Stop! Clean Your Hands!

Hand cleaning is very simple. It is the best way to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses such as the flu and MRSA after you’ve touched a potentially contaminated surface at the gym, at work or school, or at home or if you are dealing with a nasty cold. recommends that we clean our hands for at least 20 … Read More

Prevent Antibiotic Resistance At Home

Do you know that certain antibiotics no longer work on certain bacteria? This is because we often use antibiotics incorrectly and too often. We need to prevent this problem from getting worse. What can we do? As a patient, ask if tests will be done to make sure the right antibiotic is prescribed. Take antibiotics exactly as the doctor tells … Read More

What is Enterovirus D68?


  Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a respiratory infection related to the common cold virus. North America has seen an increase in cases since August of this year, with some cases just recently appearing in Ontario. It is not a new virus but had occurred infrequently in the past. It can spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing, by … Read More