Health

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Lyme disease and tick surveillance in Toronto

Collecting ticks in potential tick habitats for testing is part of TPH's regular surveillance. For more information on Lyme disease and how to avoid exposure to ticks, see Toronto Public Health's fact sheet (Maladie de Lyme - fiche de renseignements).
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TPH releases 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report, A Healthy City for All, showcases the impact that TPH has in reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the whole population. The full report also details achievements, as well as programs and services delivered in 2014.

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Artificial turf in Toronto

Artificial turf is increasingly being used in places like sports fields, child care facilities and streetscapes in Toronto. To learn more about artificial turf and the impacts it has on our health and environment read TPH's health impact assessment.

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Health Impacts of Gambling Expansion in Toronto

Toronto City Council has asked the City Manager to consult the public on expanding gambling at Woodbine racetrack. Toronto Public Health previously reviewed the impacts of gambling expansion in 2012/2013 in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Income and Health Inequity

Toronto Public Health analyzed differences in health between income groups and changes in health inequities over time. The Unequal City 2015 report demonstrates that Toronto residents don't have equal opportunities to be healthy, and that income continues to play an important role in health inequities.

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Here you can find translated information about a wide range of health topics in your language.