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Published on Tuesday, April 16

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With the opening of Ontario’s first cannabis retail stores this month, and cannabis enthusiasts preparing for the first April 20th (4-20) celebration day since legalization, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has launched an education campaign for students and young adults aimed at lowering risk for negative health outcomes associated with using the newly legal product.

Published on Wednesday, December 5

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There have been higher than usual reports of influenza and influenza-like illness in young children and infants in Windsor and Essex County.

Published on Wednesday, November 28

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The holiday season can be a stressful time. To help, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the Windsor-Essex County Heath Unit will host a FREE ‘Healthy at Work Webinar’ from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The topic is Healthy Holidays: A Last Minute Survival Guide, featuring Karen Gignac, M.S.W, R.S.W, the Manager of Mental Health Promotion, Canadian Mental Health Association - Windsor-Essex County Branch.

Published on Thursday, November 15

Windsor Essex Community Opioid & Substance Strategy

On Tuesday, November 13th, an emergency meeting of the Windsor Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy Leadership Committee (WECOSS-LC) was held to discuss the four overdose-related deaths that occurred in Windsor this past weekend.

Published on Friday, September 14

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received a report of a death attributed to the West Nile virus (WNV). This