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Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program in Grey Bruce

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Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain lead to more than 60,000 emergency department visits by patients, of which a significant portion are seniors. Many low-income seniors face challenges accessing regular dental care because they cannot afford it, impacting their overall well-being. The newly launched Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program helps low income seniors access dental care.
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Public Assistance Request Dog Biting Incident

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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 Durham, Ontario. On Wednesday November 20, 2019, between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, a man was bitten by a medium sized white poodle. The man was walking with his own dog at a park located off South Street West and Countess Street South when a woman walking with the poodle and another dog, possibly a husky mixed breed, intercepted the walk.
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Flu arrives in Grey Bruce

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On Wednesday, November 20, the Grey Bruce Health Unit received lab confirmation of the first influenza (flu) case in Grey Bruce; a Meaford resident tested positive for Influenza B. Again this year, public health is posting a local influenza bulletin that describes the last week’s influenza activity and the current season’s trends, specifically for Grey Bruce.
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Start Your Quit Story

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Start Your Quit Story, a campaign featuring personal experiences from people who have quit smoking, launches across southwestern Ontario this week. By sharing personal stories and asking the question, “This is my quit story, what will yours be?” the campaign aims to inspire others to quit smoking and create a space where people feel supported to quit.
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The Grey Bruce Health Unit has launched a new mobile-friendly online prenatal education program from pre-conception to early childhood. Using the YoMingo® platform, the free program is made up of web-based “chapters” including audio and visual elements, evidence-based information and links to other sites and supports.
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