Health


Meet Nathalie Pambrun: the first ever Indigenous woman to serve as President of the Canadian Association of Midwives graphic

Meet Nathalie Pambrun: the first ever Indigenous woman to serve as President of the Canadian Association of Midwives

May, 5th, 2019

Nathalie Pambrun is a Franco-Manitoban Métis midwife who has practiced in urban, rural and remote communities across Canada and the world. Bridging environmental and reproductive justice movements at the community level she embraces a human rights approach that effectively respects the coming generations. She is committed to midwifery care that is accessible, equitable, and culturally safe. She was […]


How a trailblazing female doctor is working to improve Canadian healthcare graphic

How a trailblazing female doctor is working to improve Canadian healthcare

May, 1st, 2017

Women’s College Hospital is all about closing gaps in healthcare. In fact, its very beginnings came from the desire and the need to close gaps in the system when it came to women.   By Marie Moore     When Dr. Emily Stowe opened her private medical practice in Toronto in 1867, she was the […]


A Lifetime of Prevention: Dr. Vivien Brown on women’s health, and why you should never be too busy for yourself graphic

A Lifetime of Prevention: Dr. Vivien Brown on women’s health, and why you should never be too busy for yourself

March, 5th, 2017

Dr. Vivien Brown has been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Medisys Corporate Health, a national network of medical clinics dedicated to preventative health care.   By Marie Moore       “No matter who I see, no matter what age group, when […]


Meet Sharon Kim, CEO & Founder of CanPlan graphic

Meet Sharon Kim, CEO & Founder of CanPlan

December, 19th, 2016

Sharon Kim is a passionate, imperfect millennial striving to live a life of meaning as CEO/Founder of CanPlan, a one of a kind planner that exists to assist cancer patients and their caregivers navigate the confusing and often overwhelming world of cancer treatment. Here she outlines how she got her idea off the ground, why it’s important to […]


How Scotiabank is making accessibility part of the inclusion discussion graphic

How Scotiabank is making accessibility part of the inclusion discussion

December, 14th, 2016

Despite there being nearly 14% of Canadians living and working with a disability, in our ongoing conversation about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, questions of accessibility can sometimes be overlooked. Scotiabank wants to change that, not only to benefit the employee, but because of what they’ve discovered—it’s simply good business. By Shelley White One billion people — […]


Giving is getting: How generosity is good for your health graphic

Giving is getting: How generosity is good for your health

December, 5th, 2016

Whether dealing with the daily demands of your job or looking to make a big move up the ladder, you’ll be better equipped to meet any challenge that comes your way when you’re at your optimal health. That’s why we’ve partnered with SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU.—Putting Women’s Health First—to provide tips and advice that will help […]


How one man and thousands of fish are helping improve women’s health worldwide graphic

How one man and thousands of fish are helping improve women’s health worldwide

November, 24th, 2016

Solving one of the world’s most common women’s health problems may be as simple as dropping a fish in water. Gavin Armstrong, Founder, President and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish, tells us how. By Teresa Harris Iron deficiency is the world’s most common micro-nutrient issue, and has a disproportionate negative impact on women and children. Instances […]


Menopause:  Hot tips and a new technology can help keep hot flashes at bay graphic

Menopause: Hot tips and a new technology can help keep hot flashes at bay

July, 25th, 2014

Dr. Brown is a noted family physician and international and national speaker on health prevention, wellness, continuing medical education and women’s health. She is a member of numerous advisory bodies for both the provincial and federal government, helping make decisions regarding healthcare of Canadians. She was awarded, Family Physician of the Year, 2012 by the […]


How healthy are you? graphic

How healthy are you?

March, 31st, 2014

Dr. Brown is a noted family physician and international and national speaker on health prevention, wellness, continuing medical education and women’s health. She is a member of numerous advisory bodies for both the provincial and federal government, helping make decisions regarding healthcare of Canadians. She was awarded, Family Physician of the Year, 2012 by the […]


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Genetic Testing & Drugs

March, 5th, 2014

Pharmacogenomics: Determining the most effective drug for your genetic makeup. Each person is unique and so is his or her response to certain medications.  Since the mapping of the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, a new area of study and research has opened up called, Pharmacogenomics, the technology that analyses how genetic makeup […]


Personalized Medicine – When should you consider genetic testing? graphic

Personalized Medicine – When should you consider genetic testing?

December, 5th, 2013

By Dr. Vivien Brown –MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP; Vice-President, Medical Affairs, Medisys Health Group.




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