LOS ANGELES — Beware: “Pokemon Go,” a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health.
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If you are a senior with a mental health issue, there are treatment options and strategies that can help:
- Talk to your family doctor
They can be a great resource and can link you to other professionals, if needed.
If you are in distress, go to the nearest hospital emergency department, call 9-1-1, or contact a crisis line.
WASHINGTON It’s cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because their mucus turned green, or the cough has nagged for weeks.
Despite years of warnings, doctors still overprescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that those drugs cannot help.
WASHINGTON Federal health officials have cleared a wearable heart-zapping device for children who are at risk of deadly irregular heartbeats.
ORLANDO, Fla. Many cancer treatments have a dark side ‚Äî they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventive measure during their cancer care.
TORONTO Seth Glick was inspired by moustaches grown by his friends when he decided to ditch his razor for charity, but his reasons for sporting a “mo” cut even deeper.
“Unlike other charities, it wasn’t one run or one event ‚Äî it was the whole month,” said the Edmonton-based realtor, who has participated in the annual Movember campaign for six years.
The Northwestern Health Unit will offer ’flu shots from mid-October until the end of November.
At the beginning of October, you can make your plan to get a ’flu shot by:
The Northwestern Health Unit has released a new program encouraging families to be more active this summer.
The program, called “The Summer Family Play Pass,” has over 100 activities for families to take part in.
The challenge is measured by a point system, where each activity on the play pass represents one point.
While spring has sprung a little early this year, the Friends of the Museum is going ahead with its “Snoasis 3” family fun day this Saturday (March 21), unofficially renaming the event “Puddles of Paradise.”
Kids are urged to wear their rain boots to the fun day, which will run from noon-2 p.m. in the parking lot at the Fort Frances Public Library.
The next show in the Border Concert Series, featuring Todd Oliver and friends, will be held this Monday (Feb. 23) starting at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
Oliver, nationally known for his amazing real-life talking dogs and hilarious comedy, presents an all new show: “Todd Oliver & Friends.”