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Health tips from health professionals

Walking or playing outdoors without falling

It’s important to go walk and play outdoors. Being active outdoors makes you feel happier! It also reduces stress and anxiety, even in winter.

Extreme Cold: CAUTION

An extreme cold event is defined as a period when temperatures drop dramatically below normal. In general, health risks increase when wind chill values fall below -27 °C.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. It is odourless, colourless and tasteless. Its effects can occur well before you are aware of its presence. CO is dangerous for your health, even at low levels of exposure. When it gets into your body, CO replaces the oxygen in the blood, and prevents oxygen from feeding your body.

Is it the flu?

The flu is a respiratory infection that spreads very easily. The virus goes around every year. Do you know the symptoms of flu?

Is it gastro?

Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. It can be caused by a virus, bacteria or parasite that mostly goes around in fall and winter. You can avoid transmission and protect your loved ones.

Source : Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal

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Last Update : 01 July 2020