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Published on Friday, March 1

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is pleased to release the 2019 Living Wage calculations for Windsor and Essex County.

Published on Monday, February 25

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Challenge Yourself to Build Healthy Habits while learning about, and following, the New and Improved Canada’s Food Guide!

Published on Thursday, February 7

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) would like to invite the community to visit wechu.org/inspections, where all routine inspections, enforcement activities, convictions, closures, and advisories can be viewed.

Published on Wednesday, January 30

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Dr. Wajid Ahmed has been officially appointed as the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Published on Tuesday, January 29

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Based on Environment Canada’s forecast, Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health has issued an Extreme Cold Warning. The wind chill values of -30°C to -35°C are expected tonight through to Friday morning. An Extreme Cold Warning is issued when temperatures are -27°C (-16.6°F) with or without the wind chill for one day.

Published on Tuesday, December 11

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) launched a survey earlier this year to learn more about the dental health needs of adults across Windsor and Essex County. Over 1,594 residents completed the “Dental health of adults and seniors in Windsor and Essex County” survey. The WECHU is releasing a report of the survey findings to highlight the need for action.

Published on Monday, December 10

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is alerting anyone who attended the Guaranteed Hair Transplant Clinic at 1291 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario, between the dates of April 2017 and November 2018 to follow up with their primary health care provider for further assessment.

Published on Monday, December 10

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Do you think there is a need for supervised injection services in Windsor and/or Essex County? Do you have any concerns about supervised injection services? If so, we want to hear from you! #HarmReductionWE

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.