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Medical Travel Complications Insurance

When traveling out of the country you need to ensure that you and your family are protected in an emergency. Most Canadians have or purchase travel insurance. It covers them for emergency medical situations and trip interruption. So, what is medical travel complications insurance and how it is different from travel insurance? Although travel insurance […]

Is It Safe to Have Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico?

We hear questions about medical services in Mexico quite often. How much is it for a gastric sleeve or plastic surgery in Tijuana? Is it safe? Well, the truth is that the answer is a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no. Bad Medical Outcomes for Surgery Done in Mexico In the News […]

July 2018 Newsletter

Conversation with Christine Macdonald, Owens MacFadyen Group Benefits Happy July everyone! Time to relax and enjoy some outdoor time! Ah, the benefits of summer! Speaking of benefits – our spotlight of the month is on Christine MacDonald, Benefits Advisor with Owens MacFadyen Group (OMG Benefits Inc). Christine has over 25 years of experience working in […]

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

What are clinical trials? Clinical trials are studies to find out whether the drug is safe and effective for people. It is the end result of many years of research. Research occurs in many places, such as a pharmaceutical company or university labs. A clinical trial takes the development of the discovery to test in a […]

Combine Surgery With Travel

Combine Surgery With Travel In today’s world, time is money and we all seem to be limited or stretched for both.  Taking care of your health seems to be put on the back burner when we are in this position in life. Is that really the best thing to do considering we need our health […]

Are You A Designated Care Giver?

Becoming a caregiver for someone that has had a recent surgery The role of a caregiver for someone that had a recent surgery is probably the most important role in the patient’s success to recovery. Having that support system will keep you on track to achieve your goals.  The caregiver wears many hats, probably too […]

Health Benefits To The Approaching Summer

What Are The Health Benefits To The Approaching Summer? We can feel the sun on our face and it brings excitement and joy every time we realize that summer is almost here.  It is by far my favorite season.  Being able to shed winter layers for flip flops and shorts is what I look forward […]

Newer Orthopedic Surgical Techniques

Newer Orthopedic Surgical Techniques Are Bringing Greater Results To Patients Orthopedic procedures are skyrocketing in Canada due to the aging Baby Boomer population. High on the list are hip and knee replacements. These are considered major surgeries and in years past, required overnight stays in the hospital with a long recovery period. Newer orthopedic surgical […]

June 2018 Newsletter

Spotlight for June In light of Brain Injury Awareness month we are spotlighting someone who has beat her odds and surprised her doctors in how far she has come.  Michelle Bartlett was working successfully in the insurance world and on her way to obtain her Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation when her life took […]