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2017

It takes a community to combat senior loneliness and depression

May 4, 2017

The National Institute on Aging and the Canadian Public Health Association concur: Seniors living in North America are currently experiencing better health longevity now than during any other time in the past century.


Statistics Canada to examine health of Peterborough-area residents

May 3, 2017

National organizations such as the Canadian Public Health Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation have shown their support for the survey.


Canadian Health Measures Survey to examine health of Peterborough residents

May 3, 2017

Well-known national organizations, such as the Canadian Public Health Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, have shown their support for the survey.


Why stop with pot? Let’s decriminalize all drugs

April 10, 2017

Decriminalizing drugs is not a radical idea – at least not once you dispense with the hysteria. Mainstream groups like the Canadian Public Health Association support decriminalization because, when you look at the science dispassionately, it works.


Family doc's hip hop video urges safe sex for seniors

March 21, 2017

Ian Culbert, the executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, says the problem of STI’s among seniors is not a new one, but it’s still not a topic getting talked about much.

Seniors are often surviving longer than their marriages do, and many are staying healthy and staying sexually active, often with more than one partner.

“Seniors are aging well, staying healthy longer, and being sexually active is just a normal part of human development,” Culbert told CTV News Channel from Ottawa Tuesday.

If seniors aren’t using condoms and getting STI…


Heat and health: Doctors taking the pulse of the planet on climate change

March 21, 2017

To be fair, Canadian doctors have spoken out on the dangers of climate change; both the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Medical Association have taken stands.


Canadian protest calls for end to prohibition amid overdose epidemic

March 4, 2017

In 2014, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) called for a new approach, decriminalising illicit drugs and emphasising harm reduction.

The CPHA recommended a public health approach “based on the principles of social justice, attention to human rights and equity, evidence-informed policy and practice, and addressing the underlying determinants of health.”


17 people now infected amid mumps outbreak, Toronto Public Health confirms

February 24, 2017

The condition is "very painful" and, in rare cases, can lead to sterility or decreased reproductive capacity, said Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association.

"It's always concerning to see outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases because we have the tools to prevent them," Culbert said.

He noted that when the vaccine for mumps was first introduced in 1970, the initial recommendation was for a single dose — but two doses has been the recommendation since 1996.

Anyone born before then may be "underimmunized" and at…