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2017 Canadian Wait Lists: Broken Down By Province

2017 Canadian Wait Lists: Broken Down By Province… In the 2 previous blogs this month, we gave a general overview of wait times for 2017 as well as a breakdown per specialty.  This week we’d like to provide the breakdown for each province.  The graph below indicates the wait time for each province broken down […]

2017 Canadian Wait Lists: Broken Down By Specialty

2017 Canadian Wait Lists: Broken Down By Specialty: Last week we discussed the new numbers for the 2017 Canadian wait lists.  This week we are going to break this down by speciality, how long it takes to see a specialist and point of treatment.  They are as follows:               […]

2017 Canadian Wait Lists and Wait Times

2017 Canadian Wait Lists and Wait Times Waiting for medical treatment in Canada has been an issue in the health care system for many years.  The Fraser Institute has been studying and reporting the statistics for these wait times for over 2 decades.  This month we will be breaking these findings down in our weekly […]

Bell Lets Talk Day January 31st 2018

      Today, January 31st is Bell Let’s Talk Day. It marks the 8th year of the initiative dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada.  On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and […]

Hidden Costs of Medical Tourism

Considering traveling abroad to get a medical treatment, diagnostics, and/or second opinion and wondering how much it costs? We addressed cost issues in several of our blogs in January.  Today we wanted to bring up our reader’s attention to hidden costs of medical tourism. It could be broken down into two categories – financial and […]

The Cost of Waiting for Medical Treatment

Many Canadians experience delays in getting to timely health care they need. Some of the delays have a real impact on one’s overall health, including mental health. We wanted to examine a little closer what those impacts may be and if access to a private treatment faster can alleviate some of the issues. Perhaps the most […]

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Medical Travel Facilitator?

How much does it cost to hire a medical travel facilitator? This is a question that is worth bringing up on our blog to make things clear. It is also helpful to know what a medical facilitator does, and services it delivers. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to facilitate means to make things easier. A […]

5 Tips For The Next 2 Weekend Holidays And Eating

This time of year is full of cheer and over indulgence.  We all love to have a good time but here are some tips to help get you through those next 2 weeks when you are at a party! 1. Chose fresh fruits, dark chocolate, sweet potatoes, beans, vegetables or whole grains.  All of these are […]

What is Laminectomy?

What is a Laminectomy? Many people ask us this. Laminectomy is a common type of back surgery. It helps relieve back pain that is caused by nerve pain. The procedure involves removal of the rear portion of one or more spinal bones to create space. Bone spurs or ligaments pressing on the nerves may also be […]