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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.

Over 65? Top 3 vaccinations you need to get now

Over 65? Top 3 vaccinations you need to get now

To prevent prevent common illnesses and fight immune aging, those 65 or older are encouraged to visit their Copeman Family Health Nurse (or Nurse Practitioner) to discuss these top 3 vaccines.

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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Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths of Immunization

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.

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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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.

Keeping corporate travelers healthy while abroad

Keeping corporate travelers healthy while abroad

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.

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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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.

Healthcare Update — The Nurse Practitioner will see you now...

Healthcare Update — The Nurse Practitioner will see you now…

Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) are advanced practice registered nurses who have completed graduate-level education and are trained to assess, diagnose and treat common conditions. They have an extensive scope of practice and many areas of expertise including pediatric care, palliative care, urgent care and preventative care.

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5 tips for brain-healthy kids

Initiating Comprehensive 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 […]