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Take the Fight Out of Food

Published: Apr. 3, 2017

How’s your relationship with food? Your Timmins and area dietitians want to know! Let’s talk a little bit about what we can do to tackle our food fights…


Cervical Cancer: Could it happen to you?

Published: Mar. 23, 2017

Public Health Nurse Natalie Vachon Ukrainetz asks are you at risk of cervical cancer? There's an easy way to find out.


Call the Shots on Colon Cancer

Published: Mar. 6, 2017

Did you know that there is a simple take-home screening test that can detect colorectal cancer? The name of the test sums it up very well: Fecal (stool) Occult (hidden) Blood Test (FOBT). Joanne Bennett helps you call the shots on colon cancer.


In with Winter, Out with the Blues

Published: Feb. 9, 2017

For most people, feeling down during winter is temporary and the return of sunny weather is all it takes to lift spirits, while for others, the “blues” can become a more severe experience known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Meagan Sergerie share some ways to recognize SAD and tips to combat…


Protect Yourself against Shingles

Published: Feb. 9, 2017

Shingles—maybe you have heard about it from a family member or friend who had it. You may even be personally familiar with this infection and the painful skin rash and complications it is capable of causing. Regardless of what you know about shingles, I have some good news for you—you can protect yourself.


Quit Smoking for the New Year

Published: Jan. 12, 2017

Many of us use the start of new year to make positive changes. Public Health Nurse Stephanie Gravel looks at the importance of setting a "Quit Date" if you want to quit smoking this year.