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Icon of the event Mental Health 101
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eatonville

An overview of mental illnesses and treatments are described as well as services are available and how to access them. In partnership with Reconnect Mental Health Services. Call 416-394-5270 or email eaprograms@torontopublicl...

Icon of the event Antisocial Personality Disorder, Psychopaths among Us.
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In this lecture Dr. Cullen ( Ph.D., R.S.W.) discusses the diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder (psychopath/sociopath), referencing recent publications "Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work"(Paul Bab...

Icon of the event The Local Dish
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join the City of Toronto's Live Green Toronto team to explore the wonders of cooking, eating & growing local food. Learn about the City's new campaign - The Local Dish - and discover how you can find fantastic new recipes fea...

Icon of the event Vaccines Revealed: How Are They Made and How Do They Work?
Wed Sep 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches

Vaccination is an integral part of modern healthcare but many people are still suspicious about the effectiveness of vaccines and worried about the side effects that they may incur....

Icon of the event Don't Be A
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Let our experienced health librarians show you how to find reliable health information consulting 'Dr. Google.' Please register by phoning the Computer & Library Training Department at 416-393-7209.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 10
Thu Nov 05
Icon of the event Stress - Signs and Symptoms
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eatonville

Learn from a homeopath and registered nutritionist Jocelyn McTavish the signs and symptoms of stress, and how if not treated, it may cause havoc on our adrenal system and impairs many aspect of health such as weight gain, sl...

Icon of the event Speaking of Bones
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Osteoporosis Canada offers an educational program about maintaining health bones, including nutrition, exercise, diagnosis and drug treatments. If you want to learn what you can do to live well with osteoporosis and prevent f...

Icon of the event Why we and other living things sleep
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. T...

Icon of the event Understanding Osteoporosis
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Did you know that Osteoporosis is a disease more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined? Fractures from Osteoporosis are very common ailments. They could happen to anyone whose bones are weak, and it is...

Icon of the event Health Literacy
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Be Health Smart! How health literate are you? What can you do to prevent health problems or better deal with chronic conditions? How can you improve your own and your family and friends' interactions with the health care syst...