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Lady Dunn Health Centre (LDHC) X-ray Equipment Replacement

The Lady Dunn Health Centre’s (LDHC) Diagnostic Imaging Department will receive new X-ray equipment as the current model is nearing the end of its lifespan. This equipment must be replaced to ensure the service can remain efficient and of high-calibre for patients needing this diagnostic testing. The work required will take place from August 20th until October 5th, 2018. During ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – The Problem of Soda Pop in the Home

Soda pop (sweetened beverages like coke and ginger ale and Fanta etc.) have been shown to be the biggest overall contributor to the present epidemic of obesity and diabetes. This study considers whether children in homes where soda pop drinks are regularly available actually drink more of these sweetened beverages than children in homes where these beverages are not regularly ...

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May Contain Nuts – Eat The Cake

May Contain Nuts- Eat The Cake August 2018 Jenelle McAuley, RD Tell me about your diet. And no I don’t mean your Atkins diet or keto diet- those are not diets, they are torture. Tell me about all the things you eat. My diet? It contains fruits and veggies, coffee, lots of coffee. Some days it’s green smoothies and salads, ...

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Wesdome Gold Mines Inc. Makes a Donation to LDHC Foundation

  Wesdome Gold Mine Inc. has increased its 3-year commitment to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation to $25,000. Very welcome news for the LDHC Foundation! Benoit Bealieu – Chief Engineer (fourth from left), Tania Case, Mine Accountant (third from right) and Marc Andre Pelletier – COO, Chief Operating Engineer (second from right) from Wesdome Gold Mines Inc. visited the ...

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Rotary Club of Wawa Donates to LDHCF

  The Wawa Rotary Club generously donated $3,000 to the LDHC Foundation. Mark Owen, Rotarian, presented the cheque to the Foundation on Friday, July 6, 2018. Thank you to the Wawa Rotary Club for making this donation which will help to fund the Digital Radiography Upgrade Phase 2 for the x-ray department. To date, the Rotary Club of Wawa has ...

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May Contain Nuts – Staying Hydrated

The sun is finally shining and you may want to run outside and soak up every well-deserved minute of it, especially after this past winter. You may want to sign your kid up for every summer sport to get them out of the house-and your hair, no judgement! With summer finally among us (is it safe to say that yet?), ...

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CarePartners and Ontario’s LHINs issue statement regarding data breach

Jun 18, 2018 @ 13:41 CarePartners, a home care service provider to Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and an Ontario-based community health care agency, has become the victim of a cyber-attack by sophisticated actors. The cyber-attack breached CarePartners’ computer system and as a result, patient and employee information held in that system, including personal health and financial information, has ...

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May Contain Nuts “Learned Behaviour”

Learned Behaviours How many times were you told as a child you had to eat everything on your plate? If you are anything like me, I am going to guess you heard it until the day you moved out-and then again every time you visit home! Many of our parents lived in the “waste not want not” era where nothing, ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Good Fats and Bad Fats

This week I have an article that disputes the recent proposals that it is now considered okay to consume any amount of saturated fats- ie the fat from animal meat, dairy products, butter, and many baked goods and fried foods. Here is an edited version of the article. The media love contrarian man-bites-dog stories that purport to debunk long-established beliefs ...

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SickKids will be canvassing Wawa for Donations to SickKids Foundation

Jun 1, 2018 @ 10:13 Canvassers representing SickKids will be in your area this week. To learn more about our door-to-door canvasser program, please visit our site.   Please feel free to contact us as well at 416-813-6166 EXT. 7978 if you have any questions regarding the program.   Thank you!   SOURCE – SickKids Foundation

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Protect Yourself from Tick Bites

May 17, 2018 @ 11:05 Ontario is encouraging people to protect themselves from tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease when spending time outdoors. Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected black-legged tick, which can be found almost anywhere in Ontario. People living in or visiting wooded areas with tall grass and bushes, or moist ...

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SSM – Parkinson’s Disease Education Event

May 10, 2018 @ 09:24 Parkinson Canada is hosting a Parkinson’s Disease Education Event in Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, May 29th titled: You … and your Health Care Team.  In the absence of a local Movement Disorder Clinic, this session will focus on helping people living with Parkinson’s to access all available resources in order to create their personal ...

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