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CSA Board of Directors - President - Ontario Director - KAREN HUESTIS
Until her retirement in 2004, Karen Huestis was the co-owner and operator of Crestwood Golf Club in Manilla, Ontario. Ms. Huestis has had an extensive and varied career, holding positions at Bell Canada, Air Canada, and the Lindsay Golf Club. Ms....
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CSA Board of Directors - Treasurer - Ontario Director - Garry McDonald
Mr. Garry McDonald was, until his retirement in 2012, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce where, under his leadership, the chamber increased business membership by 60% to over 1,000 businesses. In this...
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CSA Board of Directors - Québec Director - Québec Director - JAMES LEROUX
James hopes to use his position as a CSA Director to grow the francophone membership and to connect with French CSA members and potential members to make them aware of the many benefits of membership in the association. “There are several reasons...
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CSA Publication - CSA Travellers' Checklist
The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to provide this travellers' checklist filled with handy tips on Health, home and travel; an essential publication prior to departure and while travelling....
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Medipac Travel Insurance - Medipac Travel Insurance: 1-888-633-4722
Medipac Travel Insurance: covers most stable pre-existing conditions regardless of age. Endorsed by the Canadian Snowbird Association....
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CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan
CSA Auto Home Insurance Plan - Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year...every year. That's why it's important to consider the advantages of our Preferred Insurance Program. Simply put, with Group Services...
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The CSA - Voice of Travelling Canadians - Home
The CSA -Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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About CSA - Canadian Snowbird Association - About Us
The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians....
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Join CSA - Join or Renew Your CSA Membership - Join CSA
Join CSA - Canadian Snowbirds Association Membership, become a registered or paid user - join hands with CSA, the voice of travelling Canadians...
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CSANews Issue 79 - CSANews 79
CSANews Issue 79 from Canadian Snowbird Association - Tour the Emerald Isle - Affordable RVing - The Facts About Incontinence...
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Issue 80 - CSANews 80
A Public Thank You to All Medipac Employees - Medipac is setting new records in almost every area of our business. For the past two months, everyone has been working long hours and into the night ‚Äď including weekends ‚Äď to make sure that our...
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Issue 81 - CSANews 81
CSANews Issue 81 - Of course, the best kind of policy is one that covers you if you are taking a drug. The insurer will want you to be stable for a period of time (90 days in the case of Medipac), and your drug dosage must not have changed during...
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CSANews Issue 76 - CSANews 76
Canadian Snowbird Association - CSANews Issue 76 Seeking Adventure? - Deciphering Dividends - What Are You Taking?...
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CSANews Issue 73 - CSANews 73
CSANews Issue 73 from Canadian Snowbird Association - 10 Symptoms you should not ignore - HST - Lakeland -- Things are hopping in our snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that...
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Issue 82 - CSANews 82
CSANews Issue 82 :- Two mothers, two dogs, Pat & me, lots of baggage, a new winter home and four months in Florida. We made it! We can now, officially, be called ‚Äúsnowbirds.‚ÄĚ...
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Issue 83 - CSANews 83
CSANews Issue 83 - Our congratulations to the Canadian Snowbird Association, again! - Magnificent MALTA - Don’t Break your Heart - The Musical Ride A Canadian Tradition...
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Personal Health Record - Personal Health Record
Personal Health Card : A Personal Health Record is an important document for any traveller. In the event of a medical emergency while travelling, a Personal Health Record can help unfamiliar medical professionals to quickly review your medical...
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Issue 84 - CSANews 84
CSANews Issue 84 from Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) - Financial Strategies - Understanding the Basics of Joint Ownership - The evolution of long-Term care - enchanting - San Antonio -exploring The chilean Desert...
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BC Seven Month Absence - FAQs - BC Seven Month Absence
FAQs ‚Äď BC Seven Month Absence in a Calendar Year for Longer Term Vacationers...
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NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SNOWBIRDS, TRAVELLERS - New Medication Process Assists Snowbirds Travellers
CSA Updates > News Releases > Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront out-of-pocket costs and the...
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Travel Health Advisories - Public Health Agency of Canada - Travel Health Advisories
Travel Health Advisories from the Public Health Agency of Canada and other Travel organisations. Health Canada RSS - Media Room - The latest news releases, advisories, warnings and recalls from the homepage of the Health Canada Web site....
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Issue 85 - CSANews 85
CSANews Issue 85...
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BC Coverage Extension - Medicare Protection Act - BC Coverage Extension
Amendments introduced today to the Medicare Protection Act will create authority to set regulations that would allow British Columbians who take longer-term vacations out of the province, such as ‚Äúsnowbirds‚ÄĚ, to stay on holidays for an extra...
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BC Coverage Extension Update - UPDATE BC Coverage Extension
BC Coverage Extension Update - Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Proposed Border Fee for Canadian Snowbirds - Proposed Border Fee
The United States government wants Canadians to pay to enter the United States to help ease their desperate financial situation....
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CSA Alberta Coverage Extension - Alberta Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association Petition: Alberta Government extend Health coverage from six to seven months....
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CSA Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives - Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives
Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives...
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CSANews Issue 87 - CSANews Issue 87
Issue 87 of CSANews Magazine from CSA...
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Manitoba Coverage Extension - Update - UPDATE: MB Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association: Manitoba Health increased the length of time Manitoba residents may temporarily reside outside of Canada to a maximum of 7 months in a 12-month period....
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Issue 97 - Issue 97
CSANews Issue 97 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSA Alberta Health Coverage - Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds
CSA helps extend Health coverage for Alberta Snowbirds....
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Issue 94 - Issue 94
A pristine wilderness! I have been to Newfoundland three times and I would go back tomorrow morning. Once the partying on George Street in St. John’s is finished, an endless expanse of mountains, fjords and lakes awaits you...
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NB Health Coverage Extension - NB Health Coverage Extension
Government of New Brunswick has agreed to implement our request, which will allow snowbirds to spend up to seven months outside of the province...
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Issue 96 - Issue 96
Canadian Snowbird Association...
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Sask Heath Coverage Extension - Sask. Health Coverage Extension
The Saskatchewan Government has, effective January 1, 2016, formally increased the amount of time residents may be absent from Saskatchewan, from six to seven months....
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Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension - Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension
Canadian Snowbird Association, Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension, travel insurance...
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Georgia IDP - Georgia rescinds international driving premit requirement
GEORGIA RESCINDS INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT REQUIREMENT...
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CSANews Issue 92 - CSANews Issue 92
CSANews Issue 92 from Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSANews Issue 99 - Issue 99
Canadian Snowbird Association Official news magazine - CSANews...
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CSANews Issue 93 - CSANews Issue 93
CSANews Issue 93 from CSA, The Canadian Snowbird Association...
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CSA NWT Health Coverage Extension - NWT Health Coverage Extension
Long-term vacationing residents will now only need to be present in the territory for 153 days each year, as opposed to the previous requirement of 183 days, in order to remain eligible for continuous territorial Health benefits. This additional...
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Issue 95 - Issue 95
Canadian Snowbird Association official magazine. Early Bird Travel Insurance, Medipac Travel Medical Insurance...
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Rewarding Snowbirds Travel Season - Preparation is Key for a Rewarding Snowbird Travel Season
Today, travelling without supplemental Health insurance is akin to gambling with your life savings...
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CSANews Issue 101 - Issue 101
How to Downsize California Gold Country Understanding Hypertension Riviera Nayarit...
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Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement - Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement
Manitoba Term Certificate Requirement...
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CSANews Issue 102 - Issue 102
CSANews Spring March 2017 Issue 102 - OFFICIAL NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATION | SPRING 2017 | ISSUE 102 - Protect your investments , Top 2 places to visit ,Home Remedies...
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PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums - PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums
PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums Snowbirds...
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CSANews Issue 104 - Issue 104
CSANews Issue 104 Fall 2017- In this issue : Snowbirding by Sea - Cruising all Winter - Time for a portfolio adjustment - Do you really need that pill? - Download CSANews Issue 104...
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CSANews Issue 103 - Issue 103
CSANews Issue 103 Summer 2017: In this Issue :- Saskatchewan Imposes Tax on Travel Insurance, Surprising Gibraltar, Where to stash your cash, South Okanagan, Insomnia - Download CSANews 103...
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Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma - Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma
Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma : Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 storm containing the most powerful winds ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has already hit the Caribbean and may well be headed for Florida....
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Birdtalk - Cigarettes at Extravaganza '99
Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of CSA for the past seven years and also use some of the services. We are generally in agreement and appreciate the activities and direction of this organization....
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Birdtalk - Rate Category
Dear Bird Talk, I have been a member of CSA for many years and have been insured by Medipac without claim....
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Birdtalk - Read Your Policy
Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the opportunity to alert your readers to the unfortunate experience I encountered with an insurance company named Pure Insure with offices in Toronto and Vancouver....
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Birdtalk - CSA Website Accessibility
Dear Bird Talk, As members of CSA, we object to the fact that we are apparently unable to access your (our) Web site at AOL since we don't subscribe to AOL ourselves....
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Birdtalk - PSA Test
Dear Bird Talk: I have just received via snail mail the winter issue of CSA News....
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Birdtalk - Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Dear Sir, In the winter 2000 issue you had an article under Health & Wellness pertaining to the procedure "percutaneous vertebroplasty" which was administered to your mother for an osteoporosis condition....
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Birdtalk - PSA Test Should be FREE
Dear Bird Talk, A number of years ago I had an ileostomy, which has rendered it impossible for me to have a rectal digital prostate exam and my only hope for a check-up, was a PSA test....
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Birdtalk - Government Can Break the Law with Impunity?
Dear Sir, My wife and I winter in Arizona for Health reasons, and this past winter I had bronchitis and was treated by a doctor, at a clinic, at a cost of $118 (US), approx. $192 (CDN)....
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Birdtalk - Travel Insurance for Non-US Destinations
Dear Bird Talk, I was really pleased to see "Cuba a new option for seniors" which will now permit me to enjoy winter sun, provided I can get travel Health insurance which I can afford....
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Birdtalk - Early Bird Plan Timing
Dear Bird Talk, We are one of the couples who purchase extra insurance for our winter trip south....
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Birdtalk - Fedreal Superannuate Surcharge
It is Not Fair that Federal Government employees must pay a $40.00 penalty......
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Birdtalk - Tax Breaks
Dear Bird Talk, I read your article about Ontario leading the way for TAX BREAKS FOR SENIORS....
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Birdtalk - Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them!
Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend winters in Hemet, CA, and both of us have had to have medical attention there, at our own expense....
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Birdtalk - Health Care Premium
Dear Bird Talk, I have written to my MPP and voiced my objection to the Health care premium recently announced in Ontario and I wanted to pass this along to the CSA....
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Birdtalk - Check Your Nuts and Bolts
Dear Bird Talk, We are members of the CSA and read with interest your publication....
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Birdtalk - Medicare and Mobility Rights
Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Content
Dear Mr. Brissenden, I have been a member for several years because I believe in the goals and have benefited, in many ways, from my CSA membership....
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Birdtalk - Losing Doctors!
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Birdtalk - Travel within Canada
Dear Bird Talk, My wife and I are members of CSA and I have my Travel Emergency Insurance with Medipac for U.S. travel (5 months)....
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Birdtalk - Two Tier Health Systems
Dear Bird Talk, I read the letter from a member that included a letter from their physician saying he was quitting practice because he could no longer tolerate the conditions under which he had to work for OHIP (Spring 2005, Issue 54)....
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Birdtalk - Ontario Healthcare Facilities
Dear Bird Talk, I have just spent 2 weeks in one of our Ontario Healthcare facilities....
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Birdtalk - Competitive Prices
Dear Bird Talk, I think it is great that the CSA supports the Medipac Insurance program and vice/versa....
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Birdtalk - Accessible Health Care
I am just a simple guy, who wants to be able to see a doctor when I want to, pay my taxes and enjoy my retirement in peace....
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Birdtalk - Romanow Commission
Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the excellent service my wife and I obtain from our private insurance with Medipac for coverage during our winter stay in Florida....
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Birdtalk - Prostate Cancer Awareness
Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male snowbirds across Canada....
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Birdtalk - Thanks Medipac!
Dear Bird Talk, I am 85 years old and have taken Health insurance every year going south for the past 15 years. I often wondered what would happen if I needed help....
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Birdtalk - Health Care System
Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical system in Toronto, Ontario, he doesn’t have much knowledge about Atlantic Canada, or at least Nova...
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Birdtalk - When to Call
Dear Bird Talk, I am concerned about Medipac travel insurance. The policy on page 2 states as follows:...
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Birdtalk - Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance
Dear Bird Talk, I enjoy very much reading CSANews as I find it offers new perspectives for senior Canadians. In April 2006 retired federal public servants had their coverage for foreign travel Health benefits increased from $100,000.00 to...
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Birdtalk - Health Care Ad Campaign in BC
Dear Bird Talk, Re: Health Care Ad Campaign in British Columbia We are short of doctors. We are short of hospital beds. We need more MRIs. We need more nursing staff. Our clinics are closing their doors due to lack of funding....
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Birdtalk - GHIP Reimbursement
Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience....
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Birdtalk - CSANews Article: Vision and Hearing
Dear Bird Talk, I received your winter 2006 issue and enjoyed the articles and information it contained. Being in the eye-care business I was especially interested in the article on Vision and Hearing problem of older adults....
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Birdtalk - Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to ‚ÄúBird Talk‚ÄĚ included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage increased from $100,000 to $500,000...
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Birdtalk - Medications Crossing the Border
Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side. Possibly Hon. Tony Clement,...
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Birdtalk - Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All snowbirds hope that the rates of...
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Birdtalk - What Does it Really Cost?
Dear Bird Talk, In the spring issue of CSANews, Mr. Quigley, in his article ‚ÄúWhat Does it Really Cost?,‚ÄĚ refers to ‚Äúslimy lawyers.‚ÄĚ apparently, to Mr Q., any lawyer who tries to collect money owed to a client is slimy, whereas Health...
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Birdtalk - Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort
Dear Bird Talk, I could not let this year’s Canada Day celebrations, spent here at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort, pass without letting you all know just how much all us Canadian residents in this park appreciated yet another visit from...
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Birdtalk - Renew your license!
Dear Bird Talk, Imagine our surprise when my wife was stopped and ticketed for driving without a licence - $400 plus....
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Birdtalk - Alberta Health & Snowbirds
Dear Bird Talk, Prior to my move to Saskatchewan, I was a resident of Alberta. In September 2008, I called to let Alberta Health know that I was leaving the country for six months (182 days) as per my instruction....
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Birdtalk - More than the 183 days in the US
Dear Bird Talk, I would like to know how it affects us Canadians if we stay down in the USA for more than the 183 days....
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Birdtalk - Three months of medication in BC
Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the Canadian Snowbird Association and do enjoy your quarterly magazine. For 20 years, we have been travelling to Florida from Alberta for four or five months each winter and have had no problem filling...
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Birdtalk - Licence Plate Programs/Canadian Credit Cards/Provincial Travel Insurance
Suggest that you would assist snowbirds in Florida if you could integrate this licence plate program with help in getting service stations to stop refusing to accept Canadians with credit cards with only five characters in their zip codes....
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Birdtalk - How long can we stay in the USA?
I would like some clarification on how long we can stay in the United States....
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Birdtalk - Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840
Dear Bird Talk, Regarding the suspension of government Health benefits - how would they know if I was away or home if I don't go to the clinic for two years or whenever?...
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Birdtalk - Valley Fever
Dear Bird Talk, I have been a user of this coverage (Medipac) for the past five years during our stays at our home base while in the U.S., Apache Junction, Arizona. I became ill this February and, after some misdiagnosis, was...
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Birdtalk - Travelling With Pets
Dear Bird Talk: Re: Travel with pets I found, to my chagrin, that WestJet, the company I prefer to use, will not take an animal between May and October. However, Air Canada does....
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Birdtalk - Re: Papers Please, laws
Dear Bird Talk, The Arizona SB 1070-style laws seem to have won the recent election in many states, Florida included. Are you tracking this issue? I would like to see a report such as the one which you have on the provinces' Health care:...
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Birdtalk - Subtracting Time From Six Months
I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtracted when calculating total days allowed in the U.S....
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Birdtalk - Needs of our Health and education systems should be met!
I cannot believe that we will be subjected to Michael Coren’s extreme right-wing ranting issue after issue in your CSANews publications. I have asked you in the past to provide a balanced approach to relevant issues....
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Birdtalk - Canada Health Act - Provincial Health insurance plans
I believe the provincial Health insurance plans should be prepared to provide cost protection for medical services outside the home province up to what is assessed as the cost to provide the service within the province....
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Birdtalk - Visit-USA Act - Canadian Health coverage
Visit-USA Act - I was wondering what the effect will be on Canadian Health coverage for Canadians who would be out of Canada for more than 183 days....
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Birdtalk - "The calculus of er charges" - An Investigative article by steve lopez
la times april 1 page a2, investigative article by steve lopez, "the calculus of er charges" had some points of interest to us snowbirds. One that caught my attention was er billings......
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Birdtalk - Answers for New Snowbirds
Should I get a U.S. Visa and bank account? How do I find locations popular for Canadian snowbirds?...
bird-talk/faq/277/Answers-for-New-Snowbirds  

Birdtalk - Burden of Proof
During a recent U.S. border-crossing interview, we were asked to provide documentation showing closer ties to Canada....
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Birdtalk - Top-ups and Pre-Existing Conditions
What would happen in the scenario that I or my husband became ill/had an accident, a day or two before my coverage with OTIP expired. Would this medical condition then be considered a "pre-existing condition" for my Medipac coverage starting the...
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Birdtalk - Marrying an American
What kind of "rights" or "provisions" does one of the unmarried partners, have, should the Canadian fall ill in his/her own country or vice versa, for the other partner to stay with said partner in either Canada or the U.S. for the duration of...
bird-talk/faq/283/Marrying-an-American  

Birdtalk - Travel Health Insurance is a Tax Deductible Expense, and more
As usual, I read CSANews from cover to cover for its valuable information and advice concerning travel and medical insurance during our annual stay in Florida for the winter months. The current issue, however, contains two items of personal opinion,...
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Birdtalk - Cross Border Marriages
I have been a subscriber for a long time and have not seen any articles or letters inquiring about the technicalities of marrying an American. We all enjoy our winters in the U.S. and sometimes, romance happens. I am one of the lucky ones and am...
bird-talk/faq/298/Cross-Border-Marriages  

Birdtalk - Constitutional Challenge to Provincial Regulations?
Has anyone ever launched a constitutional challenge to the provincial regulations? It seems to me that most snowbirds find the potential loss of their Health-care policy such a fearsome threat that they are effectively denied that fundamental...
bird-talk/faq/304/Constitutional-Challenge-to-Provincial-Regulations  

Birdtalk - Medipac Travel Insurance - Happy Customers
We had just begun our return to Canada from a five-month stay in south Texas and chose to stop for our first night at Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana. About midnight, my husband Steve awoke with chest pain......
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Birdtalk - Praise for the Elections Handbook
Dear Bird Talk, I recently received your Nova Scotia Elections Handbook. It was one of the most informative and effective pieces of assistive literature that I have ever received. In addition to the succinct précis of the mechanics of the Nova...
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Birdtalk - GHIP Coverage
If we sell our house in Ontario, store our belongings in Ontario, travel to the U.S. for four months (no fixed address for those four months, but we would buy Medipac insurance for the U.S. trip), return to Canada and then buy a house in Nova...
bird-talk/faq/328/GHIP-Coverage  

Birdtalk - Unacceptable Business Practices
On reviewing the confirmation letter from them, I found that a sum of more than $400 had been added for trip cancellation insurance, which represents 25% of the total cost, or 33% of the Health insurance component....
bird-talk/faq/329/Unacceptable-Business-Practices  

Birdtalk - Snowbird/Retiree Visa
The amount of misinformation and false rumours flying around out there is astonishing....
bird-talk/faq/330/Snowbird/Retiree-Visa  

Birdtalk - Recommendation for ear issues when flying
The article on page 42 of the Spring 2014 issue [Health Pulse] missed a great remedy for the unequal pressure between the middle ear and the cabin of an airplane....
bird-talk/faq/339/Recommendation-for-ear-issues-when-flying  

Birdtalk - Provincial Health Care Coverage
Provinces should be happy to extend the number of days of out-of-country Health-care coverage......
bird-talk/faq/344/Provincial-Health-Care-Coverage  

Birdtalk - Six months vs seven months outside the province
I recently heard that the six-month rule was changed to seven months....
bird-talk/faq/346/Six-months-vs-seven-months-outside-the-province  

Birdtalk - Insurance options for retired government employees
I am a retired federal employee spending each winter in Florida. I have medical coverage under the Public Service Health Care Plan for up to 40 days outside of Canada....
bird-talk/faq/354/Insurance-options-for-retired-government-employees  

Birdtalk - Returning to Canada for short time
I was told that if you have coverage (we have six-month coverage Nov-Apr) and we go back to Canada for Christmas, that coverage is void and we have to reapply for more coverage when we go back to Arizona?...
bird-talk/faq/363/Returning-to-Canada-for-short-time  

Birdtalk - Higher premium for those with change in medication
Why do insurance companies that provide outside-of-Canada Health insurance have you pay a higher premium for Health insurance if you have a change in medication, with higher or lower dose, and you are deemed unstable for 180 days and you are not...
bird-talk/faq/374/Higher-premium-for-those-with-change-in-medication  

Birdtalk - OHIP requesting detailed statements
This past winter in Florida, I went to a walk-in clinic and paid cash for the visit. The doctor sent me to the nearby hospital for an ultrasound of my leg and, again, I paid them cash. After arriving back in Ontario, I mailed my receipts to the...
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Birdtalk - Green tea article, CSANews 97
My eyebrows were raised on reading the article, particularly because I have a disease called atrial fibrillation and I consume the prescription Warfarin daily as an antidote to the possible blood clots which can be prevalent with this disease....
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Birdtalk - Travel Medical Subrogation
The insurance company then went after their in-province insurance company for a good portion of the claim....
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Birdtalk - Snowbird Car Insurance
After reading about the 180-day maximum vehicle insurance coverage period when in the U.S. in the last CSA News issue, I also contacted my Certas/State Farm agent, who was unaware of the 180-day limit but was subsequently advised by HQ that this is...
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Birdtalk - Routine tests
If a person requires routine tests, for example blood work or an ECG that is not an emergency while they are in the U.S...
bird-talk/faq/434/Routine-tests  

Birdtalk - Travel Health Insurance for Travel in Canada
Does any travel Health insurance company offer a policy for travel exclusively in Canada?...
bird-talk/faq/435/Travel-Health-Insurance-for-Travel-in-Canada  

Birdtalk - Quebec Six Months or Seven?
In a previous bird talk forum, it was mentioned that P.E.I. is the only province that doesn't allow seven months' absence to retain their Health plan....
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Birdtalk - Exceeding 182 days for medical reasons
Similar to many other Canadian Snowbirds, my wife and I spend 179-180 days in the U.S. every winter, saving 2 or 3 days in case something unforeseen should happen, so as not to exceed the 182 days allowed by the B2 visa....
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Birdtalk - Fatty liver
My concern is Health insurance (a favourite topic among seniors). Within the last year or so, on two occasions acquaintances of ours were denied Health coverage because of a "fatty liver" condition....
bird-talk/faq/444/Fatty-liver  

Birdtalk - Annual Add-on for Canadian travel
In the spring, 2017 CSANews Issue 102, I questioned if any travel Health insurance company covered travel in Canada at a reasonable rate....
bird-talk/faq/450/Annual-Add-on-for-Canadian-travel  

CSA Articles - Ontario Delivers for CSA!
Ontario Delivers for CSA! Ontarians now have the freedom to travel for seven months. Residents free to travel up to seven months outside province 100 day prescription drug limit DOUBLED New voting rights - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 46
President's Message Issue 46 Our journey through the sun belt this winter proved to be a most interesting few weeks on the road with our Extravaganza/Winter Information Meeting tour. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Grapefruit Alert
Grapefruit Alert Grape fruit juice and cholesterol medication. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder Abuse and Neglect Elder Abuse - Until the 1980s, many of us felt that it could not happen in our families, on our street or in our community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/18/Elder-Abuse-and-Neglect  

CSA Articles - A Great Beginning to 1999
A Great Beginning to 1999 The Canadian Snowbird Association and all of our members is certainly enjoying a historic start to 1999. We have received tremendous news from the government of Ontario, and I anticipate many more positive changes for our...
csa-articles/post/24/A-Great-Beginning-to-1999  

CSA Articles - Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron?
Government Insurance Benefits... An Oxymoron? If the government had applied its own regulations to itself, we would all be rich in retirement, not poor. If the people in charge of private pension plans ran them like the C.P.P. has been run, the...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
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CSA Articles - On the road again!
On the road again! I was invited to many Snowbird events this winter and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. As I mentioned earlier, it's amazing how much enthusiasm and planning is put into producing social activities for the enjoyment of...
csa-articles/post/29/On-the-road-again!  

CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 31
Executive Director's Report Issue 31 Most of you are aware that the United Nations has declared 1999 as International Year of Older Persons [IYOP]. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Call in the Substitutes
Call in the Substitutes Adopting a more Healthful diet may mean trading in some of your favourite foods and ingredients for lower-fat versions. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Volunteer Work
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CSA Articles - Cigarettes at Extravaganza '99
Cigarettes at Extravaganza '99 Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of CSA for the past seven years and also use some of the services. We are generally in agreement and appreciate the activities and direction of this organization. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Boom Bust & Echo 2000
Boom Bust & Echo 2000 Boom Bust & Echo 2000 Profiting From the Demographic Shift in the New Millennium, by David Foot and Daniel Stoffman (Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 313 pages, $24.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
csa-articles/post/42/Boom-Bust-&-Echo-2000  

CSA Articles - Out-of-Country Travel Medical Insurance: Most Common Misinterpretations
Out-of-Country Travel Medical Insurance: Most Common Misinterpretations It still surprises us when people say that Medipac won't cover their pre-existing condition. The truth is, that we are one of the companies that will, if you are stable for an...
csa-articles/post/45/Out-of-Country-Travel-Medical-Insurance:-Most-Common-Misinterpretations  

CSA Articles - President's message
President's message Another summer has come...and is passing very quickly. It's hard to imagine that in just a few weeks, many of us will begin packing for our winter away. I would like to take a moment to thank the tens of thousands of you who have...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report As chairman of the Government Relations Committee, I find it heartening to hear about the number of calls that we have received regarding the CSA Special Report. As we knew it would, this report has become an invaluable...
csa-articles/post/48/Government-Relations-Report  

CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 32 Last fall, I was asked by the Ontario Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations to serve on the Board of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO). The Board is made up of a combination of industry and...
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CSA Articles - Xenical Now Available in Canada
Xenical Now Available in Canada Xenical, an obesity-fighting drug has been approved by Health Canada, and is now available to the public. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Developments in Parkinson's Disease Research
Developments in Parkinson's Disease Research Research is an integral part of progress in any Health-related program. The Movement Disorder and Functional Neurosurgery Programs at the University of Toronto are dedicated to the treatment of patients...
csa-articles/post/64/Developments-in-Parkinsons-Disease-Research  

CSA Articles - Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association
Board of Directors Nominees to the Canadian Snowbird Association The following are brief resumes of the members put forward by the Nominating Committee for the positions of Officers and Directors at Large of the Board of Directors of the CSA. Due to...
csa-articles/post/67/Board-of-Directors-Nominees-to-the-Canadian-Snowbird-Association  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 61
President's Message Issue 61 Wow! What a busy fall season it has been. Our travels started off with the CSA board of directors’ meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Report Issue 61
Government Report Issue 61 Well, we have arrived once again at the beginning of another snowbird travel season. We had a very busy autumn on the government relations front and the winter is shaping up to be just as busy (and productive). - Snowbird...
csa-articles/post/69/Government-Report-Issue-61  

CSA Articles - Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults
Vision & Hearing Problems of Older Adults The most common eye conditions include cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Persons with diabetes are vulnerable to a number of other conditions as well, including retinal hemorrhages, retinal...
csa-articles/post/73/Vision-&-Hearing-Problems-of-Older-Adults  

CSA Articles - Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance
Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance Dear Bird Talk, I enjoy very much reading CSANews as I find it offers new perspectives for senior Canadians. In April 2006 retired federal public servants had their coverage for foreign travel Health benefits...
csa-articles/post/82/Federal-Superannuates-Travel-Insurance  

CSA Articles - Health Care Ad Campaign in BC
Health Care Ad Campaign in BC Dear Bird Talk, Re: Health Care Ad Campaign in British Columbia We are short of doctors. We are short of hospital beds. We need more MRIs. We need more nursing staff. Our clinics are closing their doors due to lack of...
csa-articles/post/83/Health-Care-Ad-Campaign-in-BC  

CSA Articles - Insurance Update Issue 61
Insurance Update Issue 61 At the recent Canadian Snowbird Association board meeting, Roland Bélanger, the CSA’s Quebec Director, passed me a piece of history. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Online Resources for Snowbirds - WebMD
Online Resources for Snowbirds - WebMD Many people use the Internet for immediate practical purposes - finding a phone number, directions, quick answers to questions that have been dogging you, or to confirm or deny some mindless trivia. Now that...
csa-articles/post/92/Online-Resources-for-Snowbirds---WebMD  

CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 60
President's Message Issue 60 I hope that everyone has been having a great summer; the weather in Ontario is just perfect. In between the many government meetings which we have been attending, I found a little time to play golf. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 60
Government Relations Report Issue 60 A common political misconception is that when federal, provincial and territorial legislatures adjourn for the summer, not much happens on the political front…this is not so. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton
Snowbird Interview with Jack Layton NDP leader Jack Layton speaks to CSANews about the disparity between provinces and territories in regards to Health benefits for snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis The most frequent Health problem that we face in our senior years is arthritis, and osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of the disease. It is estimated that more than three million Canadians suffer from the condition and the...
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CSA Articles - Health Care System
Health Care System Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical system in Toronto, Ontario, he doesn’t have much knowledge about Atlantic Canada,...
csa-articles/post/112/Health-Care-System  

CSA Articles - When to Call
When to Call Dear Bird Talk, I am concerned about Medipac travel insurance. The policy on page 2 states as follows: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2006
Snowbird Survey 2006 The results are in! And we must say ‚Äď Canadians, or rather Canadian Snowbirds, are a true symbol of democracy and a shining example of how Canadians of all stripes and ages should exercise their right to vote in Canada‚Äôs...
csa-articles/post/114/Snowbird-Survey-2006  

CSA Articles - Pension Benefits
Pension Benefits Hi Folks! If you have been a regular reader of this column, you will recall my comments about the pension plan that I and 2,300 other former employees belonged to. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - High Cholesterol Silent but potentially deadly
High Cholesterol Silent but potentially deadly High cholesterol can be an especially dangerous ailment, as it usually does not manifest itself in typical symptoms. This is why it is so important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. -...
csa-articles/post/118/High-Cholesterol-Silent-but-potentially-deadly  

CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options
Prostate Cancer: Know Your Options In Canada, prostate cancer is the most-often diagnosed cancer in men; approximately one in seven will be diagnosed during their lifetime. Fortunately due to awareness and PSA screening, more patients are being...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Health Care
Canadian Health Care Two patients limp into two different Canadian medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 59
President's Message Issue 59 Once again, it is time to report what your association has been doing on behalf of you as well as all travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away
Acces to Good Medical Care -at Home and Away Last week, when my ear plugged up for several days and my own physician was not available, I decided to go to a walk-in clinic for service. After a few basic questions including my Health card number, I...
csa-articles/post/132/Acces-to-Good-Medical-Care--at-Home-and-Away  

CSA Articles - Thanks Medipac!
Thanks Medipac! Dear Bird Talk, I am 85 years old and have taken Health insurance every year going south for the past 15 years. I often wondered what would happen if I needed help. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Most Healthy People do not have Heart Problems
Most Healthy People do not have Heart Problems We've all heard of the guy who ran in marathons and never smoked a day in his life succumbing to a massive heart attack. However, research shows that nine out of 10 people who suffer from heart-related...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 58
President's Message Issue 58 Well, here I am again, putting pen to paper, or should I say putting fingers to the computer. The office staff has reminded me that my report for the CSANews is due. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 58
Government Relations Report Issue 58 In 2002, the association released The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card, a national evaluation of federal, provincial and territorial government policies of importance to travelling Canadians. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living
Dr. Bob's Top 10 List for Healthy Living The following article summarizes the presentation given at the Snowbird Extravaganzas and CSA Winter Information Meetings held throughout the southern states this winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Pro-Rate - Another $Million Reasons to Buy Medipac
Pro-Rate - Another $Million Reasons to Buy Medipac We recently received one angry letter. The words were unfit to print but the message was clear, we had a very unhappy client. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Don't Let Loneliness Break Your Heart
Don't Let Loneliness Break Your Heart Recent studies have shown that people who are lonely have higher blood pressure than those who are not lonely. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Aspirin Therapy: Women can Benefit, too
Aspirin Therapy: Women can Benefit, too Women can reduce the risk of stroke by taking low-dose aspirin. This information comes from the Women’s Health Study, which recently concluded that women taking aspirin for a period of 10 years had a 17%...
csa-articles/post/171/Aspirin-Therapy:-Women-can-Benefit,-too  

CSA Articles - Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control
Diabetes: The Power to Prevent and Control As a public school student in Kingston, Ontario, I recall being given a reading assignment about diabetes. I became totally immersed in the book about Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best in their 1921...
csa-articles/post/179/Diabetes:--The-Power-to-Prevent-and-Control  

CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 57
President’s Message Issue 57 Well, here we are again, another snowbird travel season. I hope that all members had a safe and enjoyable trip to their winter destination. We had a great summer in Ontario for those of us who like it hot. It was great...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 57
Government Relations Report Issue 57 The fall is always a busy political season in Canada. With the federal and provincial legislatures back in session from coast to coast, there is no better time for the CSA to present your concerns to our elected...
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CSA Articles - I Love Prince Edward Island
I Love Prince Edward Island Christmas is imminent; a federal election is looming; CSA's Special Government Report is going to press; and P.E.I. has quietly made a dramatic change in their government regulations, for the benefit of all snowbirds and...
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CSA Articles - Helena and Vic Mageau
Helena and Vic Mageau In this issue we are talking with a couple from Timmins, Ontario. Meet Helena and Vic Mageau. "Make sure you bring all your medications with you for the length of your stay." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Vaccines
Vaccines Vaccine helps prevent pneumonia and meningitis. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Should We Be Worried About Bird Flu?
Should We Be Worried About Bird Flu? There's absolutely no need for us to panic about avian influenza ‚Äď for now. Currently, avian influenza, known as "bird flu," is a highly species-specific illness and is rarely transmitted to humans. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - You CAN Vote ‚Äď Even if You're Away.
You CAN Vote ‚Äď Even if You're Away. The federal election is fast approaching. For those of you already down south, don't think that you can't vote because you're not in Canada. This is not true! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Health and Safety Tips
Travel Health and Safety Tips While the majority of Canadian seniors who travel outside of Canada go to the United States and in particular, the sunbelt states during the winter, there is a growing number of us who travel to other world...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 56
President's Message Issue 56 I can't believe the summer has gone by so fast. We have been very busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. We presented the concerns of you ‚Äď our members ‚Äď and can...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 56
Government Relations Report Issue 56 As you have already read in the president's message, association representatives have been busy attending political functions as well as meeting with individual government officials. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Accessible Health Care
Accessible Health Care I am just a simple guy, who wants to be able to see a doctor when I want to, pay my taxes and enjoy my retirement in peace. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Romanow Commission
Romanow Commission Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the excellent service my wife and I obtain from our private insurance with Medipac for coverage during our winter stay in Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Evolution of the Snowbird Market
The Evolution of the Snowbird Market And I thought that the travel Health insurance market had finally matured! Wrong! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Heart Disease - Doesn't Discriminate
Heart Disease - Doesn't Discriminate The Heart and Stroke Foundation leads the way in protecting the Health of millions at risk of heart disease and stroke ‚Äď now and for generations to come. The Foundation is pleased to provide this information on...
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CSA Articles - Drug Costs
Drug Costs Did you ever wonder how much it costs to make that prescription drug? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Portugal
Portugal The new "Hot Spot" for snowbirds? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Healthy Minds
Healthy Minds How an active body and high spirits keep your mind Healthy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 55
President's Message Issue 55 Here we are once again, back in our own wonderful country. As I sit here writing this message the sun is shining, the birds are singing, it is a beautiful day in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 55
Letter from the Editor Issue 55 The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is one of our most important and effective charities. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - My how time changes things!
My how time changes things! My how time changes things!Over the years, I've watched an evolution in our snowbird community. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Tips to Avoid Identity Theft
Tips to Avoid Identity Theft Tips to avoid identity theft. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality Is the air quality inside your home up to snuff? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Two Tier Health Systems
Two Tier Health Systems Dear Bird Talk, I read the letter from a member that included a letter from their physician saying he was quitting practice because he could no longer tolerate the conditions under which he had to work for OHIP (Spring 2005,...
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CSA Articles - Competitive Prices
Competitive Prices Dear Bird Talk, I think it is great that the CSA supports the Medipac Insurance program and vice/versa. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A Proud Member of the CSA
A Proud Member of the CSA I am a proud member of the Canadian Snowbird Association. Why? I want the freedom to travel where I want and when I wish to go. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Beauty of Telemedicine
The Beauty of Telemedicine Thanks to technology, physicians don't always need to see their patients in order to diagnose medical problems and to recommend treatment. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Screening
Medical Screening Important tests that can keep you Healthy and save your life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled
Ontario Intends to Close Facilities for the Disabled The Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services has announced plans to close facilities for the disabled. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 54
President’s Message Issue 54 Gerry recaps the 2005 snowbird lifestyle events throughout the southern U.S. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 54
Government Relations Report Issue 54 In the 2005 series of winter events, CSA President Gerry Brissenden made a concerted effort to bring as many political representatives to our gatherings as possible. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 54
Letter from the Editor Issue 54 What has happened to our CSA issues? During this period of minority government in Canada, we have not even been able to get a simple budget passed to get on with the work of making our country function properly. -...
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CSA Articles - Losing Doctors!
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CSA Articles - Honesty is the Best insurance Policy
Honesty is the Best insurance Policy May I first welcome many of you back to Canada from your splendid winter vacation. I must say that you missed a lot in your absence ‚Äď tons of snow, freezing temperatures, icy roads and a generally dreary...
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CSA Articles - Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss
Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss Moderate weight loss has received increasing attention as a strategy for those who are overweight or obese. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Now I lay me down to sleep...
Now I lay me down to sleep... Facts about sleep. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health-Care Spending
Health-Care Spending Some interesting stats on Health-care spending - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Eating Well and Keeping Fit
Eating Well and Keeping Fit As much as new medical procedures and pharmaceuticals have done in modern times to improve and prolong our lives, there is increasing scientific proof that proper food and exercise are equally important in contributing to...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 53
President's Message Issue 53 Well here it is again, time to go south for the sunshine. I hope that all of you who do go south for the winter have a safe trip with no problems at the border. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA President Gets Results in Manitoba!
CSA President Gets Results in Manitoba! As a result of the CSA's meeting the Manitoba Government issued the following statement confirming Manitoba's position on residential status as it relates to its provincial Health insurance program: - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 53
Government Relations Report Issue 53 On September 15, 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin and the first ministers collectively announced the 10-Year Action Plan on Health. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSANews Content
CSANews Content Dear Mr. Brissenden, I have been a member for several years because I believe in the goals and have benefited, in many ways, from my CSA membership. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 53 Hi Folks! In the fall of 2003, I reported that some 2,000 pensioners in the same plan as mine had been receiving only 50 per cent of the pension entitlement that they earned, and to which they contributed during...
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CSA Articles - Eat Your Favourite Colour
Eat Your Favourite Colour The appealing, rich colour of some fruits and vegetables may protect you from disease. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley Hurricane Charley hits snowbirds hard in Charlotte County. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It?
Travel Health Insurance: Why You Need It? Travel Health Insurance: Why you need it! How you can continue to get it! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 52
President’s Message Issue 52 Since the last issue of CSANews, your directors and staff have been very busy. Our British Columbia director, Jim Sherb, attended a two-day seminar in Kelowna at which he was able to spread the word about the CSA and...
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CSA Articles - Health Care Premium
Health Care Premium Dear Bird Talk, I have written to my MPP and voiced my objection to the Health care premium recently announced in Ontario and I wanted to pass this along to the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Check Your Nuts and Bolts
Check Your Nuts and Bolts Dear Bird Talk, We are members of the CSA and read with interest your publication. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medicare and Mobility Rights
Medicare and Mobility Rights Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage. -...
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CSA Articles - Tarar√°: What's in a Name?
Tarar√°: What's in a Name? The name Tarar√° carries an inherent suggestion of musicality, yet in Latin America, it can refer to very different topics. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Valley Fever
Valley Fever One of the unique Health risks for travellers to the southwestern United States and to parts of Central and South America is the chance of contracting the disease, "Valley Fever." Southern California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico are...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 51
Letter from the Editor Issue 51 For several weeks now, we have been looking for Blue Flax. For the uninitiated, Blue Flax is a perennial flower that opens its fragile petals every morning to greet us, and closes them at night to rest. Gardening is...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Survey 2004
Snowbird Survey 2004 CSA members are still the most dedicated and committed people I have ever seen in any organization. Thousands of you took the time to respond to our spring survey, and it is time to share the results. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Prostate Disorder
Prostate Disorder One of the most common disorders afflicting senior male travellers is the development of prostate symptoms, often requiring acute medical care while away from home. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Always Find Your Way with GPS
Always Find Your Way with GPS The world is ever-changing with new technologies coming to market to offer new products and services that will make life simpler, more exciting and safer. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance Myths - Our Personal Story
Travel Insurance Myths - Our Personal Story Myth #1: ‚ÄúI have been buying insurance for years, and have never needed it. What a waste of money.‚ÄĚ - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 51
President's Message Issue 51 By the time you receive this issue of CSANews, the federal election will be history. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 51
Executive Director's Report Issue 51 While spring and summer are regarded by many people as the ‚Äúslow‚ÄĚ period of the year in which time can be found for cleaning, decorating and general ‚Äúcatching up,‚ÄĚ a quick scan of both the...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 51
Government Relations Report Issue 51 Health care in Canada has been front and centre in our daily news since the possibility of a spring/summer election was raised earlier in the new year. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them!
Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them! Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend winters in Hemet, CA, and both of us have had to have medical attention there, at our own expense. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Get Your Passport!
Get Your Passport! Although Canadian citizens are not required to show a passport when crossing the border into the U.S., we strongly recommend that you always carry it with you when you leave Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Happiness is Early Bird
Happiness is Early Bird Well, that might be ‚Äúpushing the envelope,‚ÄĚ as they say. Our phones have already been ringing with requests for Early Bird insurance information. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians
Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians Fast Facts about Canada and Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again?
Retiree Visa Still Born - Should We Try Again? Entry into the United States on a long-term basis is currently based upon three concepts ­ family unity, employment creation, or humanitarian grounds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know
TIA and Stroke: What Every Senior Should Know Much progress has been made in the past few years in the prevention and treatment of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA or "mini-stroke") and stroke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 50
President’s Message Issue 50 An inaugural message from CSA President Gerry Brissenden. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 50
Government Relations Report Issue 50 Review the CSA's current advocacy initiatives. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The REAL Active Ingredient
The REAL Active Ingredient Been wanting to try a new back pain medication? There may be an easier way to get the same effect. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Immunization DID YOU KNOW?
Immunization DID YOU KNOW? Immunization DID YOU KNOW? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Chronic Pain: New Solutions to Age Old Problems
Chronic Pain: New Solutions to Age Old Problems From pain-killers and narcotics to acupuncture and deep-muscle Rolfing massage, Cathy tried nearly every kind of therapy known to mankind after an exercise mishap left her with crippling neck, back and...
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CSA Articles - Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road
Andropause: Ironing out the Bumps on Life's Road While there is much written about female menopause, a similar phenomenon called andropause occurs in many men, and has recently attracted considerable research and attention. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 49
Letter from the Editor Issue 49 Early this morning, as I arrived for work, I was greeted by about thirty Canada Geese who had stopped for a rest on their way South. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 49
Government Relations Report Issue 49 For the past six years, it has been my honour to chair the Canadian Snowbird Association's Government Relations Committee. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - BC Residency Questions Finally Answered!
BC Residency Questions Finally Answered! As a direct result of the extensive efforts of the CSA, we have finally received a policy letter from the government of British Columbia regarding the six month residency requirement for BC Health care...
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CSA Articles - Smokers Warning
Smokers Warning Smokers Warning: Beta-Carotene Supplements May Lead to an Increased Risk of Lung Cancer - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Age-Related Vision Loss
Age-Related Vision Loss Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 and the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over 50. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Winter Break in Laughlin, Nevada
Winter Break in Laughlin, Nevada The second annual "Winter Break" event will take place on January 13, 16, 2004 in Laughlin, NV. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fast Facts Issue 49
Fast Facts Issue 49 Deals for Canadians visitng Western US States, and more... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Senior Power
Senior Power Lifestyle Improvements for seniors in Ontario. Ontario's new Seniors' Tax Credit and proposed legislation to end mandatory retirement. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Osteoporosis: What You Should Know
Osteoporosis: What You Should Know Minor changes in your lifestyle net major returns to your Health. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - OMEGA-3 Oils
OMEGA-3 Oils Eating enough fish? Some fats are actually good for you. Omega-3 Oils: Healthy fats you can't afford to lose. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 48
Letter from the Editor Issue 48 I am buried in your survey responses and Early Bird Insurance applications. And I am happy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 48
President's Message Issue 48 This past summer, as we told you in the last newsletter, has been a very active one for the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 48
Government Relations Report Issue 48 As you have read read from Ellen White's president's report, she and our executive director have just returned from a political tour of our provinces and territories, meeting with government representatives,...
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CSA Articles - Continuing Upheaval in the U.S. Health Care Business
Continuing Upheaval in the U.S. Health Care Business Last year was a difficult year in the travel insurance business. A turf war is currently going on between the U.S. hospital groups and what are known as PPOs. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Suspending Medicare Premiums?
Suspending Medicare Premiums? It has come to our attention that some snowbirds have attempted, and perhaps succeeded, in suspending their Medicare premiums while they are away, in provinces that have specific premiums for their Health care benefits....
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CSA Articles - Get Your Flu Shot!
Get Your Flu Shot! Get your flu shot! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Coping with
Coping with Is hormone replacement therapy right for you? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Islet Cell Transplantation
Islet Cell Transplantation A new procedure that revolutionizes the treatment of Diabetes. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 47
Letter from the Editor Issue 47 Happy Birthday, Canada! Happy Birthday, United States of America! It must be summertime ‚Äď wonderful fireworks shows, sweltering days in the sun and beautiful flowers, everywhere. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 47
President's Message Issue 47 This spring has been very busy! Now that our politicians have had time to "digest" our Canadian Travellers' Report Card, it's time for the real work to begin. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 47
Government Relations Report Issue 47 In the winter edition of CSA News, we included tear-out cards to be mailed to our premiers and prime minister. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment
Sometimes It Takes a Small Comment Sometimes it takes a small comment to tell you that you are on the right track. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Fedreal Superannuate Surcharge
Fedreal Superannuate Surcharge It is Not Fair that Federal Government employees must pay a $40.00 penalty... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - FDA, eh?
FDA, eh? Many have heard said of experimental drugs, "it has reached FDA approval"...but the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is an American outfit. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health-Care Funding
Health-Care Funding Health care funding responsibilities what's all the fuss about? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 46
Letter from the Editor Issue 46 Welcome Home! Most of our snowbird readers are now in Canada and they returned to Snow (due to global warming, no doubt)! SARS! Iraq and North Korea and Syria on TV! Separatists no longer in control of Quebec! -...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 46
Government Relations Report Issue 46 In early March, we received some extremely welcome news ­ the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) rescinded the proposed changes to...
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CSA Articles - It Is Just Not Fair
It Is Just Not Fair Insurance, as we all know, is just a game of averages. We each pay our premiums and hope that we will never have to make a claim. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus It's mosquito season again! According to Health Canada, last year there were 158 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Canada resulting in 11 deaths. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Favorite Foods of Health Nutrition Experts
Favorite Foods of Health Nutrition Experts What do nutrition experts pack in their lunch bags and put on the dinner table? Mayo Clinic experts share their favorite food picks in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. Here's a...
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CSA Articles - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) At press time there were 344 "probable and suspected" cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Canada. Of this number, there have been 21 deaths, however 232 people have been discharged or are...
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CSA Articles - Considering Romanow
Considering Romanow An initial interpretation of the future of Health Care in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Popular Natural Health Products
Popular Natural Health Products Pros and cons to consider when purchasing over the counter herbal remedies. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card 2002 The CSA releases their federal, territorial and provincial grades. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 45
Letter from the Editor Issue 45 It is probably not very "editor-like," but I want to remember an old friend who recently passed on. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 45
President's Message Issue 45 How time flies! It is hard to believe that so much can happen in a few short months. It was in April, while on our way back to Canada, that the story on the new INS regulations broke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Roman-Ow! And Portability
Roman-Ow! And Portability "A recommendation to destroy one of the five Supporting Pillars of the Canada Health Act." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - PSA Test Should be FREE
PSA Test Should be FREE Dear Bird Talk, A number of years ago I had an ileostomy, which has rendered it impossible for me to have a rectal digital prostate exam and my only hope for a check-up, was a PSA test. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Can Break the Law with Impunity?
Government Can Break the Law with Impunity? Dear Sir, My wife and I winter in Arizona for Health reasons, and this past winter I had bronchitis and was treated by a doctor, at a clinic, at a cost of $118 (US), approx. $192 (CDN). - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance for Non-US Destinations
Travel Insurance for Non-US Destinations Dear Bird Talk, I was really pleased to see "Cuba a new option for seniors" which will now permit me to enjoy winter sun, provided I can get travel Health insurance which I can afford. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - New Test for Heart Attacks
New Test for Heart Attacks A new test has been developed to check patients for inflammation deep within the body ­ inflammation which doctors are starting to believe indicates a strong risk of a heart attack. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - High Protein - Low Card Diets
High Protein - Low Card Diets Much has been made in the media recently about the effectiveness of high protein, low carbohydrate diets as a weight loss miracle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Watching the Romanow Commission
Watching the Romanow Commission What will become of the future of Health care? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 44
Letter from the Editor Issue 44 Well, we're back! Hopefully you will have had time to read our Summer issue which was really delivered in the Fall, as you obviously noticed. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 44
President's Message Issue 44 Canadian Travellers' Report Card... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 44
Government Relations Report Issue 44 The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was a two-year undertaking that, while now drawing to a close in one way, will open doors in another. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 44 Hi Folks! The Ontario Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations have come and gone for another year. The quality of sponsors and entertainment just continues to amaze me. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Dear Sir, In the winter 2000 issue you had an article under Health & Wellness pertaining to the procedure "percutaneous vertebroplasty" which was administered to your mother for an osteoporosis condition. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - Stressed Out!?
Stressed Out!? Stressed Out!? - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Acupuncture
Acupuncture Ancient alternative to modern medicine. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 43
Letter from the Editor Issue 43 We have all watched in frustration, over the past number of years, as the Provincial Governments have slowly eroded our Canadian medical care system and the Federal Government continues to give their tacit approval to...
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CSA Articles - West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus West Nile Virus... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Mixing Medicine
Mixing Medicine The ingestion of ibuprofen, the pharmaceutical found in common painkillers such as AdvilTM and MotrinTM, appears to counter the Health benefits of taking aspirin. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - How a Search Engine Works 101
How a Search Engine Works 101 I wish it were easy to search for things on the Web - someone would simply point a finger and exclaim ... there. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA's 10th Anniversary
CSA's 10th Anniversary 10th Anniversary: A review of a decade of action by the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - You can make a difference
You can make a difference In the fall 2001 issue of CSA News, editor Ross Quigley noted that the outpouring of kindness, selflessness and caring following the events of Sept. 11 would impact our lives forever. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 42
President's Message Issue 42 Members of the Canadian Snowbird Association, I can think of no better way to start my first president's report than with a heartfelt thank you. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Real Insurance Expert?√Į¬Ņ¬Ĺ Our Client
The Real Insurance Expert?√Į¬Ņ¬Ĺ Our Client In our July 2001 issue of CSANews, our annual survey asked you to give us comments and suggestions to improve the Medipac Travel Insurance Program. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 42
Government Relations Report Issue 42 It's good to be back ­ as much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there is no place like home. I hope you all had a safe and Healthy winter. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42 Today we mourn the passing of a good friend, by the name of Common Sense - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Weight Loss: At What Price?
Weight Loss: At What Price? The Mayo Clinic Health Letter recently reported that approximately 60 million Americans use over-the-counter herbal supplements. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bob Jackson: A President's President
Bob Jackson: A President's President A tribute to our retiring President Bob Jackson. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow
An Open Letter to Commissioner Roy Romanow On April 4, 2001, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Health Minister Allan Rock announced the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Within 20 minutes of the announcement, the CSA made initial...
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CSA Articles - Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT!
Pre-ex Clauses Look the Same: But They're NOT! "I am annoyed at Mr. Quigley's defense of Medipac Travel Insurance each year. Prior to our trip each year I check rates and Medipac are never, repeat never, competitive. They are extremely high. The...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 41
Government Relations Report Issue 41 On November 8, 2001, a delegation from the Canadian Snowbird Association was invited to attend and present at the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to discuss the Association's...
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CSA Articles - Do CEOs Live Longer than You Do?
Do CEOs Live Longer than You Do? Despite their stress and hectic lifestyles, CEOs of corporations are known to live longer than the general population. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Herbs and Drugs a Risky Mix
Herbs and Drugs a Risky Mix Herbs and drugs a risky mix. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination?
Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination? A new study confirms that you shouldn't take nitrate medications, such as the heart drug nitroglycerin, in combination with the impotence drug sildenafil (Viagra). - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Bermuda: A style All Its Own
Bermuda: A style All Its Own Bermuda is the epitome of a luxury retirement destination. The island holds all the excitement and seduction of a Caribbean island and combines it with the quaint charm of a traditional English village. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Better Sleep Habits
Better Sleep Habits No matter the cause of insomnia, sleepless nights often lead to poor "sleep hygiene". In some cases, simple changes in your daily and nightly habits may result in better sleep. Try these sleep tips: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Stop and Smell the Roses
Stop and Smell the Roses Ellen White tells us to slow down and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Broadcast Legend: Celebrating 50 Years on Radio
Broadcast Legend: Celebrating 50 Years on Radio Sitting around the dining-room table in his compact Toronto bungalow, veteran broadcaster Earl Warren suddenly surprises me with a secret wish. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, one of Canada's leading authorities on elder abuse speaks out. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 40
President’s Message Issue 40 Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 40
Government Relations Report Issue 40 Bureaucracy. Red tape. Any way you say it, it still adds up to the same thing. Delays. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 40
Executive Director's Report Issue 40 Last month, I attended a very insightful three-day international conference on Technology and Aging, the first of its kind. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Star Wars Technology Can Add Years to Your Life
Star Wars Technology Can Add Years to Your Life When I was in medical school 20 years ago, I was taught that patients came to see their physician once they felt sick. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Move While You're on the Move
Move While You're on the Move Long-distance travelling often means hours sitting in a cramped position. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Barcelona: Built on Beauty
Barcelona: Built on Beauty Spain is legendary throughout history for its beautiful and passionate Flamenco dancers, matadors, Latin lovers and its incredible countryside, which inspires much the same passion. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Judgement Day
Judgement Day A father, a lawyer and an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) President all died and went to the pearly gates to receive their judgment. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs
Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs ROCHESTER, MINN. ­ A few common-sense, cutting-board rules can reduce the risk of contaminating the foods you prepare and eat, according to the August issue of the Mayo Clinic Health letter. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - CSA Board - Directors at Large
CSA Board - Directors at Large The following candidates have been selected by the CSA Nominating Committee as the individuals recommended to form CSA's next board of directors. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - And the Survey Says...2001
And the Survey Says...2001 Amazing! CSA members are the most dedicated and committed people we have ever seen in any organization. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Introducing Places to Retire Inc.
Introducing Places to Retire Inc. Places to Retire Inc. has emerged as a retirement destination expert. Led by Karen Schellinck, the president and CEO, the company has grown from strength to strength over the past few years and holds a promising...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 39
Letter from the Editor Issue 39 Where has our summer gone? The days seem to just slip by so quickly and effortlessly. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 39
President’s Message Issue 39 It has always been a strong belief of mine, that those who volunteer their time to further or enhance the work of any cause should be recognized. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Thoughts and Questions Answered
Your Thoughts and Questions Answered I recently received a very thoughtful letter from a retired actuary who had worked for many years in the Canadian insurance industry. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 39
Executive Director's Report Issue 39 The lazy hot days of late summer may be here, but your CSA board and staff are very busy working on various projects that will strengthen our association. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Of Interest to Snowbirds
Of Interest to Snowbirds A quick glance at info and news of interest to snowbirds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents
Perfect Models for the Snowbird Lifestyle: My Parents Dave Hunter profiles his parents "Winter Texan" lifestyle. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Real Mexico
The Real Mexico CSA's Ellen White discovers the Mexico you won't find in travel brochures. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 38
Letter from the Editor Issue 38 "I love it when a plan comes together." This often-repeated statement comes from an old weekly TV series called "The A-Team." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 38
President's Message Issue 38 It has been a very eventful winter for the Canadian Snowbird Association and I'm very proud of all that we've accomplished. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 38
Government Relations Report Issue 38 This past winter has been exceptionally busy for the entire CSA board of directors ­ and the government relations committee is still working overtime! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 38 HI FOLKS! Well, our seventh Snowbird Extravaganza has come and gone. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health Hazard Alert
Health Hazard Alert The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in April 2001, issued a warning on Autumn Monkshood, a perennial plant that is, or was, available at nurseries in British Columbia and Ontario and had improper labeling. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - PSA Test
PSA Test Dear Bird Talk: I have just received via snail mail the winter issue of CSA News. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging
The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging The Complete Guide to Well-Being in Your Later Years BY EVELYNE MICHAELS WITH DR. MICHAEL GORDON (KEY PORTER, 288 PAGES, $29.95) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Screening - It's Common Sense
Medical Screening - It's Common Sense It just makes sense. Medical sense, Cost sense, Peace of Mind sense and Common sense. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Walking: More than Just Exercise
Walking: More than Just Exercise We all know that walking is good exercise and helps to burn off those extra calories but there are lots of other Health benefits, as well. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health Care Costs
Health Care Costs Osteoporosis, a disease which affects 1.4 million Canadians, primarily women over the age of 50, is the cause of approximately 100,000 bone fractures every year. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Pot Bellies
Pot Bellies According to the Mayo Clinic's Women's Health Source abdominal exercises will do nothing to flatten your stomach. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Medical Breakthrough for Severe Back Pain
Medical Breakthrough for Severe Back Pain Medical breakthrough for severe back pain. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The PSA Controversy
The PSA Controversy The PSA test: the controversy comes home to the CSA. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 37
Government Relations Report Issue 37 Your CSA Government Relations Committee has been busy over the last few months, and we are happy to report some real progress for our efforts. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 37
Executive Director's Report Issue 37 Being associated with the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) for the past eight years, and having had the opportunity to serve as a board member, the first vice-president and the association's executive...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 37
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 37 I am writing this column in the first week of November, while Beth is busy packing for our winter months in Florida. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Cold Medicine Recall
Cold Medicine Recall On Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), followed by Health Canada, issued a Health advisory warning that phenylpropanolamine (PPA) could be linked to strokes. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - The Cost of Health Care...
The Cost of Health Care... A man brought a very limp dog into the veterinary clinic. As he lay the dog on the table, the doctor pulled out his stethoscope, placing the receptor on the poor dog's chest. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Diet and Dental Care
Diet and Dental Care There are some foods you'd never expect to cause tooth decay...it's not just the sweet stuff that you've warned your kids about. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign
CSA Grass Roots Advocacy Campaign As discussed in the last issue of CSA NEWS, we are requesting a "call to action" by the CSA membership to directly contact your local and federal politicians regarding various important CSA issues. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement Lifestyle and Retirement Planning speaker Barry LaValley is a 40-something aging baby boomer caught in the struggle between remembering the Beatles and wondering about retirement. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Health & Lifestyle Options that May Improve Your Life
Health & Lifestyle Options that May Improve Your Life Health and Lifestyle options that may improve your life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 36
Letter from the Editor Issue 36 Awarm welcome to Barry Lavalley who has written one of our feature "Lifestyle" articles this issue and, of course, we always turn to Dave Hunter, the author of Along the I75, for driving tips and routes to our...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 36
President’s Message Issue 36 I have had the pleasure over the years of speaking with thousands of you at all of our Extravaganzas and Winter Meetings, and I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank you for your support. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - A philosophical look at The Present
A philosophical look at The Present Hi Folks! I magine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls. You name them Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Migraine Headaches: A New Long-term Treatment
Migraine Headaches: A New Long-term Treatment People living with migraine headaches know how truly devastating this condition can be. The ominous feeling of the attack coming is a scary reminder of what's ahead in the day or days to come. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - The Snowbird Border Crossing Kit
The Snowbird Border Crossing Kit Entering the United States is rarely a problem for snowbirds who are Canadian citizens. Yet, being aggressively questioned by a United States Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) officer or denied entry can...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 35
President's Message Issue 35 For many of us across the country, it's been a decidedly wet summer...but it's a summer at home in Canada to which nothing can compare! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 35
Government Relations Report Issue 35 Since our last issue of the CSA NEWS, your CSA Government Relations Committee has been actively pursuing a number of advocacy matters which are described below. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - A New Financial Paradigm of the Age of Prosperity
A New Financial Paradigm of the Age of Prosperity From June, and continuing throughout summer 2000 until Thanksgiving, the CSA, in conjunction with its financial sponsor, Dundee Wealth Management, is presenting more than 60 totally new...
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CSA Articles - Chaos!
Chaos! Canada's medicare system is under stress! More than $4 billion dollars have been cut from the provincial transfers to the provinces, and these monies were used primarily for education, and guess what ­ medicare. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - My Aching Feet
My Aching Feet If you're as young as you feel, are your feet making you feel old before your time? Aching feet can put a damper on any festive occasion ­ ask anyone who has prepared a holiday meal in ill-fitting shoes. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Doctor Visits: Be Prepared!
Doctor Visits: Be Prepared! How many times have you walked out of your doctor's office...without getting the answers you went in for? You're not alone ­ it happens to everyone, of every age. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Virtual Common Sense
Virtual Common Sense Have you ever had a conversation with someone and felt that something just wasn't on the level? Sometimes you can't put your finger on it...but you know. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Leisure Time
Leisure Time Seniors generally have more leisure time than those in younger age groups. In 1992, people aged 65 and over had an average of 7.7 hours of free time each day or two hours more than the age 15 to 64 demographic. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 34
President's Message Issue 34 As we settle in for our winter in warmer climates, the CSA is gearing up for a very busy winter. For your executive and directors, our winters are far busier than our summers back home in Canada. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - More on Pre-Existing Conditions
More on Pre-Existing Conditions We now realize that medical questions are asked on an insurance application to determine your eligibility for a policy and the price you must pay. They have nothing to do with the pre-existing condition clause. -...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 34
Government Relations Report Issue 34 On December 7, 1999 CSA President Bob Jackson and CSA general counsel Wallace J.D. Weylie will be in Washington D.C. to meet with Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Longwood regarding House Bill 184 or also known as the...
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CSA Articles - Dollars and Sense Issu 34
Dollars and Sense Issu 34 We started the 1999 CSA seminar season in May, knowing full well that after out-of-country Health care issues, taxation, retirement income, and estate planning follow closely in terms of importance to members. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - The Perils of Polly
The Perils of Polly We recently received a letter from a member who had encountered problems while trying to cross into the U.S. with his pet parrot. Crossing with a bird carries different requirements than crossing with a dog or cat. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33 20 Pre-departure Tips to Simplify Your Life. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Wonderful World of Water
The Wonderful World of Water You've heard it a thousand times: drink eight glasses of water a day. Even though this is just an estimated amount for most people, you don't do it. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 33
President's Message Issue 33 Time to Hit the Trails Well, we're packing up again. It feels like the summers fly by faster each year there's so much to do once we get home, that it's time to start heading south again even before we know it. -...
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CSA Articles - The Dreaded Pre-Existing Condition Clause
The Dreaded Pre-Existing Condition Clause I want to start off by telling you that the pre-existing clause is, normally, a wonderful thing!! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 33
Government Relations Report Issue 33 The CSA Goes to Washington On January 6, 1999, the Retiree Visa Act of 1999 was referred to the U.S. Committee of the Judiciary and subsequently referred to the subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Executive Director's Report Issue 33
Executive Director's Report Issue 33 The Canadian Snowbird Association Board of Directors held their fall meeting in Toronto in late September. All directors attended, with the exception of your Alberta director, Carol Brown-Heutinck and British...
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CSA Articles - Rate Category
Rate Category Dear Bird Talk, I have been a member of CSA for many years and have been insured by Medipac without claim. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Phony Phone Messages
Phony Phone Messages We all (hopefully) know that when we call a 1-900 number, our telephone company will charge us on our phone bill, usually on a per-minute basis. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 62
Letter from the Editor Issue 62 It’s almost overwhelming! We fought, and cajoled, and begged the Liberal federal government for almost 15 years to listen to CSA’s needs. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 62
President's Message Issue 62 I have now begun my final year as president of our association. It started off with plenty of travel and many meetings. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 62
Government Relations Report Issue 62 I am happy to report that there has been a significant development in one of our most important areas of ongoing government advocacy. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Meets with Minister of Health
CSA Meets with Minister of Health The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - In Memoriam - Don Slinger
In Memoriam - Don Slinger CSANews regrets to announce the passing of Donald Slinger. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Dwayne and Catherine Johns
Dwayne and Catherine Johns Dwayne Alwyn Johns started life and his career in Canada's Midwest. When he graduated from Brandon Collegiate Institute, he was not yet old enough for the Armed Forces (the Second World War was underway), so the teenager...
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CSA Articles - National Seniors' Council
National Seniors' Council National council to advise government on seniors' issues. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Blood Cholesterol - Keeping it Normal
Blood Cholesterol - Keeping it Normal Many decades of research have proved that a high level of cholesterol in the blood exposes one to a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease, especially heart attack and stroke. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Oral Health is important to your overall Health
Oral Health is important to your overall Health (NC)-Research shows there is a relationship between oral disease and other Health problems such as diabetes and certain kinds of pneumonia. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - GHIP Reimbursement
GHIP Reimbursement Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSANews Article: Vision and Hearing
CSANews Article: Vision and Hearing Dear Bird Talk, I received your winter 2006 issue and enjoyed the articles and information it contained. Being in the eye-care business I was especially interested in the article on Vision and Hearing problem of...
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CSA Articles - Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug
Healthcare Issues Swept Under the Rug Toronto, Ontario: “The party leaders have buried their heads in the sand to avoid answering our question on a key Healthcare issue. If they can ignore 200,000 Canadians BEFORE the election, heaven help us for...
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CSA Articles - Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers
Throne Speech Defends Rights of Canadian Travellers Toronto, ON -- In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson has, in the Speech from the Throne, firmly put the support of the Federal Government behind the...
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CSA Articles - Breakthrough in Healthcare Appears Imminent
Breakthrough in Healthcare Appears Imminent Langley, BC - Trusting the new government to keep its word, the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is cheering a long-sought-after change in the BC Healthcare front. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act
PC Party and NDP to Comply with Canada Health Act Toronto, ON - After years of negotiation, The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has received a positive response from Ralph Klein's PC Party regarding Alberta's compliance with the Portability...
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CSA Articles - BC Liberal Leader Promises Canada Health Act Reform
BC Liberal Leader Promises Canada Health Act Reform Toronto - Canada's most blatant display of contempt for the Canada Health Act (CHA) is set to end should the Liberal Party under the leadership of Gordon Campbell, come to power on May 16. -...
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CSA Articles - Proposed Change to U.S. B-2 Visitor Regulation
Proposed Change to U.S. B-2 Visitor Regulation Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has reacted swiftly to the proposed changes to the B-2 visitors regulation by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). -...
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CSA Articles - Romanow Proposes Discriminatory Change
Romanow Proposes Discriminatory Change North York, Ontario: Former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow has proposed changing the Canada Health Act to limit funding for travelling Canadians who require emergency medical care outside of Canada. -...
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CSA Articles - CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee
CSA Appears Before U.S. House Small Business Committee Toronto, ON - The Canadian Snowbird Association has secured a promise from Representative Manzullo, head of the House Small Business Committee that a letter exempting Canadians from the proposed...
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CSA Articles - Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act
Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act Only the Canadian territories are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable, universal Health care for the more than 47 million trips Canadians take abroad each year,...
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CSA Articles - CSA Rejects Election Call
CSA Rejects Election Call Toronto, ON -- The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) has reacted swiftly to the media rumours of a mid-April election call by Premier Landry. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Seniors Optimistic Upon Klein Victory
Seniors Optimistic Upon Klein Victory Toronto, On ‚Äď Seniors are expressing optimism that the re-election of Ralph Klein and the Alberta Progressive Conservatives will lead to improved relations with the senior citizens of Alberta. - Snowbird Info...
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CSA Articles - $75 Reimbursement Rate ‚ÄúEmbarrassing‚ÄĚ
$75 Reimbursement Rate ‚ÄúEmbarrassing‚ÄĚ Kamloops, BC ‚Äď British Columbia‚Äôs estimated thirty thousand snowbirds are calling for an increase to the province‚Äôs out-of-country emergency medical services reimbursement rate. The $75 per day is the...
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CSA Articles - Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act
Most Provinces Breaching the Canada Health Act Toronto, ON - Only the Canadian territories and the province of Prince Edward Island are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable universal Health care for the more than...
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CSA Articles - Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance
Obtain a Passport and Travel Medical Insurance Toronto, ON ‚Äď For the past five years, Canadians have been obtaining passports at an increasingly steady rate. In 2001/02, over 1.7 million passports were issued at a time when approximately 27 per...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007
Snowbird Extravaganza - 2007 Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) president Gerry Brissenden, accompanied by CSA legal counsel Wallace Weylie, recently addressed the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee at their meeting in Tampa, Florida. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza
Congresswoman Mary Bono to Attend Extravaganza Toronto, Ontario: On February 20, 1999, the Palm Springs Convention Center will play host to thousands of American winter residents and Canadian snowbirds, all celebrating a camaraderie unique to those...
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CSA Articles - Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event
Canadians Migrate to Annual Florida Event Toronto, Ontario: The current upsurge in the Canadian dollar (today closing at 66.5 cents U.S.), combined with drastic drops in temperature has signalled a mass exodus of Canadians to warmer climates even...
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CSA Articles - Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza
Premier of Ontario to Attend Snowbird Extravaganza Tampa, Florida: The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario (Canada) is expected to bring along good news for his province's snowbirds when he speaks at Snowbird Extravaganza this Friday, January...
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CSA Articles - NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA
NDP Leader Jack Layton to Meet with CSA Timmins, ON ‚Äď New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton will meet with Canadian Snowbird Association President Gerry Brissenden and Ontario Director Nancy Hopcraft in Timmins on Friday June 30 at 6:00 p.m. to...
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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CSA Articles - 5) Travellers' Checklist
5) Travellers' Checklist The Canadian Snowbird Association is pleased to provide this travellers' checklist filled with handy tips on Health, home and travel; an essential publication prior to departure and while travelling. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 63
President's Message Issue 63 Joan and I love to get away during the cold winter months and enjoy the warmer climate in the southern states. It is, however, always great to return to Canada to see our children and grandchildren and to travel this...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 63
Government Relations Report Issue 63 One of the greatest challenges of government advocacy work is that governments are always changing. Since last June alone, we have new premiers in Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and most recently, Prince...
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CSA Articles - Your Claim and What the Government Paid
Your Claim and What the Government Paid Do you have any idea how many idiots (oops, sorry, I meant to say people) hop on a plane and take a quick vacation to Disneyland, drop in to Las Vegas to invest a dollar or two, or just pop across the border...
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CSA Articles - Infections: Prevention and Current Treatments
Infections: Prevention and Current Treatments Last week, my new grandson had to be admitted to the hospital with a serious infection. He‚Äôs only four weeks old and was premature ‚Äď still under six pounds. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Healthy Hors d’Oeuvres and Matching Wines
Healthy Hors d’Oeuvres and Matching Wines Hors d’oeuvres are an important element in entertaining, creating the mood, pace and style of the evening ahead. These tiny bites can be served before a meal or throughout the evening with...
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CSA Articles - Top 10 Tips to a Better Brain
Top 10 Tips to a Better Brain Scientists say that mental decline as we age appears to be largely due to altered connections among brain cells. The synapses, or the electrical currents connecting different areas of the brain, get weaker. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus Recently, I was introduced to a website called MedlinePlus. At first glance, it appeared a little daunting. It’s big! It is an American website and it is very good! MedlinePlus is a service provided by the U.S. National Library of...
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CSA Articles - Medipac Clients and Vioxx
Medipac Clients and Vioxx Merck &. Co., Inc. announced the voluntary worldwide withdrawal of VIOXX¬ģ (rofecoxib), its arthritis and acute pain medication on Sept. 30, 2004. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - BC Grassroots Advocacy Campaign
BC Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Our British Columbia members asked us to address the inadequate out-of-country emergency services reimbursement rates of their provincial government. If you are a resident of British Columbia, join our grassroots...
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CSA Articles - Manitoba Health Policy
Manitoba Health Policy Letter for the Manitoba Insured Benefits Branch in respect to the eligibility of Manitoba residents for Health coverage while travelling out-of-province. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Products and Quantities Allowed from the United States
Products and Quantities Allowed from the United States Reminder for Returning Snowbirds - Products Allowed from the United States and Respective Quantities - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009
Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations - 2009 EVENT - The Snowbird Lifestyle Presentation - 2009 schedule is now confirmed. Join us and Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, and more, to help celebrate the Snowbird Lifestyle. -...
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CSA Articles - 2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA
2007 Québec Provincial Election - A Message from the CSA On Monday, March 26, 2007, the citizens of Québec will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 64
President's Message Issue 64 Gerry outlines his latest lobby efforts and talks about how the CSA is improving life for Canadian Travellers. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 64
Government Relations Report Issue 64 October is shaping up to be a busy month on the Canadian political scene. Voters in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories will be going to the polls to cast their ballots. How do we...
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CSA Articles - Warning! Dangerous Intra-hospital Infection Risk
Warning! Dangerous Intra-hospital Infection Risk Clostridium difficile (often called C. difficile or C. diff.) Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients in the industrialized world. It is commonly...
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CSA Articles - Medications Crossing the Border
Medications Crossing the Border Dear Bird Talk, I thought that you would be interested in printing the enclosed information and, by finding out whether other seniors have experienced similar problems, take steps to enlist another voice on our side....
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CSA Articles - Medipac Just Added a Plus!
Medipac Just Added a Plus! Your body has two primary engines ‚Äď your heart, to circulate life-giving blood to your entire body, and your lungs, which breathe in the oxygen so necessary to support life. Almost all serious medical emergencies involve...
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CSA Articles - Lake Chapala Mexico
Lake Chapala Mexico Living in Lake Chapala - an in-depth look at a southern haven for Canadians. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment
Heart Attack: Prevention and Treatment About one in four Canadians are affected by heart disease and about half of those will develop it after the age of 65. Because coronary artery disease (CAD), the major cause of heart disease, is still the...
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CSA Articles - Super Foods
Super Foods When I was a kid, my mom would always repeat, ‚ÄúEat your spinach. It‚Äôs good for you.‚ÄĚ Somehow, my mom knew instinctively that spinach was a super food. I should have realized its power, given Popeye‚Äôs love for it....
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CSA Articles - Prostate Cancer Cure Proves Effective
Prostate Cancer Cure Proves Effective Prostate cancer cure proves effective. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Be Careful With Those New Glasses!
Be Careful With Those New Glasses! If you‚Äôve got a new pair of glasses, be careful ‚Äď you may be a bit off balance. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - New treatment for Kidney Cancer
New treatment for Kidney Cancer Research shows that percutaneous cryoablation ‚Äď in which freezing gas is injected into a tumor to kill malignant tissue ‚Äď is a safe... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - What o do if You Catch the Flu
What o do if You Catch the Flu If you do catch a cold or the ‚Äėflu this winter, remember... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Letter Writing Campaign
Letter Writing Campaign We need your help ‚Äď and the help of your friends ‚Äď to put pressure on our elected politicians ‚Äď federal as well as provincial/territorial ‚Äď that they need to obey the provisions of the Canada Health Act. Please write...
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CSA Articles - Don Slinger 1922-2007
Don Slinger 1922-2007 The Canadian Snowbird Association acknowledges, with regret, the passing of Donald Slinger. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act
Tony Clement on the Canada Health Act The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, writes to the provinces and territories concerning the Canada Health Act. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Clarification of Six Months Admissibility
Clarification of Six Months Admissibility Clarification of Six Months (182-Day) Admissibility of Canadian Citizens under B-2 Visa (Tourist) by U.S. Homeland Security. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario Election Handbook
Ontario Election Handbook On Wednesday October 10, 2007 the citizens of Ontario will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now is the time to ensure your voice is heard! - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 65
President's Message Issue 65 As you know, I am now coming to the end of my second term as president of this great association. It has been four very busy years in which I have had the opportunity, on behalf of our members, to meet many important...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 65
Government Relations Report Issue 65 Since the Fall 2007 issue of CSANews, elections have taken place in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories. There is also a great deal of speculation that an election in...
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CSA Articles - A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden
A Tribute to Gerry Brissenden Hands down, Gerry Brissenden is one of the hardest-working directors that the Canadian Snowbird Association has ever had. It was no surprise that he was acclaimed as president in 2004, or that he would have taken the...
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CSA Articles - The Amazing Canadian Dollar
The Amazing Canadian Dollar The banks came very, very close to running out of money ‚Äď U.S. money, that is. U.S. dollars were in very short supply in Canada for a few short days in November, when the Canadian dollar breached $1.10 U.S. This new...
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CSA Articles - Accidents: Causes and Prevention
Accidents: Causes and Prevention Having spent 25 years as an Ontario coroner and 15 years involved in insurance claims by travelling Canadians who suffer from accidents, I am acutely aware of the types of incidents to which seniors are subject,...
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CSA Articles - Don’t Ignore Your Dental Health
Don’t Ignore Your Dental Health For many seniors, dental Health often becomes a secondary concern when one is faced with more pressing Health issues. However, ignoring your teeth and gums can lead to various oral Health problems, such as root...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 66
President's Message Issue 66 For more than 15 years, the association has actively defended the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians. As your new president, I am committing to you today to carry on with that challenge on behalf of all of our...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 66
Government Relations Report Issue 66 I am honoured and pleased to have been elected as first vice-president and chair of the Government Relations Committee. I am looking forward to writing the first of what I hope will be many columns for CSANews. -...
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CSA Articles - The Deadly Realities of the U.S. Health-Care System
The Deadly Realities of the U.S. Health-Care System In Cuba, the cost of an asthma puffer is five cents! In the U.S. Health-care system, it costs $110.00! Michael Moore‚Äôs movie ‚ÄúSicko‚ÄĚ is very entertaining and, unlike his earlier effort,...
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CSA Articles - Healthy Eating for Seniors
Healthy Eating for Seniors At a recent Winter Information meeting, a CSA member asked me what the latest advice was regarding Healthy eating for seniors, claiming that he had become cynical and tired of the changing advice on “what’s good for...
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CSA Articles - Vaccinations
Vaccinations Stay on top of updating these vaccinations... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy The heart attack risk associated with HRT, which has been prevalent in medical journals and even in this humble magazine, may have been misdiagnosed and overstated! A 2002 report by the Women's Health Initiative revealed...
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CSA Articles - www.Dietitians.ca
www.Dietitians.ca Use online tools to help maintain a Healthy lifestyle - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The High Cost of Health Care
The High Cost of Health Care Health Care cost highlights... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport
CSA Applauds Introduction of 10 Year Passport Toronto ‚Äď The Canadian Snowbird Association applauds the Harper Government for acting on its recommendation to double the lifespan of the Canadian passport. Starting in 2011, Canadian travellers...
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CSA Articles - Taking Your Pet to the United States
Taking Your Pet to the United States Both Canada and the U.S. control the importation of pets, including those accompanying their owners for a temporary visit. Specific concerns and questions should be referred, well in advance of travel, to the...
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CSA Articles - Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, etc...
Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, etc... Bringing Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Meat and Dairy Products, Cut Flowers, Firewood, Plants, Seeds and Nuts, Other Food Items, Live Animals, Alcoholic Beverages, Cigars, Medication from Canada to...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 67
President's Message Issue 67 As most of you are aware, the right of Canadians to travel freely without losing their Health coverage or residency status is of paramount importance to the Canadian Snowbird Association. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Colorectal Cancer: Tests That May Save Your Life
Colorectal Cancer: Tests That May Save Your Life As I proceed with the unpleasant ‚Äúpreparation‚ÄĚ for my colonoscopy exam this week, I am reminded of how important this cancer-screening test is and how many lives could be saved in Canada if...
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CSA Articles - www.HealthyCanadians.ca
www.HealthyCanadians.ca The government of Canada has launched a website aimed at providing Canadians with access to the latest Health-related promotional campaigns. The website, a joint initiative led by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 67
Government Relations Report Issue 67 As you have no doubt already read in the President’s Report, CSA president Don Gardiner and research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie were recently in Ottawa meeting with federal cabinet ministers...
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CSA Articles - What Does it Really Cost?
What Does it Really Cost? Dear Bird Talk, In the spring issue of CSANews, Mr. Quigley, in his article ‚ÄúWhat Does it Really Cost?,‚ÄĚ refers to ‚Äúslimy lawyers.‚ÄĚ apparently, to Mr Q., any lawyer who tries to collect money owed to a client is...
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CSA Articles - Health Canada issues climate change Health warning
Health Canada issues climate change Health warning OTTAWA - A major Health Canada report is warning of a jump in Health problems across the country as the planet's climate changes, ranging from more heat-related illnesses and deaths to outbreaks of...
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CSA Articles - New council 'dark horse' of Health reforms
New council 'dark horse' of Health reforms FREDERICTON - Amid a series of Health reforms which include the transition from eight Health authorities to two, Health Minister Mike Murphy believes the soon-to-be-appointed New Brunswick Health Council...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 68
President's Message Issue 68 I trust that everyone has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home in Canada. With fall right around the corner, it is almost time to start contemplating another winter snowbird travel season. This was my first summer...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 68
Government Relations Report Issue 68 It has been a busy summer on the political front here at the CSA. In July, I, along with research and communications officer Michael MacKenzie, sat down with Ontario’s deputy leader of the...
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CSA Articles - Taking Care of your Skin
Taking Care of your Skin We pay a lot of attention to maintaining good Health when it comes to nutrition, heart and lung Health, but we often neglect our body‚Äôs largest organ ‚Äď which can be the source of many abnormal conditions ‚Äď our...
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CSA Articles - Shingles vaccine approved by Health Canada
Shingles vaccine approved by Health Canada Health Canada has approved a shingles vaccine for adults 60 years and older. The vaccine, called Zostavax, is manufactured by Merck Frosst Canada and should be available later next year. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Government of Ontario funds new cancer drugs
Government of Ontario funds new cancer drugs The government of Ontario is investing $50 million in three groundbreaking cancer drugs. The first, Avastin, will receive $30 million in funding for the treatment of colorectal cancer ‚Äď the...
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CSA Articles - Purchasing Travel Health Insurance
Purchasing Travel Health Insurance Here are a few questions that you should consider when making a decision to purchase travel Health insurance: - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - And the Survey Says...
And the Survey Says... And the survey says...that our readers represent the best people that you can find in Canada. The number of responses to our survey increased by 30% and our readers took the time to not only answer the questions, but also...
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CSA Articles - Have fun everyday!
Have fun everyday! Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Severance Healthier than Health care
Severance Healthier than Health care It would be funny, if it weren't so darned expensive, to watch the province deny having anything to do with fat severance payouts for fired Health executives. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Alberta ombudsman to examine out-of-province Health funding program
Alberta ombudsman to examine out-of-province Health funding program Complaints from people who've been denied funding by Alberta's out-of-province Health program prompted Alberta ombudsman Gord Button to launch an investigation Tuesday. Button said...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 69
Letter from the Editor Issue 69 Whew! Just in time! The price of gas came down from the stratosphere to the merely exorbitant level of a buck a litre, just in time for the annual snowbird migration. I am totally unable to understand why we send...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message
President’s Message Over the last few weeks, some people have been asking me what impact the current global financial crisis is having on snowbird travel. Many of these voices, particularly in some of the media interviews which I have been...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report In the last edition of CSANews, I alluded to the fact that a federal election may well be right around the corner. As we all know, that is indeed what has transpired and at first glance it would appear that not...
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CSA Articles - The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance
The Pitfalls of Snowbird Insurance As related by Paul Burdette, Lifetime CSA Member Last year, my wife and I went away as usual to Florida for the winter. When I purchased our insurance, I disclosed that I had bone cancer and of...
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CSA Articles - High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure - Why careful management is so important. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Ontario’s Drug Benefit Program
Ontario’s Drug Benefit Program As many of our Ontario members are aware Ontario snowbirds are allowed to remain out of Ontario for 212 days in any 12 month period without jeopardizing their government Health coverage. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Health-care workers to get broader powers
Health-care workers to get broader powers Pharmacists, nurses, other professionals will do some work of MDs. Ontario is about to move ahead with plans to allow pharmacists, nurse practitioners and other Health-care professionals to provide some...
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CSA Articles - Migrant Mexicans face more Health checks
Migrant Mexicans face more Health checks Thousands of temporary workers heading to B.C. from Mexico will have to undergo a Health check within 24 hours before they board a plane to Canada, Canadian officials indicated yesterday. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort
Canada Day Celebrations at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort Dear Bird Talk, I could not let this year’s Canada Day celebrations, spent here at Horseshoe Cove R.V. Resort, pass without letting you all know just how much all us Canadian...
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CSA Articles - President’s Message Issue 70
President’s Message Issue 70 Once again, the Snowbird Extravaganzas and Winter Information Meetings tour allowed me to meet many of our members in Florida, Arizona, Texas and California. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Property Taxes in Florida
Property Taxes in Florida Like many of you I spent the winter in Florida, which meant that I got a steady dose of Florida politics in my morning paper. What always seems to be the hottest topic in Florida politics? Taxes, particularly...
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CSA Articles - Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac!
Travel Insurance at its Worst, but not through Medipac! The more you travel…the more you know that you need travel insurance. The more you learn about travel insurance…the more you know that you need Medipac! - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots?
Immunization for Adults: Have you had your shots? A great deal of attention is paid to children's immunization, but adults also need to protect themselves from certain infectious diseases. Over the past few decades, remarkable progress has...
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CSA Articles - Golf Extends your Life expectancy
Golf Extends your Life expectancy Scientists from Sweden claim that the death rate for golfers is 40% lower than other people from the same sex, age and socioeconomic status, which corresponds to a five-year increase in life expectancy. -...
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CSA Articles - Non-invasive Prostate Reduction Procedure
Non-invasive Prostate Reduction Procedure As men age, their prostate grows. Many older men deal with the primary side-effect of an enlarged prostate on a nightly basis. Medication and radical surgery have been the traditional methods of correcting...
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CSA Articles - Take a Proactive Approach to Avoiding Varicose Veins
Take a Proactive Approach to Avoiding Varicose Veins You can prevent varicose and spider veins from forming and from growing by taking a few simple steps that will ultimately benefit your overall Health. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Health-care industry pledges $2 trillion in savings, Obama says
Health-care industry pledges $2 trillion in savings, Obama says U.S. Health-care stakeholders are pledging to cut spending by $2 trillion over 10 years to curb the "unsustainable course" of spiralling costs, U.S. President Barack Obama said. -...
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CSA Articles - Travel Health Advisories
Travel Health Advisories The Public Health Agency of Canada regularly issues "Travel Health Advisories" on various countries and regions across the globe. CSA members are increasingly becoming more adventurous and travelling to more exotic...
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CSA Articles - Personal Health Record
Personal Health Record A Personal Health Record is an important document for any traveller. In the event of a medical emergency while travelling, a Personal Health Record can help unfamiliar medical professionals to quickly review your medical...
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CSA Articles - Flu shots a must for higher risk people, B.C. Health officials warn
Flu shots a must for higher risk people, B.C. Health officials warn VANCOUVER ‚ÄĒ People at higher risk of severe illness because of underlying medical conditions should plan to get vaccinated this fall, with one or even two different flu shots,...
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CSA Articles - Medipac's Early Bird Extended
Medipac's Early Bird Extended Due to overwhelming demand, the Medipac Early Bird Plan has been extended to August 24th, 2009. Lock in your rates now, and SAVE AN EXTRA 5% on your Medipac Travel Insurance. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 71
Letter from the Editor Issue 71 The Nexus card struck again as we boarded the plane to come to Tampa, as there were no direct flights to Sarasota. There were hundreds of people lined up in rows and rows and down the aisles and out the door,...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 71
Government Relations Report Issue 71 Since the last edition of CSANews, there have been provincial elections in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In British Columbia,Premier Gordon Campbell led the Liberal party to its third consecutive...
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CSA Articles - Denise and Russel Belyes
Denise and Russel Belyes Texans, being Texans, don't really subscribe to the idea of 'snowbirds'. Folks who spend the winters there are referred to as 'winter Texans'. Texans have, among many attributes, intense pride in their state. It was, after...
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CSA Articles - How to fix a broken retirement
How to fix a broken retirement Simple suggestions for getting the financial side of retirement back on track. To call it a downturn would be an understatement. For retirees, the past year or so has been nothing short of a disaster. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - A Good Night’s Sleep
A Good Night’s Sleep For many older adults, getting a good night’s sleep is one of their major Health problems. When younger, we often experienced times when we needed an alarm clock to begin the day. As we age, sleep disorders become more...
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CSA Articles - Can eating certain foods make us smarter...?
Can eating certain foods make us smarter...? According to recent research, yes ‚Äď certain foods do contribute to memory, alertness and mood. Here are some of the key nutrients that help boost brain power... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - The difference between heartburn and a heart attack
The difference between heartburn and a heart attack Is that pain in your chest heartburn or a heart attack? The symptoms are similar, but the Health consequences differ dramatically. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Your Health and Your Computer
Your Health and Your Computer Did you know that learning how to work on your computer and navigate the Internet is not the most important part of computing? The fact is,your working environment could be hazardous to your Health if you neglect...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Health care hardly a Marxism threat
Canadian Health care hardly a Marxism threat Sheesh! To hear the extremist rhetoric floating around south of the border, you'd think Canada's public Health-care system was the socialist demon incarnate, hatched directly from the fevered imaginations...
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CSA Articles - Online Videos and Personal Health Record
Online Videos and Personal Health Record If you have ever had an opportunity to attend Snowbird Extravaganza in Florida, Arizona or Texas, you may remember sitting in with Dr.Bob MacMillan and listening to ideas on how to live a happy and...
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CSA Articles - Check the expiry on your provincial Health card
Check the expiry on your provincial Health card If you reside in Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador or PEI and your Health card is due to expire while you are away ... - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - Alberta Health & Snowbirds
Alberta Health & Snowbirds Dear Bird Talk, Prior to my move to Saskatchewan, I was a resident of Alberta. In September 2008, I called to let Alberta Health know that I was leaving the country for six months (182 days) as per my...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 72
President's Message Issue 72 You are now reading the fall edition of CSANews. As difficult as it may be to believe, it won’t be long before we embark on our journeys to our winter destinations. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report Issue 72
Government Relations Report Issue 72 In the summer edition of CSANews, CSA President Don Gardiner announced that work has begun on the next edition of The Canadian Travellers’ Report Card. Both the 2002 and 2006 editions examined five key areas of...
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CSA Articles - Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait
Sometimes, You Should Refuse to Wait There is not much that is more frustrating than waiting in a doctor’s office to have your appointment…you know, your appointment that was booked for half an hour ago or perhaps even an hour ago, or longer....
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CSA Articles - Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guet Columnist - Michael Coren A freelance journalist with four children and a wife who works part time. In other words, for the longest time, the idea of me having any investments was as absurd as hockey being a truly international sport....
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CSA Articles - Time to refinance?
Time to refinance? Quick questions to ask yourself before refinancing your mortgage As stormy as the North American housing market has been over the past several months, there has been a silver lining underneath all of the clouds: mortgage rates. -...
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CSA Articles - Travel Tips for Going South
Travel Tips for Going South As many of us prepare for some winter months in the sunny south, it is helpful to review the many considerations, especially relating to our Health issues, that are necessary before we leave, during our...
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CSA Articles - How the flu virus spreads
How the flu virus spreads Autumn is the right time to plan a prevention strategy for influenza. Indeed, this season is expected to be quite a challenge to our immune systems as the community looks for the best way to fight off flu viruses, including...
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CSA Articles - Health officials recommend pneumococcus vaccine for vulnerable Canadians
Health officials recommend pneumococcus vaccine for vulnerable Canadians OTTAWA ‚ÄĒ Public Health officials issued a call Wednesday for at-risk Canadians to consider getting another flu-related vaccine this fall, this one to protect them from the...
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CSA Articles - H1N1 Vaccination Requirement Rumor
H1N1 Vaccination Requirement Rumor U.S. Customs and Border Protection would like to address rumors regarding U.S. entry requirements and the H1N1 virus: Travelers do NOT need to present proof that they received the H1N1 flu vaccine in order to enter...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor Issue 73
Letter from the Editor Issue 73 Things are hopping in our snowbird community. We have a new CSA director in Marianna Pupulin, Medipac Assist has hired a new doctor (that makes five) to help with the ever-increasing number of snowbirds we take...
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CSA Articles - Florida and Texas requirements for licences and identification cards
Florida and Texas requirements for licences and identification cards As Canada and the U.S. continue to increase the anti-counterfeiting security features of government-issued photo identification cards (such as driver’s licences, photo ID cards...
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CSA Articles - President's Message Issue 73
President's Message Issue 73 In the last issue of CSANews, we appealed to our Saskatchewan members for help in convincing the Saskatchewan government to clarify just how long residents of the province can travel without jeopardizing their Health...
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CSA Articles - Spending the winter in California‚Äôs ‚Äúspa city‚ÄĚ
Spending the winter in California‚Äôs ‚Äúspa city‚ÄĚ For the past 17 years, Dale and Lyn Collett have made Desert Hot Springs, California their home away from home. ‚ÄúMy sister and brother-in-law introduced us to the park,‚ÄĚ says...
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren
Special Guest Columnist - Michael Coren I have to be honest. I was never a particular fan of Barack Obama and I simply couldn’t share in the mass euphoria when the man was elected. Of course, it was an iconic triumph for a black man to become...
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CSA Articles - CSA revisits ‚ÄúRetired Persons Visa‚ÄĚ
CSA revisits ‚ÄúRetired Persons Visa‚ÄĚ Several years ago, when Bill McCollum was a United States congressman from the Orlando area (he is now the attorney general for the state of Florida), the Canadian Snowbird Association was involved in...
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CSA Articles - H1N1 Flu and Snowbirds
H1N1 Flu and Snowbirds Anyone following the press knows that the information from public Health authorities seems to change every few days. Nevertheless, there are some important tips that remain fairly stable and relate particularly to those who...
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CSA Articles - Top 10 germiest objects to avoid
Top 10 germiest objects to avoid Keeping our immune system strong is vital in the fight against flu germs this winter ‚Äď and so is pinpointing the most likely places those little pathogens hang out. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Symptoms you should not ignore
Symptoms you should not ignore It is always a sad event when someone develops certain ominous signs or symptoms and does not seek professional assessment in a timely period, consequently suffering irreparable damage or succumbing to the illness....
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CSA Articles - Olive Oil
Olive Oil Olive oil is good for our Health. It is the only oil that can be consumed fresh from the fruit. It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants that heal the body. Its list of Health benefits is astounding. "Pure virgin olive...
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CSA Articles - Health experts urge Americans to hold the salt
Health experts urge Americans to hold the salt Before surging obesity rates made villains of trans fats and sugars, salt was the big nutritional bad guy in the American diet, linked to hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Now, aware that...
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CSA Articles - NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SNOWBIRDS, TRAVELLERS
NEW MEDICATION PROCESS ASSISTS SNOWBIRDS, TRAVELLERS Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird report card reveals most provinces breaching the Canada Health Act
Snowbird report card reveals most provinces breaching the Canada Health Act TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - Only Prince Edward Island and the Canadian territories and are living up to the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable, universal...
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CSA Articles - Obama Signs Landmark Health Care Bill
Obama Signs Landmark Health Care Bill WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ With the stroke of President Obama‚Äôs pen, his Health care overhaul ‚ÄĒ the most sweeping social legislation enacted in decades ‚ÄĒ became law on Tuesday. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Here's why maple syrup is very good for your Health
Here's why maple syrup is very good for your Health Good news for sweet tooths everywhere: that sticky syrup you love to pour on pancakes and waffles is not only bad for you ‚ÄĒ it might be good for you, too. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Canadian Travellers’ Report Card
Canadian Travellers’ Report Card The Canadian Snowbird Association has officially released the third edition of the Canadian Travellers’ Report Card. Find out if your province of residence is living up to the standards set out by the Canada...
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CSA Articles - How long can we stay in the USA?
How long can we stay in the USA? I would like some clarification on how long we can stay in the United States. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future
Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future By David Wolfe (North Atlantic Books, $18.95, 341 pages) - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - Insurance Update
Insurance Update Let me first say that Medipac is fine! But the 2009-2010 travel season appears to be a disaster for most other travel Health insurers and their various plans. At a recent Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) meeting in...
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CSA Articles - A Driving Tour of Holland
A Driving Tour of Holland Holland is a tourism paradox. It's a compact country (only 175 by 295 kilometers in size), but it is so full of things to see and do that it seems much larger. You can drive from corner to corner in just four hours,...
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CSA Articles - Update on Shingles Vaccine in Canada
Update on Shingles Vaccine in Canada Last fall, the Canadian government approved the sale in Canada of the new vaccine Zostavax to help prevent shingles (herpes zoster). Although not 100% effective in preventing the illness, it reduces the...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The new British Columbia 12 per cent harmonized sales tax is scheduled to come into effect on July 1. More than 700,000 British Columbians have signed a petition to stop the HST, which many feel is a tax shift...
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CSA Articles - Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians
Health Factors Contribute to Early Retirement Among Canadians According to a long-term study, Canadian workers with Health problems are more likely to retire before the age of 65, in comparison to those who are Healthy. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The third edition of The Canadian Travellers' Report Card was officially released at the Snowbird Extravaganza in Lakeland, Florida this past January. Since then, a copy has been sent to every federal,...
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CSA Articles - Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840
Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840 Dear Bird Talk, Regarding the suspension of government Health benefits - how would they know if I was away or home if I don't go to the clinic for two years or whenever? - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Understanding Interest Rates: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How They Can Affect Your Portfolio
Understanding Interest Rates: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How They Can Affect Your Portfolio There's been a lot of talk about interest rates lately. Many economists, analysts and market pundits have commented at length about whether...
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CSA Articles - The Canadian Travellers' Report Card
The Canadian Travellers' Report Card Here is an excerpt from the third edition of the Canadian Travellers' Report Card. To view the full English report with a province by province breakdown, please visit www.snowbirds.org. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Moderate Coffee and Tea Consumption
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CSA Articles - Country Doctor
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CSA Articles - Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee
Uncertainty... Something that Nobody can Predict or Guarantee I hate uncertainty! I am not sure where they even came up with such a dumb word, yet it is everywhere. In the insurance business, it is a time bomb waiting to explode. Take a...
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Column - Michael Coren
Special Guest Column - Michael Coren So at long last, Health-care reform is achieved in the United States. Or sort of achieved. More than a dozen states are taking legal action and much of the legislation will take years to be implemented. It...
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CSA Articles - Health networks need more direction, premier says
Health networks need more direction, premier says The 14 decision-making networks created by the Liberal government in 2007 to hand out $21.5 billion in Health funding, came under fire on Tuesday when Ombudsman André Marin revealed one of those...
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CSA Articles - Valley Fever
Valley Fever Dear Bird Talk, I have been a user of this coverage (Medipac) for the past five years during our stays at our home base while in the U.S., Apache Junction, Arizona. I became ill this February and, after some...
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CSA Articles - Snowbird Cruise Alert!
Snowbird Cruise Alert! We have all read our travel insurance policies, haven't we? Do we really understand what they say? I want to point out the difference between reading, and really understanding, your travel insurance policy... -...
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CSA Articles - Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer Overtreated is an important book. It's even been described as a "bombshell of a book." In it, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee dissects the American Health-care system to...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report Summer can often be a challenging time at which to have snowbird issues debated in our national media and by the members of our legislative assemblies. While sitting down to prepare this column, something in the...
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CSA Articles - Driving and Skin Cancers in Men
Driving and Skin Cancers in Men Researchers from Saint Louis University Medical Center reported an alarmingly high incidence of left-sided facial skin cancers in men. - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing
The Ins and Outs of Dividend Investing Looking for income and growth? Look for dividends. Lately, investors have been faced with a difficult choice. On one hand, equity investors have been shaken by ongoing stock market volatility. On the...
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CSA Articles - Vitamins & Supplements: What should I Take?
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CSA Articles - The Undiscovered Superfood
The Undiscovered Superfood I eat yogurt every day because it’s good for me and I love it; I keep a tub of fat-free, plain yogurt in the refrigerator because I have yet to master making homemade fat-free yogurt. After every meal, I combine a cup of...
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CSA Articles - Travels of Gerry and Joan
Travels of Gerry and Joan I am sure that most of us enjoyed the hot summer and are now looking forward to a nice, warm winter season in the south (cross our fingers!). One thing we must remember as we prepare to travel to the United States is that...
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CSA Articles - Let's Go RVing!
Let's Go RVing! At our core, we are explorers. It’s in our bones, our marrow and our guts to venture out and discover. Exploration and adventure are vital to the human soul. Called by distant voices or prodded by an inner whisper, we travel, we...
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CSA Articles - New Brunswick Election
New Brunswick Election Important Information for New Brunswick Voters On Monday, September 27, 2010 the citizens of New Brunswick will choose their next provincial government. As a member of the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA), now...
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CSA Articles - President's Message - Issue 76
President's Message - Issue 76 Well here I am writing to you in the fall edition of CSANews... can you believe it? It’s certainly been one of the hottest summers in quite a while here in Ontario, but we all know that this won’t last much...
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CSA Articles - Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor What a response! You have outdone yourselves, again, and sent in almost 1,500 responses to our Spring CSANews Survey. With the price of postage and the importance of time as we get older, I would like to thank...
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CSA Articles - Wintering in Arizona
Wintering in Arizona For many frostbitten Canadians, Ol' Airy Zonie is the place to be during winter! The Grand Canyon State receives this attention because the southern part of the state has a reputation for mild, dry winters. This doesn't mean...
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CSA Articles - CSA SUPPORTS Health BENEFIT REFORM FOR THOSE WHO ENTER CANADA ILLEGALL
CSA SUPPORTS Health BENEFIT REFORM FOR THOSE WHO ENTER CANADA ILLEGALL TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Snowbird Association supports the federal government's plan to ensure that those who come to Canada by way of illegal human smuggling...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report The United States' 2010 midterm elections are now in the books and the political landscape has shifted significantly. Elections were held for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives. Republicans made a net gain of...
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CSA Articles - The Wife
The Wife A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor's office. After his checkup, the doctor called the wife into his office alone. He said, "Your husband is suffering from a very severe stress disorder. If you don't follow my instructions...
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CSA Articles - H1N1 (2009) Virus Downgraded to Post-pandemic Status
H1N1 (2009) Virus Downgraded to Post-pandemic Status As of August 10, 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the H1N1 (2009) virus - or "swine flu" - has moved to the post-pandemic period, meaning that it has mostly run its...
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CSA Articles - Scared of Needles? Pick Your Nose!
Scared of Needles? Pick Your Nose! If you dread your annual flu shot because you know that you'll have to deal with a needle, there‚Äôs a new product on the market that may help you out. FluMist¬ģ, a vaccine which comes in a fine mist sprayed into...
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CSA Articles - Health-care privatization alleged by Alberta opposition
Health-care privatization alleged by Alberta opposition EDMONTON ‚ÄĒ A leaked internal government document shows the ruling Tories plan to privatize Health care after the next provincial election, opposition parties charged Monday. - Snowbird Info -...
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CSA Articles - Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State
Helping Snowbirds Fight Cancer: A Ray of Hope in the Sunshine State The Cancer Support Community is an ideal environment for snowbirds fighting cancer: welcoming outdoor gardens in the warm Florida sun, gentle fitness classes, special programs for...
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CSA Articles - What's Your Hobby?
What's Your Hobby? Last summer, as I was busy in my shop attaching the radiator to my 1928 Ford Model A roadster, my neighbour stopped by to "supervise" my restoration work. He recently retired after nearly 40 years of factory shift work and...
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CSA Articles - It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention
It's a Small World After All: Why Emerging Markets Demand Some of Your Investment Attention You've probably heard talk of the rapid "globalization" of the world economy. Corporations are becoming increasingly international in scope, operating...
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CSA Articles - Special Guest Columnist - Jack Layton
Special Guest Columnist - Jack Layton The retirement years are something to which we should all look forward. It's a time to spend with grandchildren, to take up hobbies we never had time for during our working years, or to see parts of the...
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CSA Articles - Government Report
Government Report By the time you read this, Canada's 41st general election will have come to a close and we will know which party will form our new federal government. To ensure that our concerns received the attention they deserved, the...
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CSA Articles - Love at First Sight - Marilyn and Peter Miller Discover the Real Mexico
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CSA Articles - Difficult Diagnoses
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CSA Articles - Re: Papers Please, laws
Re: Papers Please, laws Dear Bird Talk, The Arizona SB 1070-style laws seem to have won the recent election in many states, Florida included. Are you tracking this issue? I would like to see a report such as the one which you have on the...
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CSA Articles - More Fun Facts About Saskatchewan
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CSA Articles - Tips to Help Save Your Sight
Tips to Help Save Your Sight (NC)‚ÄĒEvery 12 minutes, another Canadian begins to lose his or her sight. This can happen to anyone at any point in their lifetime, bringing challenges which they might never have imagined. - Snowbird Info - CSA...
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CSA Articles - Silent Killers
Silent Killers Difficult diagnoses aren't the only things that can risk your Health; some diseases don't have symptoms at all, and are dubbed "silent killers." - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles ......
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CSA Articles - The Price of Canadian Health Care
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CSA Articles - Subtracting Time From Six Months
Subtracting Time From Six Months I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtracted when calculating total days allowed in the U.S. - Snowbird...
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CSA Articles - Tampered: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery
Tampered: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery It's murder in an upscale retirement mansion. In "Tampered," author Dr. Ross Pennie weaves a tale of page-turning suspense with the real science knowledge he’s gained as a practising physician, a...
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CSA Articles - Troublesome Urinary Problems: Symptoms We Don’t Talk About
Troublesome Urinary Problems: Symptoms We Don’t Talk About At my recent annual Health checkup, my family doctor asked, along with countless other questions, about my bladder function. How often did I void during the day? How often at...
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CSA Articles - ...they read our policy, and they know!
...they read our policy, and they know! In 2008 (the last available statistics), the U.S. Health-care system provided many free medical and hospital services under their Medicare and Medicaid programs. Just looking at the hospital costs,...
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CSA Articles - Safe Medication Use
Safe Medication Use ‚ÄĘ Medication must never be shared. What helps you, may seriously hurt someone else. ‚ÄĘ Your medication records are kept confidential and are not shared among pharmacies. To have a complete medication record, you should...
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CSA Articles - How to Mention the Unmentionables to Your Health Care Provider
How to Mention the Unmentionables to Your Health Care Provider Are you anxious to talk to your Health professional about urinary incontinence, prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases, or gynecological...
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CSA Articles - Editor's Message
Editor's Message The circle is complete! Over the last few issues, we have received both eloquent and atrocious pleas to stay out of politics, to fire Michael Coren and to basically "go jump off a cliff." It is quite unbelievable that people...
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CSA Articles - U.S. Health-care system less efficient: Study
U.S. Health-care system less efficient: Study While critics of the Canadian Health-care system lament long wait times and big costs to governments, a new University of Toronto study shows one way our system works more efficiently, and cheaply, than...
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CSA Articles - PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING SNOWBIRD TRAVEL SEASON
PREPARATION IS KEY FOR A REWARDING SNOWBIRD TRAVEL SEASON Toronto ‚Äď Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the snowbird lifestyle experience preparation is...
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CSA Articles - Specialists, acute-care driving Health costs ‚ÄĒ not aging population: Study
Specialists, acute-care driving Health costs ‚ÄĒ not aging population: Study Rising acute-care costs and more reliance on specialists and diagnostic tests are a far greater threat to Canada's Health-care system than the greying population, says a...
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CSA Articles - Government Relations Report
Government Relations Report In the summer edition of CSANews, I outlined our plan of attack in our fight for a Retired Persons' Visa. Since that last column, CSA officials have now met with 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate...
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CSA Articles - Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning
Your Winter Vacation - Healthy Planning It's that time of year again when many of us are preparing for our winter vacation away from home, most often in the southern states. After almost 20 years of hearing about the unfortunate, unexpected...
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CSA Articles - Botswana: Beauty & The Beasts
Botswana: Beauty & The Beasts ‚ÄúHis rotten-meat breath woke me up,‚ÄĚ said our guide, Gavin. ‚ÄúThe hyena stuck his nose into my mosquito net, but I pretended to sleep, so he eventually slunk away.‚ÄĚ - Snowbird Info - CSA Articles...
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CSA Articles - FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
FREE Shows - Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner....Canada's favourite musical comedy duo, Bowser & Blue, is appearing to help us celebrate the freedom of the Snowbird Lifestyle,...
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CSA Articles - 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations
2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations The 2012 Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations are just around the corner, and you're invited! Be sure to check the events schedule for DATES and TIMES and which locations require tickets. Tickets are FREE and...
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