The virus that causes the COVID-19 illness is spread from person to person mainly through the spray that people cough or sneeze out. Singing, shouting and perhaps breathing very heavily may produce the same mist and so may also increase the risk.
Have you come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 and don’t know what to do? Do you need to self-isolate and require support? With the list of coronavirus-related symptoms constantly changing, are you unsure if you’re infected?
As concerns rise over the well-being of people in Canada, leading mental health and substance use organizations are highlighting the value of virtual care services for managing issues related to mental health and substance use during the pandemic.
June 26th marks the second edition of National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day. The goal of the day is to get Canadians talking about cancer wellness. This year, COVID-19 makes including wellness in the oncology treatment plan more important than ever.
As restaurants are reopening, new questions arise. Is it safe to go? The answer is yes, but... I wouldn’t wait in line but make certain that I can go right in or wait in my car until my table is ready.
The following column appeared in an August 2005 edition of The Suburban. I think we are all gamblers, taking unnecessary risks, being lulled into complacency by declining numbers of new COVID-19 cases. I believe we may still get another round of infections that can lead to many more deaths.
In an ideal world where everyone is psychologically evolved, conflicts would be handled with compassion, great communication, and emotional intelligence. Instead, sometimes our conflicts are a hot mess of passive aggression, miscommunication, and avoidance. One of the things I notice is th…
It must be confusing when you hear one thing from your local authorities and another from the World Health Organization (WHO) — especially when they seem to contradict each other.
National Blood Donor Week (June 8-14) was an opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to all donors and partners across the country for their commitment, agility and lifesaving contributions to Canada’s Lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the year.
Smoking is the best-known risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating lung condition that can severely limit a person’s day-to-day activities. But curiously, only a minority of lifelong smokers develops the disease, while non-smokers represent more than 25% o…
As if there wasn’t already enough to deal with, our emergency rooms are back to the overcapacity situation that they had been in pre-pandemic. The daily number of new patients coming to be seen in our emergency rooms is lower than they were back in January and early February, but the hospita…
A new study suggests that hydroxychloroquine is not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 in individuals exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease. This is the main conclusion of the first double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of hydroxychloroqui…
The recent heat wave has added a new set of concerns with how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the COVID-19-causing virus.
I wrote this column several years ago when we had the H5N1 virus. Certain conditions that existed then still do now with COVID-19. We got out of that one, as for this one, we can only keep our fingers crossed – that is after we wash them!
One of the questions being asked is whether people need to wear gloves to safely return to their normal activities. The simple answer is no, unless your job already required that you wear gloves — such as food handlers.
The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is currently looking for 300 health professionals and workers in Quebec to participate in a unique study on the “ Factors associated with burnout in Quebec health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: an observational study”.
The hectic pace of modern life forces us to perform in all areas. Our brain that is constantly on, working overtime, has many needs.
The CIUSSS Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CCOMTL) has chosen EQ Care to collaborate on an innovative Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (dCBT) pilot project for patients on the waiting list for psychotherapy treatment, immediately improving access to mental health services for resident…