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Private MRI and Private CT Scan

Private MRI and Private CT Scan Clinics in Canada Private MRI and private CT Scan clinics in Canada have long been a source for debate.  It is a concept many Canadians are opposed to because the provincial health plans cover the cost should you need one.  The downside to this is the unbelievably long wait list […]

End Of the Year – Top 5 Things To Do Right Now!

It is hard to believe, but the end of the 2018 year is just a month away. Thinking about what to do before its over? Here are our top 5 suggestions to make you a happier and, therefore, healthier person! Check your spending on supplemental health insurance and health spending account There may be some […]

3 Top Ways to Get the Best Rate Converting Your CAD to USD

If you are planning to make a large purchase or simply going to spend some time in the US, you may be wondering if the exchange rate from Canadian dollars into the US dollars is going to affect your travel. It most certainly will, and there is not much you can do about the rate […]

The Number of Joint Replacement Surgeries Is on the Rise – What Does It Mean to You?

In the last 15 years, Canada’s population grew by about 5 million people – from a little bit over 30 mil people in 2001 to a bit over 35 mil people in 2016. With the median age of Canadians now at 40.6, the growing age brackets are 45 to 64 and 65 and older, and […]

Weight Management and Your Surgery – Why It Matters

We had written a blog before about the importance of being prepared for your joint replacement surgery. Going through pre-hab is just as important as rehab for many reasons. Surgery is usually the last resort of what we do trying to fix our body. There is an important shift that occurs while we try all […]

November 2018 Newsletter

We can’t believe that November has arrived – 2018 has been a fast and exciting year! In this issue we are putting the spotlight on MDAccess, a company that connects you to a doctor on the phone any time, anywhere. We also talk about Lung Cancer and advancements in diagnostics and treatments, as November is […]

Affordable Dental

What’s been brewing with Health Vantis this year you ask?  We have been cooking up new locations to our facility list and not just medical facilities.  We have also located very affordable dental practices for you!   Dental coverage and treatment are expensive and not covered by your provincial health care.  Because of this, many […]

5 Cool Apps Every Snowbird Should Use

5 Cool Apps That Every Snowbird Should Use Summer has wound down and fall is here, which means the snowbirds are preparing to head south for the winter.  There are so many handy tools out there for them to utilize, however, we found some cool apps that every snowbird should use! Canadian Snowbirds US Stay […]

How Many People in Canada Travel for Medical Care?

How Many People In Canada Travel For Medical Care The Fraser Institute conducts surveys on an annual basis for specialists.  The specialists are asked to provide data on the care their patients receive.  This research always produces an estimation of how long our wait times are but another area they also gain insights into are […]

World Mental Health Day Oct 10, 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day.  Worldwide statistics say that 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children experience mental health issues.  In Canada, 1 out of 5 Canadians experience mental health challenges.  One in 5 of those are children, 1 in 10 will have chronic issues, however, only 1 in 3 will actually seek […]