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Posted Monday, November 13, 2017

The Health Unit is encouraging all parents and their children to get the flu shot. A flu shot clinic will be held at the Health Unit on Saturday, November 18, 2017 so that parents, and anyone young or old wanting the flu shot, can get vaccinated quickly and easily. Influenza (“flu”) can lead to serious complications in children under five, including pneumonia, ear infections, and dehydration which can result in hospitalization. 
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Posted Monday, November 06, 2017

NORTH BAY, ON – The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit and the Stay On Your Feet Nipissing Coalition want to inform older adults about fall prevention and the role their medication may play in a fall. Medications can affect you differently as you age – they can relax you, change your mood, or make you sleepy – which can increase your risk of falling. As people age, they should take preventative measures to decrease their risk of falling, and learning to manage medication... Read More...

Posted Wednesday, November 01, 2017

NORTH BAY, ON – The Health Unit is encouraging the public to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is now available to everyone 6 months of age or older who lives, works or attends school in Ontario. Influenza (“flu”) can make a healthy adult sick for weeks, but in vulnerable populations like older adults and children, it can lead to more serious complications. Getting your flu shot is your best defence against the flu, and protects your loved ones, too. 
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Posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017

NORTH BAY, ON – The Health Unit joins the rest of Canada in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week from October 1-7, 2017. This year’s theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together – which encourages working together as a community in creating a safe and supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed their babies.
“Whether or not a mother feels supported by her community can have a negative effect on her breastfeeding success,” says Heather Lawson,...
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Posted Friday, September 29, 2017

TOWNSHIP OF ARMOUR, ON – The Health Unit would like to advise the public that blue-green algae has been found in Pickerel Lake. The geographic location of the algae is N 45.68400 W -79.31744. Because of the blue-green algae, immediately follow these safety measures:
Do not use the water. This includes: drinking, cooking, bathing, brushing teeth, and water sports. Note: Using a private water system or boiling the water will NOT destroy the toxins.
Do not swim...
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