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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 21:00

Don’t let diabetes sneak up on you

            Ross Memorial Hospital and its community partners will host a Diabetes Health Fair on World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14.

            Both type 1 diabetes (generally infant onset and insulin dependent) and type 2 diabetes (mostly adult onset—although that’s changing—and may or may

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 20:51

Christian students support cancer patients

            Grade eight students from Lindsay’s Heritage Christian School recently visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present the proceeds from the school’s fundraising activities for local cancer care.

            Accompanied by their

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:14

Welcoming Dr. Khan to Woodville

            Dr. Muhammad Khan is coming to the Woodville Medical Centre. He will take over care for Dr. Maria Cescon’s patients when she retires in early November.

            “I am delighted that Dr. Khan has agreed to care for all patients in my practice,” said Cescon. “I will be able to begin my retirement with the knowledge that my patients will have

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:09

Soroptomists help women live dreams

            Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and need financial help to continue their education or training can apply for this year’s Soroptimist “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.”

            The Kawartha Lakes Soroptimist Club will provide a cash grant of up to

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:06

Seniors get your free shingles vaccine

           Ontario has begun funding free shingles vaccines for people aged 65-70. And many local healthcare providers are ready to provide these important vaccinations.

            “Many of our healthcare providers have already

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:50

Heal the cell to get well

By Benjamin Stone

            Today we discuss how to reverse disease and heal the body.

            In short, all we have to do is kick the biotoxins, heavy metals, and infections to the curb. Remove these interferences, and the body heals itself.

            I’ve already explained how toxins cause cellular inflammation and block the body’s natural ability to

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:33

Free drive-through flu shots in Lindsay

            The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is offering a free “drive-through” flu-shot clinicto accommodate individuals with special needs—but you need to book right away to get in.

            Space is limited, so you’ll need an appointment, which must be made no later than 4 pm this Friday, Oct. 21. Call the

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:06

Butts a health and environmental hazard

By Dearbhla Lynch

            If the risks of deadly second-hand cigarette smoke are obvious, why don’t we realize the harm posed by the trillions of used cigarette butts tossed out every year?

            The “t” in trillions isn’t a typo. A study published this year in the Tobacco Control medical journal suggests nearly

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:16

UW seeks applicants for second legacy grant

            Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre is bringing the live-theatre troupe “Sheatre”—and its interactive forum play about sexual assault and healthy relationships—to over 200 Kawartha Lakes students in Grades 8-12 on Oct. 27-8.

            The theatre project was funded by the first grant last year from Telecare Lindsay’s Mona Hall Legacy Fund, created by

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:15

Should Canadians supplement Vitamin D?

            Canadians should look at their vitamin D intake, saysthe Vitamin D Society of Canada after a recent British report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition urged vitamin D supplements in that country.

            Because of the northern latitude of both Britain and Canada, vitamin D producing sunlight can only be captured by our skin between

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