Health

Algoma Public Health Continues to recover

Algoma Public Health’s IT department has made progress in getting the agency back online. The Parent-Child Information Line is now operating. Parent-Child Information Line (705-541-7101 or TF 1-888-537-5741) The following phone lines are still unavailable. Sexual Health Information Line (705-541-7100 or TF 1-800-726-0398) Appointment Centre (705-541-7085) All other APH programs and clinics have been and will continue to run as ...

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Meet the New LDHC Foundation Intern

The LDHC Foundation welcomed a new intern, Thea Desgagne, at the beginning of March. This internship is funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Throughout the past ten years various interns have spent a year working with the Foundation in a mutually beneficial situation. The Foundation Intern is a tremendous help to all and at the same time gains ...

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The LDHC Foundation Spring Ahead to Better Health Care 2019

The Spring Campaign flyers have been distributed through the post office. All donations to this current campaign will help to fund Phase 2 of the Digital Radiography Upgrade. This has been an extensive undertaking for the hospital foundation. It raised $150 000 for the first phase and now is completing the raising of a second $150 000 to fund Phase ...

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Eat Your Veggies: Study Finds Poor Diets Linked to One in Five Deaths

This article for the New York Times reports on the link between healthy diets and longevity. By Andrew Jacobs, April 3, 2019 Mom is right when she says to eat your peas. In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that consuming vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains was strongly associated with ...

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May Contain Nuts- Why Carbs are not the Enemy

Today its eggs, yesterday it was carbohydrates, tomorrow it will be something else. Food is not the enemy. Many diets vilify particular foods and create clear “do” and “don’t” eat groups. Like children, being told you cannot have something makes you want it more. You then feel you have “cheated” on your diet. You feel ashamed, crappy, and you think ...

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LDHC Foundation attends Legion Luncheon

Recently, the members and volunteers of the LDHC Foundation attended one of the Legion’s monthly luncheons and enjoyed a delicious meal as well as an opportunity to visit with others. Thank you to the Legion for their continued support of the local hospital foundation. The Foundation welcomed a new intern this month, Thea Desgagne has begun her internship. We welcome ...

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Weight Loss and Diabetes II Remission

This article describes the findings of a study of the effect of weight loss on type 2 diabetes. This is the common type which often comes on with older age and weight gain. Unfortunately, it is also becoming more common in younger-aged persons because of the obesity epidemic in Canada. In this article remission from diabetes means that the Hemoglobin ...

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May Contain Nuts – Why Science Isn’t Sexy

As a dietitian, I sometimes find that I do not get to say anything groundbreaking or monumental. I never get to tell clients that a particular diet will lead to a 10lbs weight loss in a month, or that a juice cleanse will melt away unwanted fat. And never do I promise someone that a detox tea is the answer ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults

Hi Brenda, Another article. Aerobic Exercise associated with improved Cognitive Performance in Younger and Older Adults This is a brief summary of a very recent article in the journal Neurology regarding the effect of exercise on the brain’s function (cognitive performance) and also weight loss. The comment below the summary is from an editor of Journal Watch which provides these ...

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Renewed, connected and sustainable health care system will reduce hallway health care by focusing resources on patient needs

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, delivered the Government of Ontario’s long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care system by focusing directly on the needs of Ontario’s patients and families. “The people of Ontario deserve a connected health care system that puts their needs first,” said Elliott. “At the same time, ...

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Louise Needham Appointed Director of Patient Care Services at LDHC

The Lady Dunn Health Centre is proud to announce that Louise Needham has been appointed to the position of Director of Patient Care Services, effective February 11, 2019. The Director of Patient Care Services is the chief nursing executive, and has a portfolio that leads Medicine Services, Long Term Care, and the Dubreuilville and Missanabie Nursing Stations. Mrs. Needham has ...

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Algoma Public Health Office Closed Today

Due to current weather conditions, Algoma Public Health’s Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa offices will be closed for the day. Our offices in Blind River and Elliot Lake will remain open. If you had an appointment for today, you will contacted tomorrow with a new appointment date and time.

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The LDHC Foundation Thanks the Royal Canadian Legion

  The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Branches and Ladies Auxiliaries’ Charitable Foundation for their donation of $5,000. These funds will be used to support the Digital Radiography Upgrade for the x-ray department.   This donation adds to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429’s long history ...

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