If you have travelled and/or you develop fever and/or cough or have difficulty breathing: Isolate yourself within the home as quickly as possible AND Call the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 807-625-5900.
Thunder Bay Police have alerted us that over the weekend there was an increase in overdoses. We do not know the cause of these overdoses; however, signs of opioid toxicity include impaired breathing, loss of consciousness, inability to talk, blue fingernails or lips, or loud snoring or gurgling.
Canadians who live with obesity may face wide spread weight bias and weight discrimination from strangers, educators, employers, health professionals, media and even family and friends. Weight bias refers to the negative attitudes and views about obesity and people living with obesity. (Side note, weight bias can occur across the weight spectrum for both “overweight” and “underweight.”)
November is Falls Prevention Month. While everyone is at risk of falling, falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults. You are more likely to experience a fall if you have muscle weakness, difficulty balancing or walking, arthritis, visual impairment, cognitive impairment (i.e., Alzheimer’s/Dementia), use an assistive device like a walker or cane, use certain medications or have experienced a fall already. 50% of falls causing hospitalization happen in the home.
Thunder Bay is excited to welcome two experts in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to the city for a one-day training on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Steve Catney is the Founder and Executive Director of Alliance Youth Services and brings with him over 25 years of experience in Child Welfare. Karen Catney is the Director of Placement at Alliance Youth Services and FASD consultant and educator.
The first International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day was organized on September 9, 1999. Across the world, bells rang on the ninth day of the ninth month to symbolize that women should not drink during their nine months of pregnancy. Just last December, the Ontario Legislation declared September 9 as FASD Awareness Day.
Every child born in Ontario must be registered with the Ontario Office of the Registrar General within 30 days of being born. Registering a birth will allow other identification documents to be produced, such as Ontario Health Cards, Social Insurance Number and Birth Certificates.