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Enhanced care for infants in Niagara

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Enhanced care for infants in Niagara

Care closer to home for Niagara infants Niagara Health press release – Niagara’s tiniest patients will have care closer to home thanks to the addition of five new beds on Niagara Health’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU can now care for sicker babies after Niagara Health received provincial government support for the beds, […]

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Over 40? Beware of the early signs of cataracts

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Over 40? Beware of the early signs of cataracts

Detection for cataracts starts younger than you think. As you age, your eyes undergo natural changes. However, if this includes blurry vision, difficulty seeing in dim light or extra sensitivity to light, these might be symptoms of cataracts. Recent studies have found that more than 2.5 million Canadians have cataracts. This common eye disorder is […]

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Youth and opioids: What parents need to know

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Youth and opioids: What parents need to know

With 21.5 million opioid prescriptions dispensed in 2016, Canada is the second-highest per capita consumer of opioids worldwide. Anyone using opioids is at risk of an overdose, including young people that are prescribed opioids for a number of reasons such as dental surgery or sports injuries. In addition, one in 10 students reports taking an […]

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Emterra Environmental’s support for Walker Family Cancer Centre tops $300,000

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Emterra Environmental’s support for Walker Family Cancer Centre tops $300,000

Niagara Health Foundation press release – Can Niagara’s blue and grey recycling boxes help fight cancer? They sure can, thanks to how much the Region’s residents and businesses recycle each year. Eight years ago, when Emterra Environmental took over the contract to collect recyclables from residential households and businesses, the company committed to an annual […]

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Niagara Health hosting Hepatitis C community event

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Niagara Health hosting Hepatitis C community event

Niagara Health will be hosting a community event this Friday to help raise awareness about Hepatitis C. “Niagara’s rate of hepatitis C is higher than the provincial average,” a Niagara Health press release said. The virus is spread to a person when blood carrying it gets into their bloodstream. It attacks the liver, left untreated […]

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Five apps and tools to improve your health and wellness

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Five apps and tools to improve your health and wellness

Finding great tools to enhance our wellness is easier than ever with the wealth of technology at our fingertips. Here are 5 apps and technologies featured on Lumino Health aiming to make a difference you can feel: LIFT Session. Regardless of your experience level, going to the gym can be a challenge. Whether you’re looking to […]

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