Those who participate in the “Healthy Living” food box program are being asked to take note of the change in times each month when food boxes can be ordered.
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The Rainy River District School Board was one of 20 boards across Ontario to participate in Phase II of the “One Life . . . Many Gifts” pilot project, which is sponsored by the ministries of Education and Health and Long-Term Care.
Ontario will target industrial workplaces this month to protect workers from hazards that can cause slips, trips, and falls.
Inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will look for fall-from-height hazards involving platforms, raised floors, mezzanines, and balconies.
One-in-five Ontario children and youth has a mental health problem, according to Children’s Mental Health Ontario.
These disorders range from anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to eating disorders, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and even early psychosis.
It’s never too late to turn the clock back on your health.
That’s the message Dr. Dimitrios Vergidis told the crowd of about 150 guests Friday evening during “Dinner with Dr. Vergidis & Friends,” an educational fundraiser for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care.
After a year off, the Women’s Health Symposium is returning to the Townshend Theatre here on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m-3 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Diversity—acknowledge, embrace, celebrate.”
“It’s about celebrating women of all ages,” said Peggy Loyie, one of the symposium organizers.
“Sizes, shapes, and colours,” added fellow organizer Linda Hamilton.
Respite care gives caregivers a break from their responsibilities while their adult family member temporarily is cared for in a long-term care home.
At Rainycrest, respite care has been made more pleasant than ever now that the Rainycrest Family Council has redecorated the east-wing respite room—one of the two respite rooms there.
Two third-year students from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine wrapped up their comprehensive community clerkships here last week after spending about the last eight months learning on the job from local physicians and other health-care professionals.
With proposed changes to the prescription drug system making headlines over the last two weeks, Health and Long-Term Care minister Deb Matthews participated in a conference call with media Monday to field questions about the hot topic in pharmacy circles.
As revealed by the province two weeks ago, the changes include:
At a time when preventive oral health care is being recognized as more important than ever, Dawn Gustafson has opened the doors of her own independent dental hygiene practice, “LifetimeSmiles,” here in Fort Frances.