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Cancer Fighting Foods

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Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. In fact it is responsible for 30% of all total deaths in the country. It is estimated that 2 out of 5 Canadians are expected to develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes, and 1 out of 4 of those diagnosed will die from it.

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How to tell if a mole is cancerous

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Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and can develop anywhere in the body that has pigments. It is however curable if diagnosed in its early stages. Certain factors may significantly increase your risk of skin cancer, such as chronic sun exposure, severe sunburn as a child, a family history of the disease or by simply having fair skin.

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Immunization for Adults

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When we hear the word immunization, we often think they are for children or babies. But being protected from contagious diseases is important for all of us.

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The Rule of 72

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Have you ever wondered how long it will take for your investment to double in value?

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Mental Health Week is May 4th-10th, 2015

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Mental Health Week is May 4th-10th, 2015

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TFSA Limit Increase

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The new federal budget brings some good news for Canadians. One of the proposed change was an increase in the total allowable contribution limit to the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). Retroactive to January 1st, 2015 the contribution limit has been increased from $5,500 to $10,000.

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Top 3 reasons why Paramedical services in employee benefits plan is a must have!

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Paramedical services in employee benefit plan generally covers chiropractic services, physiotherapy, massage therapy, naturopathy and acupuncture services. It is oftenly described as a nice-to-have addition to employee benefits plans instead of must-haves. But more and more employees are seeing the importance of these services. Having them as an added value to your benefits offering not only attracts prospective talents, but also helps retain your current ones. But nothing is free, so in order to include these in your benefits plan you will have to budget and manage the costs.

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April 2nd is Employee Benefits Day

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April 2nd is Employee Benefits Day. The day was organized by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), as a day of appreciation for those in the benefits profession. It is meant to recognize the work these individual do, to educate both employee and employers about the wide range of benefit topics and issues. Every year the IFEBP brings focus on a particular subject, and this year they have chosen Wellness 2.0.This is the growing movement to expand employer wellness programs to encompass all areas of total well-being:...

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Milllennials and their Health Benefits

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Baby boomers may see health benefits in the workplace as a privilege, but their younger counter parts on the other hand see it as a right. A recent study shows a discrepancy in the way different generations think about these employee benefits.

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Fitness in the Workplace

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W hether it’s to lose weight or just get healthier, we all wish we had more time to exercise. One of the biggest excuse we tell ourselves is that we are just too busy with our jobs. But imagine if your job helped you to lose weight. Well a company in Dartmouth Nova Scotia did just that. By implementing a workplace wellness program, they were able to help their entire workforce get healthier. With 19% of their employees classified as obese, Efficiency Nova Scotia took action and implemented the program by first doing an Employee Health Risk...

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