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Zika Virus

Additional items will be shared as updates are available.  

2016

    Weight Control - Losing weight and keeping it off

    Why don't diets seem to work? "Going on" a diet is not the answer to losing weight. This is because the weight is soon regained after you "go off" your diet. If diets really worked, there wouldn't be so many of them! Instead, your usual eating and exercising patterns...

    2011

    Patient Education

    Urinary Tract Infections - A common problem for some women

     Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.

    2011

    Patient Education

    Urinary incontinence - embarrassing but treatable.

    What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence means that you can’t always control when you urinate, or ‘pee’. As a result, you wet your clothes. This can be embarrassing, but it can be treated.

    2015

    Patient Education

    Stress - How to cope better with life’s challenges

    Stress is caused by the body's instinct to defend itself. This instinct–sometimes called the flight-or-fight response— is good in emergencies, such as getting out of the way of a speeding car...

    2011

    Patient Education

    Sore Throat - Easing the pain of a sore throat

    Sore throat, or pharyngitis, is an inflammation of the pharynx (the back of the throat between your tonsils and voice box (larynx). It can be caused by many things...

    2012

    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

    Prevention in Hand

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) have collaborated on the development of Phase II of the Prevention in Hand (PiH) initiative.  

    2015

    Chronic Disease,

    Preventive Care

    Pregnancy - during pregnancy: taking care of you and your baby.

    Is prenatal care important? Yes! You can help make sure that you and your baby will be healthy by following some simple guidelines and checking in throughout your pregnancy with your doctor.

    2014

    Maternity & Newborn Care,

    Patient Education

    Patient education.

    This guide to patient education may include links to important websites, articles, reports and other resources. For more detailed information, please ask us.

    2016

    Patient Education

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