Booklets

Simply Health: Podiatry - Healthy Feet Need a Podiatrist! (2004)

This is one in a series of booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors discuss how to take care of the feet and describe a variety of common foot ailments. They also explain the role of a podiatrist, a foot specialist who can treat problems and provide advice for keeping feet healthy.

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2011-10-25

Simply Health: Hearing - What is Hearing Loss? (2009)

This is one in a series of booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors explain how the ear works and describe the signs of hearing loss. They also describe basic and advanced hearing tests and discuss the devices available to cope with hearing loss.

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2011-10-21

Menopause: What is it? A booklet for women (2003)

This booklet has been prepared by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors explain what happens to a woman’s body during menopause; offer tips for dealing with symptoms like hot flashes; and provide suggestions for staying healthy during and after menopause.

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2011-10-21

Healthy Living Cookbook (2009)

The recipes in this booklet were provided by women who took part in a project called Healthy Living: Preventing Type II Diabetes in Immigrant Women and their Families.

The recipes come from countries around the world and are grouped into categories of salads and starters, main courses, and desserts.

The authors have also included definitions of common cooking terms.

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2011-02-08

Simply Health: Eyesight - See with Healthy Eyes (2009)

This is one in a series of booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

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2011-02-01

Simply Health: The Breast - Health for Women (2009)

This is one in a series of booklets prepared by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors describe the parts of the breast; offer tips for keeping breasts healthy; explain how to do a breast self examination; and outline what is involved in a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy.

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2011-01-27

Household Hints (1993)

This booklet is divided into sections on the kitchen; laundry and cleaning; the bathroom; beauty tips; medical hints; auto tips; and useful things to keep in the house. The author includes tips for choosing produce and stocking up on cleaning supplies.

The booklet is not designated as being at a particular reading level. It is clearly written but the vocabulary is not easy and, in some instances, can be challenging.

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2010-05-21

Meetings: a Guide to Holding a Meeting (1997)

This guide, by and for learners, was developed in The Leadership for Learners project of the Prince Edward Island Literacy Alliance. It explains the role of the chair, the agenda, minutes, making decisions, choosing a time and place, meeting guidelines, and more.

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1997-01-01

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