“Spending at least 15 minutes a day doing literacy activities with children has many benefits,” says Shelley Shaughnessy, a Family Health Nurse with the HKPR District Health Unit.
“You get to spend
The Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre has been named the first recipient of the Telecare Mona Hall Legacy Fund. The $5,000 grant will fund a
The Lindsay Legion has donated $20,000 to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation’s “Bright Lights — Caring Connections” Holiday Appeal, to support the purchase of new
The Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU) is asking all parents to make sure they’ve submitted their child’s current immunization records to the health unit.
“Many parents don’t realize it’s their
The Circle of Hope peer support group presented by Kawartha Lakes' Hospice Services of Community Care is now offered on the first and third
They may seem old-fashioned, but books still make fantastic gifts this holiday season. They can open up new chapters in children’s lives.
According to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, books are a
The City of Kawartha Lakes has joined the staff at Fleming College, Ross Memorial Hospital and others as Canadian Blood Services corporate partners.
“The need for donations is huge and we see this as a great
By Donna Wood
Have you ever been tempted to supply or even buy alcohol for a minor (Under 19)? Were you aware of the legal ramifications?
The consequences are very serious. It is illegal for
Want to get a “moving” gift for someone this holiday season? Gifts that encourage physical activity can have many benefits beyond just helping people stay healthy, says Lisa Kaldeway, a Health Promoter with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, says Kaldeway, but being active also brings plenty of fun and enjoyment, especially when you can spend time with loved ones.
Here are some ideas to encourage people to get active that won’t break the bank in the process:
• Include skip ropes, balls, yo-yos, yoga mats, swimming goggles, pedometers, bike helmets, and flex bands as affordable stocking stuffers that can motivate people to get moving.
• For older residents, walking poles can be a good buy.
“When you give active gifts that get people moving, you are showing others that you care about their well-being and want them to look after themselves,” says Kaldeway.
“Choose to be Smoke Free” is a free program from the Peterborough County-City Health Unit to anyone 16 to 45 years old who wants to quit smoking.
The program combines
“The sooner the diagnosis, the sooner (and more effective) the treatment,” was Vijay Gupta’s watchword in opening LXUS, the Lindsay X-ray and Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging Clinic in the
Almost 360,000 people across the province—including 120,000 children—are turning to food banks each month, according to a recent report by the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB).
Even more alarming, the 2015 Hunger Report also finds a 35 percent spike in
By Benjamin Stone
When asked about my “top five” recommended supplements, I always include Happy Body Sulfur Crystals.
Sulfur is the fourth most abundant element in the
The onset of flu season and the increase in social gatherings over the holidays means a surge in the number of people seeking care at Christmas time.
Influenza—aka the flu—is an acute respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, weakness, body aches and headache—and can lead to pneumonia.
Don’t visit your hospital’s emergency department—unless