Quebec COVID-19 self-care guide
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(Gouvernement du Québec) — Your home is your primary care centre. The purpose of this guide is to help you in taking the best decisions for your own health and the health of your close friends and family during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

This guide will enable you to:

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Doctors say loss of sense of smell might be Covid-19 symptom
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(Jacqueline Howard and Jack Guy/ CNN) — Doctors in the United States on Sunday called for the loss of sense of smell and taste to be added to the “list of screening tools” for Covid-19.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery said symptoms of anosmia, or lack of sense of smell, and dysgeusia, or lack of   …

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Drive-thru COVID-19 screening clinic to open at Place des Festivals in Montreal
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(CTV News) — As of Monday at 8 a.m. a new drive-thru COVID-19 screening testing facility will open at Place des Festivals in downtown Montreal.

It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and people can come by car or can walk to the site.

The city will close roads in the area including Maisonneuve Blvd. where cars will line up on heading east to west,  …

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COVID-19 diagnostic tool
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The information presented here is for informational purposes only.

(NOTE: To switch to English, click on the ENG button in the upper right corner of the quiz)

This tool does not replace the judgment of a healthcare professional.

If in doubt or for any more information, do not hesitate to contact the Quebec COVID-19 information line by   …

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They’re living with an invisible illness. Social distancing will save their lives
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(Christina Zdanowicz/ CNN) — While there’s concern for the elderly catching coronavirus, there’s another high-risk group that has nothing to do with age.

People with underlying medical conditions are also more likely to become seriously ill if they get it. Some of them are young and most of them may not look sick   …

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How to stay physically and mentally healthy while COVID-19 has you stuck at home
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — Most health advice can be boiled down to simple behaviors, like eating a balanced diet, exercising and getting good sleep.

During a pandemic like COVID-19, these actions are especially crucial for maintaining you physical and mental well-being. But social distancing complicates things. How are you supposed  …

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Cannabis edibles pose serious risks to our kids
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(Anita Srivastava/ The Conversation) — In October 2019, Health Canada approved the sale of cannabis edibles, topicals and extracts for early 2020. Let us hope that one of Health Canada’s New Year’s resolutions is to do a better job of regulating cannabis and protecting the public, and in particular youth, from harm.

Cannabis edibles  …

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COVID-19: Quebec doctors encouraged to consult with patients by phone or virtually
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(Canadian Press) — The medical world is adapting to the outbreak of COVID-19. General practitioners in Quebec will be able to conduct consultations by telephone or virtually as of Monday, in order to expose medical staff and patients less to the new coronavirus.

The Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ) informed   …

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COVID-19: Quebec nurses given power to write a note if you need to miss work because of coronavirus
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(Basem Boshra/ CTV News) — The Quebec College of Physicians on Friday announced it has authorized the province’s nurses to write notes to employers for people who need to miss work due to COVID-19.

The order specifically grants nurses the power to write notes to authorize people to be off work for 14 days, the length of the recommended  …

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