General

08/15/2017

It has been just over fourteen years since I have retired from competitive sport.   The years have flown by and I have loved all the excitement and variety that life has brought, including the arrival of my two children, Greta, 13, and Easton, 10.  I have broadcast five Olympic Games, and continue to be involved in sport at the international, national, and grass roots level. 

07/11/2017

It’s a moment we all fear: when your doctor enters the room, closes the door, and says, “I have some bad news.” Learning you have a serious illness or condition can be devastating, but the emotional and psychological turbulence you experience following that initial shock can often make you feel worse. But they don’t have to.

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.) 

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