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Oct 19, 2017

IPAC Week: Common office objects tested for bacteria

We asked Dr. Zain Chagla, infectious disease physician, to test some common objects that we touch daily for bacteria. In the video below, he swabs and tests a pen, mobile phone and tablet -- one passes, the other two fail. On Infection...
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Oct 19, 2017

Getting the flu may cost you and your company: Dr. Zain Chagla

Setting up flu shot clinics is an effective way for employers to reduce the financial impact of employees becoming sick with the flu.    Flu season is fast approaching, and as part of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Week, I wanted...
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Oct 16, 2017

Global Peer Support Day: The power of lived experience

Oct. 19, 2017 will be the third year in which the third Thursday in October will be celebrated as Global Peer Supporter Celebration/Appreciation.   They’re the bridge between treatment and understanding – peer supporters with lived...

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Oct 16, 2017

How clean is your dog’s ‘kiss’ and other uncomfortable questions you might not want to know the answer to

We asked St. Joe's Dr. Zain Chagla to look at some common beliefs related to infection prevention and control, including how we receive puppy love. His anwer might make you rethink kissing the pooch.     Some people allow their dogs...

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Oct 13, 2017

Get to know thrombosis, it may save your life: Dr. Douketis

Thrombosis Canada is marking World Thrombosis Day, Oct.3, 2017, by launching the #KNOWTHROMBOSIS campaign to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the condition's risk factors, and the warning signs and symptoms.    An estimated...

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