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Live Well, Work Well | January 2018 Edition

Live Well, Work Well | January 2018 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss how to make easy lifestyle changes, stop cigarette cravings, daily calcium recommendations, PLUS a fantastic recipe for a Greek Couscous Wrap. New Year’s Resolutions: Lifestyle Changes vs. Quick Changes Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight-loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets. Instead of setting a goal to lose weight fast in 2018, set a goal to lead a healthier lifestyle. Common lifestyle New Year’s resolutions include the following: Exercise regularly—Aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week and to do strength training exercises of…read more →

OHIP+ Set To Launch January 1st

OHIP+ Set To Launch January 1st

OHIP+ Set to Launch January 1st OHIP+ is launching as scheduled on January 1, 2018. As of that date, all Ontarians under 25 who have OHIP coverage – regardless of income, family or student status – will automatically be covered under the Ontario Drug Benefit (OBD) program, with no deductible or co-payment. OHIP+ claims will be submitted by Ontario pharmacies and adjudicated online using the individual’s OHIP card. The pharmacy community has confirmed they will have necessary changes in place for January 1, 2018 to submit OHIP+ claims to the government. No application is needed to enrol in the program and OHIP+ coverage will end on an individual’s 25th birthday. OHIP+ Quick Facts What this is As of January 1, 2018, Ontarians under age 25 who are eligible for OHIP, will receive free prescriptions for the approximately 4,400 drug products…read more →

Stroke Prevention Tips | Live Well, Work Well – October 2017 Edition

Stroke Prevention Tips | Live Well, Work Well – October 2017 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss we discuss stroke prevention tips and how your job could put you at risk of a musculoskeletal disorder. Stroke Prevention Tips Also called a brain attack, a stroke can be as serious as a heart attack. It most often occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a clot. When this happens, brain cells begin to die because they cannot receive the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. Some stroke risk factors are genetically determined, while others are the result of lifestyle choices. Common risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, increasing age and obesity. To lower your risk of experiencing a stroke, it’s important to know the controllable risk factors and make any necessary lifestyle changes. Helpful preventive strategies include the following: Maintain a…read more →

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – September 2017 Edition

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – September 2017 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, learn about prostate cancer awareness month and the signs of opioid addiction. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and an important time to learn the dangers of this deadly disease. Prostate cancer is the one of most common types of cancer in Canadian men. Prostate cancer develops from the cells of the prostate gland. While the exact cause of the disease is unknown, research has identified the following factors as contributors to prostate cancer: The risk of prostate cancer increases after age 50. A diet high in fat, especially animal fat, may increase prostate cancer risk. Conversely, a diet high in vegetables, fruits and legumes may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. The chance of getting the disease is more than doubled if a close relative has had prostate…read more →

Government Recall & Safety Alerts | Live Well, Work Well – August 2017 Edition

Government Recall & Safety Alerts | Live Well, Work Well – August 2017 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we show you how to find recent recall and safety alerts issued by the Government of Canada. As well, tips on how to safely use, store and dispose of household chemicals. Get Recall and Safety Alerts to Ensure Your Health and Well-being The Government of Canada provides access to timely information on safety concerns that could impact the health of the general public. Using the Recalls and Safety Alerts database, Canadians have easy access to a comprehensive list of recalls, advisories and safety alerts. This database includes recalls from Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Transport Canada, and it is incredibly useful in protecting you and your loved ones from faulty products. Users can search the database by keyword or category. The database is segmented by consumer products, vehicles, food…read more →

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