If you or a loved one has ever been diagnosed with cancer, you know how overwhelming and frightening it can be, says Ildiko Nanai.
“Cancer is a multifocal disease,” she explains. “Many factors
Gord Zimmerman was alone on his sailboat when his heart attack hit six years ago. “I was coughing and sweating,” he says. “Later, someone told me a lot of people had the flu, so I figured that’s what I had.”
Six months later, during a check-up, Gord’s family physician asked him when
One of Lifeline Telecare Lindsay’s last acts this month at its final annual general meeting was to designate
The United Way for CKL is asking supporters to help the organization celebrate its “2014-2015 United Way Campaign Touchdown.”
Cake and coffee will be served at the event at
The Ontario Chiropractic Association has awarded a Bobcaygeon member for her community work with Bobcaygeon Helps Food Bank.
In choosing to award Chiropractor Crystal Longo in its Community Relations category, the association cited
The President of the Canadian Medical Assocation (CMA) told a packed Seniors' Centre in Bobcaygeon that Canada needs a national plan for seniors' care “so that care is one stop and seniors are getting the care they need at home whenever possible."
“Seniors stuck living in hospitals is not
Statistics show that traffic accident fatalities nearly double in summer months compared to winter months.
Weather is not the factor most of us think it is. In 2011, more than 83
By Diane Engelstad
One letter-writer to The Promoter says she is “appalled” by provincial plans to update the sex-ed curriculum (see Village Voice). But Dave Lyons, Healthy Active Living Consultant for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB), says the board is “not aware of
A new strategy piloted in Bobcaygeon to help people living with dementia—“the blue umbrella program”—is attracting attention and interest across the province and country.
So David Webster, executive director for the local Alzheimer Society, is moving to
After playing hockey last Sept. 26, local resident Sandy Morrow returned to the dressing room with heaviness in his chest and severe jaw pain.“Every tooth in my head ached, and my chest was tight,” he recalls.
Morrow lay down on a bench, and a fellow teammate and local Lindsay physician decided to
With measles circulating in parts of southern Ontario, local health officials are asking people to ensure they are up-to-date on their own immunizations.
While no lab-confirmed cases of measles had
Habitat for Humanity is looking to hire a full-time Construction Manager for its Kawartha Lakes projects—and to assemble a team of volunteers to support the new manager, whoever she or he may be.
The manager’s primary responsibility will be the completion of multiple builds in support of Habitat's vision and goals. A detailed job description is available at: www.habitatpkr.ca/get-involved/job-postings.
Quitting smoking isn’t any easier when you’re pregnant. But a new partnership between Peterborough County-City Health Unit and the Partners in Pregnancy Clinic is giving more options and support to area women who are
Chronic understaffing is fueling a barrage of injuries among both residents and staff in Ontario’s long-term care facilities, as well as infections, bed sores, abuse of residents, and unsafe work practices. So say personal support workers (PSWs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) who took part in intensive, focus-group sessions in five Ontario communities—including nearby Minden.
The PSWs and RPNs gave “frank, powerful and often heartbreaking accounts of how, despite their utmost efforts and dedication they are forced to provide what amounts to substandard care to residents," said Kevin Tyrrell a regional vice-president with the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) in releasing the report at a media conference in Lindsay.