Agropur Import Collection brand Firm Ripened Comté Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Agropur Import Collection brand Firm Ripened Comté Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Agropur Cooperative has recalled Agropur Import Collection brand firm ripened Comté cheese from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below: Agropur Import Collection, Firm Ripened Comté Cheese, 200 g, Best Before 17 DE 15, UPC: 0 67400 00397 0 If you think you became sick from […]

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

by Michelle Bogaert, Public Health Educator October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month.  It’s an annual celebration designed to increase awareness of a comprehensive approach to workplace health, help organizations create healthy workplaces and increase the number of healthy workplaces across the country. Workplace wellness programs give employees the tools they need to live healthy lives at […]

“We can’t direct the winds but we can adjust our sails”

“We can’t direct the winds but we can adjust our sails”

by Kathy Tomecek, Public Health Nurse What does it mean to be mentally healthy?  When we are mentally healthy it means we are able to enjoy life. We can manage our lives in ways that help us reach our goals and to cope with stress. It is about having a sense of spiritual and emotional […]

Book your child’s back-to-school eye exam

Book your child’s back-to-school eye exam

As the new school year begins, Ontario is reminding parents to make an optometry appointment for their children. Eighty per cent of classroom learning is visual. An annual comprehensive eye exam can identify vision problems and treatment options to help students reach their full potential. Children who have trouble seeing can encounter difficulties at school […]

How to safely thaw a turkey

How to safely thaw a turkey

Robert Finlin, Public Health Inspector A frozen turkey is safe. As soon as it begins to thaw, bacteria that are present before freezing will begin to grow.  Thawing a turkey unsafely can increase your chances of getting sick. You should never thaw on the counter, in the garage, on the back porch, in a brown paper […]

Summer safety tips for parents

Summer safety tips for parents

by Ann Marie Wieringa, Public Health Nurse As the weather gets warmer, playing at the beach, water park, lake, or in a pool can be a delight on a hot day. However, too much sun can be harmful to your child and a sunburn can happen in as little as 15 minutes. Also, drowning is […]

Health Unit reminds public to be aware and swim safe at local beaches

Health Unit reminds public to be aware and swim safe at local beaches

by Dai Yong, Public Health Inspector Beach water surveillance for 2017 began on June 12th. The Chatham-Kent Public Health will be sampling area beaches weekly during the summer to test for E. coli. E. coli is an “indicator organism” that may indicate the presence of harmful bacteria, parasites, and/or viruses. Although the Chatham-Kent Public Health […]

Two and a half thousand Canadians died of an opioid overdose in 2016

Two and a half thousand Canadians died of an opioid overdose in 2016

by Carolyn Martin, Public Health Nurse Google “opioid epidemic” and these are a few of the headlines you will see: Purdue Pharmaceuticals, makers of OxyContin, reach $1 Billion in annual sales, now admit purposely withholding proof that their product was highly addictive – ordered to pay $634.5 million for role in opioid crisis.  Opiate industry […]

Giving the gift of time

Giving the gift of time

by Laurel Cammmaart, Public Health Nurse For many of us, this summer will be filled with get-togethers and parties, connecting with family and friends.  If you are one of the lucky ones you will take part in some of the Canada’s 150 years young events.  Think for a moment about someone you know who is not able […]

Infant sleep

Infant sleep

Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit Sleep is very important for a child’s growth and development. Newborns, when awake, are usually feeding and when done want to go back to sleep. Playtime is short at this age. For new parents it is difficult to know how often and how long a newborn should be sleeping. The average […]

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