Health

May Contain Nuts – Why it’s not processed foods fault

A recent study was released confirming what many of us already suspected: eating a diet of processed foods-even when matched for sugar, fat & calories- leads to weight gain. The researchers admit their study had flaws, such as what constitutes a processed food; however, they were still surprised by the results. They thought because the processed and unprocessed diets were ...

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The LDHC Foundation Thanks the Direct Sales Fundraising Group

Recently a novel fundraising activity took place in the community. Thea Desgagne led a group on social media and encouraged participants to share some of their commissions with the hospital foundation. The event took place April 25thto the 28thon Facebook. Ten ladies from different direct sales companies came together to showcase the products that they have to offer and agreed to ...

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The LDHC Foundation Has Begun Preparations for Annual Wine Tasting

The LDHC Foundation is making preparations for its annual Wine Tasting Event. This year the event promises to be extra special since the Foundation is celebrating its 10thAnniversary. The committee has been working hard to plan an exciting evening for attendees. Wines and local craft beers are being selected as well as accompanying appetizers. Please mark this date on your ...

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LDHC Palliative Care Program’s 1st Annual Memorial Butterfly Release

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Summer is coming, and with it an exciting new community event. The Lady Dunn Health Centre (LDHC) Palliative Care Program’s 1st Annual Memorial Butterfly Release will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Long Term Care Garden. This will be an afternoon of celebration, music, and community beginning at 2:00 p.m. culminating in the release of Painted Lady ...

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Fast Food Shown to cause weight gain

This recently published article (newtlas.com) makes a clear connection between weight gain and the consumption of “ultra -processed” food which had previously only been considered probable. The new research was published in the journal Cell Metabolism. In a fascinating first-of-its-kind study, researchers have discovered diets composed of ultra-processed foods lead to overeating and weight gain when compared to diets composed of ...

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Congratulations For The Health of It participants

Congratulations For The Health of It participants, you have completed the community challenge!   Winners for week 4 are: Chrystal Morden, Diane Spencer, Sharon Boucher, Anne Owen, Laura Moffatt, and Lonna Rilley.   Thank you so much for your participation in this year’s challenge! Algoma Public Health will be sending out a survey later this week. Also, the poker walk scores ...

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For the Health of It- Week 4

It’s hard to believe we are in the final week of the challenge. This week features the Poker Walk! The rules are below. Congrats to our winners from week 3: Paul Lesperance, Mary Lesperance, Jessica Aasmae, Rachel Robinson, Yes I Can, and Kathy Culhane. The challenges for week 4 are: Physical Activity: How many steps did you get each day this week? ...

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The LDHC Foundation Thanks Wesdome Gold Mine Inc.

  On Monday, April 29th Wesdome Gold Mines Inc. Executives visited the Lady Dunn Health Centre to make a generous donation to the Foundation. Jean-Guy LeClair, General Manager and Marchelle Aucamp Manager – HR presented their gift, a donation of $10,000.00 to the LDHC CEO and Foundation Board Members. Kadean Ogilvie-Pinter, LDHC CEO, provided the representatives with a tour of the ...

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Week 3 of the For the Health of It Challenge!

Congrats to our winners from week two: Chrystal Morden Diane Spencer Melissa Terris Kaitlin Haidarenko Sean Robinson Nadine Sagar   A big shout out to all participants for all your hard work so far-way to go!   Here are the challenges for week three: Physical Activity: How many steps did you get each day this week? 0-2500=1 point, 2501-5000=2 points, ...

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Thank you to our Donors

The LDHC Foundation extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to donors who have contributed to the two campaigns which raised funds for the Digital Radiography Upgrade, Phases 1 & 2. A total of $300,000 was raised in these two campaigns. $150,000 for Phase 1 and $150,000 for Phase 2, all made possible by the generous hearts who have supported health care ...

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M-174 National Suicide Prevention Action Plan is Passed in Parliament

“When the vote began on my call for a national suicide action plan I stood up and held up the eagle feather and the red hawk feather in remembrance of all the youth we have lost in the northern communities. I wanted those children to know that they were loved and that Canada must do better for this coming generation ...

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How our eating choices affect climate change in a big way

This time I am presenting some information, not regarding actions we can take to improve our own personal health, but rather what we might do to contribute to the health of our planet. (But, just as an aside, there is evidence that changing our diets in this way should improve our own health as well.) The following is an except from ...

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Clean Care Conversations – STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

The Lady Dunn Health Centre is proud to have participated in STOP! Clean Your Hands Day held on May 6, 2019. Along with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), we spread the word about the most effective way to prevent healthcare-acquired infections.  Every year 220,000 Canadian patients or approximately one in nine develop a hospital-acquired infection during their stay in ...

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For The Health of It- Week 2

So you have completed week 1 of the Community Challenge!! Congrats!!   Winners for week 1 are: Mackenzie Moore Chrystal Morden Mary Lesperance Kathryn Leclair Jude Robinson Sharon Boucher Week 2 Has changed most of the challenges but the themes remain the same. You are encouraged to sit less, squat more, and get in some good ol’ home cooking!   ...

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Autism Public Consultations Begin

Ontario is holding public consultations on how children and youth with autism can be better supported. “I invite all people across Ontario to take part in the largest consultation on autism in the history of the province,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “We are listening, and your advice will be invaluable in helping us best ...

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