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Quit Smoking for the New Year

Published: Jan. 9, 2018

Thinking of quitting smoking this year? Public Health Nurse Stephanie Gravel provides some tips.


The Truth about Women and Alcohol

Published: Dec. 12, 2017

Why do Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines recommend lower numbers for women than they do for men? Public Health Nurse Angie Royal explains.


Get the Most Out of Your Medication

Published: Nov. 16, 2017

Medication can help older adults improve or maintain their health. The way medication affects a person can change as one gets older or when their health conditions varies. Public Health Nurse Patrick Nowak offers some tips.


Let's Talk Flu

Published: Oct. 16, 2017

You might think that getting influenza is just like having a common cold, but it’s not. Have you ever talked to someone who actually got the flu? If they didn’t get the flu shot before, they’ll definitely recommend it now!


Why Risky Play is a Good Thing

Published: Sep. 19, 2017

Risky play can be described as thrilling and exciting forms of play that involve a real or perceived risk of injury. PHU Health Promoter, Martin Paul explains why risky play is an important part of a child's development.


HealthStyles: Creating Healthy Lifestyles

Published: Sep. 1, 2017

There are many different factors like age, gender, diet and fitness level that can place you at risk for developing diabetes. PHU dietitian Emilie Leblond tells you about our new HealthStyles program, starting in September.