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Icon of the event Plant-powered! The health benefits of a plant-based diet
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Pamela Fergusson, a Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition will discuss why plant-based diets are on the rise and the benefits of this trend. She will share the latest research underpinning the value of increasing th...

Icon of the event Women's Health Workshop
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Kennedy/Eglinton

Join Toronto Public Health and learn about breast, cervical and colorectal health.

Icon of the event Diabetes: What You Need to Know!
Wed Oct 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

A presentation by the Canadian Diabetes Association....

Icon of the event Bullying & Safety with Toronto Police Service
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Have you ever met a police officer in person? Well this is your chance! Join us for a presentation on bullying and how to be safe conducted by the Toronto Police Service. Learn what an average day for a police officer is l...

Icon of the event Finding Skin Care Products That Work: With Louise Hidinger
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Palmerston

Cosmetic Chemist and science writer Louise Hidinger, Ph.D., discusses ingredients and formulations to tackle specific skin issues and how to identify products that contain effective amount of active ingredients. No registrati...

Icon of the event Colon Cancer Prevention
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, for example, through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. In Ontario, FREE screening tests are available to prevent disease or fin...

Icon of the event Mining the Data: What Can We Learn About Infectious Diseases?
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Statistics is about understanding the world around us. Professor Hanna Jankowski shows us how statisticians are using data to surveil and report on infectious diseases and to learn more about how to manage these diseases....

Icon of the event Harnessing Nature's Pharmacy
Sat Oct 01, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Humans have taken advantage of plants' natural defences to fend off pathogens for thousands of years. Professor Kathi Hudak discusses an antiviral protein that protects plants and inhibits the replication of human retroviruse...

Icon of the event Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
Fri Sep 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Certified Older Adult specialist Eric Daw goes through the risk factors that contribute to high blood pressure and practical solutions that can be used to prevent and lower it. If you would like to find out different ways to...

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafe
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When is the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops. Presentations include: Sharing-Listening...