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All the age-group people should adopt a healthy lifestyle to keep the mind and body free from any disease. As advised by Panel physician, In the complete medical profile, one gets to learn about some good habits which can promote better health and some bad habits which are not good for health. There exist certain factors or habits which either improve or degrade your health. It is quite simple to adopt some healthy habits which can raise your lifeline.

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Adopt some healthy habits

If you’re willing to build your complete medical profile, then you’re required to note down all your habits and schedule in it. In this profile, you can add some healthy tips which help improve your health condition.

  1. Smoking can be hazardous for your body. So, avoid smoking since it can adversely impact on your health.
  2. Perform physical and mental exercises regularly.
  3. Don’t miss the essential nutrients from your diet. Add green vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other things in your diet.
  4. Adopt new learning methods and perform innovative work.
  5. Create good social networking relations.
  6. Maintain your shape and weight properly.
  7. Keep your teeth clean by brushing regularly.
  8. Go for a dental checkup timely.
  9. Consume a multivitamin daily along with sufficient vitamin D and calcium dose.
  10. Control your blood pressure and sugar level to avoid any bad health condition.

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Smoking habit: Will it add some good or bad to your health?

If you wish to enjoy a long life, then you should adapt to some healthy habits. Smoking can do worse for your health as stated by every Panel physician and easily destroy your lifestyle. The non-smokers enjoy a long healthy life free from serious medical conditions. With the smoking habits, you’re inviting serious diseases such as long problem, stroke, emphysema, heart disease, and so on. The smokers find it difficult to breathe when performing any exercise which reduces the ability to perform much physical work. Also, mental health conditions get worse with regular smoking habits.

The people who wish to quit smoking habits can get better within time. Once you quit smoking, the risk of several diseases related to the heart gets reduced within a couple of months. Also, the risk related to the stroke gets reduced within a few years. Smoking promotes the condition of “colorectal cancer” which can cause death. So, when quitting smoking, you get rid of the risk of cancer. Smoke habits should be ended before the age of 50 years to avoid any severe cancer condition.

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Build a strong nutritional diet

Every Panel physician recommends that all the nutrients should be present in your diet for enjoying the complete medical benefit. In a day, consume five food servings minimum for securing good health. For additional health benefit, add at least 8-9 fruit and vegetable servings. You can also adapt to eating salads and soups regularly. Many research studies reveal that eating a well-balanced diet can help extend your life and reduce any bad health condition. All the mental and physical pains can be reduced with good diet consumption. You can fight with severe diseases such as stress, cancer, cataracts, heart problem, and so on with a highly nutritional diet.

Avoid the consumption of any trans fats in your diet. Limit the consumption of total fat up to 20% of your daily calorie. If your body is not showing any symptoms related to coronary artery condition, then adopt foods which come with high omega-3 acids such as mackerel, salmon, and so on. Get in touch with a Panel physician today! Get more insights here!

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Within the medical industry or fraternity, CBD has gained huge popularity all over the world.  The reason behind the popularity of using cannabis oil is because of the psychoactive compounds associated with the oil. Numerous studies have shown that using this pill provides a lot of medicinal benefits.

Huge Debate on Cannabis Oil

It has been widely argued that cannabis oil can provide a lot of health benefits to people. For instance cannabis oil for cancer not only helps in aiding people with cancer cure but it can also provide many other health benefits. Studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory qualities present in the oil can help one to get relief from pain, anxiety, and also from muscle spasms.cbd oil

Cannabis Oil

 Cannabis or CBD oil is usually obtained from cannabis sativa plant (a kind of marijuana which has high amount of medicinal properties in them).

Using This Cannabis Oil Is Good

Numerous researches have shown that some scientist and oncologist are emphasizing on the use of cannabis oil for cancer treatment. They state that cannabis oil should be taken along with conventional cancer treatment. Both of them when used together can increase the chance of curing and getting rid of cancer.

Cannabis oil cancer is usually extracted from the while cannabis plant which contains heavy amounts of cannabinoids in them. The oil is extracted through the process of solvent extraction is responsible for absorbing THC and CBD cannabinoid in them. The high amount of cannabinoids in the oil is used in various forms.

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Food: CBD oil can be mixed into different foods. For instance, the oil can be mixed into food items like smoothies or baked items. At the same time, in some dispensaries, one can get pre-made CBD edibles. Usually, for making the cannabis oil for cancer treatment, the CBD oil is distilled using edible oils. This make the CBD oil perfect to be used in the edible state.

CBD Tincture: Tinctures are basically alcohol or vegetable glycerin extracts whose concentration is very much less than the oil.  It can be found in dropper bottle and the concentration of CBD and THC may vary widely. You can take a tincture directly into the mouth with a dropper or mix into food.

CBD Tropical Products: Cannabinoids like THC or CBD can be used in tropical products like shaving cream. It can be directly applied on the skin. The anti-inflammatory property can help to provide relief from pain and reduce inflammation.

Vaporizing: Cannabis oil cancer contain high amount of CBD in them. The oil can be vaporized through vaporizer pens. In the market, high CBD disposable pens are available. Using it is more convenient and far better option.

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Sublingual Spray: Sublingual sprays contain concentrated CBD tinctures which can be sprayed under the tongues. The sprays can be available in distinct CBD and THC ratio in order to provide best results.

These are some popular ways to take cannabis oil for cancer. Following these methods can help one to get required amount of CBD oil and treat their health conditions.

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The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) believes that a productive population is the backbone of a prosperous nation. CNA also knows that a healthy population means a healthy workforce.

CNA agrees with the Health Council of Canada that our future success as a nation of healthy and productive citizens depends on all governments working together in the interest of Canadians.

CNA believes that Canada’s health-care systems need an accountability framework, so that Canadians can be sure of getting the best value from every dollar in health-care spending. This transformation needs involvement at the federal level through targeted policies and fiscal intervention.

By way of this submission, CNA is calling on the federal government to demonstrate leadership in advancing the health transformation and quality agendas. CNA’s recommendations support the need for an accountability framework to address key health systems challenges and optimize health outcomes for Canadians. They are categorized according to the following three priorities:

  1. ensuring capacity of the health systems by stabilizing and securing Canada’s health human resources
  2. optimizing efficiency and access across Canada’s health systems by strengthening community-based services
  3. strengthening public accountability across health-care systems by establishing quality indicators


CNA recommendations

As an essential element of Canada’s Health Accountability Plan, CNA calls on the federal government to do three things:

  1. Lead the creation of a national unique identifier (NUI) for all Canadian health professionals.
  2. Coordinate strategic priorities across national agencies to advance community-based health services such as primary care, ambulatory care and home care through research, innovation and knowledge translation.
  3. Coordinate the creation of a comprehensive set of pan-Canadian health system indicators that demonstrate quality improvement across the continuum of care.
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The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is a national non-profit association, representing the collective voice of over 16,500 dental hygienists. CDHA advocates on key oral health issues, including a greater strategic role for the federal government in oral health, to achieve the world’s best oral health. Oral health is essential for overall wellness and it is an integral part of physical, social, and mental wellbeing. Poor oral health can interfere with an individual’s ability to be productive and to contribute to a growing economy as well as to Canada’s economic recovery. We call on the federal government to implement the following two recommendations.


1. FNIHB increase the investment in oral health promotion and disease prevention through the following three program modifications:

  • Expand provider status to dental hygienists across Canada.
  • Implement equitable reimbursement rates for dental hygiene services.
  • Expand oral health promotion and disease prevention through the Children’s Oral Health Initiative and the NIHB program.

2. Federal government continue its leadership to enhance federal, provincial and territorial cooperation for a strong, equitable pan Canadian public health system that meets the oral health needs of Canadians, and to support this end, designate a transfer of $10 million to the provinces each year for public health dental hygiene human resources.

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The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) thanks the Standing Committee for its invitation to join in its review and discussions of Canada’s health needs, services and supports. The CPA is Canada’s largest national professional association of psychologists dedicated to the science, practice and education of psychology in the service of our membership and the public good. There are approximately 18,000 regulated practitioners of psychology in Canada making psychologists the country’s largest group of regulated, specialized mental health care providers.

In this brief, we offer our perspective on the implementation of the 2004 Accord. We further focus on the role of psychological factors in health and well-being, the impact of psychological factors on illness, and the costs and needs related to Canada’s mental health.

CPA’s Recommendations to the Standing Committee for Canada’s Health

#1: CPA joins other partners and stakeholders in urging the Federal government to target transfers to the provinces and territories for mental health and that the funds spent on mental health, mental disorders and addictions are proportionate to the burden of illness in Canada. We need to join in the recognition among other countries that “there is no health without mental health”.

#2: Health promotion and illness prevention need be delivered in communities and its efforts should be upstream with a focus on children and youth

#3: Intervention when necessary for mental health and illness should be collaborative and integrated across public and private sectors. Collaboration will require the commitment of all stakeholders – inclusive of the governments, employers and insurers that fund services and supports; the institutions and agencies that deliver it; the health care professionals who provide it; and most importantly those of us who receive it. Successful collaborative practice calls on health care professionals to practice differently but also calls for the changes in principle, policy and procedure, and funding upon which collaborative practice will also depend.

#4: We need more research into:

a) the biological, psychological and social determinants of health and illness

b) the biological, psychological and social interventions that best help people live well in health and with mental and physical illness.

#5: We are calling on government and other funders to improve access to effective psychological services for mental health problems and disorders. Services and supports delivered by psychologists may be in the form of program development and evaluation, assessment and diagnosis, treatment and/or supervision of other personnel charged with treatment and service delivery.

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The history of health care in Canada is linked to the vital role played by family practice and our nation’s family physicians. As we deliberate the future of our health care system it is essential that we contemplate the place that will be assumed by family physicians and their practices. The vision of family practices serving as Patients’ Medical Homes is intended for the consideration of all who are concerned about the health of Canadians and the health care provided for them. This includes not only family physicians, nurses, and the health professionals and staff who work with them in their practices but also a broad range of other stakeholders in governments, medical schools, and other health care organizations whose responsibilities and commitments intersect with those delivering family practice services. Most important, this vision is intended for the people of Canada, over 30 million of whom are currently cared for by family physicians in urban and rural family practices throughout the nation, as well as the four to five million who do not yet have family physicians.

In October 2009, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) presented its discussion paper Patient-Centred Primary Care in Canada: Bring it on Home.3 It described the pillars of a model of family practice focused on meeting patient needs.

Feedback from a broad cross-section of stakeholders including family physicians, other health professionals and their associations, governments, and the public provided important perspectives that are now incorporated into this vision paper describing family practices throughout Canada serving as Patients’ Medical Homes.

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The report is the result of a significant effort by a broad cross-section of Canadian health care stakeholders. In October 2010, the Mental Health Table Forum hosted 80 delegates including health care providers, government representatives, consumers of mental health care, as well as organizations representing consumers and providers of care and other NGOs. The purpose of this meeting was to explore issues and perspectives relevant to advancing mental health promotion and front line mental health care delivery in Canada.

Access to health services is a key issue for Canadians and governments at all levels. Providing timely access to high-quality health care by reducing wait times for assessment and treatment is rightly one of the top priorities for health care policy-makers in Canada. Health care priorities need to include a focus on mental health; namely the mental health conditions, like anxiety and depression that affect 1 in 5 Canadians annually as well as the psychological factors that affect how well people maintain their health and manage their illness.

The report provides a synthesis of the working group discussions and the recommendations made by the delegates in attendance about how Canada can do a better job funding mental health services and supports and making them accessible to Canadians.

The recommendations centered around eight key themes:

  • Review and improve funding models to ensure access to necessary services and supports.
  • Establish national standards for mental health care and develop standards for wait times for mental health services and supports.
  • Develop and maintain systems that respond to consumer need and facilitate efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Enhance organization, integration and collaboration with stakeholders across all concerned sectors.
  • Include consumers at the decision-making table.
  • Enhance mental health promotion, prevention and early identification by increasing mental health literacy and reducing stigma.
  • Train health care providers to work collaboratively and to respond to needs of populations within a system that supports collaborative practice.
  • Advocate for legislative change to enhance access and achieve parity for mental health treatments.

As you will see, this report presents a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and the challenges facing the mental health community in Canada today. With the renewal of the federal-provincial health care transfer arrangements only two years away, now is the time to bring mental health to the forefront of health care discussions. This report and its recommendations can facilitate health care discussions that acknowledge the millions of people in this country who have mental health issues but for whom accessible and affordable services and supports are critically lacking.

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