An advisory committee, developed through a partnership with the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and the Northwestern Health Unit, will host its first event here tomorrow (June 7).
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The Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts is looking for volunteers to help out with some of its upcoming activities.
These include distributing the cash calendars and selling them at a variety of fairs, distributing posters in the Fort Frances area, and carrying out a few administration projects.
The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, Seven Generations Education Institute, and Fort Frances Family Health Team have teamed up to plan a health symposium.
Entitled “For the Health of It,” the event will take place next Thursday (June 2) from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous here.
It is open to the public.
The Heart & Stroke Foundation’s “Big Bike” scooted through town last Thursday afternoon, carrying with it a variety of local residents who collectively raised nearly $6,000 for the cause.
Money raised will go towards promoting health initiatives locally, as well as supporting advances in medical procedures such as less-invasive heart surgery.
Remember your vision health!
May is CNIB Vision Health Month—a time for Canadians to take control of their eye health.
Every 12 minutes, another Canadian begins to lose their sight. This can happen to anyone at any point in their lifetime, bringing challenges they might never have imagined.
Brian McCoy is appealing to people’s sweet tooth to raise funds for this year’s “Relay for Life,” which will take place overnight on June 24 at Fort Frances High School.
Made from purchased candy melts, the local resident is creating white chocolate-type candy on a stick in the shape of ribbons.
Sunglasses are widely considered a wardrobe essential along with shoes and handbags, but it’s easy to forget they also serve a more important purpose: to protect our eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation celebrated Cancer Awareness Month last week with the announcement of the 2011 Northern Cancer Fund grants, which totalled $890,057 for cancer care in Thunder Bay and across the region.
Children’s smiles are being affected by drinking liquid sugar, which can come in the form of pop, sports drinks, and beverages with added sugar.
These choices of sugar-laden beverages are some of the culprits of increased levels of decay in area children.
Ontario is now allowing accredited optometrists to prescribe drugs for the treatment of several eye conditions and diseases, including glaucoma and infections.
The change in rules took effect last Thursday, and is being hailed by local optometrists as something that will reduce duplication in the health-care system while saving patients time and travel.