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5 Tips While Flying During COVID-19

5 Tips If You Travel During COVID-19 Travel seemed to come to a complete halt a few months back due to the pandemic.  As restrictions have lifted and summer has arrived, people have started to slowly resume their willingness to travel.  While there is risk no matter what you do right now, traveling is one […]

August 2020 Newsletter

  5 Tips If You Travel During COVID-19 Travel seemed to come to a complete halt a few months back due to the pandemic.  As restrictions have lifted and summer has arrived, people have started to slowly resume their willingness to travel.  While there is risk no matter what you do right now, traveling is […]

Wait Time Updates – COVID-19

Update On Wait Times During COVID-19 It is no secret Canada has some of the longest medical waits times out of all Universal Health Care countries.  Due to the COVID shutdowns and non-urgent surgeries being put on a temporary hold, you would think there would be significant increases in wait times.  In Nova Scotia with […]

Flying With Back Pain

5 Tips for Flying with Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from.  It can limit your activity level and make some things such as traveling difficult to do.  Sitting for long periods of time and lugging or carrying heavy items such as your baggage can be a deterrent.  […]

Cancer Treatment in the US

Cancer diagnosis could be devastating on an individual and the family. When we talk to cancer clients it is usually because they want a second opinion or are unwilling to wait for a diagnostics or treatment. We have access to one of the best cancer treatment centres in the US. Their locations are in all […]

Anterior or Posterior Approach to Hip Replacement: What Is Right For You?

We wrote about private hip replacements a few times in our blogs. As new techniques or robotic are introduced, our clients want to know their options. We explained the SuperPATH technique in hip replacement. In another blog, we talked about the use of robotics. There are a couple of surgical approaches to hip replacement. In […]

Is It Safe to Get a Private Medical Treatment in the US?

As medical wait times in Canada increase, more people are looking into their private options. Canada offers some private surgeries and diagnostic procedures. However, many more are available just across the border in the US. With the current situation of rising COVID cases in parts of the US, there is understandable hesitation or outright refusal […]

Can I Get a Private Surgery in Canada?

During the uncertain times of COVID-19 pandemic, we want to avoid travelling if we can. Elective surgery, diagnostic treatment such as EGM or MRI, and non-urgent cancer treatments have all been postponed back in March. Canadians have done a good job following the Public Health guidelines and the number of new cases and deaths is […]

Precautions Surgical Centers Are Making During COVID-19

Precautions Surgical Centers Are Making During COVID-19 The operations at non-urgent surgical centers across Canada and the US all came to a halt for surgeries deemed elective back in March and early April.  Most of them are slowly resuming surgeries, and they are taking even further measures to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19. Outpatient surgical […]

The Effects of Waiting for Surgery Amid COVID-19

The Effects of Waiting for Surgery Amid COVID-19 It has been reported through a recent study that over 28 million surgeries around the world could be cancelled during the 12 week peak of COVID-19.  It estimated an additional 2.4 million cancellations would happen for each extra week of shutdowns.  The backlog could take 45 weeks or […]