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MOH Columns 2011
Medical Officer of Health columns, 2011
Follow the low-risk drinking guidelines for good health
Dec 22, 2011
There are so many, often conflicting, messages around alcohol in the news that it can be difficult to know just how much one should or shouldnâ€™t drink to maintain good health.
Protect your health with a flu shot
Oct 17, 2011
You will soon be hearing information about influenza and reminders on the importance of getting your flu shot.
Rabies â€¦ itâ€™s all about prevention
Sep 26, 2011
The past few years have been good ones in terms of rabies incidents. Good preventive health measures have been very effective, the result being that we rarely hear about human cases of rabies in Canada.
Committing to good health in Simcoe and Muskoka
Sep 20, 2011
A healthy population is the key to productive, vibrant and economically strong communities. Local and provincial governments play a key role in ensuring the health of their populations.
New vaccines offer additional protection for children
Sep 13, 2011
Vaccination has been an important tool in protecting the health of our children. Childhood illnesses that were once commonplace, are now seldom seen.
Protect yourself from mosquito-borne viruses
Aug 10, 2011
The rainy spring and recent heat waves have lead to an increased number of mosquitoes in our region this season.
Tattooing and piercing â€“ make it safe
Jun 30, 2011
In recent years, tattooing and piercing have become a popular form of self expression for people of all ages. Not so common, however, is discussion about the potential side effects and serious health risks (when done improperly) that can be associated with these procedures and what you can do to protect yourself.
Clean air means healthier communities
Jun 21, 2011
Clean air is something we take for granted until we visit a place with poor air quality or experience a poor air quality day closer to home.
Parents can make every ride safer
Jun 07, 2011
Safe Kids Week was May 30 to June 5 this year, but for parents, the reality is that we try to make every week a safe kids week.
Encouraging Healthy Behaviours in Sports and Recreation
May 11, 2011
As the weather warms up, youth are heading outside to play on the fields and pitches. This is a great time for coaches, parents and organizations to encourage healthy behaviours by discouraging the use of tobacco products and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.
Prevention the key for healthy teeth
Apr 08, 2011
We all know that good dental hygiene is important for good oral health. However, we are increasingly becoming aware that good oral health also has a direct impact on our overall health.
Do your heart a favour and get moving
Feb 14, 2011
Physical activity and its importance to our health has been in the news lately. New Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for children, youth, adults and older adults were released in January, while in February â€“ Heart Month â€“ a new report warned Canadians that their lives are being cut short by heart disease related to inactivity.
Dispelling the myths about vaccines
Jan 24, 2011
This winter there has been a dramatic rise in influenza across much of Ontario, including Simcoe Muskoka.
Building a healthy feeding relationship with your child
Jan 17, 2011
An important part of raising children who are healthy is to build a healthy feeding relationship when children are young. A healthy feeding relationship between parent and child is essential for a childâ€™s proper nutrition, growth, development and overall wellbeing.
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