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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canadian women. Each year about 22,000 women in Canada are told they have breast cancer.

Finding the disease early by self-examination or mammogram can prevent deaths. 

 

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

It’s the law! Every child must be in a seat meant for the child’s weight, height and age.

Be sure the car seat is right for your child.

 
 NEWS RELEASES

A New Head Lice Resource Assists Parents
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Head lice are a common problem among children. While they are more of a nuisance than a health concern, they can cause a great deal of stress for families as they grapple with getting them out of their child’s hair and home.

Bad Way to Be Nice - Cut off the “social supply” of smokes
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Family and friends need to stop being the go-to supplier for under-age smokers. A friend or relative may think they are “just being nice” for buying, or giving cigarettes to a teenager. But, setting someone up for an addiction, disease or even death is a “bad way to be nice.”

Making Healthy Communities the Election Issue
Release Date: September 26, 2014
The Grey Bruce Health Unit is asking all municipal candidates to incorporate healthy community principles into their 2014 election platform. Decisions by elected officials can have a significant impact the health of their residents.

Falls Prevention Celebrates 20 Years in Grey Bruce
Release Date: September 26, 2014
The Grey Bruce Community Coalition for the Prevention of Falls in Older Adults is celebrating its 20th anniversary of working to prevent falls in Grey Bruce.

Beach Postings Removed, Beaches Safe for Bathing
Release Date: September 11, 2014
Water samples taken at Black Creek (also known as Old Woman’s River), Northern Bruce Peninsula and Station Park Beach, Kincardine, show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

When it Comes to Alcohol… Zero Matters!
Release Date: September 02, 2014
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness month, recognizing the effect of alcohol use during pregnancy and to support women to have an alcohol-free pregnancy. When it comes to alcohol during pregnancy, zero is the only number that matters.

Two Beaches Posted Unsafe, One Posting Removed
Release Date: August 28, 2014
Water samples taken at Lion’s Head Beach show results within acceptable levels, according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards. The Grey Bruce Health Unit took samples on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Based on these results, the beach, which was posted as unsafe on August 20, 2014, is now deemed safe for bathing.

Public Assistance Request
Release Date: August 27, 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 Sauble Falls Parkway Bridge in South Bruce Peninsula.

Board Names Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health
Release Date: August 22, 2014
The Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christine Kennedy as Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health. She will begin working with the Grey Bruce Health Unit on a part-time basis in September while continuing as Regional Community Medicine Specialist - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Ontario Region.

Beach Postings Removed, Safe for Bathing
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Water samples taken at Southampton Beach, Port Elgin Beach and Station Park Beach (Kincardine) show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

Two Beach Postings Removed, One Beach Posted As Unsafe
Release Date: August 20, 2014
Water samples taken at Northwinds and Little River Park (Blue Mountains), show results within acceptable levels, according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

 

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