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Niagara Health receives national Excellence in Patient Safety award

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 […]

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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West Nile virus season begins

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West Nile virus season begins

Warmer temperatures are here, and with them come the onset of West Nile virus season. Niagara residents and visitors to the area are encouraged to take the following protective measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes: ​Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes when outdoors Whenever you use mosquito repellent, apply a product containing […]

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Building a stronger, healthier Ontario

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Building a stronger, healthier Ontario

This post was originally published on this site2017 Budget highlights major health care investments Ontario is continuing to put patients first by making significant investments in the 2017 Budget to support vital health care services that families depend on. Monday May 29, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, spoke in Toronto to […]

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Protecting a woman’s right to choose

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Protecting a woman’s right to choose

This post was originally published on this siteProvince to introduce bill to help ensure safe access to Women’s Health Clinics Ontario is taking steps to help protect women who are seeking reproductive health care. In fall 2017, the province plans to introduce a bill that would, if passed, create “safe access zones” at specified health […]

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