Project takes on dental elder abuse

Dr. Natalie Archer is intimately aware of the latest form of elder abuse, especially when she hears the excuses from the caregivers of some of her older patients. “Well, my dad doesn’t talk, so he doesn’t need to have dentures,” the local dentist recounted. Or, “She’s been on IV fluids, so she just drinks out of […]

Danforth restaurant moves on from hepatitis A scare

Regular customers of The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar don’t appear to be worried about the recent hepatitis A scare. On April 11, Toronto Public Health issued a warning to customers of the juice bar, located at 348 Danforth Ave. Health officials said an employee had tested positive for the virus and anyone who’d drunk juice at the restaurant from March 17 to April 2 should be vaccinated. Customer Yan Fossat didn’t seem alarmed. “If they had found (the virus), it’s probably much safer now,” Fossat said.

Pediatrician recommends immunization against measles

Pediatrician Hilary de Veber finds herself administering explanations as often as vaccinations, particularly if parents are uncertain about their effectiveness. “I listen to their concern,” she said at her practice on Coxwell Avenue. “Some patients are very far away from vaccination.” In the wake of Toronto Public Health’s confirmation of eight measles cases in Toronto, […]