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.
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.
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 in populations like children and the elderly. Ticks can carry illnesses, such as Lyme disease, that can lead to lifelong health problems. So, please keep in mind these tips.
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 reduces blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and maintains bone density. Patrick Nowak explains.
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…
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.