May 31st is ‘World No Tobacco Day’

May 31st is ‘World No Tobacco Day’

This May 31st marks ‘World No Tobacco Day’ as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO). ‘World No Tobacco Day’ began in 1987 to “draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes worldwide.” In Canada, a great amount of work has been accomplished in addressing the health related […]

OICR launches five large-scale Ontario research initiatives to combat some of the most deadly cancers

OICR launches five large-scale Ontario research initiatives to combat some of the most deadly cancers

Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, yesterday announced the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research is launching five unique, cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional Translational Research Initiatives (TRIs), each focused on a single type of or treatment approach to cancer. With $24 million in funding over two years, the TRIs will bring together world-leading scientists to […]

Chatham-Kent Launches AED Registry in partnership with PulsePoint.org

Chatham-Kent Launches AED Registry in partnership with PulsePoint.org

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services/Chatham-Kent EMS is unveiling a new web registry and app that will allow residents to locate life-saving AED (Automated External Defibrillator) units anywhere in the community. Knowing that minutes save lives. The PulsePoint web registry and PulsePoint AED app will be the focus of a demonstration and the dedication of the […]

Today is Melanoma Monday

Today is Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday is observed on the first Monday in May, and is known around the world as a day of raising skin cancer awareness about the early detection and prevention of melanoma; the most deadly form of skin cancer. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is a cause of most skin cancers, including melanoma. Each […]

Being sun safe all year long reduces your risk of melanoma

Being sun safe all year long reduces your risk of melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. The Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) is committed to increasing awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection for this deadliest form of skin cancer. In Canada, melanoma is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer with over 6,800 cases this year. It is one of the most common cancers […]

Reduce the tick risk

Reduce the tick risk

Protect yourself from Lyme disease. Right now black-legged ticks are only found in or around Rondeau Provincial Park however, there are other areas that have them in Ontario, especially along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. •If you find a tick on you while walking or hiking in grassy or wooded areas, be sure to: •Wear […]

Child injury prevention

Child injury prevention

by Public Health Unit As spring is upon us, we begin to look forward to enjoying activities with our children. Children are busy and on the move constantly, exploring and encountering potential dangers that can put them at risk of injury. Did you know approximately 25 children die from an injury every month in Canada? […]

Suspension orders mailed to 900 parents

Suspension orders mailed to 900 parents

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has mailed 900 suspension orders to parents of students at Chatham-Kent schools who still have incomplete immunization records. Health officials say this number has been reduced from the almost 2000 notices that were mailed out in mid-January. Suspensions will be effective as of April 4th for anyone who remains overdue […]

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