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 […]

Ontario expanding clinics for people living with rare diseases

Ontario expanding clinics for people living with rare diseases

Ontario is expanding clinics for people living with rare diseases to help improve access to specialized care and treatment. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care was joined by Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services at Toronto General Hospital, to announce the opening of a new Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) clinic and […]

Ensure your next visit to the spa is a safe one

Ensure your next visit to the spa is a safe one

Are you traveling south this winter? Are you planning a trip to the spa before you leave? Ensure your next visit to the spa is a safe one. Erin Courtice, Public Health Inspector warns the public that serious infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, skin and nail fungus can be spread at a […]

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 […]

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