The Riverside Foundation for Health Care and Shoppers Drug Mart once again are partnering in an effort to raise funds in support of women’s whole health in Rainy River District through the 10th-annual “Tree of Life” campaign.
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“Urban Poling” has arrived in the district as a new way to get people up and moving.
It is a combination between cross-country skiing for the upper body and walking for the lower body, explained Aimee Beazley, the Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living program worker with the United Native Friendship Centre here.
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from Oct. 1-7.
This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding Support: Stay Connected.”
During World Breastfeeding Week 2011, the Northwestern Health Unit is encouraging new mothers to stay connected through local support groups, parenting programs, and the social media.
Hepatitis B is one of several viral infections that can affect the liver.
Hepatitis B is spread by contact with body fluids–blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and saliva—and can be passed to newborns from infected mothers.
At least half of those infected have no symptoms, but all of those who are infected can pass the virus on to other people.
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are diversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life.
Come and join us next Tuesday (Sept. 27) at 7 p.m. in Room 160 at Fort Frances High School.
A community walk and guest speaker will mark this year’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day locally.
Held every Sept. 9, local organizers are hoping to get the message out about the day and hopefully have even more people involved, noted Erin McMahon, aboriginal FASD and child nutrition worker with the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre here.
It’s not too late to sign up to participate in the annual “Ride for Memories,” a fundraiser for the local Alzheimer Society, which is set to go tomorrow.
The Northwestern Health Unit is advising the public that West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes have been identified from a trap in the Fort Frances area.
This is the first documented case of WNV-positive mosquitoes in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts this season.
The West Nile virus is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
We all know about the health consequences of tobacco use–but did you know that workplaces also suffer when they employ smokers?
Each smoker in the workplace costs their employer $3,396 per year in decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, increased insurance premiums, and additional expenses to maintain outdoor smoking areas.
Smokers looking for a breath of fresh air this summer won’t need to drive up the lake to get it, thanks to new funding for smoking cessation medications by the province.