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Five tips to get the most from your next doctor’s visit

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Five tips to get the most from your next doctor’s visit

Summer and fall are the perfect time to schedule your next physical or medical appointment since doctor’s offices are often quieter than during the cold and flu-riddled cooler months. To make sure everything you need is covered, follow these tips from Health Canada: Be active and open. It’s important to be honest and upfront about your […]

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West Nile Virus discovered in Niagara Mosquitos

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West Nile Virus discovered in Niagara Mosquitos

​ Mosquitos that have tested positive for West Nile Virus have been located recently in St. Catharines, Welland, Port Colborne, and West Lincoln. “Niagara Region Public Health is informing residents that Niagara has received its first confirmation of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in 2019. To date, in the Niagara region no human cases […]

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Appropriateness Working Group submits first 11 recommendations

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Appropriateness Working Group submits first 11 recommendations

Government of Ontario press release – Following months of collaboration and productive discussions, the Appropriateness Working Group (AWG) has submitted its first 11 recommended updates to tests and procedures that can be replaced with more modern and effective approaches. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, has accepted these recommendations on behalf of the […]

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That patchy, irritated skin might not be a sunburn after all

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That patchy, irritated skin might not be a sunburn after all

The warm weather has finally arrived, and summer is in full swing. As we spend more and more time outside, whether camping, cottaging or even in our own backyards, sun protection is usually top of mind. But while we’re often quick to slather on the sunscreen and protective clothing and try to reapply regularly, sometimes […]

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Health care services continue to build momentum in Fort Erie with new guidelines

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Health care services continue to build momentum in Fort Erie with new guidelines

Town of Fort Erie press release – Recruiting physicians in today’s market has become very competitive because there are not enough family medicine residents graduating to meet the demands of available positions. For the past 12 months, the Town’s Health Services committee has been working hard to recruit physicians and enroll patients with a family […]

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Living better with arthritis

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Living better with arthritis

Dealing with arthritis can make everything from enjoying a meal to tying your shoes a challenge. It’s something that more than 4.5 million people of all ages in Canada face every day. Fortunately, if you or someone you love has arthritis, there are ways to improve function and lifestyle. One option is to work with […]

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