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Health & Wellness

Campbell seeking health care input

Area residents are invited to an open discussion about the health-care system in Northwestern Ontario during a series of town hall-style meetings to be hosted by local MPP Sarah Campbell this Friday (Sept. 28).

NDP health critic France Gelinas, a passionate spokesperson for improved access to care in the north, also will be on hand.

Algae advisory issued

The Northwestern Health Unit wishes to advise residents using Lake Lulu, in the Township of Pellatt, to be on the lookout for blue-green algal blooms.

Blooms can occur in any body of water if the right conditions exist during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Is there a baby in your future?

Optimal health of parents before pregnancy can help ensure the healthiest baby possible.

To assist with this, the Northwestern Health Unit is promoting the “Health Before Pregnancy Life Plan”—a resource for both women and men in their reproductive years.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) states that about half of pregnancies are unplanned.

Tips to get into activity groove

We hear all the time that exercise has many health benefits, and researchers work continually to measure and explain how physical activity benefits our bodies and our minds.

But, as a population, we just can’t seem to get in the activity groove. Almost one-quarter of Canadians–adults and children–are overweight or obese and the number continues to rise every year.