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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…


How Well is Your Well?

Published: Jul. 6, 2017

For those of us who have our own well, it’s easy to take the quality of our water for granted. Public Health Inspector Tanya Musgrave outlines some tips to keep your well water safe.


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…


Add the Medicine Cabinet to your Spring Cleaning List

Published: May. 29, 2017

Spring is the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet. Public Health Nurse Angie Royal explains that disposing of the left over painkillers from your surgery, the antibiotics you stopped taking because you were feeling better, and other medications can prevent poisoning, misuse and abuse.


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.