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.
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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.
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.