Protecting against skin cancer year round

While the rate of new cancer cases and death rates for many types of cancers are going down, Melanoma or –skin cancer- is on the rise. It is the most common cancer in Canada affecting one in five people today. A tan, especially among young people, is associated with attractiveness and looking healthy, but there […]

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Want younger looking skin? Exercise!

With the winter weather often comes less physical activity, less engagement in outdoor leisure activities, increased stress, and (in case that wasn’t enough) dry or dull-looking skin. There are many ways to improve the look of our skin: regular gentle exfoliation, moisturizer, drinking enough water, good quality sleep, not smoking, and eating a healthy, balanced […]

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Rosacea: symptoms, causes, and prevention

Did you know that nearly 3.6 million Canadians suffer from rosacea? Rosacea is a common condition in both men and women and is often under-diagnosed. This chronic inflammatory dermatitis causes significant discomfort for those who suffer from it, and is commonly mistakenly associated with alcoholism. People who suffer from rosacea are impacted both physically and […]

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New Insights on Combating Rosacea

  • January 22, 2015
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  • Skin Care

    Dr. Cathy Harvey received her medical degree in 1982 from the University of British Columbia along with the Hamber Gold Medal for the highest cumulative standing that year. During almost 25years of family practice, Dr. Harvey has served as a medical advisor for theWorkers Compensation Board, a sessional physician for Planned Parenthood and as a member of important collaboratives in chronic disease management and mental health for the Vancouver Coast Health Authority. She has taught Clinical Skills at the University of British Columbia Medical School and has served as a ward supervisor and preceptor for family practice residents and medical students.

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While a subtle, rosy glow to the cheeks lights up a face and reflects good health and inner radiance, the persistent ruddiness experienced by over 2 million Canadians with chronic rosacea is not the glow they’re looking for. The good news is that while there is no cure, there are new developments in treatment for this chronic skin condition. Typically affecting fair-skinned […]

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A Complete Guide to Sunscreen and Sun Protection for Healthy Summer Skin

  • January 22, 2015
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  • Skin Care

    Amra Dizdarevic is a Family Health Nurse Practitioner at Copeman Healthcare Centre, part of the Medisys group, inVancouver. Amra graduated from UBC with a
    Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology & Genetics, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Copeman Healthcare, part of the Medisys group, Amra worked in a variety of primary care roles including women’s health, pediatrics, chronic disease management and travel medicine & vaccination.

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Everyone looks forward to the warm summer sun and the outdoor sports and activities that accompany it. While the UV radiation from the sun provides us with many benefits, there are important risks to keep in mind with overexposure. UV radiation reaches the earth from the sun in the form of UVB and UVA rays. UVB radiation plays a […]

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Let the Sunshine in – But Know Your Limits

  • January 14, 2015
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  • Skin Care

    Dr. Levesque is an energetic and accomplished physician. Prior to becoming a physician she trained as a lawyer and practised in the areas of criminal, commercial and healthcare law. Dr. Levesque has won many honours and awards, speaks 5 languages and has traveled extensively throughout the world. She enjoys continually challenging herself as evidenced by several Andean summits over 5,000 metres. In her leisure time she enjoys staying active with adventure races, running and particularly competitive cycling where she has trained and raced extensively in Europe.

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We’ve all done it. Whether basking in the rays on a park bench, lounging on the shores of a Caribbean beach, or feeling the sun’s warmth on our bare legs for the first time after a long winter, there’s no doubt that sunlight makes us feel good. As the source of a number of important […]

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Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

  • December 23, 2014
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  • Skin Care

    Lindsay is a Registered Dietitian whose passion is helping to support clients in the areas of weight management, emotional and disordered eating, digestive disorders and chronic disease prevention. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Alberta and completed her dietetic internship with Calgary Health Region in 2007. Lindsay is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to health management to ensure clients reach their goals while feeling confident and supported along their journey to better health.

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How diet affects skin health remains controversial, but as research progresses, certain nutrients are starting to stand out as either harmful or helpful to your skin’s glow. Let’s put popular food sources on trial and see how they hold up. Low glycemic index foods Glycemic Index (GI) describes how quickly carbohydrate-containing foods spike blood sugar […]

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