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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.


Maternity & Newborn Care,

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.  


Chronic Disease,

Preventive Care

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.



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...


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...


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.


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.


Patient Education

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...


Patient Education

Zika Virus

Additional items will be shared as updates are available.  


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