Zamplo blog is a place where patients and caregivers can find information that empowers them. Read posts about health care tips, practical advice and motivating stories.

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Zamplo Team Apr 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Support for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition most commonly affecting women of reproductive age. As discussed in our previous blog,  What is PCOS blog, the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of the male hormone androgen. Women with PCOS may develop small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) within the ovaries, leading to eggs not being released regularly enough. Aside from reproductive challenges, PCOS may result in several other complications, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, that also may be important to note. (Johns Hopkins Medicine)   
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Zamplo Team Apr 5, 2021 2:53:48 PM

Using Zamplo for Routine Self-Monitoring of Skin Cancer

With skin cancer becoming more prevalent, it’s important to watch for changes in symptoms such as a new growth on your skin or a change in an already existent mole. Having routines in place can help remind you to do a self-examination, take medications, and document any symptoms. Zamplo allows individuals to create a virtual health binder where they can keep all their health data in one location. Track and manage your routines by creating journals, adding attachments, tracking symptoms and medication, and creating reports. Users can also set reminders for specific time periods to help them remember reoccurring health responsibilities they manage. Let’s explore more in-depth on how Zamplo can help you manage your health. 
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Zamplo Team Apr 3, 2021 11:31:13 AM

Goal Setting: The Key to Achievement

Goal Setting Setting goals is part of our daily routine, we do it all the time. Even during our "rest" days, we set goals on what we wish to accomplish that day, like sleeping "x" number of hours or finishing "x" number of episodes to find out what is happening on that show keeps leaving us with cliffhangers.
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Zamplo Team Apr 3, 2021 11:30:41 AM

How to get into the healthy habit of self-monitoring for skin cancer

Skin cancer and self-monitoring Skin cancer accounts for one-third of all cancer cases, making it the most common type of cancer among Canadians (Government of Canada). Self-monitoring is crucial for the early detection of skin cancer in order to treat and cure it. Everyone should self-monitor, but it is particularly important for it to be done by individuals who have certain risk factors that increase their chance of getting skin cancer. For example, some of these factors include skin tone, family history, or having light-colored eyes (Canadian Skin Cancer Society).
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Zamplo Team Feb 1, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Guide to creating routines and healthy habits

Routines are the starting point for forming healthy habits. Did you know that you already do routines every day? When you wake up every morning and get out of bed, walk your dog, or brush your teeth at night, you’re completing a routine. We can also use healthy habits to our advantage through goal setting.  
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Zamplo Team Sep 28, 2020 1:15:00 PM

Caregiver Burnout: What it is and how to avoid it

Caregiving for a loved one battling a new, intensive, or chronic medical condition can be a stressful, yet fulfilling journey. Informal caregivers (unpaid family and friends) must balance their caregiving role with other social, occupational, financial, and familial matters.
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Zamplo Team Jun 22, 2020 10:15:00 PM

The Importance of Taking Control of Your Own Health Care Data

Taking the initiative to control your health data can lead to better patient empowerment and overall health outcome. As the healthcare industry continues its march towards the digital age, the democratization of data has become an increasingly important topic. It’s common for any health-related experience to become overwhelming, as patients and their caregivers need to keep track of different symptoms, treatments, notes, and appointments. Taking the driver’s seat with your health data can lead to a more empowered patient experience and ultimately, better overall health outcomes. Why is this patient-centred approach to taking control of your health data so important? Ease of Navigation When battling an illness or undergoing a complex treatment regime, the individual patient experience often involves navigating multiple practitioners, clinics, and opinions – most of which aren’t connected. It’s no surprise that patient’s data can often become scattered, especially as the network of parties involved grows, or as patients are dealing with physicians outside of the health care system and country. Taking ownership of your health data positions you as the hub of all your information from different sources. By keeping track of your data in an organized manner, it allows for a streamlined process. Now, when visiting a new practitioner for the first time, you can simply show them a complete log of everything you know so far, which will help to expedite the process. A study conducted in 2015 found that for 55% of patients, their medical information and history was either incomplete or missing when they arrived at their doctor’s office. In these types of circumstance, doctors would rely on patients to fill in the gaps - which can only be properly done if they are in possession of their health data.
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