The Porcupine Health Unit has a number of programs and services to help you stay healthy. Visit the following webpages for details on how we can help you meet your health goals.
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The best way to prevent concussions and brain injuries is to have knowledgeable teammates, coaches, parents, and colleagues. Everyone involved should know the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when a concussion is suspected, as well as, when it is safe to return to activity.
With a focus on healthy eating and physical activity, the Diabetes Prevention Program seeks to reduce the risk factors for diabetes and contribute to healthier lives. Along with community partners, we provide programming focussed on lifestyle behaviour change, training, screening and health communications.
We offer assessment and testing for individuals and families with a variety of genetic conditions.
We want you to be healthy! We are Registered Dietitians (RD), your trusted experts in food and nutrition. We can provide you with the information and tools you need to help make healthy food choices to feel your best!
The Porcupine Health Unit investigates and responds to all reportable diseases in our community. If you are concerned that yourself or your child has an infectious disease, seek medical attention.
Looking for information about sexual health? Got questions about birth control, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, or sex in general? Our sexual health team can provide you with the services and answers you need.
With the Porcupine Health Unit's tobacco program we work to educate people about the dangers of second-hand smoke and deliver programs to encourage youth to never start smoking.
Instructions about what to do before you leave Canada, information about immunizations that are required if you are traveling outside of Canada, where to find travel advisories, and what to do after you return home.
Come to our Healthy Aging Expo! The Porcupine Health Unit, along with several partners, is hosting a local health fair featuring a variety of booths and speakers. In addition, we will be offering the influenza vaccine to older adults.
In the summer, the combination of high heat and high humidity can be dangerous. The people at risk during these weather conditions include the elderly, people with chronic illness, infants and preschool children and people who participate in physical activity or are involved in strenuous outdoor work for prolonged periods. Follow these tips to avoid heat-related illness.