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In today's fast-paced world, sleep often takes a backseat to our busy schedules and endless to-do lists. Yet, sleep is one of the most critical components of overall health and well-being. Quality sleep is not just about feeling rested; it plays a vital role in maintaining physical health, mental clarity, and emotional stability. Unfortunately, many people struggle with sleep-relatedissues that can significantly impact their daily lives. From difficulty falling asleep to waking up feeling unrefreshed, poor sleep can affect every aspect of our lives. In this blog post, we'll explore the science behind sleep, its numerous benefits, common sleep disorders, and practical tips to help you improve your sleep quality. Whether you're dealing with insomnia, restless nights, or simply want to enhance your sleep habits, this guide will provide you with the knowledge and tools to achieve a restful night's sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated.

Has a Nurse Practitioner at Care& gone above and beyond in caring for you or your loved ones? Now's your opportunity to give back and show your appreciation. Learn how you can nominate them for the prestigious NPAO Patient Choice Award and share your inspiring story of exceptional care. Your recognition could spotlight their dedication and compassionate work. Deadline for nominations is June 14, 2024

At Care& Family Health, we're addressing concerns about healthcare privatization in Ontario by clarifying that our goal is to enhance healthcare access and efficiency. We aim to complement, not replace, the public system through our platform and clinics, offering more choices for personalized care. We welcome open dialogue and feedback in our joint effort to serve everyone's needs effectively and compassionately.

Introducing Asymptomatic STI Assessments for Family Practice subscribers, a new service for routine STI screening without symptoms. Book easily through our app for a discreet, convenient way to ensure your sexual health, with immediate attention for any symptoms through a 'New Health Concern' appointment.

Navigating the world of healthcare can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming, especially when you or a loved one has to manage multiple medications. At Care& we've been hard at work developing the best tools to help you manage your health and today, we are excited to introduce our new Medication Tracker, a solution specifically tailored to address challenges related to medication management.

The Importance of Menstruation Tracking: Tracking your menstrual cycle provides valuable insights into your reproductive health. By monitoring the length of your cycle, identifying patterns, and tracking symptoms, you can gain a better understanding of your body's unique rhythm. This information can be helpful for predicting ovulation, detecting irregularities or abnormalities, and even planning for pregnancy.

Care& Family Health announces the opening of our new clinic, Care& Lawrence Park, located at 3080 Yonge St Suite 6010 in Toronto.

Dry skin is a common problem that can affect people at any time of year, but it is especially prevalent during the winter months. Cold, dry air, as well as indoor heating, can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness, itchiness, and even cracks and peeling. If you're dealing with dry skin this winter, you're not alone, and there are steps you can take to alleviate your symptoms and protect your skin.

Colds and the flu are both common respiratory infections that can cause similar symptoms, but they are caused by different viruses and can have different severities and complications. It's important to understand the differences between the two so you can take the appropriate steps to manage your symptoms and reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.

It’s time to head back to school. You may have dodged the sniffles over the past few months, but with the first day of school on the horizon, your lucky streak may be ending. Thankfully, there are many ways to keep you and your family healthy. To learn about five ways to fight back-to-school germs, keep reading! The Ontario Government has offered recommendations for COVID-19: health and safety measures at schools. Their site provides tools and support for self-screening, cleaning practices, ventilation, rapid antigen tests, and what to do if someone becomes ill at school. As well as familiarising yourself with this site, other methods can help your family reduce the spread of germs when it's time to head back to class this fall.

With the weather changing, many of us are finding simple pleasures that come with the emerging season—such as mood improvement, better sleep, and a general interest in doing things with others again. However, for some people, this may not be the case. Read below to learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Depression and how to tell the difference between the two.

With doctors' offices re-opening their doors for in-person appointments, and the Ontario mask mandate being lifted - people are asking themselves, should I catch up on the appointments I missed during covid? Should I have a check-up done soon?

Visiting a healthcare practitioner is not just beneficial when ill or symptomatic. An annual physical can let you know where your health is, where it’s going, and how it should be regularly! Book with a Care& nurse practitioner today and make sure all your ducks are in a row!

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually all facets of our lives, but in particular, it has impacted how we interact and engage with healthcare. As we’ve Zoomed and FaceTimed our way through classes, work meetings, and social gatherings, we have realized the many benefits of online communication. Telemedicine, the practice of delivering medical care via technology, has become vital in supporting healthcare systems across the country. At first, a means to slow the spread of COVID-19, telemedicine has become a commonly used method of assessment by practitioners and a growing favourite of patients - especially new parents. Keep reading to learn the benefits of telemedicine and why it’s a parent’s best ally.

Regular pap tests can save your life, and at Care& - cancer prevention for women and men is a priority of ours. We offer a comprehensive focus on women’s health, including yearly Pap test services to ensure that you’re staying up to date with the status of your cervical health.

At Care&, we offer a wide range of prenatal and postnatal care services for low-risk pregnancies up until 28 weeks of gestational age. We work to support our patients throughout pregnancy with monthly, in-person appointments. Read below to learn more about Care& Family Health clinic’s prenatal and postpartum services.

If you feel like you are coming down with a sinus or throat infection and are without antibiotics, a simple mouthwash/gargle solution and nasal spray can be easily prepared at home.

Take your healthcare into your own hands and be proactive for the new year ahead.

A step by step guide on how to boost your immune system and lessen the adverse effects of Covid 19.

Care& Family Health is pleased to announce the launch of blood work and blood tests on-site at its clinic in Yorkville. As of today, April 5, 2021, all annual subscribers can book appointments for blood work and tests as requisitioned by Care& Nurse Practitioners through the Care& iOS and Android App, and through the Care& online portal.

March is National Nutrition Month and we want to bring awareness to the importance of healthy eating. Healthy habits look different for everyone and we encourage you to explore how your unique habits can impact your lifestyle. ⁠Although nutrition can be overwhelming, by starting your journey at home, healthy practices can evolve into healthy habits.

There is a lot of information lately about telemedicine and this technology has come to the forefront due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to tell you why we are different from our competitors and we believe that telemedicine cannot be a standalone service for healthcare.

Considering birth control? You’re probably overwhelmed by all the options available. While most types of contraceptives have the same end game, each one offers its own unique benefits. We at Care& Family Health offer this article as a guide to help you discover which type of contraceptive is right for you.

Prime Minister Trudeau said recently in a press briefing that “equal access is ‘foundational’ to Canada’s health-care system”. But with upheaval in Ontario’s testing system, assessment centre volumes dropping due to lack of appointment availability, other provinces and cross-border private facilities bailing Ontario out of their backlog and positivity rates rising, Health Canada remains steadfast that private health clinics cannot and should not have equal access to COVID-19 tests for patients.

A quick and simple check-up is one of the best ways to stay healthy and prevent future health problems. However, certain factors and lifestyle barriers can convince you to avoid scheduling one. But you shouldn’t.

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe, and as cases rise, most people are being urged to follow social distancing guidelines and remain at home as much as possible. With Care& Family Health’s app, you can schedule a telehealth consult with a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and get treatment and advice for your anxiety without ever leaving home.

A new form of coronavirus is making its way around the globe, and as of February 4, 2020, there have been five confirmed cases of coronavirus here in Canada. While this may seem alarming, there are ways to limit potential exposure to the virus. Read on to learn more about coronavirus and how Care& Family Health can help keep you and your loved ones safe with our telemedicine call service.

Traveling, whether it’s for a family vacation or to study abroad, is a great experience that can be life-changing. But to make sure your trip is a safe and healthy one, you should get a travel consultation at Care& Family Health. Our team of highly trained nurse practitioners can help keep you and your loved ones safe by making sure you get the required vaccinations and that you’re prepared to handle any potential health risks.

Hypertension or High blood pressure is a common ailment. Many people have high blood pressure and don't even realize it. Common symptoms may be written off on other ailments. Getting checked out is the only way to know if you are affected by this common ailment. Make sure that your blood pressure is checked regularly. Learn about why you should get your blood pressure checked today.

Maintaining good health is important, and maintaining good health records plays a key role in doing so. Recently, Toronto Public Health has increased monitoring of students who are either missing a vaccination or did not file the appropriate record proving vaccinations are up to date. Schools, both public and private, do not allow unvaccinated children to register or attend for public health and safety reasons. Either of these infractions, a missed or unreported vaccination, will cost your child a suspension from school until the matter is resolved.

Cancer is no longer the death sentence that it was many years ago. Although a “cure” for cancer as a whole has not been discovered, there are so many advances in cancer prevention and treatment of specific cancers that in many cases longevity is not affected by what used to be a devastating diagnosis. Prevention, via screening and regular physical checkups, has become commonplace, and by complying with scheduled screenings, cancer can be found earlier and treated, or even eradicated, in many cases.

Menopause is something all females go through. My own mother is going through it right now. Its confusing and you may not know what to expect. You are not alone, many women around you are going through the exact same thing. It’s time that we talk about some of the common symptoms and what you can do for them. Don't be scared or alone anymore reach out to your friends, family and healthcare practitioner to get the help you need.

On April 7, 2018, CBC News posted an article titled Think Twice Before Consulting Dr. Google, Researchers Say. Making an appointment with “Dr. Google” is detrimental for many reasons, including the fact that the web is not your doctor. “People treat the web like a doctor, but the web is not taking the Hippocratic Oath,” said Dr. Tim Libert, whose paper “What Web Browsing Reveals about your Health“ was published in the BMJ in 2015.

The numbers of episodic events that are seen in primary care are infinite. From medication refills to asthma, and low back pain to respiratory infections, there are unlimited numbers of issues that come up in a primary care setting. Some are chronic and need to be followed, and some are one-time conditions that require treatment. Whatever the case, Care& Family Health can assess, diagnose and treat episodic events via telemedicine. Telemedicine, or medical video chat, will connect you with a health care professional at Care& Family Health who can help over video chat with most minor and some chronic concerns.

Women have specific health issues that require a high and consistent level of comprehensive health focus. From sexual health to lifestyle management and everything in between, women can access our three medical platforms for all their health needs. Care& Family Health is a patient centered health care service that starts with a simple download of an app. Our platforms include video conferencing, home visits and a clinic located in mid-town Toronto.

Men have specific health needs that require monitoring and screening that will help ensure optimum health. From male sexual health to lifestyle management and health education, Care& Family Health has you covered. Our primary health care providers not only perform tests, diagnose and prescribe, but teach and counsel when it comes to your health care needs. Care& Family Health is a patient centered health care service that starts with the simple download of an app.

Mental Health issues, like anxiety and depression, are becoming more prevalent and also have less stigma attached than in previous years, so people are increasingly seeking help for these and other mental health and wellness issues. Care& Family Health is a patient centered health care service that starts with the simple download of an app. Our platform’s medical services include video conferencing, home visits and a state of the art clinic located in mid-town Toronto. Our staff includes qualified, licensed nurse practitioners (NP’s), who are able to screen for, diagnose and treat various mental health issues.

Care& Family Health is a patient centered health care service that starts with a simple download of our app. Our revolutionary app opens up the world of healthcare and essentially brings it to your door or device. Don’t waste precious time in the emergency department or medical waiting rooms. Simply download the app and get started. Care& Family Health has made meaningful, virtual medical consultations possible, which in turn promise quick and accurate diagnoses. Studies have shown that approximately 70% of all ailment queries can be solved easily and promptly via telemedicine, ensuring your time is protected and, more importantly, your health concerns are met.

Historically, doctors often made house calls – dropping by for a visit to check up on an ill family member was not only commonplace but also very convenient. Health care today is delivered much differently – for better or for worse, visits to a clinic or hospital ER are predominantly the only way to be seen by a health care professional. At Care& Family Health, we realize health care is not one size fits all. Some patients may have difficulty attending the office due to illness, mobility issues or even child care.

Care& Family Health is changing the face of family medicine as we know it today. Gone are the days of sitting in medical waiting rooms for hours to see a primary care provider or requesting an appointment weeks in advance, only to get sicker and perhaps have to visit your local emergency department. With our newly developed patient-centered model, visiting a family medical walk-in clinic has never been easier. With a fast and easy download of our app, you will experience the best healthcare has to offer. Our state of the art medical walk-in clinic is staffed by health care professionals with experience, know-how and an impeccable bedside manner.

Due to overwhelming demand, Care& Family Health has extended their coverage area to most of the expanded Greater Toronto Area. Care& Family Health's new expanded service area stretches from Lake Ontario in the south to Teston Road in the north, and from Highway 400 on the west to Highway 404/DVP to the east, which is nearly 4 times the size of our previous coverage area.

Accessing a walk-in clinic or even your family doctor can be challenging at the best of times. Overcrowding often prevents you from being seen in a timely way – or at all. When we are feeling unwell, whether it’s a chronic or acute problem, we would like to feel we matter and be seen in a welcoming, professional environment. This is how Care& Family Health can help – when it matters the most, we can offer you care, from evaluation to diagnosis to treatment, in our mid-town Toronto family clinic.

Acne can be an embarrassing problem. Most people will suffer from acne multiple times in their life. What is to blame for acne? Are the myths out their true?

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