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Health Advice

Watch out for extreme summer heat

"Extreme heat" has been defined by the public health authorities as heat events that are most likely to have an impact on vulnerable people’s health. The criteria for extreme heat vary from region to region across Canada.

During the holiday season, avoid emergency wards

The holiday season is a whirlwind of festivities that requires taking a number of precautions if you want to avoid disease. In this holiday season, people are encouraged more than ever to wisely use the public health services, and to avoid overcrowding emergency wards.

For example, in the case of a flu, a cold or gastroenteritis, it is recommended to call first the Info-Santé telephone service, your Health Center, which can be reached at 811 in the Gatineau area.