Tag Archives: Health

Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the FAO Report

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the FAO’s Ontario Health Sector report: “Today’s release of the Financial Accountability Office report on Ontario’s health sector once again confirms that the Wynne Liberals are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of patients and …

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PC Health Critic Participates in Optometry Day

AYLMER – This morning, Ontario PC Health Critic, MPP Jeff Yurek, Elgin-Middlesex-London, joined Dr. Johan Gall & Dr. Rachel Hurst as part of Optometry Day. “This morning I had the pleasure to visit and observe the day-to-day work of Dr. Gall’s practice in Aylmer. Optometry Day allowed me a tiny …

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Chalk it up to positive mental health

Next week, (Monday, May 4 through Saturday, May 9), we are participating in a community-wide initiative in celebration of Mental Health Week. Organizations in the downtown are decorating their sidewalks with positive, encouraging, and anti-bullying messages all through the week.  Library staff will have chalk available for customers to fill …

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What are the Best Cooking Oils?

  Hi , After our amazing vacation last week, John left on a bachelor party weekend to Chicago and I had a different kind of vacation at home with the cats and my couch and my books this past weekend. It was amazing!! In my recent workshop, there were a lot …

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What are the Best Cooking Oils?

  Hi , After our amazing vacation last week, John left on a bachelor party weekend to Chicago and I had a different kind of vacation at home with the cats and my couch and my books this past weekend. It was amazing!! In my recent workshop, there were a lot …

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Heat Alert Ended for Elgin County

July 19, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elgin County – The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, will be ending the HEAT ALERT issued on July 15, 2013 for Elgin County, effective Saturday July 20th. This is based on Environment Canada’s prediction of a change in the weather …

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Heat Alert Ended for Elgin County

June 25, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elgin County – The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has ended the HEAT ALERT issued on June 21, 2013 for Elgin County. This is based on Environment Canada’s prediction of more cloud cover and showers that will keep the humidex values …

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The Terrible Toos

A Personal Note from Peggy John and I had a great time at the cottage this past long weekend relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family. I hope you had a great weekend too! For my American friends, I hope you enjoy your upcoming long weekend! Today’s feature article …

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Elgin St. Thomas Public Health – Elevated Levels of Bacteria in Road Side Ditches

St. Thomas, March 27, 2013 – Elgin St. Thomas Public Health reminds people to avoid direct contact with surface water in road side ditches and other low lying areas as it may contain bacteria, viruses and parasites. Staff of the Municipality of Central Elgin have been carrying out laboratory testing of water …

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If you have it, you can give it! BLOOD!

Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body’s cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in a liquid called blood plasma. Plasma, which constitutes …

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Valentines Day – Give blood not diamonds

Diamonds are forever so why rush and buy them now? Men, if you give blood, the woman in your life will think you are brave and caring. Women, if you give blood the man in your life will think you are as strong as Angelina Jolie and lets face it, …

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Under your own roof?

It comes as no surprise that there are significant differences to how each gender is treated. The prime example is that if a female has several romantic relationship she will be referred to with offensive or derogatory names while a male in exactly the same situation would be treated like …

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Prick your thumb, GIVE BLOOD

I used to give blood, but for reasons I will go into on a later post, I no longer do. I had no problem lying down, having a tourniquet on my arm or the needle inserted. I didn’t mind watch the blood (mainly alcohol) squirt out of my body into …

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Avoid being bitten to death by mosquitoes

Mosquitoes as we all know are blood sucking flying things that spoil a nice walk in the country at night. They land on your skin and slurp away. It’s like an open bar to them! There may be a way to avoid this! A scientifically unproven thought is that giving …

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They Mean Well Don’t They?

If you’re a parent then you know who I’m talking about, if you’re a parent of a child with mental illness you definitely know who I’m talking about – the advice givers or more appropriately, the “Givers of Unsolicited Advice” or GUAs for short. You know them, you’ve met them, …

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Community Diabetes Health Series– Diabetes & Kidney Disease

Community Diabetes Health Series Diabetes & Kidney Disease Join Ruby Weresch, RN, CDE, from the St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton~Renal Program and learn about … – normal kidney function and different types of kidney disease – screening methods and test results – prevention and treatment methods for those with diabetes …

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Balance–It’s all about me.

We often jokingly say “It’s all me!”, but how often do we take that kind of statement seriously? It should be about you! It should be about the goals you want to achieve, it should be about doing things that make you feel good about yourself, it should be about …

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Boil water advisory Oct 27 2010

BOIL WATER ADVISORY To Consumers of the Central Elgin Lynhurst Village Subdivision Secondary Water Line The boundaries of this area include McBain Line east of Wellington Rd, Edgewell Crescent, James Turvey Place, Shaw Blvd., Watson Crescent, and Owen Court Lynhurst Village Subdivision East of Wellington Road and South of Talbot …

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Welcome to the sports pages

Welcome to the new place to get your local scores on the doors. While it would be good to offer NHL, NBA, CHL, MLB, and NFL scores, lets be honest, if you like sports enough to want to know the scores, you either watch Sportscenter or check the scores ...

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