Health and Safety

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN (SASKATOON) NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

The overdose death of a Saskatoon man, who had received some 300 prescriptions in the year before his death, was partially responsible for the development of Saskatchewan's Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP).

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

The overdose death of a Saskatoon man, who had received some 300 prescriptions in the year before his death, was partially responsible for the development of Saskatchewan's Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP).

Published on Mon, 08/17/2009 by Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA)

A Healthier You in 15 minutes

A Healthier You in 15 minutes

Everyone knows that being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle but finding the time to fit a workout into our hectic schedules can be a challenge. The key is to establish a healthy habit, and Ontario chiropractors believe that it's okay to start small — with a focused 15 minutes of physical activity each day.

Published on Wed, 07/22/2009 by 3M Canada

Steering Safely through Construction Zones

Steering Safely through Construction Zones

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It's more likely than not that this summer your drive to work, the park or vacation destination includes a detour around a construction work zone.

These areas, familiar on public roadways with orange reflective signs, flashing lights, pylons and temporary road markings, can put a speed bump in anyone's day.

Published on Fri, 07/10/2009 by Lifesaving Society Ontario Branch

Lifesaving Society sounds the alarm as drownings spike

Lifesaving Society sounds the alarm as drownings spike

Society launches National Drowning Prevention Week, July 18-25.

Ottawa, ON – July 10, 2009 – The annual drowning toll in Canada has spiked after years of steady declines says the Lifesaving Society. Statistics obtained by the Society from coroners offices show there were 492 drowning deaths in 2005 – the most recent year in which national data is available – up from the 433 recorded the year before.

"We are currently working on the 2006 and 2007 data to learn if this increase is a trend," says Barb Byers of the Lifesaving Society.

Published on Mon, 07/06/2009 by The War Amps

War Amps Productions Win Top Awards at U.S. Film Festivals

War Amps Productions Win Top Awards at U.S. Film Festivals

OTTAWA, July 6, 2009 - War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton has been notified that two of the Association's productions have won top awards at U.S. Film Festivals.

Published on Mon, 06/29/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Keeping home and play safe: Important safety tips for parents and caregivers

Keeping home and play safe: Important safety tips for parents and caregivers

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

A report recently published by the Public Health Agency of Canada reveals that unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among Canadian children aged 1 to 19 and are the third leading cause of hospital visits. Many of these injuries are caused by car accidents; however, many are also caused by common household and play items, such as playground equipment, bicycles, skateboards, trampolines and furniture.

Published on Wed, 06/24/2009 by The War Amps

NEW WAR AMPS FILM TELLS PEI CHAMP'S REMARKABLE STORY

NEW WAR AMPS FILM TELLS PEI CHAMP'S REMARKABLE STORY

OTTAWA, June 24, 2009 – The War Amps has released a new documentary that tells the inspiring story of a Prince Edward Island boy who overcame a devastating injury in a farm accident to become an inspiration to others.

Mark, An Island Champ, is a 30-minute documentary about Mark Arendz,19, of PEI, who lost his left arm at the age of seven in a farm accident. Soon after, he attended a War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar, which was a positive turning point for both him and his family.

Published on Mon, 06/15/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Survey of Use - Public health-related articles submitted by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Survey of Use - Public health-related articles submitted by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Between August 18, 2008 and May 31, 2009, the Public Health Agency of Canada submitted public health-related articles authored by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. David Butler-Jones, to the Canadian Community Newspaper Association, for distribution to its members. The goal of these articles is to provide Canadians with helpful information on how to become/stay healthy. A total of 10 articles were submitted, generally on a monthly basis.

Published on Thu, 06/04/2009 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Two million 'Thank You's !

Two million 'Thank You's !

5th annual Great Strides™: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis walk raises $2.2 million in support of cystic fibrosis cause

Toronto, ON (June 3, 2009) – On Sunday, May 31, thousands of Canadians participated in the 2009 Great Strides™ walk to help step up the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF), and raised $2.2 million in support of the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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