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BGH welcomes new doctor specializing in internal medicine and gerontology

BGH welcomes new doctor specializing in internal medicine and gerontology
Brockville – Brockville General Hospital (BGH) is pleased to welcome Dr. Nida Riaz to the organization. Officially joining BGH as a General Internal Medicine / Geriatrician on October 29, Dr. Riaz is now accepting physician referrals.  “Our community is fortunate to have Dr. Riaz and her skillset join the staff at BGH,” shared Dr. Robert Malone, Chief of Staff at... Read More

Lanark County Ambulances Save Lives F.A.S.T.

Lanark County Ambulances Save Lives F.A.S.T.
Lanark – To increase awareness of the symptoms associated with strokes, the Lanark County Paramedic Service has partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to raise awareness about strokes. There are now F.A.S.T. decals on the sides of Lanark County ambulances. F.A.S.T. is the acronym that helps people to remember the major signs of strokes: Face – is... Read More

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital: Bringing The Specialist To You

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital: Bringing The Specialist To You
Carleton Place – It’s a simple way to connect with specialists – without even leaving town. Telemedicine links patients and health care providers using two-way, secure video-conferencing. It can help improve access to care and reduce wait times. A Telemedicine appointment is just like a regular appointment, only the health care provider is on a monitor and uses tele-diagnostic equipment to... Read More

Canopy Growth Celebrates History and the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Canada

Canopy Growth Celebrates History and the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Canada
SMITHS FALLS – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to join Canadians and cannabis advocates from around the world in celebrating today’s legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada. With the dawn of this new day, Canada becomes the first G7 nation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis, and the first to do so while ushering in a... Read More

Statement on the legalization of cannabis from the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement on the legalization of cannabis from the Mental Health Commission of Canada
OTTAWA – Today, Canada will become only the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) recognizes this as an important opportunity for Canada to become a global research leader in this area. Our country has one of the highest cannabis consumption rates in the world, with more than 40 per cent of people in Canada reporting they have... Read More

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Getting the Facts on Cannabis

Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Getting the Facts on Cannabis
Brockville – With the upcoming legalization of Cannabis on October 17, 2018, the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s website has reliable and evidence-based health information for our communities.  We have collaborated with our many partners to develop and share this information, realizing we all have a role to play in protecting the health of our youth and our families.... Read More

Does Your JK Child Need Help With Speech and Language? Language Express Can Help!

Does Your JK Child Need Help With Speech and Language?  Language Express Can Help!
Sometimes when children start Junior Kindergarten it becomes clear that they are struggling with speech, language, or literacy skills.  This is also when problems with stuttering often start or get worse.  Check your child’s speech and language development using the checklists at www.language-express.ca.  If your child is not meeting one or more of the milestones, contact Language Express right away. Don’t... Read More

Winchester Hospital: Turning a scary moment into one of relief

Winchester Hospital: Turning a scary moment into one of relief
Winchester – Imagine being so short of breath that you had to call an ambulance. That is what happened to a patient who came to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) Emergency Department. In addition to worsening shortness of breath, Mr. M. was weak and had swelling in his legs. His oxygen levels were very low, and the nurse had difficulty hearing... Read More

Government of Canada takes steps to address high rates of HIV and hepatitis C among people who share drug-use equipment

Government of Canada takes steps to address high rates of HIV and hepatitis C among people who share drug-use equipment
Minister of Health announces funding for 28 community-based projects OTTAWA – Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, including hepatitis C and HIV, are largely preventable. However, there are communities in Canada that have high rates of infection. This is a significant public health concern. The Government of Canada is taking steps to prevent the transmission of these infections and thereby protect the health of Canadians. Today,... Read More

Leeds, Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about health services

Leeds, Grenville Lanark District Health Unit: Let’s talk about health services
Access to health services is one way you can protect and promote your health. Health services are a social determinant of health and valuable investment for all communities.  Being able to go to a health care provider to prevent illness, when you are sick or to support your recovery is an important part of our realizing our own potential. Why... Read More