Family Matters

6 Nov
2018

Did you know your TV might be dangerous for your toddler?

Did you know? About 70% of reported TV tip-over incidents in Canada involve children between 1 and 3 years of age.     Children love to climb, but climbing on bookshelves, dressers, appliances and televisions (TVs) can be very dangerous. These objects can easily tip-over, causing serious injuries and even death.       Fortunately …

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18 Oct
2018

Flu shot Clinics at Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s

Once again this year, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s will offer free flu vaccination for members of the English-speaking community who meet certain eligibility criteria (see below). Please note that if you don’t have a Quebec health card, many local pharmacies will offer the flu vaccine at a cost. November 13th at Saint Brigid’s Home …

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17 Oct
2018

You love your kids – don’t smoke around them

Smoke-Free Family is a campaign to raise awareness among Quebec families on the dangers of second-hand smoke, especially to the health of children and even babies during pregnancy. Smoke-Free Family highlights the importance of taking concrete action to protect children’s health by making the home and car smoke-free zones and smoking far from kids outside. Out …

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12 Oct
2018

Are you getting your costumes and decorations ready for Halloween?

Make sure your lights, accessories and costumes haven’t been recalled! Make sure that Halloween is a safe and happy experience for the whole family by following these simple tips: Look for costumes and accessories that are labelled as “flame-resistant“. Flowing skirts and capes, baggy sleeves, over-sized costumes and feathers on costumes can all be hazards …

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10 Oct
2018

Do you know the dangers of buying counterfeit health products?

Counterfeit drugs are not approved by Health Canada. They are made to look like brand name or generic prescription drugs to hide how they were produced and what they contain.                       Counterfeit drugs are not safe or effective, as they can be made with: too …

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