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Icon of the event Take Action to Prevent Falls
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Did you know that 1 in 3 seniors will have a fall this year? If you are 55 or older, join us to learn some helpful tips to prevent a fall and maintain your independence. At this workshop we will discuss:...

Icon of the event Does your home have radon?
Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Mainul Husain from Health Canada and Bob Wood, past president of Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, will explain why should you be concerned about radon in your home and workplace and what you can do ...

Icon of the event Coping with Stress
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

High levels of stress can make a person feel tense or anxious, cause headaches, stomach ailments, and other symptoms. Left untreated, stress can lead to more serious conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and...

Icon of the event At Home Alone Family Workshop: 5 Easy Steps to Independence
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

A fun, interactive workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to stay home alone safely. Develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs....

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 Music Medicine:  A New Frontier
Thu Oct 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Music and music therapy are powerful means to accomplish social and emotional effects in patients. But music can also act directly on the body, brain, and mind to achieve results that are scientifically measurable. Scientist ...

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 Brain Health, Function and Technology: What Does Gender Have to Do with It?
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

More attention is now being paid to women's brain health. Dr. Angela Colantonio, Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, examines the new areas of research and discovery and their implications for technology....

Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies th...