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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Cindy wins provincial award

            Congratulations to Bobcaygeon’s Cindy Snider, the family doctor recruitment and retention coordinator for the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI).

            The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) has given her the

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Focus on strengths of ADHD kids

            An article in Canadian Psychology suggests current classroom strategies to help children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are missing half of the equation—the child’s

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Learn from UK’s dismal health-care mistake

            Private surgery and procedure clinics are a "colossal and expensive failure" in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ontario should learn from the UK's "dismal

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Boost immune system for seasonal change

By Benjamin Stone and Amandha Vollmer

            Ever wonder why we hear the term “cold-and-flu season?”

            When the seasons change, so too do our immune systems.

            When autumn approaches, our immune systems up-regulate due to

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Fight the fear of psychosis

            Fear of Psychosis is the first free workshop offered by the Ross Memorial Hospital Mental Health Program and the RMH Family Centered Care Working Group in its seven-part

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Meet CKL’s latest new doctor

            Kawartha Lakes says hello to one new family doctor as it says goodbye to another. Come next January, Dr. Anaar Bhopa will take over the Lindsay practice of Dr. Wayne Stanley.

            The Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario had revoked Dr. Stanley’s licence to practice medicine in August after he pleaded no contest to

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:00

Scholars need brain-and-body health

By Diane Engelstad, education beat

            With a new school year just getting started, a 2007 book by Norman Doidge called The Brain That Changes Itself has me wondering how our education system is incorporating new information about the brain into its curriculum and teaching methods.

            Here’s what we now know:

• The brain is far more

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:00

Drug overdose third leading cause of deaths

            Accidental drug overdose is the third leading cause of unintentional death in Ontario—far surpassing deaths due to traffic accidents.

            And the Peterborough region ranks higher than

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:00

Run for Terry—and to fight cancer

            Whether you run/walk/bike or roller blade, you’ll want to join Bobcaygeon’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 5 pm.

            The Bobcaygeon run is back for the second year in a row, revived last year by a new committee, after a string of

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:00

Send your kids back to school with a blessing

            St. James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls is inviting everyone to the annual Blessing of the Backpacks, a special Start-Up service to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

            “Starting or returning to school is a really big event in a child's life,” says Rev. Susan Spicer. “They may have mixed

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