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.

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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Hellen Villena Jan 12, 2021 10:00:33 AM

Improving mental health

From movies such as Inside Out and hit television shows like HBO’s Euphoria, we have seen unprecedented progress when it comes to having open discussions about mental health. Once stigmatized and swept under the rug, the concern for mental wellness came to the forefront of everyone’s thoughts during the global pandemic, and we have all learned the hard way that caring for the mind is just as essential as caring for the body.
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Julian Castro Nov 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Switching Roles: caregiving for a parent

Caregiving for my mom It is strange to think that one day you will need to look after the people that served as your main caregivers, among countless other things, for a good part of your early life. If you are lucky, this strange happening will not come along until your mom and/or dad are well into their late years and need assistance due to old age. Sadly, for some of us, we will have to encounter this journey earlier on, due to the dreadful news that one of our loved ones has been diagnosed with a serious chronic or terminal condition. 
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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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Mike Urquhart Jul 20, 2020 10:21:00 AM

Incorporating Zamplo into your Daily Routine

Let me begin by telling you a bit about myself. I am a Canadian CPA, CA, have an MBA from the Kellogg-HKUST program, and am a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and for the past several months, I have been working as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Zamplo. I am also a certified personal trainer, and am passionate about mental health advocacy and health optimization.  
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