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Talking to your teen about vaping

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Talking to your teen about vaping

Teens and smoking. It’s not something we like to discuss, but it’s something we need to prevent. If your child took up smoking, you’d want to take immediate action to protect them from the harmful, addictive product. But what if they started vaping? At first glance, vaping can seem harmless, especially if you’re not familiar […]

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Niagara Health Navigator: Ontario’s first mobile tool for integrated care

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Niagara Health Navigator: Ontario’s first mobile tool for integrated care

 Niagara Health press release – Imagine how much time can be saved by a simpler registration process at the hospital. Think of how much easier it would be for doctors to diagnose and treat you, if your health data could be shared more easily between doctors, nurses, specialists and other care providers. What if […]

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Volunteers are the heart of Niagara Health

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Volunteers are the heart of Niagara Health

Niagara Health press release – This National Volunteer Week, Barbara Abramek takes the time to look back on 50 years of volunteering as a member of Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Auxiliary. “We have a new hospital now and that’s what we were working towards when I started,” Abramek said. “I was constantly in some kind […]

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Say no to sugar and yes to oral health

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Say no to sugar and yes to oral health

Canada’s revised Food Guide confirms the importance of making healthy food and beverage choices for improved oral and overall health. With its specific emphasis on reducing sugar consumption, the Food Guide echoes what dental hygienists have been saying for years: the more sugar we eat, the worse off our teeth and body will be. As […]

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Saving lives: Register as an organ and tissue donor

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Saving lives: Register as an organ and tissue donor

Niagara Health press release – Today, more than 1,600 Ontarians are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, and every three days someone will die waiting. April is BeADonor Month. Niagara Health and Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplant agency, are encouraging residents to register as an organ and tissue […]

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Springtime smiles: April is oral health month

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Springtime smiles: April is oral health month

As part of oral health month in Canada, National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 6 to 12/2019.  It’s a perfect opportunity to set new goals to help your smile shine. Start with six simple steps: floss, brush, use an antibacterial oral rinse, eat a healthy diet, eliminate tobacco use, and see a dental […]

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