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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
April, 2021
  • In This Issue - April 2021
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: Shine A Light for Doctors May 1
  • UPDATE: Niagara Region Mental Health Group Treatment
  • Mental Health Referral Form
  • UPDATE: Get Checked - An Organized Cancer Screening Update
  • REVIEW: Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
  • REVIEW:  Respiratory Surveillance
  • REVIEW: Care For The Caregiver
  • FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY
  • MEDICAL ADVISORIES & MEMOS
March, 2021
  • In This Issue - March 2021
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: April is Oral Health Month!
  • UPDATE: SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern
  • UPDATE: Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care Program
  • REVIEW:  Respiratory Surveillance
  • REVIEW: A Message from the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
  • REVIEW: A Message from the Walker Family Cancer Centre
  • EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
  • EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
  • MEDICAL ADVISORIES & MEMOS
February, 2021
  • In This Issue - February 2021
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Variants of Concern
  • UPDATE: The Youth Vaping Epidemic
  • UPDATE: Let's Be Social!
  • REVIEW:  Respiratory Surveillance
January, 2021
  • In This Issue - January 2021
  • Physicians' Corner
  • UPDATE: Influenza Vaccine Products
  • UPDATE: Prenatal Services
  • REVIEW:  Respiratory Surveillance
  • REVIEW:  Syphilis Rates on the Rise in Niagara
  • REVIEW:  Niagara Parents - Supporting Families during COVID-19
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
  • PHYSICIANS' CORNER
  • 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
  • EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
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
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