When I am talking to clients, members of the community, or even guests around the dinner table, it is obvious that many people confuse the work of Public Health with what we commonly call Canada’s universal health care system.
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When grabbing a coffee or tea from your favourite coffee shop you don’t have to worry about food safety or other health threats. Behind the scenes the food preparation area has been inspected and you can eat your muffin
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You may have heard on the news that the Riverview Medical Group, Upper Level in Fergus sent letters to approximately 1,200 patients on Friday, March 11. The letters advise women who had an IUD inserted or an endometrial biopsy
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Having immunizations that are up-to-date helps to protect you, your family, your friends and the community against serious diseases like tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles and the mumps. As a parent, you likely know that to attend school in Ontario, your
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The Syrian refugee crisis has produced powerful visual impressions seen around the globe: pictures of desperate refugees fleeing their war ravaged homes for sanctuary elsewhere, to pictures of refugees being welcomed in Canada as they step off airplanes and into
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Each year, Canadians welcome fall and the vibrant spectacle of changing leaves. But along with the changing leaves arrives another season – flu season. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is more than just a “bad cold”. The flu is
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As Medical Officer of Health at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, my role is to assess the health of and build trust in our local communities. This is why I am proud to share some highlights of what Public Health worked on
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At Public Health we strive to make an impact in your life by promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the health of your community. By offering reliable and trustworthy information, programs and services, Public Health is helping individuals, families and communities
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