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2018 Aerial Spray Program in Peel Region

The City of Mississauga will be conducting an aerial spray treatment to prevent tree defoliation by gypsy moth caterpillars and fall cankerworms. Health Impacts only in sensitive persons: skin rashes, upper respiratory tract irritation, NO reports of cancer or groundwater contamination. Cautions: Bring outdoor items inside, Remain indoors, Wash outdoor items, Leave air conditioners closed....


Allergy Testing

Allergy Season is coming up. Avoid getting symptoms like sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy and runny eyes, and increased allergic asthma symptoms. Book your Allergy Testing for environmental allergies at our Clinic. It is OHIP-covered and performed by appointments only. No needles will be used and it can be done for kids and adults. Please call...

free diabetes management service at howden medical pharmacy in brampton

Diabetes Signs

There are many signs and symptoms that can indicate diabetes. Signs and symptoms can include the following: Unusual thirst Frequent urination Weight change (gain or loss) Extreme fatigue or lack of energy Blurred vision Frequent or recurring infections Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet Trouble...


Whooping cough Vaccination in Pregnancy

NACI has just recently recommended Tdap ( Adacel or Boostrix) vaccine in every pregnancy between 27-32 weeks of gestation irrespective of previous immunization history due to rapid waning of pertussis maternal antibodies. It can be also administered as early as 13 weeks gestation up to time of delivery. It takes 4 weeks for the peak...


Confirmed Measles Case in Peel Region

In February 2018, Public Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a young adult with a recent travel history to a measles-endemic country. Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease presenting with fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rash. Howden Medical Clinic provides all necessary vaccines to all Brampton residents. Please visit...


Lyme Disease-Positive Ticks in Peel

Blacklegged ticks are the only ticks carrying Lyme disease bacteria so-called ‘Borrelia burgdorferi’ in Ontario. They are mostly active in early spring (April) and fall (October). Lyme is transmitted by both adult and immature ticks, nymphs. The characteristic rash of Lyme disease is called “erythema migrans” greater than 5cm with low-grade fever, fatigue, headache and...


Newer Shingles Vaccine

A new herpes zoster (HZ) subunit vaccine (HZ/su) appears to be more effective especially among elderly and longer duration of protection and less costly than the currently used live attenuated HZ vaccine (ZVL) at all ages, a new study published online January 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the...


Misuse and Abuse of Antidiarrheal Loperamide- January 2018

FDA announced new action to combat the growing problem of abuse and misuse of the opioid-based antidiarrheal medication loperamide (Imodium). In 2016, the FDA warned about life-threatening cardiac events, including QT interval prolongation, torsades de pointes or other ventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and cardiac arrest, with loperamide misuse and abuse. The FDA notes that some individuals...


Shortage of EpiPen (0.3 mg) auto-injector in Canada

Pfizer Canada has advised Health Canada that there is currently a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors in the 0.3 mg format (DIN ‪00509558‬). The shortage is reported to be due to a manufacturing disruption and is currently anticipated to be resolved by ‪March 2, 2018‬. According to Pfizer, the shortage does not impact EpiPen Jr (0.15...


Flu on the Rise

There is high respiratory illness activity in Peel. To date, Region of Peel-Public Health has received 466 reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza. Majority of cases remain to be Influenza A(H3N2). Protect yourself with Flu Vaccine at our Clinic.


LDL&Cardiovascular Risk

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), even at levels now considered normal, is independently associated with early atherosclerosis in middle-aged patients without conventional cardiovascular risk factors.


OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare

  OHIP+ will provide drug coverage for children and youth who are covered by OHIP and aged 24 and under. OHIP+ begins January 1, 2018.


Ear Infection

Despite observed increased β-lactamase-producing Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) carriage in the nasopharynx, amoxicillin remains the treatment of choice for young children with acute otitis media.


Peel Region Residents

Low risk of infection including hepatitis B and C, HIV in 1000 of Peel Residents who received treatment at a surgical facility in Burlington called Ontario Institute of Facial Surgery. Contact your health care provider to be tested if you have been treated in this facility.


Important Safety Information on ALESSE 21 and ALESSE 28: Packages Containing Broken or Split Tablets

Health Canada and Pfizer Canada Inc. have received reports for packages of ALESSE 21 and ALESSE 28 where the blister packages contained a single active (pink) tablet that was broken. This could reduce the dose of hormones and potentially result in an unintended pregnancy due  to insufficient action of the contraceptive hormones levonorgestrel and ethinyl...


Opioid Use

Health Canada strengthens safety information for all opioid drugs Health Canada held a Scientific Advisory Panel on Opioid Use and Contraindications, to consider whether the current contraindications for opioid use are sufficient, or whether labelling updates and other actions may be needed to reduce risks to Canadians. After thoroughly assessing the Panel’s recommendations, Health Canada is...

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