The ongoing battle against substance abuse is being highlighted this week as district communities and organizations mark National Addictions Awareness Week as well as the Ontario-wide Drug Awareness Week.
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Sue Martin is a local champion. She fought for her life and won.
A local support group for anyone dealing with an anxiety disorder is starting up this week.
The support group will begin meeting Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott Street), starting this November 4.
Since the age of five, Blair Jack has faced many life-threatening situations with courage and determination.
He came in contact with blastomycosis, which damaged his kidneys and lungs, and his life has not been the same since.
Over the years, Jack, now 30, has been in the hospital many, many times—and many times doctors gave him a limited time to live.
Gearing up for ’flu season, the Northwestern Health Unit began administering immunizations to the public this week.
“Everything’s ready to go,” Donna Stanley, manager of infectious diseases, said yesterday.
“It’s quite smooth, actually,” she noted. “We’ve got a big supply.
The Riverside Breast Health Program last week celebrated 25 years of fighting breast cancer across the district.
“I can’t believe it’s 25 years. This is so exciting,” Eva Thornton, one of the program’s founders and first nurse examiners, enthused to the crowd on hand for a celebratory open house last Wednesday afternoon at La Verendrye Hospital.
Local optometrists Dr. Bruce Lidkea and Dr. Robert Lidkea, of Lidkea Optometry Services, are taking the World Sight Day Challenge to help give sight to people in developing countries.
When is someone just forgetful and when is forgetfulness a sign of an underlying condition?
That question, and other issues surrounding memory loss, will be addressed at a free public presentation at the Backus Community Center in International Falls on Thursday, Oct. 28.
When spending their final days together, both patients nearing end-of-life and their families would love to share that time at home.
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.