Important, preventative health screenings

Making time to get screened is a healthy habit, like all your other ones—eating well, moving your body, and being mindful! Below, check out these essential health screenings—it's not an exhaustive list, but it’s a start! Different countries have different age and frequency recommendations for these screenings, and every individual is different, so it’s important to talk to your health... Read More

Flu Season 101

Flu stats: 5% to 20%— Percentage of people in North America who get the flu each year. Person to person—People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses spread mainly by the droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. 1 to 4 days —Typical time... Read More

Fall Family Fitness

Get outdoors and have some active, family fun! With the school routine back in full swing and the weather changing, it’s still a great time to head outdoors with your family for some physical activity! Research shows that along with improving overall health, getting outside for some physical activity with your family can improve your child’s success in the classroom.... Read More

Suicide—factors and prevention

Suicide is a global health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States—and 2nd amongst 10-34 year olds. It’s the 9th leading cause of death in Canada—2nd among those aged 15-34. There’s no one single cause that can explain it or predict... Read More

Carebook in the Globe & Mail

In an article titled How companies can use technology to boost employee wellness, Carebook's very own Dr. Sheldon Elman talks about the vision of Carebook in the Dec. 21 2017 edition of the Globe and Mail. It says there's "potential to transform the current health and wellness landscape through advanced technology by making personalized, immediate and real health issues visible by... Read More

Employee Health Matters

A couple of months ago, a CEO’s email to an employee about a taking a mental health day went viral. If you missed the exchange between Madalyn Parker and her boss, check it out here. Why did the internet care so much about a sick day? It reinforced that employees are people who want to be productive and healthy—and that... Read More