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Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

Free quit smoking patches are available to Niagara residents for a limited time. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program offers eligible participants in Niagara five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt. WHAT: Free patches for adults in Niagara to quit smoking WHERE: […]

Ontario increasing supports for the infant hearing program

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Ontario increasing supports for the infant hearing program

This post was originally published on this siteSupporting early intervention for babies at risk of developing permanent hearing loss Ontario is providing additional support to detect potential hearing loss in newborns sooner and ensure that families with children who have permanent hearing loss, or are at risk, get the supports they need. Michael Coteau, Minister […]

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Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

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Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

Niagara Region Public Health is offering free hepatitis A vaccinations to those who may have been exposed to the infection at a Toronto restaurant. Toronto Public Health is advising anyone who consumed food or beverages at O’Grady’s on Church restaurant located at 518 Church St. in Toronto between June 7 and June 23 that they […]

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Niagara Health receives national Excellence in Patient Safety award

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Niagara Health receives national Excellence in Patient Safety award

Members of our team accepted the Excellence in Patient Safety Award at a recent Canadian College of Health Leaders event. VTE is the formation of blood clots in the vein. It is one of the most common complications of hospitalization and the most common preventable cause of hospital death. The Niagara Health initiative focused on […]

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Study finds delayed food introduction increases risk of sensitization

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Study finds delayed food introduction increases risk of sensitization

Delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby’s first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study. The research, published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, found that infants who avoided cow’s milk products, egg and peanut […]

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Niagara Health performing better than Canadian average in a number of areas

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Niagara Health performing better than Canadian average in a number of areas

The latest health system report that measures hospital performance across Canada shows that Niagara Health is performing better than the Canadian average in a number of areas. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Your Health System report shows that Niagara Health is performing better than the Canadian average for: Low-risk C-sections and obstetrical trauma […]

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