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A new campaign is underway to put downtown Lindsay on the map as a place that supports breastfeeding.

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Local residents are invited to join the festivities in Northumberland to try helping set a world record for most children breastfeeding at one time.

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With the official start of autumn almost here, local smokers are being encouraged to turn over a new leaf by taking steps to quit smoking.

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Protect your pet from rabies by getting them vaccinated at upcoming low-cost rabies vaccination clinics set for late September.

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Women in Northumberland who breastfeed now have more places to get one-one support, including a new twice-a-month clinic in Colborne.

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A remedy to help reduce the risk of opioid overdoses in this area is now more readily available through the Health Unit.

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What factors affect the way people eat? A local Registered Dietitian is among a team of Ontario nutritional professionals trying to answer that question.

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A local human case of West Nile virus is bringing a reminder that the need for area residents to fight the bite of mosquitoes is even greater.

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With more people out enjoying Mother Nature this summer, local residents are being asked to 'fight the bite' of wild animals and pets that can spread rabies.

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Summer vacation is in full swing, but it doesn't mean a holiday from blacklegged ticks that can spread Lyme disease.

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On World Hepatitis Day, local residents are encouraged to get to know the ABCs of hepatitis and the importance of prevention, testing and treatment.

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If you're a smoker who lives in cottage country, why not take a holiday from tobacco? After all, help is close to home this August.

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Area residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves after West Nile virus was confirmed in mosquitoes collected in Haliburton County.

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A desire to quit smoking has turned into a 'grand' idea for a Northumberland County man.

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Area residents affected by flooding due to recent heavy rains are being encouraged to put safety first.

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In the spirit of Canada's sesquicentennial, a 16-year-old Gores Landing resident has made '150' count by helping to fuel student learning in local schools.

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A discharge of highly-diluted raw sewage into the Scugog River in Lindsay on Friday morning (June 23) is bringing a note of caution for people downstream from the area.

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As high-water levels in Lake Ontario slowly decline, a word of caution is being left in their wake for beach-goers in Northumberland County.

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Another sign that summer is officially here is the return of the Health Unit's beach water testing program in 2017.

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Road safety is a three-way street in Haliburton County, as motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all have a role to share the road and be safe.

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Effective immediately, the Heat Warning issued June 12 for Kawartha Lakes has been terminated.

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With hot, humid weather here, the first Heat Warning of the year is now in effect for parts of the region.

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Road safety is a three-way street, as motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all have a responsibility to share the road and be safe.

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Women in east Northumberland County can now book appointments for breastfeeding support that's close to home.

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Predictable and preventable -- most childhood injuries are no accident.

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This spring's cool, wet weather will eventually give way to warmer days, and that means the return of mosquitoes -- and the need to fight the bite!

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Even as Renee Fitzgerald still mourns the loss of her aunt to lung cancer, the tragic incident was also the spark that helped her quit smoking for good.

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Safely dispose of unused or expired medication at a special Drug Drop-Off Event in Lindsay on June 1.

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It's not a simple walk in the park when spring is prime time for Lyme disease.

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More than 550 Kawartha Lakes residents visited a hospital ER in 2015 for dental-related problems, a situation oral health advocates say needs to change.

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A petition in Northumberland County calling for more publicly-funded dental support programs for adults and seniors is on its way to Queen's Park.

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Preparing for an emergency begins well before the storm or disaster strikes home.

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Don't delay! Have your say in a short anonymous survey that asks your ideas on tackling drug and alcohol use in the area.

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When it comes to your child's speech, hearing and language, time is of the essence to identify potential delays or problems.

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Handle with care, whether you are organizing a garage sale or attending one to hunt for bargains.

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Take part in many of the fun Youth Week activities planned for the City of Kawartha Lakes during the first week of May.

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If you're planning a trip in coming months, pack a dose of protection by ensuring you are caught up on all your travel vaccinations.

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The local Health Unit is calling on its counterparts to develop strategies to better promote and protect the mental health of all public health workers.

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Hundreds of area students may face possible school suspension unless they can show they are up-to-date on their vaccinations.

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In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the Health Unit is releasing information on staff whose salaries and taxable benefits exceeded $100,000+ in the past year.

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As healthy eating costs continue to rise in the area, public health officials say a major rethink is needed on how to help local families make ends meet.

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Wanted: your ideas and input to help tackle and reduce the harm associated with drug and alcohol use in the area.

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Don't let eating fads, digestive woes, picky eating or stress sour your relationship with food. It's Nutrition Month in March...time to take the fight out of food!

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With no provincial increase to its base budget since 2014, the local Health Unit is asking the province and its funding municipalities for a 2% increase this year to offset rising operating costs.

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A local petition calling for more publicly-funded dental support programs for adults and seniors in Ontario is on its way to Queen's Park.

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If you're in a sexual relationship, this is one time to consider the benefits of a threesome -- you, your partner, and your health care provider.

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Sounds like it's a good day to read aloud and share stories with your child.

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Families in the area are being encouraged to swap 'screen' time for 'play' time this coming Family Day long weekend.

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Illness consistent with norovirus has been reported in Ontario from individuals who reported eating raw or undercooked oysters.

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'Family' and 'literacy' come together on Jan. 27, and local parents/caregivers are encouraged to make them part of a regular routine 365 days a year.

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Snap to it guys! There's less than six weeks to go in the #ManMadeBuilt2Last photo contest to win prizes by showing how you live healthy.

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A year's worth of work carried out by the Health Unit in 2015 is captured in a newly-released Annual Report video.

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If your plan to go tobacco-free in 2017 is a complete train wreck, there is still time, incentives and resources to help you get back on track.

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Checking that your child's vaccination records are up-to-date will protect against disease and possible school suspension.

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If you want to clear the air in 2017 by becoming smoke-free, here is your opportunity to join the conversation to quit.

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All phone service -- including the toll-free number -- is now restored to local Health Unit offices.

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As families sit down for meals together this holiday season, it's important to carry on that tradition into 2017.

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If you're out playing in the snow or heading south to escape the cold, it's important to be sun safe -- even during the winter months.

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Home for the holidays is something to enjoy, but not if it poses an injury risk to children.

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Include a gift-wrapped book in the mix for when children wake up to open their presents this holiday season.

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A new set of resources are available to help older adults and their care providers find solid footing when it comes to reducing falls.

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Make a potentially life-saving decision by getting screened for the three most common forms of cancer.

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Adding your name to a petition is one way to help ease the dental pain felt by some low-income earners in the community.

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Preventing tooth decay is a subject that the Health Unit is serious about tackling at schools in the area this fall.

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With winter just around the corner, it's time to not only get your flu shot but also ensure you're up-to-date on all your vaccines.

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It's fitting that an event that helps to showcase the variety of locally-grown food is serving up a taste of home to area students.

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A free workshop series could be just what the doctor ordered to help local workplaces support the mental health of their employees.

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It won't cost you a cent to attend, but the results could pay off handsomely for people trying to quit smoking.

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Local pre-schoolers are being advised that health is in their hands... as is a chance to win prizes simply by colouring with a crayon or two.

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This is one drive-thru where people are asked to skip the jolt of java and instead get their best shot at beating the flu this winter.

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A Cobourg-based financial institution is showing plenty of interest in ensuring students in Northumberland County have the food they need to learn in class.

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Pet owners in City of Kawartha Lakes can protect their footed friends by getting them vaccinated at Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics being offered on October 15.

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See if you're 'man' enough to live healthy. If so, snap to it by entering the #ManMadeBuilt2Last photo contest for a chance to win great prizes.

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Local schools can help students get a taste for healthy eating with the new Bright Bites resource.

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The Lindsay Exhibition is again doing its fair bit to provide a family-friendly space to rest with young children, or feed and change babies.

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Area residents are being warned to be cautious around bats after a positive rabid bat was found in the Cobourg area.

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Protect your pet by getting them vaccinated at Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics coming to Northumberland County on Oct. 1.

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After a one-year absence, low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are returning to Haliburton County on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1.

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With school back in session, homework won't be the only reason for area students to roll up their sleeves this fall. Vaccines are also being offered.

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What's the B.I.G. idea? Find out more about the Basic Income Guarantee and how it can help fight poverty at a September 21 public meeting in Fenelon Falls.

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Lights... camera... take action to ensure movies rated for Ontario youth do not show tobacco products and smoking images.

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Care to be cavity-free? Popular Fluoride Varnish program can help local youth achieve that, as it returns this fall to local schools, daycares and Health Unit clinics.

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Local health officials are joining the chorus of concern over the surge of 'bootleg' fentanyl being seen in some parts of Ontario.

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Turn over a new leaf this fall with a S.T.O.P. smoking program that can help you butt out.

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Fight the bite of mosquitoes, especially now that West Nile virus has been detected in the area for the first time this year.

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An Extended Heat Warning is in effect until Aug. 12 for Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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A green thumb can be an asset in the garden...and a benefit to food banks and other meal programs in the community.

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Savour the flavour of summer with some fresh food thinking that's healthy and easy-to-digest.

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A Heat Warning is in effect for August 4 and 5 for Northumberland, Haliburton and the Kawartha Lakes region.

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The Health Unit has ratified a new collective agreement with its unionized nurses.

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It's World Hepatitis Day, and local health officials want to shine the spotlight on a serious virus that often goes undetected.

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If you want the best drink around this summer, look no further than your water tap.

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If you're swimming in a local waterway this summer, take precautions to reduce your risk of a water illness that can surface without warning.

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With hot, humid weather forecast for the next few days, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has issued an Extended Heat Warning for the area.

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The Health Unit today terminated the extended heat warning issued earlier this week.

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Summer vacation is arriving for many people, and so too is an increased risk of exposure that could bite or spread rabies.

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With hot, humid weather in the forecast, an Extended Heat Warning has been issued for Northumberland, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes.

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The Health Unit office in Haliburton will be closed from 1-2 pm for lunch hour each weekday.

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The local Board of Health has ratified a new collective agreement with its CUPE members.

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Health Unit staff members represented by CUPE Local 1602 have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.

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Put enough toonies together, and they quickly add up to become a windfall for local student nutrition programs.

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Starting this month, the local Health Unit is launching Men's Only sexual health clinics.

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Look before you leap! This summer, watch for signs that the water at local beaches is safe for this swimming.

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Brighton residents are invited to a public information session to learn how to access programs and services once the Health Unit office in that community closes later this month.

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Whether travelling on two or four wheels, be sure to follow the rules of the road to keep everyone safe this summer.

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A new harm-reduction program in Northumberland County is taking direct aim at reducing accidental overdoses due to fentanyl misuse.

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It's time for a tick talk to help residents protect themselves against Lyme disease.

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Despite celebrating success in curbing tobacco use in Ontario, health officials aren't resting in their efforts to get more people to quit.

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The first hot and humid weather to hit the region in 2016 is bringing a reminder for local residents to keep their cool.

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Local residents are being encouraged to do a major spring cleaning to rid themselves of a potential health hazard.

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Think pink, if you're looking for breastfeeding support services in the Northumberland area.

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If you are a smoker, there is still time to join a free quit-smoking program to help you S.T.O.P.

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Make every word count when it comes to your child's speech and language skills.

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Expect the unexpected. Area residents are being asked to take emergency preparedness to heart all year-round.

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Book your place at Bookface, the annual event in Lindsay that celebrates local youth and their involvement in the community.

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Booking a trip to a local Health Unit office is one way for new mothers to get direction and support along their breastfeeding journey.

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While vaccines have been protecting people from diseases for decades, it's important not to take immunization for granted in the here and now.

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Free Hepatitis A immunization clinics are being offered to people who have eaten a recalled frozen berry product that was sold at Costco.

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There's even more reason to smile, now that an oral health program has been expanded to cover more children and youth in the area.

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An April 25 information session will introduce the concept of 'social enterprise' as a potential way to address poverty in Northumberland County.

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If you want to develop the emotional smarts to better manage, support and lead employees, then mark April 21st on your calendar.

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The local Board of Health wants to talk to the Province about plans to formalize linkages between public health units and the Local Health Integration Networks.

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In accordance with Ontario law, the Health Unit is providing salary information for staff members whose salaries and taxable benefits exceeded $100,000 or more in 2015.

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Spring is in the air, and if you're a local smoke, it's also an opportunity to help clear the air of your deadly tobacco addiction.

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When it comes to colon cancer, what you don't know can hurt you. And that makes regular screening all the more important.

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The Easter long weekend brings changes to well water drop-off times, as well as Health Unit office hours.

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Citing financial constraints, the Health Unit is closing its office in Brighton.

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A free nutrition workshop is geared to parents, who have an appetite to learn new ways of dealing with picky young eaters.

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Area Residents Asked to Take a ‘100 Meal’ Journey to Make Healthy Changes to Their Eating Habits

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In this case, a bit of 'screen' time is a valuable way for local parents to improve their child's eating and activity habits.

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Responding to the health care needs of Syrian refugees settling in this area has so far amounted to a "trickle" for local Health Unit staff, amidst the wave of new arrivals coming to Canada.

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Some students in the area could face an unexpected holiday from school later this spring, unless their vaccination records are brought up-to-date.

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The Northumberland Sport Council is launching a new helmet-lending program aimed at helping more children in the area get in the game.

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If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then reducing your daily sodium intake is a good way to help keep heart disease at bay.

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With Valentine's Day almost here, the Health Unit wants to know: what's your relationship status?

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Familiar faces will again helm the local Board of Health in 2016, a year of potential changes for public health programs and services in the area.

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While sky-high food prices may be hard to stomach, local residents are being advised on how to overcome the sticker shock and still enjoy healthy eating.

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A new harm-reduction program in Northumberland County is taking direct aim at preventing deaths due to accidental drug overdoses.

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A national food recall of pre-packaged salads and greens has the Health Unit contacting local institutions, restaurants and grocery stores to check for the affected products.

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New rules are now in effect that govern the sale and supply of electronic cigarettes to minors in Ontario.

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Three young artists are being celebrated for helping spread the word that good health is in your hands.

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Celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27 by spending at least 15 minutes a day talking, listening, reading or playing with your child.

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That's the simple message being promoted during National Non-Smoking Week.

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Influenza is officially here, and so is a reminder to protect yourself against the flu.

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Young people have only a few more weeks to cash in on smoke-free living by entering the Wouldurather contest.

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A quit-smoking support program is timely for local smokers who want to kick some butt in 2016.

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During the festive season, Health Unit offices in Port Hope, Lindsay, Haliburton and Brighton will be operating on a holiday schedule.

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Hosting family or friends for the holidays? Be sure to serve up food safety to reduce the risk of illness.

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Want to get a 'moving gift' for someone this holiday season? Check out these five wise buys that can encourage people to get active.

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They may seem old-fashioned, but books are a fantastic gift this holiday season that can open up new chapters for children.

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At a time of year when many families are gearing up for holiday feasts, some low-income earners may find it far from festive.

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World AIDS Day is December 1, and the Health Unit is joining with others to try to set the clock back to zero.

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Facing a funding freeze over the next few years, the local Health Unit is joining the chorus of concerns being expressed over a new public health funding formula.

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During the week set aside to raise awareness about addictions, the Health Unit says reducing the negative effects of drug use needs to be a year-round effort.

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Local seniors are being encouraged to give the slip to falls by taking steps to stay on solid footing.

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With the arrival of colder weather and people spending more time indoors, now is the time to take action against radon.

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Lunch is served for staff members at the Cobourg Public Library.

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Parenting can be challenging and stressful, but there are many local supports available to help promote positive discipline for children.

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This year's flu vaccine provides even more choice and better protection for young children and teenagers. Flu vaccine is also safe and effective for anyone six months of age and older.

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'Health is in your hands' is the important message being shared with local pre-schoolers, during Infection Control Week (Oct. 19-25).

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For local residents with certain medical conditions and other special needs, it has never been easier to get a flu shot.

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With harvest season in full swing, local farmers are reminded about a new tax credit that rewards them for donating their agricultural products to a good cause.

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Area residents are reminded about their legal duty to have pets vaccinated against rabies, after a local dog owner was convicted for failing to live up to the law.

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Breastfeeding is best for babies, a point that will be made by local breastfeeding supporters at challenge event in Cobourg on the first Saturday in October.

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If you care about your pet's health, ensure your dog or cat gets vaccinated against rabies at upcoming clinics set for October 3 in your community.

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A youth-led flash mob planned for the Lindsay Exhibition needs your help to make the point that smoking needs to be stamped out of movies.

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A free screening of the acclaimed documentary, Milk, that looks at the global experiences of mothers who breastfeed their babies is coming to Lindsay.

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Whoever said there is no such thing as a free lunch was unaware of a new Healthy Workplace Month contest open to all local workplaces.

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If you're dealing with a toddler who is a picky eater, then this 'fearless feeding' event is sure to whet your appetite.

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An innovative fentanyl-patch return program is being launched in Haliburton County, with the goal of reducing accidental overdoses and death.

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Get a taste of musical variety this fall, while helping ensure students in Northumberland County have the food they need to succeed in school.

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Fall is the perfect time to let your tobacco habit go up in smoke, especially when free nicotine patches and other resources are available to help you succeed!

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A major expansion of a free dental program will help reduce the risk of tooth decay in hundreds of Kindergarten students in the area.

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A heat warning issued for Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes has been terminated.

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A Heat Warning has been issued for Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes, and residents in both places are being asked to take appropriate precautions.

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If you want to clear the air by becoming smoke-free, the Tobacco Talks support group is your opportunity to join the conversation.

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Lab results confirm mosquitoes collected in Lindsay have tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Cooler temperatures means a heat warning for Northumberland County has been terminated.

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A Boil Water Advisory for Brighton has been lifted.

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The Health Unit has issued a Heat Warning for Northumberland County.

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If you're in or on the water this summer, be on the lookout for microscopic organisms that can make a splash for all the wrong reasons.

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The Health Unit continues its investigation into an unusual skin infection after preliminary lab results indicate the infections are being caused by Mycobacterium marinum (M marinum).

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Be cautious around bats, especially in the wake of a bat testing positive for rabies in the Brighton area.

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The Health Unit has launched an investigation after receiving reports about people in the Campbellford area with an unusual skin infection.

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New funding will assist age-friendly advocates looking at ways of improving services and infrastructure to support healthy aging in Haliburton County.

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Samples taken from a local provincial park have confirmed the presence of ticks infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

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Local residents are being encouraged to watch out for blacklegged ticks that can spread Lyme disease.

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Sun worshippers need to consider changing their habits this summer to protect their own skin.

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Need a place to feed your baby during the busy Cobourg Waterfront Festival? Simply pull up a pink chair.

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Is your child 18-months of age? If so, be sure to book an important well-baby visit with your health care provider.

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While summer does not officially begin for a few more days, there's a sign the nice weather is almost here. The Health Unit's weekly beach testing program is starting for another summer!

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A familiar face at the Health Unit is set to leave this summer after nearly four decades with the organization.

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There's a new 'bench' mark for success in Fenelon Falls when it comes to making the community a more age-friendly place to call home.

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The road to reducing local poverty passes through Cobourg on June 3 at an event intended to spur action on a serious issue.

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In the lead-up to World No-Tobacco Day on May 31, the Health Unit advises that providing cigarettes to underage youth is a really bad way to be nice.

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If you're enjoying a meal on a bar or restaurant patio this summer, you can breathe easier knowing you will not be exposed to deadly tobacco smoke.

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Family and fun come together at the Family Gala event coming to Lindsay on May 23.

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The Health Unit has rescinded a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for a section of County Road 45 in Northumberland County.

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Local families are being given a heads up on safety before they ride on their bikes this spring.

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The Boil Water Advisory issued on April 17 for urban residents of the Municipality of Brighton is now lifted.

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Expect the unexpected by preparing for any type of emergency or disaster.

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Don't wait until it is too late when it comes to a child's speech and language skills.

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With garage sale season here again, local residents are being reminded not to sell out on safety.

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With a free, family-oriented event returning to Lindsay on May 23, you're being asked in advance to do a bit of spring cleaning around your home.

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Meet the man behind the Safe Communities initiative.

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It may be absent from local drinking water, but fluoride should not be a missing element from your family's daily dental routine.

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With National Youth Week fast approaching, local groups and organizations are being asked to plan activities that encourage and engage young people.

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In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the local Health Unit has provided information on employees whose salaries and taxable benefits have exceeded $100,000 or more in the past year.

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A local effort to create a community that promotes safety and prevents injury is finally coming to fruition in Northumberland County.

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Bullying isn't just a schoolyard problem. It's a major headache for workplaces, as it can cause poor morale, distrust and lost productivity.

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Registered Dietitians with the Health Unit are offering advice on how to develop a taste for healthy eating on the job.

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Local oral health advocates want the Ontario government to move ahead now with its promise to provide publicly-funded dental coverage for adults who need it.

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If you are a smoker in Haliburton County, it's not too late to S.T.O.P.

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With measles circulating in parts of southern Ontario, local health officials want people to ensure they are up-to-date on their own immunizations.

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If you are a smoker in the Trent Hills area, it is not too late to S.T.O.P.

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Whoever said there is nothing free in life was obviously unaware of no-cost Health Unit courses designed to promote food safety skills.

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If you cannot stomach the fact your New Year's Resolution to eat better is out of sight, take heart.

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The local health unit is asking for the public's input to strengthen ways the organization can accomplish the work proposed under its three new strategic priorities.

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Get on the road to tobacco-free living by entering the Driven to Quit Challenge. You could win a brand-new car for your efforts!

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Family Literacy Day is January 27, so book a date to talk, listen, play or read with a youngster to promote life-long learning benefits.

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Would you rather use tobacco or win cash? That question is being posed to young smokers who have the opportunity to quit by signing up for the Wouldurather contest.

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Three dental hygienists in the area are serving up a Valentine's Day treat a week early by offering free dental cleanings as part of the Gift From the Heart Day on February 7.

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Local organizations that assist people in the community are getting a little help from their friends at the Health Unit.

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People can breath a little easier in 2015, thanks to an expanded ban on smoking in public places.

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If your New Year's resolution is to give up smoking, there is extra help available to quit in 2015.

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Have you ever wondered what type of work public health does in your community? The Health Unit's new Annual Report provides an answer to that question.

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The Health Unit is recognizing a group of staff members who are celebrating long-service milestones in 2014.

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The local health unit is warning that changes to dental programs delivered by Ontario health units could lead to a service gap that will hurt vulnerable children locally, and across the province.

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The arrival of the festive season means that local Health Unit offices will be operating on a holiday schedule.

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Turn a new page on the usual gift-giving ideas by wrapping up the printed word for children on your holiday shopping list.

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The cost of healthy eating continues to rise in 2014, putting the health of some local residents at risk.

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With the arrival of the colder weather, it's time to put your home to the test by checking for indoor levels of radon gas.

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With the first case of flu confirmed in our area, residents are reminded of the importance of influenza immunization.

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If alcohol is part of your holiday festivities, be sure to drink responsibly or face some sobering costs.

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When searching for the perfect gift this holiday season, the Health Unit suggests you consider these health-ful hints.

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In the spirit of the season, some Grafton-area residents are sharing the fruits of their labours to help fuel student learning in Northumberland County.

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What would you say if a teenager asked you for a cigarette? A new Bad Way to Be Nice campaign seeks to help people answer this question.

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When it comes to being screened for cervical cancer, you're never too old to be tested!

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Want to get a tattoo, body piercing, manicure or pedicure? Be sure to do your homework first to ensure the person providing the service checks out.

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Local politicians in Northumberland County are being asked to walk the walk, not just talk the talk when it comes to addressing poverty issues.

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A free Fluoride Varnish Treatment program is being expanded to reduce the risk of tooth decay in more young children attending local day cares.

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There's still time in November for you to get help to S.T.O.P. smoking.

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Women are encouraged to be keen to screen to reduce their risk of breast cancer.

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With influenza season on the horizon, local residents are being encouraged to get a free flu shot and avoid the potential costs of not getting one.

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Phone service to the Health Unit's main office in Port Hope has now been fixed.

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The local Board of Health meeting originally set for Thursday (Oct. 16) in Haliburton has been moved.

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If your goal to give up tobacco went up in smoke months ago, there are four opportunities this fall to get back on track.

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A new physical activity group for teen girls in the City of Kawartha Lakes is helping to instill a bit of 'heart and sole' into participants.

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An innovative program coming to the City of Kawartha Lakes is designed to reduce the risk of accidental overdoses and deaths from the misuse of fentanyl patches.

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Instead of serving coffee, this particular drive-thru will be providing area residents with their best shot at staying healthy this coming flu season.

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When students are healthy, they are better learners, a Public Health Nurse has told members of the Board of Health for the HKPR District Health Unit.

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The newly-formed Northumberland Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting a Breastfeeding Challenge and Celebration this Saturday (Oct. 4) in Cobourg.

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Protect your pet by reducing its risk of rabies. Get them vaccinated at rabies vaccination clinics taking place on October 4.

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There's more in store at the Lindsay Square Mall this Saturday, as community members gather to celebrate breastfeeding.

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Health is about more than health care, a point that will be driven home to local voters during this fall's municipal election.

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The importance of smoke-free pregnancies will be the focus of an upcoming workshop in Haliburton County for health care professionals.

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Join the 'community conversation' on September 25 on how to make the Fenelon Falls area a more 'age-friendly place' to call home.

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The next Board of Health Meeting takes place in Port Hope on September 18.

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When it comes to breastfeeding, the Lindsay Exhibition is doing its fair bit yet again.

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Pack a healthier punch into that school lunch this fall to help students stay at the head of their class.

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With West Nile virus being detected in mosquitoes collected in Lindsay, area residents are being reminded to fight the bite of mosquitoes that can spread the illness.

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Two Haliburton County businesses are ramping up efforts to boost accessibility to their premises by taking part in the StopGap community ramp program.

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A 'Little Chefs of CKL' cooking skills program is giving young participants plenty to digest as they learn how to better find their way around the kitchen.

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If you need to contact the Health Unit this coming August long weekend, be advised that a planned IT outage may affect some services.

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When it comes to food safety, severe summer weather that knocks out power can be a recipe for disaster. Here's what to do in those instances.

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Credit a local financial institution for being consistent with its support of student nutrition programs in Northumberland County.

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Developing a taste for food safety should be part of the routine when barbecuing meat this summer.

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The local Health Unit wants to shed more light on the recent Ontario law that bans teens from using indoor tanning beds.

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In a 'sign' of the times, provincial police, health officials and driving and cycling enthusiasts in Kawartha Lakes are urging people on bikes and in cars to share the road this summer.

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While summer vacation is officially underway for many, the Health Unit reminds people that there is no holiday from the risk of West Nile virus.

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If you're making a trip to the beach this summer, remember this tip before taking a dip in the water.

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You could say some local ATV riders are driven individuals when it comes to ensuring students in Northumberland County do not run on empty at school.

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A local public school student shared his anti-smoking speech with Board of Health members at a recent meeting.

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With the list of vaccines that Ontario students need to attend school expanding this fall, the Health Unit can help ensure your child is up-to-date on their immunizations.

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A refresher course in good oral health will be offered to high school students in Lindsay and Haliburton in early June.

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An event in the City of Kawartha Lakes on May 24 promises a ton of family fun for both parents and children.

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The ongoing generosity of a large local employer will once again help to fuel learning in Northumberland County classrooms.

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A group of high school students is working to address a troubling reality in Northumberland County.

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Care...compassion...commitment. These are just a few words to describe the work of Registered Nurses with the local Health Unit.

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With an Ontario election on the horizon, local cycling advocates say adopting new measures to better protect bikes on the road should be a non-partisan issue supported by all political parties.

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A short animated "annual report" is being used to highlight the work of the Health Unit in 2012.

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Urging the federal government to ensure the code governing the marketing of baby formula is followed is just one of the issues discussed at the April Board of Health meeting.

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A dedicated group of Northumberland County volunteers is making a world of difference right in their own backyards.

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A group of youth are encouraging their peers to join in the spectacle that is National Youth Week in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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As local health officials promote the benefits of immunization, they are also highlighting a free mobile phone app that makes vaccine tracking even easier for families.

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A refresher course in good oral health will be offered to high school students in Campbellford on April 30.

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Area residents advised that a planned IT outage during the Easter weekend may affect Health Unit email and voice mail services.

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In the wake of measles cases reported elsewhere in Ontario, local health officials want people here to take precautions against a very contagious disease.

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Call it a ‘benchmark’ to show how far some Fenelon Falls residents have gone to turn their village into a more age-friendly place to call home.

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Cancer screening saves lives, and with that in mind, local residents are encouraged to put themselves to the test.

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Get an early start on your spring cleaning. Any extra items you don’t need could benefit a local child in need.

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In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the Health Unit is releasing salary information for employees whose salaries and taxable benefits exceeded $100,000 or more in the past year.

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The local Health Unit is in select company when it comes to addressing mental health issues at work.

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Make workplace mental health part of your business, especially when it can pay off for your employees and organization.

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As a new poll finds fewer people are preparing meals for themselves, a Registered Dietitian says there are ways to promote an appetite for home cooking.

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If your New Year's Resolution to give up tobacco went up in smoke weeks ago, there is an opportunity later in March to get back on track.

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There is plenty to digest in a new Health Unit report that looks at how young people can improve their 'food literacy skills' so they are better able to enjoy healthy eating.

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If you are a smoker in the City of Kawartha Lakes, it's not too late to S.T.O.P.

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The next step is being taken to help a new Northumberland Food Charter blossom into reality.

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A leading expert on workplace mental health is coming to Cobourg in April to make a business case for why organizations need to address a multi-billion-dollar problem.

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Parents-to-be can get back to class with the Health Unit to help prepare for the arrival of their new baby.

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A boil water advisory has been LIFTED by the Health Unit for residents who get their drinking water from the Sonya Water Treatment Plant in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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A new drop-off location in Coboconk means it's even easier to put your well water to the test in City of Kawartha Lakes.

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A trio of local dental hygienists are serving up an early Valentine's Day treat by offering free dental cleanings on February 8.

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Family Literacy Day is January 27 and parents and grandparents are encouraged to talk, listen, play and read with their children to promote better literacy skills.

 

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The Driven to Quit Challenge is revving up again to give local smokers a chance to win a brand-new vehicle and get on the road to tobacco-free living.

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As progress is made to boost access to dental care for children and youth, improved treatment options for adults are still lacking, local advocacy group says.

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Young adults in the area are being encouraged to cash in on smoke-free living by entering the 'wouldurather' contest.

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The Health Unit has confirmed the death of an area resident who had the flu.

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Two additional flu shot clinics are being offered in Port Hope and Lindsay in the coming days to help combat the H1N1 flu virus now circulating in the area.

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With many places still without power after the recent ice storm, local residents are being urged to take precautions when it comes to food, water and a lack of heat.

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The Health Unit's offices in Port Hope, Brighton, Lindsay and Haliburton will be operating on a holiday schedule over Christmas and New Year's.

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With the first cases of influenza confirmed in the region, the Health Unit is asking people to take precautions to avoid bringing flu home for the holidays.

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Happy holidays? For some people, this is no way to describe the true feelings they are contending with at this time of year.

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With food being such a big part of the festive season, local residents are being encouraged to enjoy 'guilt-free eating' as part of the holidays.

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Get to the meat of the matter this holiday season by safely handling, storing and cooking turkey and other festive fixings.

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Who needs to head south when there are so many cool activities to embrace the season right here in your own backyard?

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Improving access to affordable housing is just one way that a community can create an environment where its youngest citizens grow and thrive, says the local Health Unit.

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Advocacy group in Northumberland County calls for better access to dental treatment to reduce unnecessary trips to hospital emergency rooms in Cobourg and Campbellford.

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Boost access to dental treatment to prevent needless hospital ER visits in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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Hundreds of visits to hospital emergency rooms in Haliburton County could be prevented if residents with serious dental problems had better access to oral health treatment.

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A 100-Mile Diet Event in Grafton continues to put food on the table for area students using nutrition programs.

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It's your final three shots at the flu shot in Northumberland, as community clinics organized by the Health Unit wind down over the next week.

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Next week will be your last shot at getting a flu shot at community clinics organized by the local Health Unit.

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An expert in psychological health and safety in the workplace is coming to Cobourg this month to explain the legal obligations that workplaces face to protect and promote mental health at work.

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This Saturday is your last shot at getting a flu shot at community clinics organized by the Health Unit in City of Kawartha Lakes.

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Preschoolers at local child care centres will benefit from a new dental program designed to combat high rates of tooth decay.

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Returning the sewage system management program to municipalities was just one of the items discussed at the October Board of Health meeting.

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Many women in Ontario are not being regularly screened for breast cancer, a statistic that is worrisome for a local health official.

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There is no reason to be caught without a flu shot, as there are even more options locally for getting vaccinated this influenza season.

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A new exercise program geared to those living with a chronic health condition has arrived, and local health care providers can get a sneak peak on why it’s good medicine.

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In light of a recent recall of beef burger products, residents are asked to check their freezers to make sure they don't have any of the affected products.

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Coaches, parents, volunteers and recreation providers are invited to a free workshop in Lindsay to help find ways to get more local families in the game.

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A new initiative is underway to boost the number of local mothers who breastfeed by making this region a more 'baby-friendly' community.

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Park the car. October is International Walk to School Month, and it's the time to encourage students to walk, skip or cycle to school.

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At at time of year when many families are gearing up to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, some local residents may find it a challenge to enjoy any kind of feast.

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Protect your dog or cat from rabies. A Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic is set for October 19 in Haliburton Village.

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Care about your pet's health? Then protect your dog or cat by taking them to a rabies vaccination clinic on Oct. 19 in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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Drive Thru Flu Vaccination Clinics are scheduled to to help people with medical conditions or special needs ensure they are protected from influenza.

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If you want to make a healthy workplace part of your business, October is the month to get started.

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If you care about your pet, get them vaccinated against rabies. Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are set for October 5 in Northumberland County.

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The Lindsay Exhibition is doing its 'fair' share to support families by providing a private breastfeeding space during the annual event running September 18-22.

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Workshop in Bethany can help older adults learn how to 'downsize' recipes and create meal appeal -- even for just one or two people.

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New results from the Join in CKL survey give a good snapshot of what local sports providers are doing now -- and what they say still needs to be done -- to get more families in the game.

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An alcohol-free pregnancy is the safest for expectant mothers and their babies to reduce the risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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If your family is gearing up for recreational activities this fall and winter, check out a gear swap event on Sept. 28 to help get you in the game.

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How walkable are communities in Trent Hills? Join upcoming 'walkability' audits in Hastings, Campbellford and Warkworth to get the answer.

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With harvest time almost here, enjoying fresh, locally-grown produce is now even easier to get in Northumberland County -- especially in smaller portion sizes.

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A drop-in dental screening event on Aug. 29 in Brighton can help families without dental insurance find ways to assess their children's dental needs and direct them to financial-support programs that could help pay for the treatment.

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With the dog days of August here, people are being advised on how to beat the heat during periods of extreme heat.

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West Nile Virus has been detected locally for the first time this summer, and area residents are being asked to help fight the bite.

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A local health official says an essential ingredient for any barbecue this summer should be food safety.

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Be ready, whatever the weather! Preparing for an emergency is important, especially when summer can bring its share of extreme weather.

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When working in flower and vegetable gardens this summer, people are reminded to protect themselves from a dangerous toxin producing bacteria that may lurk in the soil.

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A local credit union is again showing its interest in ensuring children attending school are well-nourished and ready to learn.

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Residents are encouraged to take the threat of Lyme disease seriously this summer.

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People who swim, drink and use water from area lakes are being reminded to be on the lookout for blue-green algae.

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Like most Canadian adults, children are eating too much sodium which can lead to health problems later in life.

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The Board of Health is calling for greater municipal and community input into a recently announced review process of Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan.

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A new report finds many marginalized youth in the City of Kawartha Lakes are frequent users of alcohol, tobacco, energy drinks, drugs and other substances.

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There's a sure sign the nicer weather is here. The Health Unit has started its weekly beach testing program for another summer.

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Putting your well water to the test in Haliburton County is now even easier over the summer months.

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A new Share the Road safety campaign aims to build 'wheel' cooperation between cyclists and motorists in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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Families in Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes are encouraged to attend free events at local Ontario Early Years Centres in June to help them support healthy brain development in their babies and young children.

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It's called 'Healthy Baby Healthy Brain,' and families in Haliburton County are being encouraged to join the campaign to help nurture and stimulate brain development in babies and young children.

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31 and there are a number of no-cost options available to help smokers kick butt once and for all.

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A training initiative for family-service agencies in Northumberland County is helping to ensure parents rest a bit easier at night knowing their babies enjoy a safe sleeping environment.

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A prenatal class in Brighton can help expectant parents prepare for 'D-day' by helping them know what to expect with the birth of their baby.

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With the start of summer on the horizon, the risk of West Nile virus is also in the air.

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The breast way is the best way to nurture a newborn, and upcoming Health Unit classes can help new mothers make this vital link with their babies.

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Right from birth, babies begin to communicate. That makes it important for parents to nurture and encourage their child's speech and language skills.

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Health Unit nurses are being recognized during National Nursing Week for their work to support the well-being of area residents.

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A form of depression that affects one in five women after childbirth can cause serious problems if it is not treated, Health Unit says.

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Cameco Corporation comes through again for the sixth straight year, with its recent donation to student nutrition programs in Northumberland County.

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'Thank you.' 'Merci beaucoup.' 'Gracias.' No matter how you say it, volunteers and supporters of school nutrition programs in Northumberland County deserve recognition.

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Vaccines save lives, and local health officials want to stress the importance of area residents staying up-to-date on their immunizations.

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A new La Leche League breastfeeding support group in Port Hope can help women give their babies the 'breast' start to life.

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Food items will not be the only things available for people using local food banks this spring.

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Pregnant and counting down to your 'D-day' (delivery day) with apprehension? A prenatal class in Haliburton County can help put your mind at ease about the birth of your baby.

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Have your say on a new 'food charter' -- or strategy -- being proposed for Northumberland County. Attend upcoming public meetings in Port Hope and Codrington!

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Some local students may face an unexpected holiday from school if their immunization records are incomplete or not updated with the local Health Unit.

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In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the Health Unit is releasing salary information for employees whose salaries and taxable benefits exceeded $100,000 or more in the past year.

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It's game on for a survey in which 10 minutes of your time can add up to improved access to sports and recreation programs for families in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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There is an 'art' to fundraising, and students at Colborne Public School are perfecting the process -- all in support of their school's breakfast program.

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The Health Unit is asking for the public's help in identifying an uninspected tattoo operator who has been tattooing Cobourg area young people out of his home and may not be using properly sterilized equipment.

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Two upcoming events in Lindsay are designed to further promote the 'breast is best' message to new moms and the men in their lives.

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There is a new standard to help workplaces support the mental well-being of their employees.

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It tastes sweet and most children love to drink it. But juice can also be too much of a good thing for kids.

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A new report aims to shed light on the drinking behaviours of area residents.

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Free dental cleanings are being offered in Cobourg as part of 'Gift From the Heart' event.

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Weedless Wednesday is January 23, and it’s the time of year when it pays to be a quitter.

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With food prices expected to rise again in 2013, a Registered Dietitian worries that some people on low or fixed incomes who already struggle to eat healthy will find it even more difficult.

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That's the message the Health Unit is sharing with local landlords and tenants in promoting the benefits of smoke-free rental units.

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Flu is here! When celebrating with family and friends, don't invite influenza over to the holiday celebrations.

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The local Health Unit is asking the Ontario government to reconsider its decision to cap discretionary benefits for residents on social assistance.

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Take note of holiday closure dates at Health Unit offices over the next few weeks.

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If you are expecting a baby in the New Year, the Health Unit can help you prepare for the experience and make it more of a labour of love.

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If your New Year's resolution is to give up tobacco, get with the program that help you quit for good.

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Don't play around this holiday season when it comes to picking toys and games that are safe for children.

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If you are raising a glass to toast the holiday season, be sure to ensure the festivities stay safe for everyone.

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Want a present that moves people this holiday season? Then make it an active gift.

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Giving books as a present can speak volumes for children this holiday season.

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Northumberland County residents are encouraged to help feed the need this holiday season by supporting food banks in their community.

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This Saturday (Dec. 1/2012) in Haliburton Village, it will be your last shot at the flu shot this season.

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Area residents are encouraged to take part in the Health Unit's monthly phone survey to have their say on local health issues.

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Flu season has arrived with the confirmation of the first local influenza case.

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If you are pregnant, two Health Unit programs starting in east Northumberland County can help you prepare -- and care -- for your baby.

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Organizers of the 100-Mile Diet Event in Grafton have again delivered the goods for students in Northumberland County.

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Rather than telling them not to drink, young men in the region are being encouraged to drink smart.

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No espionage or covert activities here. Haliburton County's version of the CIA has won a provincial award for its efforts to create a healthier, more active community.

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The Health Unit is hosting three public meetings to discuss changes to 2013 Part 8 fees.

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The flu vaccine temporarily suspended for distribution and use by Health Canada has not been used in any of the Health Unit's community flu shot clinics.

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With flu season just around the corner, residents can protect themselves by getting the flu shot at one of the upcoming immunization clinics hosted by the Health Unit.

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More than 200 dental postcards signed by Haliburton County residents urge Ontario MPPs to do more to support adults with severe dental problems.

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Northumberland County residents have signed on to a dental postcard campaign in a big way, encouraging Queen's Park to provide more support for adults with severe dental problems.

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Hundreds of signed dental postcards from Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County depicting a far-from-perfect scene in Ontario have been delivered to the area's MPP requesting support for adults with severe dental problems.

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Drive Thru Flu clinics are planned to help those with with medical conditions or special needs get protection from the flu.

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It's International Walk to School Month in October, and local schools are being urged to exercise more than their minds this month.

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When it comes to preventing a common form of cancer in women, it's important to remember that 'thing-a-ma-boob.'

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With the expansion of the province's HPV vaccination program, more local young women are now able to be protected from HPV.

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Protect your pet from rabies! A low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats is coming to Haliburton County on the second Saturday of October.

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Protect your pet! Low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are coming to the City of Kawartha Lakes on Saturday, October 13.

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Despite a six-year ban on smoking in Ontario workplaces, some area businesses are still breaking the rules. And that's why the Health Unit is trying to clear the air.

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Workshop in Lindsay to provide workplaces with sneak peek at new Standard to improve mental well-being at work.

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The first human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in the Health Unit's area.

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There's a new standard to help workplaces improve mental well-being at work, and a workshop in Cobourg will give local employers a sneak preview.

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Show your support for breastfeeding during Breastfeeding Week.

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Expecting a baby? Sign up for a free prenatal class coming up in Haliburton County this fall.

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Lindsay Exhibition doing its fair bit to support new moms by providing breastfeeding-friendly place.

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Protect your pet by getting them vaccinated against rabies at clinics taking place Sept. 29 in Northumberland County.

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There are many benefits to making time for family meals as part of the back to school routine.

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The Health Unit is supporting the Ontario Medical Association's call for changes to improve supports for safe cycling.

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Local residents still have time to sign 'dental' postcards encouraging their MPPs to plug a hole in Ontario's health care system.

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After two probable human cases of West Nile virus were reported in Toronto people are urged to cover up and fight the bite of mosquitoes.

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An 'uptick' in cases of Lyme disease in parts of Ontario is a reminder for area residents to take precautions of ticks that can spread the illness.

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New 'dental' postcards show how oral care for some Ontario adults is far from picture-perfect.

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Planning a barbecue this summer? Make sure to serve up food safety with the meal.

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A jump in the number of local whooping cough cases is prompting a reminder for people to take precautions.

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All-terrain vehicle riders kick their financial support into high gear to ensure local students do not run on empty in school.

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Local residents are encouraged to check beach conditions before swimming in the water this summer.

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This summer heat can play havoc with your health. Protect yourself from the heat and any food safety related problems caused by power outages.

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With early reports of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus from around the province, the Health Unit is urging residents to fight the bite and protect themselves.

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A provincial tobacco-control coalition supports a proposal to add a coloured strip down the side of licences to make it easier to see if someone is old enough to buy cigarettes and alcohol.

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Highlights from the June Board of Health meeting, including the approval of a new collective agreement with ONA and preliminary results of the 2011-2012 influenza season.

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Breast is best for baby, and an upcoming class in July can help new parents learn about breastfeeding.

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The Health Unit has launched a refreshed website that includes a modern design, easy-to-find information, links to the Health Unit’s social media sites, and improved access and registration for Health Unit events, clinics and classes.

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With hot temperatures and high humidity in the forecast this week, the local Health Unit is advising people to take precautions to beat the heat.

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The Health Unit is launching an information campaign to help people who use area lakes for domestic and recreational use to recognize blue-green algae so that they can adjust their use accordingly and reduce their potential health risk.

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The Health Unit is endorsing a Ontario Medical Association report which lays out the case for better education and safety improvements to encourage more people to cycle in order to improve their wellness.

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Kawartha Credit Union is helping to ensure children attending schools in the City of Kawartha Lakes are wellnourished and ready to learn with a recent donation of $3,000 to support the work of Food For Kids City of Kawartha Lakes.

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A new postcard program is designed to urge people to lobby the Province to expand financial-support programs to include adults who cannot afford basic dental treatment.

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A class offers participants information and tips on breastfeeding, as well as learn about the various support and resources available through the Health Unit and other local agencies.

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Free drop-in dental Screening session on June 18 open to children and teenagers 17 years of age and younger whose families do not have dental insurance.

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Even if a first attempt at quitting smoking or tobacco use does not work, people should not be afraid to try again.

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Local residents, families and workplaces are being asked to find ‘active’ and environmentally-friendly ways to get to work, school and other places.

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JOIN IN Northumberland partnership is encouraging local residents and schools in the area to get moving during Recreation and Parks Month in June.

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Parents and caregivers are urged to “poison-proof” their homes and guard against accidental poisonings.

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June is Bike Month in Haliburton County, and area residents are being encouraged to take advantage of the nice weather by getting out on two wheels.

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Women without a health care provider still have a place to go to get screened for cervical cancer.

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Health Unit staff will visit Fenelon Falls Secondary School to promote the importance of good oral health.

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Congratulations to the approximate 660 local individuals who took part in the recent Driven to Quit Challenge.

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Health Unit nurses contribute in many ways to the overall well-being of area residents.

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Recognizing the volunteers who donate their time to support student nutrition programs.

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A new report urges improvement to polices and practices to accommodate and celebrate an aging population.

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Extended hours offered to Haliburton residents for water sample drop offs.

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Prenatal classes are returning to Haliburton County this spring.

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