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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 13, 2015 TORONTO, Ont. – More than 10 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes and 20 Canadians are diagnosed with diabetes every hour. That’s why the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) joins the international community in recognizing World Diabetes Day on November 14, an official United Nations day. “In Canada, diabetes has reached epidemic […]

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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 flu)?  Influenza is a serious, infectious, acute respiratory […]

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 are 10 tips for staying on track courtesy of Joanne Lewis, registered […]

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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, media appearances and free memory screenings taking place across the globe. The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2015 is ‘Remember […]

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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 Lung Health Program for: SPIROMETRY EDUCATION ACTION PLAN  

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. While extreme heat can […]

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 cooling systems that help us adjust to heat. That’s why […]

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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, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians. With more than 408,000 regulated nurses […]

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