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Icon of the event Stress Management through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Please join us for this stress relieving series. Feel transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. Two methods of meditation will be taught and practised: one using the br...

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 20
Tue Apr 10
Tue Apr 24
Tue May 08
Tue May 22
Icon of the event Understanding Depression in a Social, Psychological and Biological Context
Mon Mar 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The word depression is used a lot, but what does that mean? This talk will explore depression from different contexts and the various factors that can lead to it. We will delve into social, psychological and biological contri...

Icon of the event Keto Diet and Fasting
Wed Mar 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join Naturopathic Doctor Nadia Brito Pateguana as she explores Low-Carb diet and Intermittent Fasting. This approach can help people overcome Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome conditions such as Obesity, Diabetes, Fa...

Icon of the event Kindergarten Readiness-EarlyON Child & Family Centre
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

(Ages 3-4) Children participate in small group learning experiences that support kindergarten expectations. Parents participate in workshops regarding healthy child development and school routines. Register in person or by ca...

Upcoming Dates:
Fri Apr 06
Fri Apr 13
Fri Apr 20
Fri Apr 27
Fri May 04
Icon of the event Not Your Granddad's Weed: The Forensic Science of Cannabis (Part 1)
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Jim Wigmore, an internationally recognized forensic toxicologist, expert witness and author who has retired from the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto after 29 years of service, will be at the Barbara Frum Branch to pres...

Icon of the event Living and Learning With Baby-Toronto Public Health
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

A Toronto Public Health program where parents meet to talk about adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, caring for a sick child and community resources. (Ages-6 weeks-6 months) Register in person or by calling Toronto Pub...

Upcoming Dates:
Thu Apr 12
Thu Apr 19
Thu Apr 26
Thu May 03
Thu May 10
Icon of the event Cognitive Screening: What is it, Who needs it, and What does it Mean?
Tue Apr 17, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Linda Mah defines what is meant by "cognitive screening" and reviews guidelines used by physicians to determine if a patient needs to be cognitively screened (or not). She discusses how screening test results are used by ...

Icon of the event An Update in Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment
Wed Apr 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Sharon Cohen, MD, FRCPC, Toronto Memory Program, discusses new opportunities to intervene earlier in the Alzheimer's disease process and how risk for Alzheimer's disease can be assessed. Amyloid and tau scans, genetic t...

Icon of the event Senior drivers & the licence renewal process
Tue May 01, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

By attending this presentation, attendees will learn about: ...

Icon of the event Doctor's in Denial - a Reading with author Joel Lexchin
Tue May 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Doctors in Denial examines the relationship between the Canadian medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry, and explains how doctors have become dependents of the drug companies instead of champions of patients' heal...

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