A torch run to promote registering for organ and tissue donations will be stopping in Fort Frances next week.
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Feb. 12-19 is National Sexual and Reproductive Health Week and the Northwestern Health Unit is using it to promote testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).
“Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the two most common reportable STIs in our region,” said Gillian Lunny, manager of the sexual health program.
The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) took another major step Friday in strengthening and further integrating primary care into local health planning by announcing Dr. Richard Almond as its Primary Care Lead.
The Northwestern Health Unit is launching a new campaign to help raise awareness among parents and caregivers about the importance of tummy time for babies during play, as well as the importance of placing babies on their backs for sleep.
With February being Heart and Stroke Month, the Memorial Sports Centre and the Stroke Prevention Clinic are joining together to offer a fun approach to lowering your stroke risk factors.
For the month of February, the Memorial Sports Centre is offering free day passes to be used in the month of February for anyone who contacts the stroke prevention clinic.
To help more Ontarians quit smoking, people undergoing treatment for drug addictions soon will have access to free counselling supports, nicotine gum, and patches.
Over the next three years, the province will work with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to help nearly 23,000 smokers undergoing addictions treatment across Ontario.
If you are a male between the ages of 15-29, chances are you are going to be told by the Northwestern Health Unit to “Check ’em.”
January has turned into “MANuary”—a month dedicated to raising awareness of testicular cancer in Canadian men.
The Northwestern Health Unit started promoting “MANuary” last year in collaboration with the Canadian Testicular Cancer Association.
The Northwestern Health Unit released a report this month about the social determinants of health, including income, education, employment, inclusion, and housing, and how they affect the health of residents of the Kenora and Rainy River Districts.
Using statistics from numerous sources, the report makes several key points, such as:
Imagine looking into the mirror and seeing the face of a stranger.
Imagine you could hear what others had to say, but could make little sense of it.
Imagine if you couldn’t remember to do more than one task in a row.
Now imagine feeling that way every day of your life.
This is Alzheimer Awareness Month. . . . Let’s face it! Get the facts. Know for sure.
Canadians still are dismissing symptoms of dementia as “just old age” based on survey results released last week by the Alzheimer Society.
Close to 50 percent of Canadians lived a year or more with their symptoms before seeing a family doctor.