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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.

Published on Thu, 09/24/2009 by Canadian Cancer Society

Finally, a fundraiser that fits your busy lifestyle!

Finally, a fundraiser that fits your busy lifestyle!

When was the last time you got together with the girls? Last week? Last year? Want a good excuse to take back time for yourself and re-connect with girls you haven't spent quality time with since that pot-luck two years ago or New Year's Eve 1999?

Why not spend a Girls Night In!

The Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario has launched Girls Night In (www.GirlsNightInForCancer.ca), a fun and flexible fundraising program that can turn any kind of get-together into an opportunity to support research into cancers that affect women.

Published on Wed, 09/23/2009 by A Vogel

The natural health trend – what you need to know

The natural health trend – what you need to know

Getting up too often in the night?
Try a natural solution to enlarged prostate.

By Josée Fortin, ND

Gary M. wasn't sleeping well at all. Every night he would have to get up six or seven times to go to the bathroom. Hardly the recipe for facing the following day rested and refreshed.

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

Pharmaceutical Information Network means better patient care for Albertans

Pharmaceutical Information Network means better patient care for Albertans

ATTN: ALBERTA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
Pharmaceutical Information Network means better patient care for Albertans

A safe and efficient electronic system to view patient medication records is leading to better health care for Albertans.

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

PharmaNet Expanding to Further Improve Patient Care

PharmaNet Expanding to Further Improve Patient Care

ATTN: BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
PharmaNet Expanding to Further Improve Patient Care

British Columbia's PharmaNet Drug Information System (DIS) is a province-wide success. Last year alone PharmaNet protected patients by helping pharmacists identify potentially adverse drug events in some 30,000 prescriptions. In total, more than 55 million prescriptions were processed through the system, which links all BC community pharmacies with a central data system.

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