Flu Season is Coming!

Flu Season is Coming!The Barrie & Community Family Health Team is committed to protecting the health of our staff, patients and community. We are encouraging ALL BCFHT health care  workers and staff to roll up their sleeves and get a flu shot! What is Influenza (the...

10 Tips for a Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving

 Thanksgiving can be a challenging time for most Canadians, and especially for people with diabetes. The temptation to indulge can be overwhelming, but there are simple ways to make sure your Thanksgiving feast doesn’t interfere with your diet or heart health. Here...

September is World Alzheimer’s Month!

September 2015 marks the fourth global World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma.Alzheimer associations around the world will focus their campaigns on advocacy and awareness with information provision, Memory Walks,...

Asthma “September Spike”

Week 38 phenomenon…25% of all children’s asthma hospitalizations occur 17.7 days after Labour Day.155 asthma deaths occur every year in Ontario.That is unacceptable…80% of these deaths are preventable.Let’s EDUCATE and PREPARE our patients.Refer your patients to BCFHT...

Quest for Zest 2015

Quest for Zest 2015

Plan Well, Age Well, Live Well!  Join us for Quest for Zest, an event specifically designed for those who are planning their retirement or who have already retired, as well as their families on October 3rd. Workshops and exhibitors will address a wide variety of...

Extreme Heat-Heat Waves

Summer is in full swing and the weather is heating up!   Did you know, over the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year is expected to more than double in some parts of Canada.  Staying cool and hydrated are the best ways to avoid heat illnesses....

6 Tips For Exercising Safely In Hot Weather

6 Tips For Exercising Safely In Hot Weather

IF YOU LIKE TO EXERCISE OUTDOORS, HERE ARE 6 TIPS FROM THE EXERCISE TEAM AT THE PRITIKIN LONGEVITY CENTER FOR COOLING DOWN YOUR WORKOUT AND STAYING SAFE AND WELL. 1. Drink up. Exercising in hot weather increases our body temperature. Sure, our bodies have built-in...

National Nursing Week

National Nursing Week

May 8-12 is National Nursing Week, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.
This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way…

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