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The Physicians' Newsletter covers a range of topics of interest to primary care professionals including:

  • Up-to-date clinical information
  • Trends in the medical community
  • Surveillance data
  • Platform to promote primary care events
  • Review of community programs / services to benefit your patients
Past IssueTopics
December, 2020
  • In This Issue - December 2020
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: IPAC Checklist for Clinics During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • UPDATE: Mailed Smoking Cessation Programs with Free NRT
  • UPDATE: New High Intensity Supports at Home, Community Paramedicine Program
  • REVIEW:  Respiratory Surveillance
November, 2020
  • In This Issue - November 2020
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: Welcome New Physicians To Niagara!
  • UPDATE: Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
  • UPDATE: West Nile Virus
  • REVIEW:  Respiratory Surveillance
  • REVIEW: Youth Mental Health & Addictions Service
October, 2020
  • In This Issue - October 2020
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: Niagara's Primary Care Advisory & Liaison Group - Call for Applicants
  • UPDATE: The Pandemic & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • UPDATE: Antivirals in Congregate Settings for the 2020-2021 Influenza Season
  • REVIEW:  Respiratory Surveillance
  • REVIEW: Niagara EMS Palliative Care Team (PAL)
  • REVIEW:  November is Fall Prevention Month
September, 2020
  • In This Issue - September 2020
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: It's Time to Get Checked! Cancer Screening Resumption
  • REVIEW: Breastfeeding & COVID-19
  • REVIEW:  Mental Health Telemedicine Service
  • REVIEW:  Vaccine Storage, Handling & Returns
  • FREE TRAINING: Breastfeeding- Making a Difference (Level 1)
August, 2020
  • In This Issue - August 2020
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: New Resources Available for Niagara Parents
  • UPDATE: Supporting Patients with Alzheimer's
  • REVIEW: Suicide Prevention
  • REVIEW: Rabies in Niagara
  • FREE CME TRAINING: Vaccine Hesitancy - Supporting Families in Vaccine Decision-Making
July, 2020
  • In This Issue - July 2020
  • UPDATE: Niagara's Face Covering By-law
  • UPDATE: Vision Screening Recommendations for Infants & Young Children
  • UPDATE: Oral Health Care for Seniors
  • UPDATE: Mental Health & Addictions Services in Niagara
  • REVIEW: Public Health Service Closures & Disruptions
  • REVIEW: Foodborne Illness Investigations
  • REVIEW: Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection as Relates to Novel Respiratory Infections
June, 2020
  • In This Issue - June 2020
  • MESSAGE:  Gayane Hovhannisyan, MD MPH, PhD, FRCPC, Associate Medical Officer of Health (Acting)  
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Information Line
  • UPDATE: Diseases of Public Health Significance List
  • REVIEW: Addressing Stigma in the Health System
  • REVIEW: Niagara Region Mental Health Services
  • REVIEW: Recommend the HPV Vaccine
  • FREE ONLINE TRAINING: The Empathy Effect - Countering Bias to Improve Health Outcomes
May, 2020
  • In This Issue - May 2020
  • MESSAGE:  Dr. Andrea Feller, Associate Medical Officer of Health 
  • UPDATE: Adverse Childhood Experiences During COVID-19
  • UPDATE: Screening and Referring to COVID-19 Testing Centres
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Has Slowed Human Activities But Not Rabies
  • REVIEW: Information During COVID-19
  • REVIEW: Tips for Managing Tick Bites
  • REVIEW: The Nurse-Family Partnership
April, 2020
  • In This Issue - April 2020
  • MESSAGE:  Dr. Gayane Hovhannisyan, Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health 
  • UPDATE: May 1 is Doctors Day!
  • UPDATE: Public Health Information Line
  • REVIEW: Surveillance and Testing
  • REVIEW: Parent Support During COVID-19
  • REVIEW: Smoking and Vaping During COVID-19
March, 2020
  • In This Issue - March 2020
  • MESSAGE:  Dr. Andrea Feller, MD, MS, FAAP, FACPM, Associate Medical Officer of Health 
  • UPDATE: Public Health Information Line
  • UPDATE: Report to Public Health
  • REVIEW: Niagara Health Assessment Centres
  • REVIEW: Self-Isolation Recommendations for Patients
  • REVIEW: Specimen Collection and Transport
February, 2020
  • In This Issue - February 2020
  • MESSAGE:  Dr. Gayane Hovhannisyan, MD, MPH, PhD, FRCPC, Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health 
  • UPDATE: Syphilis, Chlamydia & Gonorrhea
  • UPDATE: Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) & Emergency Contraception
  • UPDATE: Now Available - Vaping, E-Cigarettes & Cannabis Evidence Summaries
  • REVIEW: Respiratory Surveillance
January, 2020
  • In This Issue - January 2020
  • UPDATE: Live Chat with a Public Health Nurse
  • UPDATE: Changes to Prenatal Education offered by Public Health
  • UPDATE: NEW Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
  • REVIEW: Respiratory Surveillance
  • REVIEW: Infection Prevention and Control, Disinfectants, Devices, and Decision Making
  • REVIEW: Help your Patients Quit Smoking This Year!
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