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$200,000+ raised at 7th annual Strides for the General

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$200,000+ raised at 7th annual Strides for the General

On Saturday, Sept. 16/2017, Hamilton General Hospital Foundation and presenting sponsor Medtronic joined four remarkable Patient Ambassadors from across the region in hosting the seventh annual Strides For The General fundraising run/walk. This year’s Strides, which took place at Hamilton’s Bayfront Park, raised more than $200,000 in gross revenue for Hamilton General Hospital and the […]

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Wellspring Niagara breaks ground on new site

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Wellspring Niagara breaks ground on new site

Amidst family, friends, colleagues, and supporters, Ann Mantini-Celima, executive director of Wellspring Niagara, proudly took centre stage Wednesday Sept. 13/2017 at the groundbreaking ceremony on 50 Wellspring Way: future site of Niagara’s only cancer support centre. “Today is a beautiful day in more ways than one,” she said. “I can’t think of a better location […]

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West Nile Virus case confirmed in Niagara

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West Nile Virus case confirmed in Niagara

Niagara Region Public Health announced Monday Aug. 28/2017 that they have their first case of West Nile Virus this year. “Niagara Region Public Health has received its first laboratory-confirmed case of West Nile Virus for 2017,” a Niagara Region press release said. “Although most people infected with West Nile Virus do not get sick, 20 per cent of people suffer flu-like symptoms and fatigue, […]

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Brock neuroscientist studying early autism detection in the brain

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Brock neuroscientist studying early autism detection in the brain

Brock University press release – Neuroscientist Sid Segalowitz is on a mission to determine how early the development of autism can be detected in a child’s brain. “Autism is one of those conditions where, if they can diagnose it early, then intervention can have a huge beneficial effect,” said Segalowitz, a professor in Brock’s Department of Psychology. […]

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West Nile Virus found in mosquitos in Niagara

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West Nile Virus found in mosquitos in Niagara

Niagara Region Public Health has announced Tuesday Aug. 8/2017 that mosquitos in the Niagara Region have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. “While the mosquitoes that tested positive were found in St. Catharines and Pelham, all Niagara residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent West Nile Virus,” Niagara Region Public Health said in […]

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Niagara Health Women’s and Babies’ team delivers top results

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Niagara Health Women’s and Babies’ team delivers top results

Story by Kim Jackson, Niagara Health – Kandace Parks knew she wanted to give birth naturally and did not want a cesarean section. Her yet-to-be-born baby wasn’t necessarily co-operating. Kandace’s water broke at home the morning of June 24, two weeks before her due date, but she wasn’t having contractions and wasn’t in active labour. […]

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