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Get the Most Out of Your Medication

Published: Nov. 16, 2017

Medication can help older adults improve or maintain their health. The way medication affects a person can change as one gets older or when their health conditions varies. Public Health Nurse Patrick Nowak offers some tips.


Let's Talk Flu

Published: Oct. 16, 2017

You might think that getting influenza is just like having a common cold, but it’s not. Have you ever talked to someone who actually got the flu? If they didn’t get the flu shot before, they’ll definitely recommend it now!


Why Risky Play is a Good Thing

Published: Sep. 19, 2017

Risky play can be described as thrilling and exciting forms of play that involve a real or perceived risk of injury. PHU Health Promoter, Martin Paul explains why risky play is an important part of a child's development.


HealthStyles: Creating Healthy Lifestyles

Published: Sep. 1, 2017

There are many different factors like age, gender, diet and fitness level that can place you at risk for developing diabetes. PHU dietitian Emilie Leblond tells you about our new HealthStyles program, starting in September.


Stay Active, Stay Independent, Stay on Your Feet!

Published: Aug. 15, 2017

There's still lots of summer left, so it's a good time to to get active. As we age, our bodies change in ways that can increase the risk of a fall. The best way to reduce your risk of falling is to be physically active, so you can stay independent and stay on your feet. Including physical activity also…


Sometimes Summer Bites!

Published: Jun. 1, 2017

As the weather starts to become warmer, I’m sure we are all thinking about how to enjoy the great outdoors in Northern Ontario. But the warmer weather also means that other creatures, such as mosquitoes and ticks, become more active. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus which can lead to severe illness…