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Health & Wellness

Kids have stress, too

All children, even very young children, experience stress. All children also benefit from an increased ability to deal with stress and can learn ways to do this.

Research shows that up to 90 percent of illnesses are related to stress.

Having too much stress can make it more difficult for children to concentrate, to learn, and to get along with others.

A.L.A.G. soon to seek input

Assisted living: what’s it all about?

It is the aging-at-home option that combines housing, support services, and health care as needed.

Seniors who choose assisted living enjoy an independent lifestyle with assistance customized to meet their needs, as well as benefits that enrich their lives and promote well-being and family connectedness.

Importance of immunization stressed

April 21-28, 2012 is National Immunization Awareness Week and the Northwestern Health Unit would like to remind everyone of the importance of immunization.

Thanks to immunization, many diseases are effectively and safely controlled, thus reducing the burden of illness in our communities.

No matter what our age, we never outgrow our need for immunizations.

Diabetes expo slated next week

The Canadian Diabetes Association will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of insulin during its 2012 Diabetes Expo, which will make a stop in Fort Frances on Wednesday, April 18 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Adventure Inn ballroom.

The discovery of insulin has been hailed as the most significant medical discovery in Canadian history.