Is technology making us less mindful?

Is technology making us less mindful?

by Kathy Tomecek, Public Health Nurse After the holidays I was chatting with one of my co-workers while waiting for our lunches to heat up in the microwave. We shared the usual post-holiday chit chat, asking each other what we got for Christmas. She showed me her new hi-tech gadget. She explained that it can […]

More people to get access to life-saving stem cell transplants

More people to get access to life-saving stem cell transplants

Ontario is investing in a new facility at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre that will offer specialized treatment for people with blood cancers such as leukemia. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Sunnybrook in Toronto yesterday to announce the government’s support for a new Complex Malignant Haematology (CMH) site. Sunnybrook will become the second hospital in the […]

Heath Unit informs the public about boil water advisories

Heath Unit informs the public about boil water advisories

Water is something we all use each and every day. Whether it be for drinking, bathing, cooking, cleaning or recreation use, water is a big part of our lives. On occasion water safety can become compromised and a “Water Advisory” must be issued. There are different types of “Water Advisories” – Boil Water Advisories and […]

Online tool helps children and youth access mental health programs and services

Online tool helps children and youth access mental health programs and services

Ontario is helping children and youth in communities across the province connect to local mental health services more easily by expanding online, smartphone and video resources that can provide immediate, specialized support when and where it is needed. The province is supporting Kids Help Phone’s Resources Around Me online tool, which helps children and youth […]

Health Unit starting school suspension process

Health Unit starting school suspension process

The Health Unit has begun mailing letters to parents who do not have a complete record of their children’s vaccines on file. The Vaccine Preventable Diseases team at CK Public Health has been assessing the immunization records of every child who attends school in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Health officials say the Immunization of School […]

Shingles vaccine free for Ontario seniors

Shingles vaccine free for Ontario seniors

Ontario reminded seniors who are turning 65 in 2017 that, starting January 1st, they will be eligible to get the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving them approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy. Seniors aged 65 to 70 can get the vaccine from their doctor or nurse practitioner. Government officials say the vaccine greatly […]

Approximately 60% of smokers want to quit in the next six months

Approximately 60% of smokers want to quit in the next six months

by Linda Snobelen, Public Health Nurse Thinking of quitting smoking, but not sure how? Approximately 60% of smokers currently want to quit in the next six months. With a new year beginning soon, why not make 2017 the year you quit for good? There are a variety of quit smoking supports available to Chatham-Kent residents, […]

1 2 3 20