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09/21/2017

Drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, play a large role in our overall well-being. For some people, a once daily oral medication can help regulate their blood pressure. For others, anti-depressants can allow them to enjoy life. Regardless of whether you are taking a drug to quit smoking or an oral contraceptive, you should know about drug-drug interactions.

What are drug-drug Interactions?

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. 

07/12/2017

We are pleased to announce the addition of DICLECTIN​® to the innoviCares program.    To receive this benefit, simply present your innoviCares card along with a prescription for DICLECTIN​® at your local pharmacy. Your innoviCares card will automatically cover a portion of the cost of the prescription.   You can see the full list of products covered by innoviCares by visiting the What’s Covered page and selecting your province from the drop-down menu.

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. 

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