Community Care Hosts Breast Health Presentation

Community Care Hosts Breast Health Presentation
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  Last week two staff members from Peterborough Regional Health Centres’ Breast Assessment Centre came to Millbrook to discuss breast health.  This hospital department offers complete breast care services, from screening through a range of diagnostic tools and patient support.  In the event of a breast cancer diagnosis, their staff … Continue reading

Self-Management Workshops Help Patients and Caregivers Address Chronic Health Issues

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  The Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) which provides health care to our region, launched a series of six self-management workshops in 2016 designed by Stanford University to empower individuals with chronic health issues with the ability to take back a small measure of control over their physical … Continue reading

It’s Time to Erase the Difference in Funding for Mental Health Care

It’s Time to Erase the Difference in Funding for Mental Health Care
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It seems that the message that mental health is a serious and pervasive issue across the country is beginning to be heard, and that is good news.  It’s hard to address a problem you don’t recognize.  We’ve heard the statistics that one in five in Ontario will experience a mental … Continue reading

For Colonic Cleansing, it’s Buyer Beware

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In Thunder Bay, my public health colleagues have warned customers of two colonic cleansing locations to get tested for hepatitis B and C – infections that can be transmitted when instruments are not disinfected properly. But this warning, and the media investigations into this practice of instilling large quantities of … Continue reading

Life Labs to Move to Municipal Office

Life Labs to Move to Municipal Office
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In August, 2015, the medical testing and services company LifeLabs established an office and opened their doors to Township residents. They set up shop on the 2nd floor of the Old Millbrook School on Dufferin Street, Millbrook, in a room equipped with a sink and potable water adjacent to washroom … Continue reading