MENUMENU
Lifestyle – HomeTown TV12
Search

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation funds first-in-Canada approach to brain cancer surgery

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation funds first-in-Canada approach to brain cancer surgery
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation today announces a special grant to The Ottawa Hospital to fund the very first off-trial treatments of Canadian brain cancer patients using 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA) and Fluorescence Guided Surgery (FGS). Together, 5-ALA and FGS allow surgeons to better identify and remove cancerous cells from the brain, leading to improved tumour resection, fewer surgical complications, and... Read More

Over 300 000 Ontario Families have a safe and affordable place to live thanks to investments made by the Government of Canada Since 2016

Over 300 000 Ontario Families have a safe and affordable place to live thanks to investments made by the Government of Canada Since 2016
TORONTO – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have a safe and affordable place to call home. Building on the positive steps taken in Budget 2016, last fall the Government of Canadaannounced Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy (NHS). The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Adam... Read More

New project to help more students walk to school in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

New project to help more students walk to school in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark
Brockville – Walking to school is a great way for children to be physically active. Not only is it associated with improved physical and mental health, but it also contributes to safer school zones, by reducing traffic volumes at and around schools. The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (LGL) District Health Unit, in partnership with active school travel stakeholders in Brockville,... Read More

Canadian Ban on Trans Fats Comes into Force Today

Canadian Ban on Trans Fats Comes into Force Today
Ban on partially hydrogenated oils will reduce the risk of heart disease OTTAWA – Reducing Canadians’ intake of trans fats is key to reducing the risk of heart disease, a leading cause of death in Canada. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada’s ban on partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)—the largest source of industrially produced trans fats in foods—came... Read More

Winchester Hospital Experts In Their Field: Caring for Our Patients with Advanced Education

Winchester Hospital Experts In Their Field: Caring for Our Patients with Advanced Education
Winchester – Ongoing education is a priority at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) as staff and physicians continually sharpen their skills and update their knowledge. Three members of the WDMH team have recently completed advanced education in their fields – leading the way at WDMH and throughout the region. Frida Plourde, WDMH’s Infection Control Coordinator, obtained her Certification in Infection Control from CBIC (Certification Board... Read More

WDMH Offers Six-Week Program on Living Well with COPD

WDMH Offers Six-Week Program  on Living Well with COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Starts October 9th Winchester – Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is pleased to partner with Seaway Valley Community Health Centre to present a six-week program for people with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). This FREE program will help participants develop the tools to better manage their condition. The sessions will take place at WDMH. They... Read More

More than CAD $162.7 million pledged so far in U.S. and Canada in connection with Sept. 7 Stand Up To Cancer Fundraising Telecast

More than CAD $162.7 million pledged so far in U.S. and Canada in connection with Sept. 7 Stand Up To Cancer Fundraising Telecast
TORONTO – Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada) today announced more than CAD$162.7 million has been pledged collectively so far in connection with the star-studded Stand Up To Cancer Sept. 7 “roadblock” fundraising telecast in the United States and Canada. The funds pledged toward the SU2C scientific model will be directed to collaborative research utilizing SU2C’s scientific oversight as well as awareness and education in both the United States and Canada. “Having... Read More

Decorating Back to School Classrooms … and Dundas Manor Too!

Decorating Back to School Classrooms … and Dundas Manor Too!
Winchester – On the last Tuesday of each month, the Activity team at Dundas Manor organizes a special celebration for residents who have a birthday that month. In addition to the party itself, the decorations extend into the lobby and main gathering spaces. It’s an opportunity to celebrate together and honour each resident’s special day. Each month, a different theme... Read More

CDSBEO and UCDSB partner with local public health units to promote community awareness in response to legislation on non-medical cannabis

CDSBEO and UCDSB partner with local public health units to promote community awareness in response to legislation on non-medical cannabis
Brockville and Kemptville, ON) – The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, the Upper Canada District School Board, and area health units will host public information sessions for communities and parents of school-aged children to learn about how community health and schools are approaching cannabis legislation in a safe and responsible way. Details of the information sessions are as follows: Town Health... Read More