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Childhood vaccines - what they are and why your child needs them

What is a vaccine? A vaccine is a medicine that's given to help prevent a disease. Vaccines help the body produce antibodies. These antibodies protect against the disease. Vaccines are given by injection (a "shot") or by mouth. Each province in Canada has its own schedule of vaccines for children.

2007

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Immunization,

Patient Education

    Diabetes - taking charge of your diabetes.

    What is diabetes? Diabetes occurs when a person's body doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use insulin the right way. Insulin helps your cells use blood sugar for energy. Diabetes causes the sugar to build up in your blood.

    2007

    Diabetes,

    Patient Education

    Heartburn - hints on dealing with the discomfort.

    What is heartburn? Despite its name, heartburn doesn't affect the heart. Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chest that may move up, along with a sour acid or bitter taste in the throat or mouth. It usually occurs after eating a big meal or while lying down.

    2007

    Patient Education

    Low back pain - tips on pain relief and prevention.

    What makes up the spine? The lower spine consists of five bones, called the lumbar vertebrae. The vertebrae support the body and protect the spinal core and nerves. Between each vertebra is a disc filled with a jelly-like material. The discs act as shock absorbers for the vertebrae.

    2007

    Patient Education

    At my best.

    The rates of physical inactivity and obesity among Canadian children are alarming. Let’s work together to teach kids how to make healthier choices today and develop lifelong healthy habits.

    2008

    Child & Adolescent Health Care,

    Patient Education

    Hypertension brochure. Blood Pressure Canada.

    The brochure defines high blood pressure and tells how blood pressure is measured, and gives advice for home blood pressure monitoring and following a healthy diet.

    2008

    Hypertension,

    Patient Education

    Acne in teens: ways to control it.

    What causes acne? Most people who get acne start having it in their early teens. This is when the oil glands in the body start making more sebum (oil). Some people also have too many "sticky" skin cells. In people with acne, these cells mix with the oil and plug up the hair follicles in the skin.

    2008

    Child & Adolescent Health Care,

    Patient Education

    Sodium tools. Detailed information on dietary sodium for public.

    Sodium tools A patient and health education brochure with information about lowering sodium and reducing blood pressure.

    2009

    Hypertension,

    Patient Education

    Home measurement of blood pressure. [DVD]

    Home measurement of blood pressure. A step-by-step educational video that provides visual instruction and narration on everything you need to know about measuring your blood pressure at home. Blood Pressure Canada.

    2009

    Hypertension,

    Patient Education

    Depression - you don't have to feel this way

     When doctors talk about depression, they usually mean major depression. Someone with major depression has five of the symptoms like those listed in the box below nearly every day, all day, for two weeks or...

    2010

    Mental Health,

    Patient Education

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