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Caring For Your Feet [English] Permalink Public

People with diabetes are at increased risk for foot problems. High blood glucose can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet. Following this list of things to do and not to do will help manage your foot care. (English) Colour

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262236
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) [English] Permalink Public

Many people report feeling sadder in late autumn and winter, blaming this tendency on the shortening of daylight hours and colder temperatures. However, some people develop a more intense sadness known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression. SAD is characterized by symptoms of lethargy, decreased interest in and withdrawal from usual activities, oversleeping, and overeating. (English)

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Suicide [English] Permalink Public

Suicide rates have been rising in Canada for many decades, especially among the youth and the elderly. This fact sheet covers warning signs, suicide facts, and suggestions on how to help. (English)

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Getting Help for Mental Illnesses [English] Permalink Public

The signs of mental or emotional distress in people may be obvious or extremely subtle. The best way to know if you might have a mental illness is if you’re not feeling, thinking or acting like yourself. (English)

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Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies [English] Permalink Public

When dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency, intervention by people or agencies other than one's physician may be required. If there is a severe enough disruption in one's ability to maintain a basic level of functioning, it may require the support of a mental health emergency team or, in some cases, the assistance of the police. This fact sheet discusses the ways in which family can help and the rights of individuals involuntarily admitted to a specific health centre. (English)

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Improving Mental Health [English] Permalink Public

While society always promotes the importance of good physical health, there needs to be an increased focus on positive mental health. This fact sheet includes tips for improving one's mental health and reducing stress. (English)

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Diet and Kidney Stones [English] Permalink Public

This fact sheet explains the different types of kidney stones and strategies to prevent them from occurring. (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
262541
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Dialysis and Care of Your Fistula/Graft [English] Permalink Public

Caring for your fistula or graft is an important part of a kidney patient's disease management. This pamphlet provides information on keeping one's fistula/graft clean, and what to do before and after dialysis. (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
255744
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Understanding Substance Use [English] Permalink Public

Psychoactive substances include alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, some medications, and caffeine. How these substances are used, how often they are used, how much is used, and the settings in which they are used all contribute to how each substance affects the body and mind. This fact sheet provides examples of this and information on how to minimize the harm associated with using these substances. (English)

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Cannabis (Marijuana) [English] Permalink Public

A fact sheet discussing this drug in detail, including the recreational and medicinal uses. (English)

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