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Eat4Life Healthy Lifestyle Program

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Monday, August 22
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Eat4Life is a unique, research-based healthy lifestyle program. The goal of Eat4Life is to build a foundation of healthy habits that will help you make healthy choices for life. Join a Registered Dietitian and learn how to change old habits, nourish your body and mind, choose foods, plan menus, and get active in this five week program.

Interim Stabilization Therapy Orientation

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October 1, 2016, 8:00 am
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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit is pleased to let local dental professionals know that the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association is offering training in Interim Stabilization Therapy (IST). IST is a temporary restorative procedure and is an evidence-based therapeutic intervention which preserves the tooth structure and prevents pain and premature loss of teeth due to decay. The IST technique requires no anaesthetic.

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Events

Monday, September 5 | Closed for Labour Day
Saturday, September 10 | Car Seat Clinic - September, 2016
Thursday, September 15 | September 2016 Board Meeting
Sunday, September 18 | Open Streets Windsor - September 2016

Current Topics

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito transmitted virus that can be transferred to humans from the bite of an infected mosquito.

Zika virus is caused by a virus which is spread by the Aedes mosquito. The Aedes species of mosquito is not native to Canada.

The Health Unit strongly recommends getting immunized according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario.

Blue-green algae are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally in fresh water lakes. In warm weather, with the right nutrients and low wind, they can form a large mass called a bloom. Residents and visitors are urged to take a cautious approach, monitor the situation, and protect themselves from potential health risks.

Cyclospora is a parasite that causes an illness in the intestines called cyclosporiasis.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years, but it can occur at any age.

Ticks are a relative to the spider and are a crawling, non-flying insect. They vary in size and colour. Ticks are very small (1 to 5 mm) when unfed and female ticks get larger and change colour when feeding. Ticks can spread Lyme Disease.