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Stay Safe Outdoors This Spring and Summer

The weather is warm and sunny and you can''t wait to spend time outside gardening, golfing and biking. But before you venture out, make sure you protect yourself against too much sun. (more)

Eat Well - Lose Weight

You have the best of intentions - but are you still sticking to your resolutions to eat well and lose weight? If you're like most people, the answer is no. But don't give up. Here are some tips. (more)

Give the Gift of Life

Have you signed your organ donation card? If so, you are among the 40 per cent of the population who has made the commitment to donate organs and tissues. If not, you may want to give the issue some thought. (more)

Help Someone Quit Smoking

Are you worried about a loved one's smoking? If so, you have good reason to be concerned. (more)

Learn More About Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease affects almost two million Canadians - but most of them don't know it because the symptoms are silent. (more)

Dr. Christiane Deschenes' tips on liver health

The liver is a real workhorse, performing a variety of important functions, including eliminating toxins from the body. (more)

Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a flu shot this fall

After summer comes fall…and flu season. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu is to get a flu shot. Here are some flu shot facts from Almonte General Hospital (AGH) Director of Special Services Rena Bowen, RN. (more)

Colorectal cancer is highly treatable – if detected early

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among Ontario men and women. Yet it is highly treatable—if detected early. (more)

Heart Disease - Are You At Risk?

Heart disease is Canada's number one killer. Are you at risk? (more)

Are You Washing Your Hands Correctly?

You've been doing it since you've been old enough to put your hands in a sink, but do you really know how to wash your hands correctly? (more)

Seniors Should Use Medications Wisely

Taking medications can be confusing for anyone, and managing medications can pose particular problems for seniors. (more)

Flu or Cold? Know the Difference

You've followed your doctor's advice and had a flu shot. But this morning you woke up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose. What gives? Did the shot not work? (more)

Dr. Ursula McGarry's Tips on How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

February is Heart Month, which is a great time to take stock of your cardiac health. Here are some tips on how to keep your heart healthy from Almonte family physician Dr. Ursula McGarry. (more)

Celebrate food - from field to table

Eating local foods in season and cooking together as a family are great habits to practise all year long. Here are some tips from Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Dietitian Janet Hogan. (more)

Dr. Bill Blaine talks about stroke risk factors and warning signs

Strokes, which occur when any part of the brain is deprived of oxygen, are Canada’s third-leading cause of death. (more)

Diet, exercise and balanced lifestyle key to cancer prevention

Cancer touches many lives, and is a Canada’s leading cause of death. However, you can take steps to protect yourself. To mark Cancer Awareness Month, Almonte physician Dr. Ursula McGarry shares her advice on cancer prevention. (more)

Dr. Heather Abramenko talks about eating disorders

An eating disorder is a serious medical condition that can lead to debilitating illness or death. Almonte family physician Dr. Heather Abramenko answers some frequently asked questions about eating disorders. (more)

Proper kidney function is essential to good health

Your kidneys regulate the amount of water in your body, remove waste products and produce essential hormones. (more)

Gluten-free diet key to controlling celiac disease

Celiac disease is a genetically based medical condition in which gluten damages the small intestine of those people suffering from the disease. (more)

Dr. Cecil Rytwinski talks about Parkinson's Disease

More than 100,000 Canadians are living with Parkinson’s disease, according to Parkinson Society Canada. Almonte family physician Dr. Cecil Rytwinski, who is also the Medical Director at Fairview Manor, talks about Parkinson’s disease. (more)

Dr. Kate Miller's bicycle safety tips

“Biking is great exercise for people of all ages, including people with joint problems, because they get a good range of motion without putting weight on the joints,” says Almonte family physician Dr. Kate Miller. Here are Dr. Miller’s tips for biking safely this summer. (more)

AGH physiotherapists advise on how to ease into summer the SMART way

Summer activities like gardening and golf improve flexibility, strength and endurance. However, you need to protect your body from strain and injury. Here are some tips from the Almonte General Hospital Physiotherapy Department on how to ease into summer activities the SMART way. (more)

Dr. Kate Miller's back-to-school health and safety tips

Now that the kids are back to school, make sure they have a healthy and safe year. Here are some back-to-school health and safety tips from Almonte family physician Dr. Kate Miller. (more)

Dr. Jody Murray talks about osteoarthritis during Arthritis Month

Arthritis affects millions of Canadians. According to the Arthritis Society of Canada, one in six has the disease. September is Arthritis Month. In this article, Almonte family physician Dr. Jody Murray talks about osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of the disease. (more)