Sandoz Ranitidine, a medication commonly used for heartburn or GERD, was recalled late last week. Check out the Government of Canada website for all the details.
DYK that there’s an increase in asthma attacks in students during the third week in September? Please these resources with anyone whose children have asthma: September Spike – find out about increase in asthma attacks in students during the third week of September Ryan’s Law – how schools keep students with asthma safe
Switch to a photo health card now! You can book an appointment at some ServiceOntario centres. Click here for all the details. The ON government will soon be announcing a final deadline for converting to a photo health card, and then your red and white card will no longer work.
Have your say! The ON government is looking for advice on how to better support children and youth with autism — there are two ways to connect with them. Click here for all the info.
OHIP+ changed on April 1 — it now focuses on benefits for children and youth without private drug plans. Click on this link for all the info.
If you’ve been through cancer treatment, at some point you will likely be transferred back to your family doctor or nurse practitioner for followup care. Are they comfortable or knowledgeable taking care of post-cancer patients? See this Toronto Star article for more.
Here’s how to recognize early warning signs … world-renowned expert on dog and baby safety weighs in on how to keep your little ones safe in this CBC article.
Tips from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, David Williams, on how to protect yourself from ticks and Lyme disease.
For the latest science on risks and long-term effects, see this CBC article on kids and concussions.
Through an expansion of OHIP+, more than 4,400 prescription drugs will be available free of charge to everyone 65 and over. Click here for more.
Everyone who’s 24 years of age and under with OHIP coverage is covered under OHIP+. Click here to find out if your children’s meds are covered.
While the risk of this infection is low, click on this item to find out about preventative measures you can take.