As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit (HFIU) say increasing health care-related scams are targeting unsuspecting, innocent victims to extort money and, in particular, personal information.
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Riverside Health Care continues to monitor developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, including staying up to date on the latest guidelines and information from Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and our local Northwestern Public Health Unit.
The Ford government has been reshaping the province's healthcare system since beating out the Liberals in June 2018.
Originally, the province came out with Ontario Health Teams, which would each represent 300,000 people.
With news of a deadly outbreak alongside the regular flu season, you may be concerned your runny nose is a danger to more than just a good night’s sleep. But according to a press release from the Northwestern Health Unit, you can breathe easy, even if you can’t breathe clearly.
In someone else's hands, an old puzzle might be just that, but in the hands of a dementia patient, it can be a game-changer.
The Fort Frances Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) recently began working with La Verendrye General Hospital to provide activation materials to the patients at the hospital who live with different types of dementia.
Nothing is quite as important to a child starting school as the ability to see clearly. Those young minds are like sponges, soaking up information at a prodigious rate. But if they have to struggle to see the books, boards, and displays around them, their early education as well as their lifetime vision health could be seriously impaired.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has launched a new self-directed, interactive online learning module and community of practice workshops designed to improve the opioid prescribing practices of primary care providers in Northern Ontario.
In 2019, NOSM received $500,000 from Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP).
It's that time of year again! Kids are counting down the moments until they get dressed up and roam their neighbourhoods in search of free candy. And you know adults have already started sneaking mini-sized treats at home or the office.
On Oct. 17, edible cannabis products, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals become legal in Canada.
There are different ways to consume cannabis including smoking, vaping, cooking in foods or drinking infused beverages.
Any food or drink item that includes compounds of THC and/or CBD (tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol), are considered an “edible.”
Dentists across Ontario hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season, and are gifting you with helpful dental tips to keep it a merry time for your mouth.
Whether you're staying in with family and friends, or heading out to parties between now and New Year's, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants you to enjoy the festivities while keeping these four “S”s in mind.