Health

Heart & Stroke – Women and Heart Disease

Nov 9, 2017 @ 09:36 Dan Ingram of the Heart & Stroke Foundation SSM was in Wawa Tuesday evening to speak about Women and Heart Disease at a presentation at the Gilmartin Funeral Home. The Heart & Stroke Foundation recognizes that women are living longer, but also face heart disease and stroke. Contary to public belief that breast cancer is ...

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What don’t women know about heart disease and stroke?

Nov 7, 2017 @ 08:27 What don’t women know about heart disease and stroke? Almost everything. Most women are unaware of the threat posed by heart disease and stroke. They don’t know heart disease and stroke claimed 31,000 women’s lives in Canada in 2013 or that it is the number one killer of women in the world. You are invited ...

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LDHCF Makes Donation to LDHC-Palliative Care

  Recently, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation has started to accept donations for special programs provided at the hospital such as the Palliative Care Unit, Cancer Care, and Long-Term Care.  This is in addition to continuing to raise funds for capital equipment for the hospital. A new fundraising campaign will begin very shortly with the Wish Campaign. A request ...

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Wawa Family Health Team welcomes Dr. Jun Park to the Team!

Nov 3, 2017 @ 05:40 As of October 1, 2017 the Wawa Family Health Team is pleased to welcome Dr. Jun Park to the team as a permanent Wawa physician.   Dr. Park has provided locum services to various Northern communities. He obtained his medical degree from State University of New York and completed his family medicine training from the ...

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Technology is Helping Northerners Connect with Specialist Care Closer to Home

Oct 25, 2017 @ 18:41   A pilot program that makes it easier for primary care providers to get advice from medical specialists anywhere in Ontario is paying dividends for medical practitioners and patients in the North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN). The Provincial eConsult Initiative enables physicians and nurse practitioners to engage in a secure, electronic ...

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Cupcakes for a Cure!

Oct 21, 2017 @ 08:17   Yesterday was the Annual Cupcakes for a Cure at the Lady Dunn Health Centre. Talented bakers Louise Needham, Jennifer Tremblay and Tracy Chalykoff made dozens and dozens of cupcakes. Then there was a decoration party held just before they went on sale. There were so many beautiful cupcakes, it was hard to choose my ...

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NE LHIN announces members of Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC)

Oct 20, 2017 @ 08:07 The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) is pleased to announce that 16 Northerners have accepted positions on the LHIN’s first-ever Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). The first group of advisors includes Sault Ste. Marie resident Rina Clark, Alan Elliot of Echo Bay, and Brenda Lediett of Blind River.   The Northeastern ...

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Nouveaux membres de Pointe-au-Baril et de l’île Manitoulin nommés au conseil d’administration du RLISS du Nord‑Est

Deux nouveaux membres ont été nommés au conseil d’administration du Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé (RLISS) du Nord‑Est : Anne Stewart, de Pointe-au-Baril, et Petra Wall, de Spring Bay, île Manitoulin.   « Le conseil d’administration du RLISS du Nord‑Est est heureux d’accueillir deux nouveaux membres exceptionnels qui nous apportent leurs compétences et leur bagage diversifiés. La vaste expérience d’Anne Stewart ...

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OCSA Celebrates Meals on Wheels Week

Oct 6, 2017 @ 08:19 October is Ontario Community Support Association Month. In Wawa we have several community support programs that help the frail elderly stay in their homes longer.  October 1st – 7th highlights Meals on Wheels week!   If you are a senior, an adult recovering from an illness, or a physically or mentally challenged individual, then you ...

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This is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)

  In 1992, the Canadian Psychiatric Association established the first Mental Illness Awareness Week. It became an annual national public education campaign designed to help open eyes to the reality of mental illness. The week is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, ...

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Fitness Classes Cancelled for the Week

Due to unforeseen circumstances all fitness classes will be postponed this week (Oct 2-7). Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to phone Brian Lachine at 705 856-2244 ext 247.

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Tips to Beat the Heat!

Sep 23, 2017 @ 08:15 Warm and humid air is forecast to push into the Algoma district this weekend. With high temperatures expected in the low 30’s, Algoma Public Health would like to remind the public to follow our tips to help beat the heat. “Exposure to extreme heat and humidity can lead to illnesses such as heat exhaustion and ...

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Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:06 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are continuing to work diligently to combat. As part of our government’s commitment to openness, transparency and evidence-based decision-making, we are continuing to make relevant data widely ...

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Public Warning Regarding Fentanyl in Sault Ste. Marie

Sep 11, 2017 @ 17:01cr The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Algoma Public Health would like to advise the public that a drug exhibit submitted to Health Canada from a recent large drug seizure in Sault Ste. Marie was found to contain CYCLOPROPYL FENTANYL. Health Canada has issued an alert advising that this substance is newly encountered in our ...

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