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Food Safety

Seasonal Turkey Dinner

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Raw meat can make you ill if it is mishandled or not properly cooked. For a safe and enjoyable Seasonal Turkey:

  • Refrigerate meat on bottom shelf, avoiding contact with other foods.
  • Cook meat until well done.
  • Eat cooked meat immediately or cool quickly and refrigerate.
  • Do not re-use dishes that were in contact with raw meat.
  • Wash hands before preparing foods and after handling raw meat.

 

Questions About Your New Baby

Questions About Your New Baby?

 

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Help is just a phone call away.

 

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! It’s an exciting but also stressful time.

Public Health Nurses offer support and the advice you need. You can look forward to a friendly call from one of our nurses!

 

 
 NEWS RELEASES

wouldurather… Contest Challenges Young Adults to Quit, Reduce or Stay Smoke-Free
Release Date: December 15, 2014
The wouldurather… contest supports young adults in Grey Bruce to better their health and a chance to win $2,500. Young adults between the ages of 18-29 or any post-secondary student at Georgian College can pledge to quit smoking, reduce their smoking, or stay smoke-free as part of the contest hosted by the Grey Bruce Health Unit and Leave The Pack Behind.

Spread joy, not germs!
Release Date: December 11, 2014
The holiday season is once again upon us! Friends and families gather to reunite and celebrate. Make sure that you spread joy, not germs, when visiting with loved ones, especially those in hospitals and long-term care homes. Illnesses in facilities can spread quickly and endanger those who are already at risk for greater complications from influenza and other diseases.

Cost of Eating Well in Grey and Bruce
Release Date: December 10, 2014
The 2014 annual Nutritious Food Basket survey identifies it costs $782.82 a month to feed a family of four in Grey Bruce; up from $775.37 a month in 2013. The survey measures the cost of basic healthy eating based on the prices for representative food products. Provincially, the cost has risen 4.5 percent from last year.

Correct - OPSEU-Pro Tech Members Ratify Contact Agreement
(corrects year-to-year wage increase and identification of union members positions)
Release Date: December 11, 2014

The Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit is pleased to announce union members have voted in favour of an agreement reached in the recent contract negotiations with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 276.

We C.A.R.E Grey Bruce Launches
Release Date: December 3, 2014
A new website www.WeCareGreyBruce.ca, launched today, provides tools and resources to support youth mental health wellness in Grey Bruce.

Flu Arrives in Grey Bruce
Release Date: December 1, 2014
On Friday, November 28, 2014, the Grey Bruce Health Unit received laboratory test results confirming influenza A in a resident of Bruce County. This is the first confirmed case of influenza (flu) in Grey Bruce this season. Health care providers in Grey Bruce have been notified and will perform testing, as required.

November is Falls Prevention Month
Release Date: October 30, 2014
Falls are the leading cause of serious injuries in older adults; every year, one in three older adults will fall. The growing number of falls among Ontario’s seniors and the devastating consequences from falls has prompted Finding Balance; seniors focussed awareness and injury prevention program.

Grey County adopts a smoke-free by-law
Release Date: October 29, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit congratulates Grey County on the adoption of a by-law to regulate smoking in or near municipal property. This by-law will prohibit smoking within a nine metre (29.53 feet) radius of any entrance or exit of both county and lower tier municipal buildings in Grey County. The by-law will be enforced by Grey Bruce Health Unit staff and municipal law enforcement.

Time to Get Your Flu Shot
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Public Health is hosting a flu shot clinic Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 - 7:00pm at the Health Unit, 101 17th Street East, Owen Sound. Everyone is welcome.

Public Assistance Request Dog Bite
Release Date: October 28, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public in finding the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred in Kincardine.

Fluoride Vote Wins
Release Date: October 28, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit celebrates Owen Sound residents’ choice to maintain fluoridation in the municipal water supply.

Halloween Treats for Healthy Smiles
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Halloween trick or treating is an exciting time for children. But, too many treats can affect your child’s teeth. The Grey Bruce Health Unit wants to make sure that Halloween treats won’t leave your child with a jack-o-lantern smile.

National Infection Control Week October 20-26
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Infection Prevention – Stay Ahead of the Game! is the message for Infection Control Week, October 20 – 26, 2014.   Infection prevention and control is most effective when everyone makes the effort. If you want to ‘stay ahead of the game’ and minimize your risk of becoming ill, we encourage you to practice these quick and easy techniques.

STOP Smoking Cessation Workshops
Release Date: October 8, 2014
For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in Grey and Bruce counties, five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.

Public Assistance Request Dog Bite
Release Date: October 6, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public in finding the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred at the Port Elgin Harbour in Saugeen Shores.

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