A regional obesity activist is encouraged by the provincial government’s announcement last month that it is bringing together a group of experts to help tackle the challenge of reducing childhood obesity by 20 percent over five years.
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Low coverage rates of the vaccine for preventing meningococcal disease has Northwestern Health Unit staff concerned about a potential outbreak.
In some Northwestern Health Unit communities, as few as one-third of the students have received their vaccine (brand name Menactra).
In April, 2002, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) proclaimed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day following the United Nations’ International Plan of Action on Ageing.
This plan recognized the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults.
During the month of June, the Northwestern Health Unit is promoting the message that being a dad is one of the greatest jobs and is like no other.
Dads play an important role in their children’s lives by being involved and role-modelling positive behaviours for their children.
The Northwestern Health Unit has embarked on a bed bugs education campaign to raise awareness about how these tiny bugs can cause big problems.
In 2011, the NHU received one-time funding under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Public Health Unit Bed Bug Fund.
Part of the project was to collect information about bed bugs in the Kenora and Rainy River districts.
Tosca Reno’s “Eat Clean” event here Friday brought renewed vitality and inspiration to the Fort Frances community and residents of Rainy River District, as well as area First Nations’ people.
Guests enjoyed Reno’s friendly rapport, encouragement towards healthy lifestyle changes, and the “Eating Clean” approach.
Local resident Wayne Lundstrom returned to Fort Frances on Friday with a new graduate from the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides training facility in Oakville, Ont.
“Oasis” is a two-year-old Yellow Lab/Golden Retriever which has been specially-trained to help the vision-impaired man.
The Assisted Living Action Group (A.L.A.G.) has launched its survey to determine the current and future housing and support service needs of older adults in Rainy River District.
All children, even very young children, experience stress. All children also benefit from an increased ability to deal with stress and can learn ways to do this.
Research shows that up to 90 percent of illnesses are related to stress.
Having too much stress can make it more difficult for children to concentrate, to learn, and to get along with others.
Submitted by Nancy Daley Fulton (Fort Frances branch, CMHA)
The next time you are in line at the grocery store, look around you.
How many people do you see? Five? 10?
What if you were told that two of those 10 people have, or will have, a mental illness? Mental illness can affect anyone at any time.