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Health & Wellness

‘Butting out’ certainly not easy to do

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.

Sexual health in spotlight

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.