Polar vortex brings extreme cold to region

Polar vortex brings extreme cold to region

🕔13:24, 24.Jan 2014

by Dan Gray The citizens of Windsor and Essex County are dealing with another round of extreme cold caused by an arctic air mass and the polar vortex. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Earth Observatory describes a polar vortex

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The Princess Ball adds magic to fundraising

The Princess Ball adds magic to fundraising

🕔12:55, 24.Jan 2014

By Bobby-Jo Keats Cystic Fibrosis Canada and other volunteers hosted a princess-themed event this weekend to increase awareness and raise funds toward finding a cure.      Children received the royal treatment at the Fogolar Furlan Club on Saturday during a fundraising

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Coping with the cold

Coping with the cold

🕔12:29, 24.Jan 2014

by Jessica Curtis Health officials are warning the public that only a few minutes of exposure to the extreme cold weather could increase their chances of getting hypothermia or frostbite. Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit,

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Windsor refuses to lose thoracic surgeries from hospitals

Windsor refuses to lose thoracic surgeries from hospitals

🕔13:44, 15.Nov 2013

By Sean Previl Hundreds of people are showing their support of Windsor Regional Hospital’s decision to continue thoracic surgery in the city. Residents of Windsor and Essex County gathered at the Vollmer Complex in LaSalle Nov. 12 to voice their

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Safety week raises awareness about prescriptions

Safety week raises awareness about prescriptions

🕔13:42, 8.Nov 2013

By: Y. Murad Erzinclioglu Senior citizens are being encouraged to re-check their medications. The Canadian Safety Council’s Senior Safety Awareness week runs Nov. 6 to 12. The time is used to raise awareness about life-saving prescription drugs that are potentially

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Dangers of the sex trade

Dangers of the sex trade

🕔15:12, 27.Sep 2013

by Shaun Garrity A former prostitute’s speech of survival on the streets causes female members of the audience to cry. A decade ago Natasha Falle was selling her body to anonymous men for money. “We were junkies, sexual deviants, criminals,

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Windsor celebrates World Autism Day

Windsor celebrates World Autism Day

🕔13:22, 5.Apr 2013

Charlie Huynh, left, plays with Noah Butler at The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism in Windsor April 4. (Photo by: Sean Previl)   People across the world are raising awareness for autism and Windsor took part in a

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Theatre used for therapy

Theatre used for therapy

🕔14:48, 1.Mar 2013

By Korey Lalonde Since the early 20th century, therapists and social workers have used drama to help clients with their social and emotional development. Those who study dramatic arts are often familiar with the term “drama therapy.” It is the

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Windsor Regional Hospital builds new children’s centre

Windsor Regional Hospital builds new children’s centre

🕔14:37, 1.Mar 2013

by Evan Mathias Windsor Regional Hospital has opened a new children’s treatment centre. The Windsor Essex Care For Kids House opened March 1 at the Regional Children’s Centre. The $5.3 million project began in March 2012 and will provide a

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Winter viruses spike in Windsor

Winter viruses spike in Windsor

🕔14:36, 1.Mar 2013

by Evan Mathias Windsor has seen a spike of influenza cases this winter season. Last year Windsor only had a handful of cases, whereas this winter season the city has 62 reported cases of influenza. Along with an increase in

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Flu vaccination questioned

Flu vaccination questioned

🕔13:12, 1.Mar 2013

This year’s flu vaccine has added ingredients designed to make it more effective, but this year’s flu season is turning out to be one of the worst according to a local doctor. Windsor physician Dr. Nicole St. Amour said the

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Prescription drugs third worst substance killer in Canada

Prescription drugs third worst substance killer in Canada

🕔13:41, 15.Feb 2013

By Sean Previl The same medication some Windsorites take to help with illness and pain can also be a danger to their health, according to a recent study. A study by Simon Fraser University in British Columbia has revealed prescription

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Medical treatment over imprisonment

Medical treatment over imprisonment

🕔16:33, 8.Feb 2013

By Jessica Brisebois A new program aimed at keeping the mentally ill out of jail was launched Feb.6 by the Ontario Provincial Police Essex County and the Community Crisis Centre at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital. The Community Outreach and Support Team

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Survey reveals important medical statistics

Survey reveals important medical statistics

🕔15:15, 1.Feb 2013

By Shaun Garrity An informal survey of Windsorites reveals that adults under the age of 30 are most likely to avoid the doctor’s office, compared to people over 40. A recent survey conducted over two days in the downtown area

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Students Get Healthy

Students Get Healthy

🕔15:16, 25.Jan 2013

By Jamie Adam Hundreds of students gathered at St. Clair College to participate in its first Health and Wellness Week. The week focuses on physical and mental health issues and several health organizations had presentations and set up information stations.

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Health Minute Non Smoking Week by Jessica Brisebois

Health Minute Non Smoking Week by Jessica Brisebois

🕔10:23, 24.Jan 2013

              Jessica Brisebois explains the health risks of smoking along with the benefits of quitting.   [embedplusvideo height=”281″ width=”450″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/NeNKcztVeAo?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=NeNKcztVeAo&width=450&height=281&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep8859″ /]

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MNN Health Minute with James Zimmerman

MNN Health Minute with James Zimmerman

🕔11:30, 23.Jan 2013

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Healthy eating habits vital for youth

Healthy eating habits vital for youth

🕔17:18, 21.Jan 2013

                      by Jessica Sterenberg Teaching children how to eat healthy isn’t easy, but there are things you can do to make the experience fun. Local college student Roxana Hack says

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Hats on for Healthcare

🕔09:08, 21.Jan 2013

Windsor Regional Hospital has kicked off its fourth-annual Hats on for Healthcare campaign, hoping to raise $25,000 for the paediatric radiology suite at the Metropolitan campus. The hospital is asking citizens of Windsor and Essex County to support this campaign

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Diet Resolutions by Faith Codee Woltz

🕔12:38, 16.Jan 2013

Faith Codee Woltz gives health tips on how to stick to your New Year’s resolution. [embedplusvideo height=”281″ width=”450″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/gHWbmLBumtM?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=gHWbmLBumtM&width=450&height=281&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep1814″ /]

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