Health and Safety

Celebrate the power of technology with the human touch

Celebrate the power of technology with the human touch

November 8 – 14th is Medical Radiation Technologists’ Week

Have you ever wondered who was operating your CT scan, x-ray equipment, nuclear medicine scanner, MRI unit or radiation therapy equipment?

Published on Mon, 11/09/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Prevent H1N1 - get vaccinated!

Prevent H1N1 - get vaccinated!

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

The flu season is upon us early this year, and staying healthy should be top of mind for all Canadians. This flu season, the H1N1 flu virus is the primary virus in circulation.

Immunization is one of our strongest lines of defence against the flu. This year it is even more important to get vaccinated because H1N1 is a new virus strain that our bodies have little or no immunity to. Getting vaccinated protects us from infection and keeps ourselves and others safe from critical illness.

Published on Fri, 11/06/2009 by The War Amps

WAR AMPS RE-RELEASES PRODUCTIONS TO MARK 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITALIAN CAMPAIGN

WAR AMPS RE-RELEASES PRODUCTIONS TO MARK 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITALIAN CAMPAIGN

OTTAWA, November 3, 2009 – The War Amps has re-released two internationally award-winning productions to mark the 65th anniversary of the Italian Campaign.

Published on Fri, 11/06/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

Open Letter to Canadians

Open Letter to Canadians

Dear Fellow Canadian,

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) has issued its report on our organization, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), and we welcome their insights and helpful suggestions.

These reports are vital; they provide you with the information you need and deserve to judge how well your tax money is being spent, and they provide useful analysis and advice to the organizations being audited.

Published on Wed, 12/31/1969 by Agence de la santé publique du Canada

Quelques mesures simples à prendre pour combattre la grippe

Quelques mesures simples à prendre pour combattre la grippe

Par le Dr David Butler-Jones, M.D., administrateur en chef de la santé publique du Canada

Au cours des derniers mois, beaucoup de choses ont été dites au sujet de la nouvelle souche grippale qui a frappé le Canada et de nombreux autres pays plus tôt cette année. L’Agence de la santé publique du Canada (ASPC) prévoit que le virus de la grippe H1N1 sera le principal virus de la grippe qui touchera la population canadienne au cours de la présente saison grippale.

Published on Tue, 11/03/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Fighting Flu Takes a Few Simple Steps

Fighting Flu Takes a Few Simple Steps

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about the new strain of flu that has hit Canada, and many other countries around the world. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) anticipates the H1N1 flu virus will be the primary flu virus effecting Canadians this season.

Published on Tue, 10/20/2009 by Canadian Press

Flu Primer

Flu Primer

The following is a Flu Primer for newspapers covering the Swine Flu issue, courtesy of The Canadian Press Health Editor, Anne Tobin:

Flu terms
H1N1: a family of influenza A viruses, which includes the current swine flu virus as well as the H1N1 that caused the Spanish flu of 1918.

Pandemic 2009 H1N1, also known as swine flu: Swine flu is a respiratory illness caused by this particular H1N1 virus. It isn't clear when it started circulating in humans, but it was first detected in people in Mexico and the United States in April of 2009.

Published on Tue, 10/13/2009 by 3M Canada

A Clean Look at Indoor Air Quality

A Clean Look at Indoor Air Quality

Dropping temperatures and falling leaves signal the end of summer and the beginning of another cold Canadian winter. But with the change in season, there is more to remember than turning up the thermostat. People must also consider indoor air quality and how it affects their health.

Published on Fri, 10/09/2009 by Lysol

Tips to keep your family safe this cold & flu season

Tips to keep your family safe this cold & flu season

How to get your kids to make good hygiene a habit

by Dr. Caroline Quach

As a mother and pediatrician, I feel it's important to teach children good hygiene habits so that they can stay healthy. With cold and flu season fast approaching, it's more important than ever that children know how to take care of themselves, even when mom and dad aren't around. Here are some tricks I used to help my own children develop strong hygiene habits:

Published on Thu, 10/01/2009 by Canadian Medical Association

Awards to honor excellence in local health reporting

Awards to honor excellence in local health reporting

Ottawa, September 30, 2009 – The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) are now inviting local newspapers and broadcasters to submit their health-related stories for consideration to the 2010 Media Awards for Health Reporting.

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