling fills us in on what makes Copeman Healthcare unique.

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Copeman Healthcare honoured as a diverse and vibrant business leader in Vancouver

Copeman Healthcare Centre was selected for excellence in healthcare and in this short video Dr. Beth Donaldson tells us a little bit more about Copeman Healthcare’s focus on prevention.

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3 Tips for BBQ Safety & Safely Cooking Food

Tis’ the season for barbequing. It’s a convenient, quick, and versatile way of cooking that can be done with no added fat. But is it as healthy as we think it is? Barbequing can be a healthy way to prepare food if you follow a few precautions.

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.

Let the sunshine in - but know your limits

Let the sunshine in – but know your limits

Too much of a good thing can be harmful if the right precautions to protect yourself are not taken. Finding an appropriate balance between the risks and benefits of sunlight is critical.

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Managing risks to health is the key to prevention

Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Chris Dawkins share insight on predicting your health future through family history and genetic testing.

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Bad bosses take their tolls on employees and companies alike

UBC Workplace Psychology expert Sandra Robinson and Neuropsychologist Dr. Elisabeth Sherman speak to mental health in the workplace.

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

A recent 18-month study conducted by Copeman Healthcare revealed that increased regular contact between patients and health care providers is enabling them to achieve higher “treat to target” rates for type 2 diabetes than the national average.

Feeding your stress: Why you do it and how to gain back control

Stress and hunger

We’ve outlined the correlation between stress and natural physiological reactions below to help you understand how it impacts eating habits, and what you can do to finally put a stop to stress-induced patterns.

effects of stress on your brain

The effects of stress on your brain

Prolonged stress increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive decline including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Regularly scheduled health maintenance

Regularly scheduled health maintenance

In the rush of our busy lives, health maintenance can often take a back seat to the demands of our cars, homes, and other routine activities. But the importance of an annual Comprehensive Health Assessment – especially for busy, highly stressed individuals – cannot be over stated.

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Executive Health Programs Top List of Benefits for Star Performers

Executive healthcare is fast becoming an important part of the benefits that companies provide to their top talent.

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Don’t Delay, Know Your Risks Today

For many of us, the most important action we can take this year is to have a comprehensive health assessment.

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Choosing hospitality over hospitals

Although both derived from the Latin word for ‘host,’ Hospitality and Hospitals have become two scarcely related topics.

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How Hard Should You Exercise For A Healthy Heart?

The fitness centres and gyms fill up this time of the year with folks eager to meet their New Year goals. Many of you might jump into exercise without considering your existing fitness status, medical issues, medication side effects and how intensely you should be exercising.

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An Ounce Of Prevention for Cardiovascular Disease

Considering the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Canada, and the dangers of it, people are urged to do everything possible to promote heart health.

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Copeman Healthcare honoured in Vancouver’s Profiles of Excellence

Since 2005, Copeman Healthcare Centre has been breathing new life into the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Women’s Health: Beyond the basics

Women’s health programs are often most effective when care is tailored to specific stages of life. Beyond the teens it is often helpful to think of healthcare needs in terms of decades – matching care to address common complaints seen in the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond.

Men's Health Beyond the basics

Men’s Health: Beyond the basics

The following guidelines are designed to help men understand key health issues at each stage of life and the impact that aging will have on their health.

Practical tips for the cold and flu season

It’s that time again: Practical tips for the cold & flu season

In order to help you deal with the months ahead, we’ve outlined the causes, symptoms, preventative steps and basic treatment methods for both the common cold and flu.

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Remember Movember:

Thanks to organizations like “Movember” and other forward thinking healthcare entities, the turning of the leaves signals the time to focus on men’s health – specifically prevention and early detection of prostate Cancer.

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Team-based preventative medicine to reduce long-term risk of disease

It may sound a bit like a paradox but when you’re healthy that’s just the time to start thinking about a prevention plan.

wellness begins with a healthy brain

Wellness begins with a healthy brain

For true wellness we must consider the brain as a separate and very special organ – an organ that is assessed and enhanced in unique ways that fall outside the realm of primary care.

train your brain with exercise

Train your brain with exercise

As we age it’s particularly important to build resilience in brain function and exercise is one of the best ways to do it.

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Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair

Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair

travel medicine

Travel Medicine

Travel offers many unexpected challenges, but illness should never be one of them. Get educated on health risks for exotic destinations and avoid surprises.

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.