Health & Wellness
Depression is not a normal part of aging.
That’s the message behind a presentation next Tuesday (April 24) from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Valley Adult Learning Association office located in the former high school off Second Street East.
It is being put on by the Rainycrest Family Council and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
April 21-28, 2012 is National Immunization Awareness Week and the Northwestern Health Unit would like to remind everyone of the importance of immunization.
Thanks to immunization, many diseases are effectively and safely controlled, thus reducing the burden of illness in our communities.
No matter what our age, we never outgrow our need for immunizations.
A group of Grade 10 students from Fort Frances High School participated in the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program held at La Verendrye Hospital on March 30.
This program consists of a one-day workshop in which students experience the hardships and difficulties of being injured.
The Canadian Diabetes Association will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of insulin during its 2012 Diabetes Expo, which will make a stop in Fort Frances on Wednesday, April 18 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Adventure Inn ballroom.
The discovery of insulin has been hailed as the most significant medical discovery in Canadian history.
This year, the International Day of Pink will take place Wednesday, April 11 across Rainy River District.
On this day, communities can come together to celebrate diversity and work towards ending all forms of bullying and discriminatory behaviour.
As part of Ontario’s plan to improve services and supports for children and youth with mental health and addictions needs, the Ministry of Education will be phasing in initiatives over three years to support students and district school boards.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board received $20,000 to support professional learning opportunities.
Ontario’s “sunshine list” was released Friday and once again, it appears health care and education salaries comprise the bulk of those earning $100,000-plus in the region.
Riverside Health Care
Former Riverside CEO and president Wayne Woods’ salary went up more than $23,000 in 2011, as he earned $251,384.64 last year compared to $228,000 in 2010.
TORONTO—Higher tobacco taxes, mandatory phys. ed. credits throughout high school, and more health information on menus are a few recommendations in a new report aimed at the Ontario government.
For Theresa Dupuis, losing her vision was not the news she wanted to hear in her 60th year, but it was the reality that prevented her sisters from going blind.
“We would all be blind if I didn’t get my eyes checked,” said Dupuis when referring to two of her sisters, who were prompted to see an eye doctor after her diagnosis.
Ontario is making changes to the way it funds hospitals to ensure families get access to the right health care, at the right time, and in the right place.
The new patient-based funding model will see hospitals funded based on how many patients they see, the services they deliver, the quality of those services, and other specific community needs.