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The Language Barrier

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

A recent, very-large study has shown that many heart procedures such as stent insertion, angioplasty and heart bypass surgery are unnecessary and can actually cause harm.

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Doubly Blessed!!

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019

Returning from our usual winter in Florida last year, I consulted my family doctor for a slightly swollen neck. Turns out that it was a very fast-moving lymphoma and before you could say Bob’s my uncle, I was in the middle of chemo.

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Travel Insurance

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019

I will be turning 70 next year and am trying to understand the premium increase clip levels at 70 and 75?

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Drug Recall – Valsartan

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Several drugs containing the ingredient Valsartan are being recalled by their manufacturers. A potential carcinogenic impurity was found in the Valsartan used in these products which could cause health problems as a result of long-term exposure.

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Preparation is Key for a Rewarding Snowbird Travel Season

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow of our Canadian winters. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the snowbird lifestyle experience, preparation is key.

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Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

In late 2012, the Canadian Snowbird Association distributed a survey to our Alberta members asking whether they would like us to work with the Alberta Government to increase out-of-country health coverage from six to seven months.

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Change in Medication

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

After we returned from Florida this winter, I called in to our pharmacy for a repeat on a prescription ..

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Medipac Credit Card

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

In your note to Peter Kuzik in the spring issue 2019, issue #110, when you stated, “We would have given the Mexican…Medipac’s credit card..

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Medipac Travel Insurance Guide

Posted date : Aug 2, 2019

The Medipac Travel Insurance Guide shares valuable information regarding the sometimes confusing travel insurance industry and products

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Health Record

Posted date : Jun 14, 2019

What is a Personal Health Record? Personal Health RecordA 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 history and assess your condition. While your medical history may not explain a […]

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