Family Matters

29 Apr
2019

Vaccines: essential allies to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

Did you know that vaccines can eliminate disease and outbreaks from a region, such as measles, rubella or polio, when enough of us get vaccinated? Community immunity is important to stop a disease from spreading to others. The more people are vaccinated, the lower the chance of a disease outbreak. For a highly contagious disease …

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23 Apr
2019

Spring is here… a good time to integrate active transportation into your daily life!

Did you know that active transportation such as cycling, walking or taking public transit can significantly contribute to an active lifestyle? Active transportation, in addition to giving us an opportunity to be physically active on a regular basis, also reduces road congestion and contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some tips to make …

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11 Apr
2019

Mental Health Week 2019

Welcome to the homepage for Mental Health Week 2019, brought to you by the community Wellness Centre and the Mental Health Team at Jeffery Hale Community Services.  This year’s theme, set by the Quebec City branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is “Exploring means seeing things differently!” Download Mental Health Week poster. The amazing …

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1 Apr
2019

Participate in a U Laval Research Project

PARTICIPANTS STILL NEEDED! Are you over the age of 50, speak English as your first language, and in good general health? The CHU de Québec is reaching out to the English-speaking community for help in validating a cognitive screening tool they are developing in order to refine the diagnosis of patients suffering memory problems. In an …

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21 Mar
2019

Did you know that mould is one of the most common causes of poor indoor air in homes?

Mould can grow in damp or wet areas in your home caused by water leaks, flooding, or high humidity that can result from everyday activities like cooking or showering. It can grow on wood, paper, fabrics, drywall and insulation. It can hide inside walls or above ceiling tiles. People living in homes with mould and …

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21 Mar
2019

Health risks of detergent packets

Did you know that, if swallowed, detergent packets can cause nausea, vomiting, coughing, choking, breathing troubles and stomach pain? Small and brightly coloured, detergent packets (for laundry or dishwasher) may be confused with toys or candies by children or other vulnerable people.  Moreover, a detergent packet can also burst in a hand with only a …

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