Be Prepared So the Pandemic Flu Virus Doesn’t Become Your Worst Nightmare

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A quick scan of the planet today reveals at least six novel influenza strains infecting humans at the moment, as well as an outbreak in Saudi Arabia of “MERS-CoV”, a relative of the SARS coronavirus. Wherever there is life, there are mutating viruses, often starting their journeys in animals and … Continue reading

Healthy Living – Bad News for Two Fad Diets

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The past two months saw an evidence-based takedown of two popular fad diets. The first was intermittent fasting, or IF. IF has been proclaimed to be an easy way to cut calories and train your body to burn more fat and reduce weight. The basic premise of this diet is … Continue reading

Getting Started

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Do you hear the songbirds calling you to come and play outside? Maybe you’re thinking that you’d love to get into the garden, but your knees and hips are feeling stiff. Not to mention your sore back. However, the more sedentary your lifestyle, the stiffer your joints will become. Regular … Continue reading

New Paramedic Station Expected to Improve Response Times

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The new Paramedic station at 1003 Clonsilla Ave. opened for business on Monday, April 24th, with two 24 hour ambulances on site to improve the response time for service in the west end of Peterborough City and County. Formerly the home of Paul Tinney Auto Sales, the building has undergone … Continue reading

Biting the Hand That Feeds You to Advocate for Better Dental Health

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Of all the countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), only Spain spends less than Canada on dental health care for its citizens. Only 6% of dental health expenditures are publicly funded in Canada. Of the $12.5 billion spent each year on our teeth, the vast majority … Continue reading

Luxe Sugaring and Beauty Bar Opens in Millbrook

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Hair removal is a service appreciated by both sexes and interest in this grooming service has been growing. These are some of the reasons that Jessica Grieve decided to head in this direction in her search for a part-time service business to launch in the area, veering away from her … Continue reading

New Therapy Service in Town or in Your Home

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Certified Bowtech Practitioner Susan Brettell introduced herself at last week’s BIA breakfast in a brief presentation about her plans to bring a gentle form of physical therapy developed in Australia to the community. For the last few years, Brettell has been delivering Bowen Therapy to clients from two treatment locations … Continue reading

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Talks Herbs at Bailieboro Luncheon

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Last week the Bailieboro Women’s Institute ushered in spring with their annual luncheon featuring Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett.   The full house enjoyed a delicious pot luck luncheon of prepared by the local hosts and then heard from Ms. Hackett who spoke about the variety of uses of many of these … Continue reading

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Comes to Millbrook Garden Club

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Gardeners interested in expanding their knowledge of the varied nature and uses of herbs can join the Millbrook and Area Garden club on Wednesday, May 3rd to hear a presentation from well-known herb expert Kerry Hackett. With more than two decades of experience in the field, Kerry is a certified … Continue reading

Ensuring Women’s Reproductive Rights in Peterborough

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What is a medical abortion and why should anyone in Peterborough care? Unintended pregnancies continue to occur, despite best efforts at prevention. Even with the best efforts to make every pregnancy a planned and wanted one, there is still a need for abortion services as part of comprehensive reproductive care. … Continue reading

Calorie Counts are on the Menu

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Obesity was labelled as a disease by the Canadian Medical Association in October 2015. This decision was important as health care providers, the individual, and the government need to recognize that treatment programs and preventative measures to combat obesity are undeniably required. Motive for this decision is demonstrated by data … Continue reading

Community Care Medical Alert Units

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Pictured is Community Care Volunteer Pat Schier who is responsible for performing tests each month for all Personal Distress Alarm clients. Ours is the only Community Care Office offering these medical alert units that allow older adults and people with disabilities to call for assistance using a help button linked … Continue reading

You Can Do Something About the Opioid Crisis

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Last May, Ontario’s Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins announced that Ontario would ensure pharmacies dispense Naloxone kits to anyone at risk of an opioid overdose. At last count, seven pharmacies in Peterborough City and County are participating in this attempt to prevent these tragedies from occurring in our communities. … Continue reading

Hospice Peterborough Palliative Care Volunteer Training Sessions

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Are you interested in working directly with Hospice clients and their families? Hospice Peterborough is offering an introductory orientation session in March to learn more about this unique opportunity to volunteer. Call to register to attend on Wednesday, March 8. Following an interview process, you may then be invited to … Continue reading

Local Lions Deliver Vision and Hearing Tests to Local Schoolchildren

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Last week Millbrook & District Lions Club members Linda Hughes, Bette and Paul Holder, Vicky Baley, Linda Lawrence, Ray Porteous and David Goode spent two days at North Cavan School providing complementary vision and hearing tests to all kindergarten students.   The vision part of this annual program aims to identify … Continue reading