Health

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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May Contain Nuts – May ‘Permission vs Restriction’

May 10, 2018 @ 08:03 Do you ever find you are “allowing” yourself to have a treat, or having a “cheat day”? If your everyday dietary regime requires a cheat day, then maybe you should break-up! You are evidently unhappy and unable to sustain the diet trends you are following! Quit restricting yourself! Although we are adults, we act just ...

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Le RLISS du Nord-Est appuie une nouvelle clinique de soins primaires qui desservira White River et la Première Nation Pic Mobert

May 9, 2018 @ 08:18 Une nouvelle équipe de professionnels de la santé améliorera l’accès des résidents de White River et de la Première Nation Pic Mobert à des soins de santé de grande qualité, plus près de chez eux.   Une nouvelle clinique dirigée par du personnel infirmier praticien reliera les membres des communautés de White River et de ...

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