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.
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.
Public Health Nurse Natalie Vachon Ukrainetz asks are you at risk of cervical cancer? There's an easy way to find out.
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.
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.
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 it.
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!
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.
Thinking of quitting smoking this year? Public Health Nurse Stephanie Gravel provides some tips.
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.