As the National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women approaches (Dec. 6), the Northwestern Health Unit is preparing to launch a program that will help protect women from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
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The only way to know whether you have been exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is by getting an HIV test.
If you test positive, knowing your HIV status will enable you to access treatment, learn how to avoid re-infection, stay healthy, and protect those around you from becoming infected.
FORT FRANCES—After months of researching, organizing, and planning, Ashlee Grimard of the local Canadian Mental Health Association branch recently has begun to offer services through the Court Support Program.
“It’s designed to provide service to people with mental health needs who are in contact with the criminal justice system,” she explained.
FORT FRANCES—Groups of Grade 10 students from the Civics class at Fort Frances High School participated in the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth” (P.A.R.T.Y.) program at La Verendrye Hospital here last Wednesday and Friday.
FORT FRANCES—While reusable shopping bags are becoming more common, most of them are not as environmentally-friendly as people may think—often being made from recycled plastic and only good for an estimated 10 uses before they have to be thrown away.
Fifty smokers in Fort Frances could get the help they need to quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy.
By participating in the STOP study (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients), eligible smokers will receive 10 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy as gum, patches, or inhalers.
FORT FRANCES—On behalf of a small group in his town, Atikokan Mayor Dennis Brown addressed members of the Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team on Tuesday asking for their support of a proposal for an addictions treatment centre there.
Courtney Beadle and I (Georgina Wyder) are third-year BScN students currently doing our mental health placement at the Canadian Mental Health Association and Step Centre in Fort Frances.
We have had the opportunity to eliminate our own biases regarding mental health and experienced the TAMI program.
A stroke damages the brain and causes a sudden loss of brain function.
It is important to know the warning signs of a stroke and seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.
With the following symptoms, see your physician or report to the emergency department:
•sudden weakness, numbness, or tingling in the face, arm, or leg;
FORT FRANCES—Given the recent initiatives for substance abuse prevention and services in the community, therapists at Family and Children’s Services here are working towards improving their knowledge and expertise in substance abuse counselling.