Month: November 2016

Dr. Christine Pezarro

Dr. Christine Pezarro

By Dr. Christine Pezarro | Medical Doctor | INcare | MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Dr. Christine Pezarro ventured into medical aesthetics in 2002 and quickly discovered it to be the perfect creative outlet for her artistic interests. “I’ve always been fascinated by medicine and also drawn to visual elements and beauty, including photography, art, architecture and nature. Medical aesthetics are ideal for me as they blend health and beauty. It’s like fashion for your face!” says Dr. Pezarro.

February 12, 2019

Traveling after open heart surgery

Traveling after open heart surgery

By Jennifer Michaud | Marketing Coordinator | INcommunication | HEALTH

Part 3 of 3. One of our INLIV teammates, Jennifer Michaud, shares her heart story in this three-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

My husband told me afterwards that my surgery took longer than anticipated by about an hour, which caused a lot of anxiety for him and my parents. My surgeon advised them afterwards he had been shocked by how enlarged my aortic root was (where the aorta attaches to the heart), a sign of my heart working overtime to accommodate my ineffective aortic valve. He needed that extra time to ensure my new bio-prosthetic valve would fit and remain in place.

February 5, 2019

Performing on stage before my open heart surgery

Performing on stage before my open heart surgery

By Jennifer Michaud | Marketing Coordinator | INcommunication | HEALTH

Part 2 of 3. One of our INLIV teammates, Jennifer Michaud, shares her heart story in this three-part series. Read Part 1 here.

I was back at the cardiologist’s office in March of 2016. Before we went over my test results, my doctor asked me if I had anything I wanted to say, anything I had noticed health-wise that I wanted to bring up. I was about to say my usual “Nope, nothing” but stopped myself – I was suddenly hit with the urge to tell him about an odd “symptom” I had recently been experiencing; I use quotes around the word symptom because I wouldn’t have known at the time what it was a symptom of, and had only mentioned it because I figured it couldn’t hurt.

February 5, 2019

Born with a heart condition

Born with a heart condition

By Jennifer Michaud | Marketing Coordinator | INcommunication | HEALTH

One of our INLIV teammates, Jennifer Michaud, shares her heart story in this three-part series. Part 1 of 3.

February is recognized as Heart Month across Canada, in an effort to increase public focus on cardiovascular health and awareness of heart disease and the many ways it affects 1.3 million Canadians and their families. This month is especially important to me as I am an open-heart surgery survivor, and since my surgery almost three years ago it has become a mission for me to make sure everyone values the health of their hearts.

February 5, 2019

Superbowl Healthy Snacks

Superbowl Healthy Snacks

By INLIV Team | GENERAL

Will you be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday? It’s a day well-known for excited fans, creative commercials and calorie-laden snacks. If you’re like the average American, you may pack away a whopping 2,400 calories while watching the game.

A study from the Snack Food Association revealed that during the game, football fans will consume:

 If you’re looking for some healthier Super Bowl snack options, here are a few recipes to try this weekend, including a few suggestions from our INLIV team.

February 1, 2019