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Icon of the event Acupuncture: what can it help?
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Dr. Zhi-Ping Ren, Associate professor of Uppsala University in Sweden, specialized in molecular pathology and tumor biology....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 10
Icon of the event At Home Alone
Tue Jul 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burrows Hall

Is your child ready to be left home alone safely? Parents and children will find out together, and prepare....

Icon of the event Food Junkies - Author Reading with Vera Tarman, MD
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street

Dr. Vera Tarman will discuss her latest book 'Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction' which focuses on the experiences of people coping with various forms of food addiction, and provides readers with practical informati...

Icon of the event Healthy Cognitive Aging
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North York Central Library

Ryerson Professor Alexandra Fiocco will discuss the predictors and prevention of cognitive decline, (decline in memory and thinking abilities). PhD student Katie Peck will discuss the effect of music on brain health.

Icon of the event Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....

Icon of the event Late-Life Depression
Mon Jun 15, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Depression is not a normal part of aging. Depression is a medical illness that can occur for the first time in late life. It is an illness that affects quality of life and is associated with many other medical conditions. ...

Icon of the event Finding Answers to Common Health Questions
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn where to find the answers to your most common health questions. Please phone 416-393-7209 to register....

Icon of the event Stress management through restorative meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. Two meditation methods will be taught and practiced: one using the breath and another accompanied by beautiful m...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 04
Thu Jun 11
Icon of the event Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...

Icon of the event Meditation Hour
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre

Meditation Toronto provides free stress management through restorative meditation. Includes 20 minutes of meditation and 40 minutes of stress relieving exercises. Bring your own mat or towel. Register by calling 416-394-1040 ...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 25
Mon Jun 22