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Public health issues hepatitis A warning

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Public health issues hepatitis A warning

If you ate at Buffalo, New York’s Casa-di-Pizza restaurant anytime between March 1 and 19 of this year, you may be at risk of hepatitis A and require a vaccination, Niagara Region Public Health is advising. Erie County Department of Health reports that an employee of the restaurant, on Elmwood Ave., has a confirmed case […]

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NHS moving forward with hospital plans

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NHS moving forward with hospital plans

Niagara Health System is moving forward with plans to open a new Niagara south hospital at Lyons Creek and Montrose Rds. in Niagara Falls, said Brady Wood, its chief communications and external relations officer. “We have an approved plan and we’re moving forward with implementing what has been approved,” said Wood over the weekend. Last […]

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Rallying to save Welland hospital

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Rallying to save Welland hospital

Hospitals in Port Colborne and Fort Erie suffered a death by 1,000 cuts, and Welland MPP Cindy Forster doesn’t want to see the same thing happen to Welland’s hospital. Forster, and Welland MP Malcolm Allen, joined Sue Hotte, of the Save the Welland Hospital campaign, and Welland Mayor Frank Campion Friday morning to talk about […]

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Providing comfort for cancer patients

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Providing comfort for cancer patients

If you visit Star of the Sea Church in St. Catharines on a Tuesday morning, you’re likely to find a group of women hard at work providing comfort to Niagara cancer patients.  The group from the church’s Catholic Women’s League meets every Tuesday in the church hall to sew women’s headwear, called turbans, for patients […]

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Silver LEED status awarded to NHS hospital

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Silver LEED status awarded to NHS hospital

  A white roof to reduce heat island effect, water-efficient landscaping, and extensive use of natural light, among others, helped Niagara Health System’s St. Catharines hospital meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certified status with the Canada Green Building Council. In a release, the health system said the 980,805-square-foot complex, which opened […]

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Ontarians at increased risk for colorectal cancer

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Ontarians at increased risk for colorectal cancer

Niagara Health System’s Walker Family Cancer Centre is challenging Niagara residents to reduce their risk of developing colorectal cancer, the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the province, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The challenge comes at the same time a new report from from Cancer Care Ontario shows a substantial number of colorectal cancers […]

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