Need info on deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website can help
Looking for information about blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website has the information you need.
A quicker, easier way to book an appointment with a family doctor
If you need to see a family doctor, the Quebec Medical Appointment Scheduler (RVSQ) lets you conveniently book an appointment online.
Can our friendly antibiotics become our foes?
Does a sneeze or cough send you reaching for self-prescribed antibiotics? Trying to fight the common cold or flu by taking leftover prescription medication can be dangerous, including adverse interactions with other drugs.
What you should know before you huff and puff the green stuff
Marijuana is legal in Canada, but is it safe for you? Maybe not, says a mental health expert at CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, so ask your doctor.
Don’t just flush your old medications – dispose of them properly
If you haven’t organized your medicine cabinet in a while, don’t delay; your expired or unused drugs need to go. Opioid abuse can occur in homes where unused drugs are discovered and consumed by children.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with smart selections this holiday season
Watching your weight, but tempted by holiday treats? No problem. With a little planning and willpower, you can still indulge at the sweet table this season. JGH Nutritionist Patricia Urrico offers tips on what it takes to celebrate sensibly.
Don’t let your backpack backstab you!
Your backpack shouldn’t feel like a stab in the back! Get some insight from an occupational therapist on what makes a backpack comfortable.
Keep your digestive tract on track!
Want to keep your digestive tract on track? Forget those trendy smoothie cleanses and tea detoxes. Instead, eat more fibre, keep hydrated and do what you can to reduce stress.
Fighting the debilitating effects of anxiety
Anxiety is a normal emotional reaction that motivates people to respond to a problem, but can interfere with daily activities, work and interpersonal relations, and it can contribute to illness.
Bottoms up! Keeping hydrated is as important in winter as in summer
When the days are warm, it’s second nature for many of us to keep our water bottles handy. But it’s also crucial to stay hydrated when we’re being hit with arctic winds and a dumping of snow.