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They’re packaged in bright, cartoonish boxes to attract children’s eyes, while their sugar content attracts their taste buds.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when children consume cereals containing massive amounts of sugars, their health could be at risk.
A recent report by the U.S. based Environmental Working Group cautioned parents that some major breakfast cereals contain as much or more sugar per one cup serving as desserts.
Can you imagine waiting in pain for nearly four and a half months?
According to a new study by the Fraser Institute released in mid-December, Canadians are waiting 19 weeks for surgery.
The debate over whether or not hospitals should have parking fees has gained some momentum over the past few weeks.
On one side, the argument to remove the fees is coming from patients, visitors, advocates and even the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
“Parking fees at hospitals for patients are a barrier to patient care and they should be abolished,” Rajendra Kale, the journal’s interim editor-in-chief, told CBC News.
Everywhere you look it seems fast food joints are all over the place. They seem to make up a large percentage of our landscape – almost as prevalent as the rocky mountains in Alberta.
Fast food restaurants, eating too much junk food and not exercising enough are major factors why adult and childhood obesity are becoming Canada’s next health epidemic.
The word “epidemic” was used by federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, during a Senate committee studying the country’s health system.
A vacation is supposed to be fun, entertaining and relaxing.
Yes, money will be spent, and maybe too much, but the thought of having to pay for healthcare isn’t normally on the itinerary. But for an elderly B.C. couple who enjoy driving their motor home to California to escape our country’s frigid winter temperatures, they got more than just sunny days.
Artur and Anna Friesen live on government pensions and enjoy spending time together in the Golden State.
We all know relatives or friends who prick their fingers on a daily basis in order to get a glucose reading, or they jab a needle into their abdomen to release a life saving dose of insulin.
Diabetes has become as prevalent as other forms of illnesses like cancer and heart disease. But it’s not only common in Canada.
According to a recent study by the International Diabetes Federation, they predict that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030. The study also suggested that an estimated 552 million people could have diabetes in 20 years.
It’s a balancing act. Every provincial and territorial government in the country is having a difficult time balancing their books while healthcare costs skyrocket.
According to a recent report titled National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2011, this year spending will increase by 4% over last year to $5,811 per Canadian. It’s estimated that health care will cost $200.5 billion this year.
That’s a typical question asked throughout coffee shops when the discussion of pharmacy dispensing fees becomes the main topic.
In Canada, dispensing fees vary from province to province – and it’s no different for pharmacies in Alberta.
According to MERITtalk’s bi-monthly publication, the dispensing fees from July 2010 to December 2010 are: Costco: $4.48, Walmart: $9.73, Canada Safeway: $11. 28, Shoppers Drug Mart: $11.56.
But a more recent data indicates some prices decreased while others increased.
In your day to day life you probably settle on some things and make comprises on others. Whether the reason for settling is money, convenience or opinion, there is one area of your life that deserves no comprising and no settling, your health.
When it comes to your health you don’t sacrifice quality for price, and if you do, you are making a mistake! Your health is the most important thing, without it you can’t continue on with the rest of your life!
When you think of health care or using your health insurance plan, most of you will think of a long formula with confusing policies and statements that not only limit your coverage but also cost you an arm and a leg…this isn’t always the case. There are health coverage options for you that you can fully understand in just a few minutes!
Don’t believe us?
Take a look at the CustomCare Private Health Services Plan (PHSP) it’s literally as easy as 1, 2, 3!