Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. During this month, the Diabetes Education Program will be providing articles on topics to help in the management of diabetes. The topics include hypoglycemia, foot care, healthy eating, and physical activity, and sick day management.  Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a concern for those living with diabetes. Some medication can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, ...

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Brookfield Renewable Donates $10,000 to the LDHC Foundation

  Julie Chagnon- Manager Stakeholder Relations, Claude Samson- Senior Manager of Operations from Central Operations and Bruce Welbourne- Manager Operations from Brookfield Renewable visited the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Wednesday, October 24thto make a donation of $10,000 towards the current campaign – Phase 2 of the Digital Radiography Upgrade for the x-ray department.  The upgrade has been completed and ...

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Mary is the Lucky Winner!

The Dream Vacation Lottery Draw has been made and the lucky winner is Mary Culhane, ticket # 963 . Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to support the LDHC Foundation’s endeavors to raise funds for healthcare enhancements at our local hospital. Thank you to each and every one who worked hard and gave of their time to make this ...

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Do you have an EXPIRED Health Card?

If your health card is expired, are you aware that you no longer have Ontario Health Insurance coverage and exactly what that means to you? If you do not renew your health card: You will NOT qualify for the Northern Ontario Travel Grant You will have to pay “up front” if you require out of town testing such as an MRI, ...

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Walking Program to Begin October 15th

The Walking Program will be starting on October 15, 2018 for the 16th season. It runs from Monday to Thursday 4:30 to 7:30 at Michipicoten High School. If you have any questions please contact Shelley Ann Duplessis at the Wawa Family Health Team at 705-856-1313. Bring the whole family. Have fun and stay fit. This program succeeds thanks to the ...

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Algoma Public Health Releases Report on Health in Algoma

Algoma Public Health has released a new report regarding the health status of Algoma. This report will help to identify key health issues across the district and describe who is most affected in our population. The report includes information on life expectancy, maternal health, injuries, child and youth health, infectious disease, substance use and mental health and chronic disease. There ...

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LDHCF at the 2018 Blueberry Fall Fair

Sep 18, 2018 @ 08:05 Jim White and Susan Switzer, Foundation Directors display the table runner prize at the Fall Fair.   On Saturday at the 2018 Blueberry Fall Fair, Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation board directors had a booth to promote the Dream Vacation Lottery. Visitors to the booth were invited to enter their name for a free draw ...

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New Quality Journey Boards at the Lady Dunn Health Centre

Sep 13, 2018 @ 08:08   Do you want to know more about how quality is improving at the Lady Dunn Health Centre?   As part of a continuing commitment to engaging with patients and the community regarding quality improvement, the Lady Dunn Health Centre has now installed three Quality Journey Boards, which are located in Acute Care, Long Term ...

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Wawa Family Health Team welcomes Drs. Jamileh Shaffaf and Sean Robinson

  The Wawa Family Health Team is extremely pleased to announce that two new physicians will be joining our team on October 1st, 2018 and would like to extend a warm welcome to Drs. Jamileh Shaffaf and Sean Robinson.   Sean and Jamileh both hail from the south. Sean was raised in Amherstburg and Jamileh grew up in Bowmanville, but ...

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May Contain Nuts – Stop the Food Fight

With summer coming to an end and school starting, so is the afterschool routine. With this comes dinner time, some parents most dreaded time of the day. If the dinner table has become a battleground it’s time to throw in the towel and try a new approach-one that may shock your children. Let them eat what they want in whatever ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Consumption of Saturated Fats Still Not Healthy

I am putting this article forward because of the impression many people now have that research has recently exonerated the consumption of saturated fats as a major factor in the development of heart disease and strokes. By saturated fats I am referring to those present in meats (especially beef and pork), dairy products, and many snack foods. They are also ...

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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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