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Icon of the event Repairing Organs Outside the Body
Thu Sep 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Earlier in January, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital removed severely infected lungs from a dying mother, keeping her alive without them for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive a life-saving lun...

Icon of the event Fire & Falls Prevention for Older Adults
Wed Sep 06, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Toronto Fire Services presentation to help you learn to stay safe in your home. Topics include *preventing a fire *placement of smoke and CO alarms *fire safety in high-rise buildings *causes of home fires *calling for help ...

Icon of the event The Robot Will See You Now: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Palmerston

Experts in various fields will discuss the ethical use of artificial intelligence in medicine and the issues surrounding, privacy, accuracy, and accountability....

Icon of the event Alcohol, Cannabis and the Forensic Science of Impaired Driving: Does 1+1=3?
Tue Sep 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

James Wigmore, internationally recognized forensic toxicologist and published author (at www.wigmoreonalcohol.com), will present various aspects of impaired driving as it relates to alcohol and cannabis, and discuss the propo...

Icon of the event Diabetes Sick Day Management Workshop
Mon Sep 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Do you struggle with knowing how to stay healthy during cold and flu season? Want to learn more about managing your diabetes when you are sick? Join us for a Diabetes Sick Day Management Workshop, brought to you by the West T...

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 easy steps to independence
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre

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 How to Maximize Your Brain Health
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Angela Troyer discusses the science behind brain health, and how to maximize brain health by adopting healthier lifestyle habits. Most people in their 50s, 60s and beyond notice changes in how well they learn and remembe...

Icon of the event Safe Winter Driving
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Free presentation for drivers...

Icon of the event Diabetes Prevention
Tue Sep 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Learn to recognize the signs of diabetes and what changes you can make to control the symptoms. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Register in person or by phone. Space is limited.

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 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 throu...