The Caring Circle

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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3 Oct
2018

October 24 CHEP Video-conference – Exploring Life Losses

Join us  for the next Community Health Education Program Video-conference                    Topic: Exploring Life Losses  Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Some examples of loss include the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, job loss, loss due to health issues or the loss …

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1 Oct
2018

Summer may have come to an end but tick season isn’t over yet!

Autumn and its beautiful colors  is on our doorstep and many hunting and outdoor enthusiasts will continue enjoy nature. You might then encounter blacklegged ticks that are often found in and near areas with trees, shrubs, tall grass or piles of leaves. However, Lyme disease is spread by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. It …

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17 Sep
2018

Chicken nuggets, strips, burgers and fries: handle and prepare them with care

Did you know that over the past year and a half, there have been hundreds of laboratory-confirmed human illnesses across the country associated with frozen raw breaded chicken products? These products may appear to be pre-cooked or browned, but they should be handled and prepared with caution. Illnesses can be avoided by following cooking instructions …

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11 Sep
2018

Participate in a U Laval Research Project

The CHU de Québec has reached 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 effort to support  research currently underway, please consider participating in  the validation of this tool. Please see poster. The …

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5 Sep
2018

September 26 CHEP Video-conference – Eating Well: Sugar and Salt – What’s New?

Dietitian, Dorothy Moffat will explore the topic of Eating Well: Sugar and Salt – What’s New? at the next Community Health Education Program video-conference to be held Wednesday, September 26 from 10 AM to noon in the Jeffery Hale Board Room (1270 ch. Ste-Foy). You will be able to ask your diet-related questions! This activity is …

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9 Aug
2018

What You Need to Know About Advance Medical Directives 

The Wellness Centre and Life Long Learning are partnering together with Éducaloi  to provide a community information session on the timely topic of Advance Medical Directives. This event will take place Wednesday, October 3 from 10 AM  to 11 AM  at  the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre. Advance medical directives let you mention ahead of time whether you …

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