When spending their final days together, both patients nearing end-of-life and their families would love to share that time at home.
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The Riverside Breast Health Program is celebrating 25 years of service to women of all ages in Rainy River District.
As such, the public is invited to an open house being held tomorrow (Oct. 13) from 2-4 p.m. in the cafeteria at La Verendrye Hospital.
The formal program will start at 2:30 p.m., with cake and coffee to be served.
STOP On-the-Road, a successful stop smoking program, is returning to Northwestern Ontario after a two-year absence.
The week-long stop smoking tour targeting six communities will offer up to 350 qualified smokers advice on how to quit and five weeks’ supply of free nicotine replacement therapy.
In the next few weeks, the Northwestern Health Unit will be receiving seasonal influenza vaccine from the provincial vaccine depot and making plans for distribution across the region.
Health Canada, the Canadian Pediatric Society, and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, with continued breastfeeding to two years and beyond.
Despite these recommendations, many women in Northern Ontario will initiate breastfeeding their newborn, with only 13 percent exclusively breastfeeding at six months.
The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary recently paid an instalment of $7,500 towards its commitment of $40,000 for updated X-ray equipment at the Emo Health Centre.
This now brings the total raised to more than $13,000.
October is just around the corner and so is “Healthy Workplace Month.”
While the local Northwestern Health Unit will not be hosting a workplace walking challenge this fall, district workplaces still can sign up for the virtual “Walk Across Canada Workplace Challenge” at www.workplacewalks.ca
Many well-intentioned people needlessly remove juvenile animals from a healthy, natural life in the wild.
They think the animal is sick, injured, or orphaned when that often is not the case.
Where an animal is in need of help, it requires specialized care to recover and return to the wild.
The Ontario government will offer the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil to about 84,000 girls in Ontario schools once again this fall.
The school-based vaccination program is aimed at protecting young women against cervical cancer.
Florence Watts hit a couple of milestones last week.
Not only did the Stratton resident turn 88 on Sept. 10, she’s also undergone dialysis a total of 1,000 times as of Sept. 6.
And with that latter milestone reached, Watts wanted to get the message out that dialysis is not “scary” as some people might think it is.