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06/16/2017

The folks behind innoviCares like to get outdoors and enjoy the communities in which we live and work to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. From running on trails near our office to canoeing on the lakes, we’re always looking for new ways to stay healthy and enjoy our beautiful country! Now we want to hear from you: Do you walk the beaches of the East Coast or hike in the Rockies? We want to know!

05/30/2017
Stroke is a medical emergency, but recognising the signs can help save a life. If you, or someone with you, is experiencing the signs or symptoms of a stroke, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Quick – or FAST – action can improve the chances of survival and recovery. If you are experiencing the symptoms, do not drive – an ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care, plus paramedics can provide interim medical attention. 

05/30/2017
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in Canada, and the third leading cause of death. Nearly 14,000 Canadians die from stroke each year, with a new stroke occurring every 10 minutes. What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain, damaging brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain damaged and the amount of damage done.

05/08/2017

Not only is skin cancer the most common cancer here in Canada, it’s also one of the most preventable types.

There are three forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. The first two are grouped together as non-melanoma skin cancers.

(You can learn the signs of early melanoma here.) 

05/04/2017

The alphabet is one of the most elementary things we learn as kids, but did you know the first few letters can also help you recognise the early signs of melanoma?

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, and skin cancer rates are still rising despite a general fall in other cancer rates in recent years. As with breast cancer, self-checking is one of the easiest ways to identify potential skin cancers early.

03/24/2017

When we first launched innoviCares, all you needed was a paper or plastic card to access prescription savings. Since then, we’ve grown to include over 100 brand-name medications and healthcare products, plus savings on optical products, counselling services, and weight management programs through our updated web application.

To help you access all these great savings and tools, we want to give you the opportunity to win an iPad Mini 2. How do you enter?

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