La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances recently hosted a “mock” consultation to highlight a new virtual program it is establishing that will help people who experience a stroke survive its debilitating effects.
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They’re best known for responding to humanitarian crises around the world, but the Canadian Red Cross is hoping to increase its presence in Fort Frances and Rainy River District by forming a local branch council.
Manitoba’s largest hospital is locking some of its hand sanitizer dispensers to try to cut down on theft and potential abuse.
The move came after the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg realized as many as 116 bags of alcohol-based sanitizer were disappearing monthly from its wall dispensers.
Gerd O’Sullivan, a Northwestern Health Unit board member for the Rainy River District Municipal Association, quit smoking on Jan. 18—10 days after the birth of her newest grandson.
O’Sullivan is publicly sharing her experience in hopes of encouraging others to quit during the fifth-annual “Driven to Quit Challenge” hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Feb. 12 celebrates Sexual and Reproductive Health Day, which aims to create awareness and providing information regarding sexual and reproductive health topics.
The focus for this year’s campaign is about increasing awareness of prevention, testing, and treatment of the sexually-transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia.
The Northwestern Health Unit has finalized a new strategic plan for 2010-12, with an emphasis on accountability, fiscal responsibility, partnerships, and measurable goals.
By Pastor S.V. Ward The Apostolic Way United Pentecostal Church
To a world ravaged by death and deceit, a common man came with an uncommon message and uncommon power!
The religious people despised him and the common people adored him.
His message was pure, but rejected by many.
Not only is Jody Hamilton looking to gain personal experience by volunteering this spring in Nicaragua, she’s also hoping to make a difference in the lives of the people who live there.
It’s a new year—and many people resolve to get fit and healthy by joining a fitness club.
But before signing up for a fitness membership, the province is reminding people of their rights under the Consumer Protection Act.
Consumers have the following rights, and can use these tips, when signing up for a gym membership.
The Lions Clubs of Canada and the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation have come together to protect children attending St. Francis School here from unforeseen medical emergencies through the “No Child Without” program (NCW).