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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Toronto Mayor John Tory says the city needs more federal funding to help with an influx of refugees in the city recently. In the month of January alone, Toronto shelters saw 800 refugees ask for help, that’s up 80% from the same time last year. Councillor Joe Mihevc will join the show to discuss. Mayor Tory also said it was important that refugees follow the legal process to get into Canada. Immigration lawyer Guidy Mamman stops by to discuss.
Billy Cheung of the Ontario Pharmacists Association talks about how pharmacists can help as you transition in or out of hospital. It’s common for your medications to change when you are admitted to, or discharged from the hospital. Whether it’s a new medication added to your routine, a medication that was stopped while you were in the hospital, or a change in dose with something you’ve been taking for a while, it’s important to know what you’re taking and why when you enter or leave the hospital. Your local pharmacist and the hospital pharmacists all play a role in making sure you and the members of your healthcare team have the best, most accurate information about what you should be taking and when.
John Papastergiou – February 16
From osteoporosis and diabetes to flu shots and seasonal wellness, pharmacy clinic days are a great way to learn more about important health topics while getting to know your pharmacy team. Many Ontario pharmacies offer free clinics throughout the year. But why should you take advantage of these events? And what can you expect when you do? John Papastergiou of the Ontario Pharmacists Association talks about clinic days and how they can help you achieve your health goals. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Dr. Zach Levine – February 8
It’s easy to keep on track while in your regular routine and have access to your family practitioner, but it’s a much bigger challenge to stay healthy while you are traveling. Dr. Zach Levine, Fight Back with Libby Znaimer’s resident medical expert, will join us to talk about some of the ways you can keep healthy if you’re heading out of the country. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Tyler Charlebois – December 19
It’s been a busy 2016 in the trades, even busier for those who regulate and promote skilled trades like Carpentry, Mechanics, and plumbing. Tyler Charlebois, the director of Marketing and Communications for the Ontario College of Trade is in studio to give a recap of 2016 in the trades. Click here to listen to the podcast
Jan MacVinnie – December 6
Facing cancer is hard. Facing cancer during the holidays may be even harder. People have many questions and they need answers fast. Jan MacVinnie, Manager of Cancer Information Service at The Canadian Cancer Society joins Libby. Call 1-888-939-3333 for more information or visit cancer.ca/libby. Click here to listen to the podcast.