Digital Health Blogs

Patient looking at prescription bottle

Today, more than half a million Canadians are living with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.  In less than 15 years, that number is expected to double to almost 1 million.

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Pill to mouth
July 10/18
Patricia Ryan

It all starts with a diagnosis. You have a fractured arm, ear infection, type 2 diabetes… Often what comes next is the script from your prescriber to treat the diagnosis; a pain killer, antibiotic, metformin… The medication has been proven to work.

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Opioid Warning Image

There is an opioid crisis in Canada.  Opioids are widely prescribed to help patients manage chronic pain.  In 2015 it was reported that opioid pain relievers are used by 14.9% of the Canadian population.

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December 01/16
Patti Ryan, CEO

World AIDS Day is recognized every year on December 1 and there is much to celebrate. Compared to 20 years ago, a young person now has a long life expectancy if diagnosed early and treated with antiviral therapy. In addition, the treatment itself has greatly improved from handfuls of pills multiple times a day to one pill per day.

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November 18/16
Nada Halaweh, Co-op Communications Assistant

November is National Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month in Canada - a time to raise awareness. Canada has the highest rates of IBD in the world. An average of one out of 150 Canadians are affected by Crohn’s and Colitis, with approximately 30 per cent experiencing a flare up once a year.

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