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February 2019

Measles

February 26, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting, Featured | Tags: Measles

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Measles is a serious and contagious disease. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others too.

There is currently a measles outbreak in Vancouver. Measles is a very serious and contagious illness that can spread through the air from an infected person. If infected you may develop a cough, fever, runny nose and inflamed eyes. A red rash can appear on your face, neck, arms and legs. 

How do I protect myself against measles?

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Canada’s New Food Guide: Understanding Plant-based Protein Foods

February 5, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Health Canada released a new Canada’s Food Guide last month, which likely isn’t news to you since it received a large amount of media coverage across all platforms.

This blog post is the first in a series of four posts about Canada’s new Food Guide, which was released by Health Canada on January 22. Check back here each Tuesday for more information on our new dietary guidelines.

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