2018 International Immunization Week

April 23, 2018

International Immunization Week

From April 23rd to the 29th, 2018.

During this international Immunization Week, Privamed wants to emphasize the importance of vaccination to its clients and general public.

Collective immunization has significantly reduced the impact of diseases in children and adults and prevented the outbreak of many serious diseases such as measles and rubella.

Vaccination protects you and your loved ones by strengthening your immune system.

At Privamed, a nurse will evaluate your needs and take into consideration your medical condition, your lifestyle, your living environment, your occupation and your personnal activities.

So take an appointment now to update your vaccination record and learn about the suggested vaccines fitted to your personal profile.

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November 1, 2016

The influenza virus is highly contagious and spreads easily from one person to another.

Since the virus changes constantly and the antibodies that fight the flu decrease considerably during the year, annual vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family against the disease and its many complications.

Privamed announces the start of its fourth vaccination campaign

New this year:

 In addition to our regular schedule, you can also make an appointment for you and your family on Thursday evening or Saturday morning to be vaccinated by a nurse!

The nurse will also take the time to review your immunization status and advise you about vaccines suggested by your state of health under the Quebec Immunization Protocol.

Make an appointment now — prevention is by far the best protection!

April 26, 2016

During World Immunization Week, PrivaMED would like to remind you of the importance of immunization.

Did you know that immunization helps save 2 to 3 million lives a year? The public health goal is to gradually eradicate infectious diseases and the risk of a global

At PrivaMED, we offer vaccines recommended by public health authorities and also a wide range of other vaccines that may be recommended in view of your health, lifestyle,

Make an appointment with a nurse to update your vaccine record and to learn more about which vaccines are appropriate to your personal profile.

Give yourself peace of mind!

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September 21, 2015

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the brain cells. Alzheimer’s causes a decline in memory and thinking ability. It also affects mood, emotions, behaviour and the ability to carry out normal daily activities.

Its development generally goes through certain stages, or phases, that will lead to changes in the lives of those with the disease and those of their families.

Alzheimer’s disease is, as yet, incurable and its development is irreversible. However, current treatments and the adoption of certain lifestyles can often significantly slow down the progress of the disease and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Here are a few warning signs:

  1. Memory loss that affects your everyday life
  2. Difficulties performing simple tasks
  3. Language problems
  4. Disorientation in time and place
  5. Diminished judgment
  6. Difficulties with abstract ideas
  7. Inappropriate storage of items
  8. Mood and behaviour changes
  9. Personality changes
  10. Loss of initiative

At Privamed, the nurse and doctor work together to answer all

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September 8, 2015

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition that affects approximately 4% of the adult population. There are three categories of ADHD: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Regardless of the category, ADHD can have significant repercussions on many aspects of your life (work, family, couple relationship, psychological, education, etc.), thus the importance of screening.

ADHD symptoms occur primarily in childhood, but can be controlled and/or compensated for up to adulthood. The symptoms often become apparent and bothersome only when a major change occurs.

Here are some ADHD symptoms:

  • Impulsiveness/Agitation
  • Procrastination
  • Difficulty with organization
  • Anxiety
  • Immaturity
  • Sleep disorder
  • Learning disorder
  • Dependence
  • Dangerous driving
  • Difficulties modulating the intensity of emotional responses

Because of the ADHD symptoms and their impact, many people with ADHD also suffer from low self-esteem and a chronic sense of under-performance. At Privamed, the nurse and doctor work together with you in order to:

July 28, 2015

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused most often by a viral infection. There are five types of hepatitis viruses, designated by the letters A, B, C, D and E.

The condition affects millions of people in the world and kills nearly 1.4 million people each year.

Today hepatitis A and hepatitis B can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines that have been available since 1982.

They are 95% effective in preventing infection and its chronic consequences.

Health Canada recommends vaccination for everyone.

Talk to our nurses about getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B.

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July 8, 2015

With the arrival of summer and extended periods of intense heat and humidity, the Privamed team is concerned about your health and urges you to be particularly careful when out in the sun.

What is heat stroke?

Heat stroke occurs when body temperature, local or general, rises above 37°C.

It is also called thermal fever or sunstroke. This is a life-threatening medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.

Here is a list of heat stroke symptoms:

  • Extremely high internal temperature – up to 41° C (106° F)
  • Dry, flushed, hot skin
  • Rapid pulse
  • Quick, shallow breathing
  • Headache
  • Confusion, strange behaviour
  • Possible loss of consciousness

If you suspect someone has heat stroke, the top priority is to immediately lower their body temperature. The best solution is to take the person out of direct sunlight and immerse them in cold water (river, creek, bathtub, etc.). If they are conscious and alert, get them to drink water or other liquids.

Sports drinks are best

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May 29, 2015

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The global smoking epidemic kills almost 6 million people annually, including over 600,000 non-smokers who die due to exposure to second-hand smoke.

Smoking affects almost all of the body’s organs and undermines the smoker’s health.

Also, it has been shown that smoking increases the risk of several types of cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung problems.

Privamed can make you more aware of the health risks linked to tobacco use by helping you change your habits and dependence on nicotine.

Make an appointment with your doctor and regain control of your health!

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