ZoeInsights 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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ZoeInsights 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. In 2018, approximately 8.1 million Canadians aged 15 or older reported caring for a family member or friends with long-term health conditions, a disability, or difficulties related to aging. Of these individuals, 48%, 8%, and 5% cared for a parent or parent-in-law, spouse or partner, or a child, respectively.  
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ZoeInsights Team Sep 14, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Using ZoeInsights 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. ZoeInsights 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 ZoeInsights can help you manage your health. 
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ZoeInsights Team Aug 31, 2020 10:13:00 AM

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

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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