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Inaugural health fair held at high school

The local Voyageur Lions Club held the first-ever “Healthy Futures Fair” at Fort Frances High School last Thursday, with the focus being on prevention and early detection of disease.

“It’s important for students to learn about what to watch out for and how to stay healthy,” stressed Carol Ewacha, a club member and retired nurse who spearheaded the event.

’Flu season here similar

Influenza, or the ’flu, is a disease caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever, body aches, severe fatigue, and cough.

Symptoms generally last up to a week, but it may be two or more weeks before a person feels well again.

Some people with the ’flu may experience vomiting or diarrhea, but if these are the only symptoms, a person likely has some other type of infection.

Students challenged to make schools healthier

Students are being encouraged to show how they can make their schools healthier.

Now in its fifth year, the Healthy Schools Recognition Program encourages school communities to pledge to do something healthy, such as:

•planting a vegetable garden on school grounds;

•establishing a daily running or walking club;

•starting a recycling or composting program; or