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Protect yourself from tick bites

Protect yourself from tick bites

This post was originally published on this siteLearn how to reduce your risk of Lyme Disease Ontario is encouraging people to protect themselves from tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease when spending time outdoors. “After a long winter, Ontarians are looking forward to being outside and enjoying activities like hiking, gardening or […]

Niagara Health nurses receive Awards of Excellence

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Niagara Health nurses receive Awards of Excellence

Niagara Health is recognizing all of the Nursing Excellence Award nominees for their commitment to extraordinary care. This year’s nominees represent an extraordinary group of nurses who demonstrate compassion, optimism and are committed to achieving ambitious results and are living our Niagara Health CORE values every day. The awards are held each year during National […]

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Outdoor versus indoor allergies

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Outdoor versus indoor allergies

It’s officially spring, full of warmer weather, longer days and seasonal allergies. Allergies are the second most common minor ailment pharmacists get asked about, which isn’t too surprising given almost a quarter of Canadians are affected. There are two main causes of allergy symptoms — indoor and outdoor triggers. Symptoms can be similar, but it’s […]

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Expanding autism services for Ontario kids

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Expanding autism services for Ontario kids

This post was originally published on this siteOntario enhancing choice and access to support for families of children and youth with autism Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Tuesday, May 7/2018, the government is taking action to expand autism services for children and youth across Ontario. Premier Wynne was joined today by Michael Coteau, Minister of Children […]

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Policy brief calls for novel approaches to improve health and prevent illness

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Policy brief calls for novel approaches to improve health and prevent illness

Brock University press release – A shared responsibility across different health, social, government, economic and education sectors is a key element to improving health outcomes, recommends a new Brock University — Niagara Region Public Health policy brief. Each stage of life from infancy to old age has characteristic health challenges such as illnesses, accidents, and […]

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Ontario expanding mental health and addictions support for youth

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Ontario expanding mental health and addictions support for youth

This post was originally published on this siteSix new youth Wellness Hubs will help up to 12,000 youth Ontario is investing in six new youth wellness hubs to help more youth access the mental health and addictions services they need, close to home. One is scheduled for the Niagara Region. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children […]

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