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Tips for flu season

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Tips for flu season

After a high number of emergency department and urgent care centre visits, as well as admissions to hospital of patients suffering complications from the flu, Niagara Health System and Niagara Region Public Health are urging residents to take caution if they have flu-like symptoms. A release from the health system said public health has reported […]

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Health and wellness programs at Bridges

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Health and wellness programs at Bridges

Bridges Community Health Centre has a variety of no cost health and wellness programs open to residents of Port Colborne and Wainfleet this winter. Below are some of the programs being offered; for a full listing of all available programs and workshops, please see www.bridgeschc.ca. • Healthy You is a dietitian-led weight management program that […]

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Niagara Falls doctor dedicated to long-term care

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Niagara Falls doctor dedicated to long-term care

A Niagara Falls doctor who showed leadership, exemplary patient care in a long-term care setting and an interdisciplinary approach to care was selected as the Long Term Care Physician of the Year by the Ontario Long Term Care Physicians (OLTCP). The award was presented to Dr. Philip McGarry earlier this month at the OLTCP Annual […]

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Prostate clinic helps lessen the worry

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Prostate clinic helps lessen the worry

Niagara Health System’s new Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Clinic is the first of its kind in Niagara and it’s designed to improve quality of care and reduce wait times for men with a suspicion of prostate cancer. The clinic, said a health system in a release, is modelled on Cancer Care Ontario’s Diagnostic Assessment organizational standards. […]

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New doctor welcomed

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New doctor welcomed

A Port Colborne doctor will be taking over Dr. Jeff Remington’s practice at Mapleview Medical Clinic next week, the city announced. Mayor Vance Badawey and Ward 3 Coun. Bea Kenny, chair of the medical education, recruitment and health services committee, officially welcomed Dr. Alan Daniel Wednesday at city hall. “The city remains committed at recruiting […]

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Help Team PCFD this Movember

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Help Team PCFD this Movember

Port Colborne firefighters, both professional and volunteer, are teaming up to change the face of men’s health this month as they take part in Movember. Movember began in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, with 30 men and has grown into a global movement with four million participants across 21 countries worldwide. Each year men grow moustaches to […]

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