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The investigation into the potential exposure of patients of a Lindsay dental clinic to bloodborne viruses has concluded.

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In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the Health Unit has published the names, positions and salaries of employees paid $100,000 or more in 2018.

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A sewage spill in the Scugog River prompts a warning to residents who draw their drinking water from any lake or river to use a proper filtration and disinfection system to ensure their water is safe.

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Dental patients of Lakeland Clinic in Lindsay are being urged to get blood tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV if they received treatment between November 10, 2017 and February 21, 2018.

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HKPR Healthy Families Facebook page launched to help parents protect the health of their families.

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Local residents encouraged to fight the flu by getting their free flu shot.

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Automated system makes it easier to connect directly with Health Unit staff.

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

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

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

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The Health Unit has rescinded a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for a section of County Road 45 in Northumberland County.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Show your support for breastfeeding during Breastfeeding Week.

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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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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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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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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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