Health

More Green Time and Less Screen Time

  As a family physician, I’m often asked by parents: “How much screen time is too much screen time? Well parents, this summer I want you to think about upping your child’s “green-time” and dropping their “screen-time.” In fact, if they are younger than 2 years of age, the Canadian Paediatric Society does not recommend any screen time at all. If ...

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Province Providing More Reproductive Choice for Women with Access to Mifegymiso

Aug 3, 2017 @ 10:00 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. Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women, on behalf of Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health ...

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Ontario Government Appoints the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese to Lead Inquiry into Long-term Care Homes

The Ontario Provincial Government has appointed the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese to lead an independent public inquiry into the policies, procedures and oversight of long-term care homes. She has been asked to focus on the circumstances and systemic issues that may have contributed to the assault and death of residents who were under the care of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, a former registered ...

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Successful Fundraising means new CT Scanner for Sault Area Hospital

Over ten years ago, the Sault Area Hospital (SAH) installed two CT Scanners in their Diagnostic Imaging Department. In early 2015, it was known that one would have to be replaced.   Yesterday, with successful fundraising, it was announced that a new CT Scanner will be installed later this year. The SAH performs over 20,000 CT scans, providing information to help ...

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Provincial Government to Begin Consultations on Drug Company payments to health care providers

  Jul 25, 2017 @ 07:58 The Ontario Government is asking patients, health care providers and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries about regulations and guidelines that govern the disclosure of payments from the private sector to health care professionals. One concern driving this is the desire for the public to have private drug companies disclose payments made by drug companies to ...

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Your feedback on the legislation of cannabis in Ontario

Jul 19, 2017 @ 08:11 The Ontario Government wants your opinion on how to approach the legislation of Cannabis. They are looking for feedback in five key areas: setting a minimum age for having, using and buying cannabis deciding where people can use cannabis keeping our roads safe regulating cannabis sales planning public education In April 2017, the federal government introduced ...

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Do you need a ‘Carrot’ to encourage Health and Active Living

Do you need a carrot or reward to do things that are beneficial to your health? How about more SCENE® points, Aeroplan® Miles, Petro-Points™, or More Rewards® points? Completing surveys, quizzes and learning about how to lead healthier lives, can also get you more points.     By downloading and using this app on your smartphone, you can collect rewards as ...

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Lady Dunn Health Centre to Receive 9,787 from Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF)

Twenty hospitals in the North East Local Health Integration Network will be receiving funding from a provincial funding announcement to help hospitals make critical improvements to their facilities, including upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, heating and air conditioning systems, fire alarms and back-up generators. The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) was established in 1999 to assist hospitals in renewing their facilities.   ...

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Le RLISS du Nord-Est recherche des résidents du Nord souhaitant faire partie du nouveau Comité consultatif des patients et des familles

Jul 6, 2017 @ 11:41 Le Réseau local d’intégration de services de santé (RLISS) du Nord-Est invite les résidents du nord-est de l’Ontario à siéger au Comité consultatif des patients et des familles qui sera bientôt mis sur pied. En donnant aux résidents du Nord la possibilité de participer davantage à l’amélioration de l’expérience des patients, le Comité consultatif des patients ...

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North East LHIN Looking for Fellow Northerners to Join New Patient and Family Advisory Committee

Jul 6, 2017 @ 11:30 The North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) is inviting people living across Northeastern Ontario to sit on a soon-to-be established Patient and Family Advisory Committee. With a long-standing tradition of engaging with Northerners on priorities needed to strengthen the system of care in Northeastern Ontario, this Patient and Family Advisory Committee is a ...

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Wawa Fishing Derby Donations to Foundation Exceed $19,000

  Lady Dunn Health Centre would like to thank the Wawa Ice Fishing Derby for their generous donation of $3,820.00. Since 2012, they have contributed $19,920.00 towards the purchase of medical equipment for the Lady Dunn Health Centre. “The Lady Dunn Health Centre provides health care services throughout our community. The Ice Fishing Derby donation will help to ensure that ...

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Letter – Thank you, Miigwetch

June 12, 2017 – 14:25 Dear Northerners, One thing is for sure, the past seven years at the North East LHIN have been anything but dull! Let’s face it – planning, integrating, and funding health care services for a declining and aging population of more than 565,000 people living across our huge geography takes time and a lot of important ...

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Updated Food Recall Warning – Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121

May 28, 2017 @ 09:29 The food recall warning issued on May 11, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour and flour products due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the ...

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