Handwashing

Lather Up for Global Handwashing Day

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg October also brings in a day that commemorates what should be a part of our daily activities but for many is either forgotten or simply ignored: handwashing. It's not a surprise as handwashing is not considered -- other than perhaps in the public health field -- to be an incredibly important part of living.

Knowing The Facts About Sepsis Could Save Your Life

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

On March 1, 2011, Rachel Sutherland, a pregnant 36-year-old Albertan production accountant, found herself unable to breathe. "I woke up at 7 a.m. suf...

Back to School: Keep Your Kids Safe From Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgAccording to some advertisements, back to school is the most wonderful time of the year. But for many parents, the dawn of the school year can also mark a much less joyous time, filled with sniffles, coughs, and diarrhea.

The Group Most in Need of Hand Hygiene

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

On May 5th, the WHO will be celebrating its annual SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands day to mark its campaign to help save lives from infections in healthcare. While the association between infections and having clean hands had been known there was little indication that it could have been this bad.

This World Health Day Bring the Right Message at the Right Time

Marion Roche | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

April 7 is World Health Day, a celebration of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Sometimes in our day-to-day public health work, the way we deliver messages can create more obstacles than we realize. Changing behaviour does not come easily to anyone and a behaviour change project requires great insight into people's lives to understand the barriers to change.

The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Prevent The Flu

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Cursing your sick colleague for the infection you can feel settling into your chest? You might want to aim the finger of blame closer to hom...

Back to School? Back to Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg From the moment they enter daycare to the celebrations of high school graduation, kids inevitably come into contact with these unseen entities and many will get sick. But while there may be endless concerns for health, there is a positive in that these moments of unhappiness will end up benefiting their lives as much as if not more than the pains of homework.

7 Ways to Party in Good Health

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

What's a flu-fearing, germ-wary, over-worked and exhausted person supposed to do during the holiday (read: flu) season? Keeping up with the spirit of the holidays and partying it up in style while maintaining good health can be a challenge, but it's possible to do it all.