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 Health    August 21, 2014 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A horse in southern Oswego County has died of Eastern equine encephalitis virus, the first reported EEE horse death this year in the state. The Oswego County Health Department said...

 
 Health    August 14, 2014

A Lasting Smile Starts With Great Oral Health Habits

Beginning an oral health routine with your child at an early age is important for the life of his/her smile. From before the time your baby's first...

 
 Health    August 7, 2014

Home Canning Time

If home canned foods are not prepared or bottled properly they can cause botulism. HEALTH RISKS Botulism is a serious and sometimes fatal illness you...

 
 Health    July 31, 2014

Watch Out for Giant Hogweed!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), also known as Giant cow parsnip is a perennial plant and a member of the carrot family. It is a garden ornam...

 
 Health    July 24, 2014

Red Cross Asking for Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

The Red Cross is calling for all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate soon to help prevent a shortage. You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own...

 
 Health    July 17, 2014

TICKS TEST POSITIVE FOR BACTERIA THAT CAUSES LYME DISEASE

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Community Health Program is notifying the community that there have recently been cases of ticks in Akwesasne testing positive for the...

 
 Health    July 10, 2014

Travel Smart: Get Vaccinated

Before you travel internationally, ensure that you are up to date on all your routine vaccines, as well as travel vaccines. It is important to remember that some types of international travel,...

 
 Health    July 3, 2014

The great e-cig debate

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) March 6, 2014 - Since electronic cigarettes were introduced to the world a decade ago, they have grabbed headlines, frustrated physicians and thoroughly...

 
 Health    July 3, 2014

Questions about Lyme Disease

1) What is the Name of the ticks that are found in Ont. and Que.? Answer: They are called blacklegged ticks or deer ticks 2) How long can an infected tick be attached to a person before it can spread...

 
 Health    June 19, 2014

Bee Stings

LOOK FOR SYMPTOMS OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION Difficulty breathing Hives that appear as a red, itchy rash and spread to areas beyond the sting Swelling of the face, throat or mouth tissue Wheezing or diff...

 
 Health    June 12, 2014

Safety Tips for Families Visiting Amusement Parks This Summer

State Labor Department inspectors offer guidelines for parents and park goers visiting amusement parks this summer. These inspectors enforce amusement park safety measures statewide and provided...

 
 Health    June 5, 2014

Too Much Sugar and Type 2 Diabetes Eat Your Brain

Reprinted with permission from Indian Country Today Type 2 diabetes may actually be eating away at the brain, reported HealthDay News. According to new research published April 29 in the online editio...

 
 Health    May 29, 2014

Health & Safety

The contest is located at Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io foyer. Answer just one question & place it in the ballot box and be eligible for prizes!! What is the name of the ticks that are found in Ontario &...

 
 Health    May 22, 2014

May is Asthma Awareness Month Learn to control your asthma

Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. There are 25.5 million Americans living with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness,...

 
 Health    May 15, 2014

BEWARE OF LYME DISEASE

What is Lyme Disease? •Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi •It may be spread through the bite of certain types of ticks. •Lyme disease in humans can have...

 
 Health    May 1, 2014

Be Cautious of Ticks as Warmer Weather Arrives

As springtime weather arrives, take precautions to prevent diseases that are transmitted by ticks. Lyme disease is caused by the bite of an infected deer tick. Ticks are active when the weather stays...

 
 Health    May 1, 2014

PROM NIGHT SAFETY

It’s that time of year when our young ladies are out buying the gown that no one else will have and the young men are out renting their tuxedos. Then it’s off to their school proms. The Wholistic...

 
 Health    May 1, 2014

Spring Cleaning - How to Clean Out

It’s that time of year again. Spring is in the air and it’s time for your annual ‘’spring cleaning.” It’s time to go through that junk drawer. You know which one I’m talking about-the...

 
 Health    April 24, 2014

PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT OTHERS. GET IMMUNIZED

In Canada, immunization programs have saved more lives than any other health intervention – making immunization the single most cost-effective...

 
 Health    April 17, 2014

The Skin Cancer Foundation Encourages Teens to Prep for Prom Without Tanning Beds

New York, NY (April 10, 2014) – As teens across the country prep for the most elegant night of the high school year, The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages young women who are prepping for prom to...

 
 Health    April 10, 2014

Confirmed Measles Cases in Surrounding Communities

Current Measles Activity Please be aware that laboratory-confirmed measles cases have been reported in southwestern Ontario, notably in the London, Hamilton and Halton regions. The attached Measles...

 
 Health    March 27, 2014

Let's Take A Stand Against Cancer Now!

HOW YOU CAN HELP The Aboriginal Cancer Care Unit and the Canadian Cancer Society have years of experience in helping people prevent, control and deal with cancer. Following are some helpful...

 
 Health    March 20, 2014

9 Ways to Spot a Fake Guru or Spiritual Teacher

By Paul Lenda, submitted by Wesley Laughing There’s an influx of ‘enlightened masters of the universe’ pervading the spiritual sphere these days. Gurus and spiritual teachers are popping up...

 
 Health    March 13, 2014

MARCH IS NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

What is Colorectal Cancer? Most colorectal cancers start in the cells that line the inside of the colon or the rectum. The colon and rectum make up the large intestine (large bowel). The large...

 
 Health    March 13, 2014

Emptying and Cleaning Feeders and Bird Baths Can Limit Spread of Disease

In January and February 2013, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) confirmed infections with the bacteria Salmonella in c...

 

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