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What healthy fats are and how to get them

What healthy fats are and how to get them

Fats are essential for good health and an important part of any diet. Studies show that the right kinds can help maximize your metabolism, protect against heart disease, speed nutrients through your body and even improve vitamin intake. But not all fats are the same, so it’s important to choose the right type. In popular […]

New program for mental health patients

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New program for mental health patients

Program enhances care for people with complex mental health needs A new program at Niagara Health is enhancing care and access to services for people with complex mental health needs. The Wellness Recovery Integrated Comprehensive Care program, which was launched in April, helps people to fully understand their mental health needs and to identify and […]

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How to select the right sunscreen formula

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How to select the right sunscreen formula

Sunscreen is an essential part of any sun safety routine, but with so many options available, how do you know which one is best for your skin? Here Banana Boat shares sun protection tips that can help you and your family. When selecting a sunscreen, the first thing you should look for is a broad-spectrum […]

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Eat together to create healthy habits for your kids

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Eat together to create healthy habits for your kids

Meals can be an important social outlet, whether it’s lunchtime in the cafeteria with coworkers to take your mind off the job or reconnecting with the family at Sunday dinner. But the benefits of eating together reach well beyond social interaction. Families who eat together eat better, so it’s no wonder that Health Canada recommends […]

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Are your favourite outdoor summer spots at risk for ticks?

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Are your favourite outdoor summer spots at risk for ticks?

We all enjoy spending time outside in warmer weather, whether it’s at the cottage, camping or having a picnic. However, with a rise in the number of cases of Lyme disease and risk of other tick-borne diseases across Canada, precautions should be taken if our hangouts are at risk for ticks. The risk of getting […]

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Niagara Health announces Awards of Excellence recipients

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Niagara Health announces Awards of Excellence recipients

A Nurse Practitioner who demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient-centred care is the 2018 President’s Award recipient. Don Versluis was presented with Niagara Health’s top award for extraordinary performance at our Awards of Excellence celebration on May 22/2018 at our St. Catharines Site. In his nursing role in Internal Medicine, Don is committed to serving […]

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