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.
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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.
Over the years, I've discovered many simple methods that will help to easily perfect the meals that we serve.
Some are so obvious, like a meat thermometer. Yet it's bizarre when I come across a household that does not have one.
The Northwestern Health Unit reports a first case of influenza has been confirmed in the region.
Having one positive case means that there are other, non-lab tested cases in the area.
Influenza cases this early in the season are rare, and the health unit is urging everyone to get a 'flu shot right away as the vaccine takes two weeks to work.
Knowing how to identify and respond to thoughts, feelings, and emotions as they relate to a person's mental health is important for their overall well-being.
Ontario is giving women more choice over their reproductive health by making Mifegymiso, a safe and effective medical alternative to surgical abortion, available at no cost.
As of Aug. 10, women with a valid health card and prescription from their doctor or nurse practitioner will be able to get the drug for free at participating pharmacies across the province.
The Ontario Dental Association understands wanting to look your best when you say “cheese!”
But are your teeth healthy enough?
For soft or eroded tooth enamel, sensitive teeth, and restorative dental work, tooth whitening products may cause damage to your teeth.