Physicians’ Update – June, 2015
Lyme Disease Update
- Prevention is key – advise people to take measures to avoid being bitten by ticks and to do a ‘full body tick check’ after being in natural areas
- Advise all patients to seek medical attention if symptoms of Lyme disease develop in the 30 days following a tick bite (whether or not the tick was acquired in a high risk area)
- Report all suspect and confirmed cases of Lyme disease to Ottawa Public Health
Immunization: A shot of prevention
- OPH is increasing surveillance activities by reviewing immunization records as part of a multi-phased immunization strategy.
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We gave Physicians’ Update a makeover!
We will now be sending out a monthly e-bulletin with article links. We hope you enjoy this new and improved way to read about our programs and services that can benefit your patients and your practice (e.g. free dental care for children and youth, early prenatal classes and supports for new parents in their homes, access to support to quit smoking, and many more services). Browse through the list of articles each month and read at your convenience. All articles will be archived and easily searched in our new blog.
The objective of this new format is to make it more user friendly so Browse, Click, Read, and Enjoy.
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