The importance of taking care of your health
Everyone knows that health is precious. Regular physical activity and healthy eating are the solution for maintaining an active and energetic lifestyle. Unfortunately, the unexpected happens to those who take care of their health as well. That’s why good planning is essential, and Blue Cross insurance can help.
The rate of stroke is on the rise in Canada
A recent report from the Heart & Stroke Foundation indicates that the incidence of stroke has increased by 24% for people in their 50s1. Various health factors can increase the potential for stroke, such as poor diet, excess weight, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and lack of physical activity. The good news is that with education and awareness, survival rates can improve.
During a stroke, every second counts. The early signs of stroke are blurred vision, headache, and problems with speech and balance. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 right away. The sooner you are diagnosed and treated, the better your chances are of survival and recovery.
1Weeks, Carly. "Rate of strokes among younger people on the rise, report says." The Globe and Mail, 5 June 2014.
What health services are available through Blue Cross?
Despite healthy eating and regular exercise, perhaps you suffer from physical ailments, such as back or neck pain, headaches, injuries, etc. Seeing a health professional is a good idea in this case, for relief and to prevent complications. Thinking about your health also involves listening to your body and getting help when you need it. Blue Cross offers coverage for health professionals, which helps reduce the cost of such consultations. You can then take advantage of their expertise in helping you feel better.
In addition, our exclusive Blue Cross Member Assistance program offers a wide range of free services, including health advice from professionals in the health field.
With a health insurance plan from Blue Cross, you can protect your health and your finances. If unexpected medical costs arise, you can rest assured that you are well protected for medical costs that are not covered by the RAMQ.