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In-school immunization clinics offered to students born in 1999 and 2000

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Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:30 PM

Starting now and running until mid-February, the Halton Region Health Department will be offering in-school immunization clinics for students born in 1999 and 2000 with incomplete immunizations who are at risk of school suspension.

Maria Estrada

United Way Oakville supported R.O.C.K. builds an Oakville Superhero Advocate

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 AM

Maria Estrada spent the first years of her life living happily in Peru. When she was six, her mother moved them to Canada with the hope of living a better life. They arrived in Canada ...

MOODY BLUES

2nd Stage of Medicare begins as Ontario passes Bill 41

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Monday, December 12, 2016 9:30 AM

For all that we pride ourselves on having access to universal health care, what many Canadians don’t know is that there was to be a 2nd stage of Medicare. Tommy Douglas was, in fact, miles ...

Halton Regional Police Tactical Unit

Halton Regional Police Service Raises Awareness and Funds for Autism

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:45 AM

A recently held fundraiser has resulted in a sizeable donation to Halton Chapter of Autism Ontario.

Emergency Waiting Room

Halton Healthcare receives $3,005,100 to improve services

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Ontario is improving access to care in Halton, helping to reduce wait times and support increased access to services that patients and families rely on.

Kidde Combo Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors recalled

Kidde Combo Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors recalled

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Monday, November 28, 2016 6:30 PM

The Oakville Fire department is advising residents of a recent smoke and carbon monoxide detector recall.

The Health Divide: So How Are You Doing?

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Monday, November 28, 2016 9:30 AM

Hot off the press this week is the latest national report of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing entitled ‘How Are Canadians Really Doing’. While there are some notable bright spots such as higher levels of ...

Dr. David Goldbloom

David Goldbloom speaks about Mental Health at Canadian Club Dinner

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:30 PM

“In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience some form of diagnosable mental illness”, according to Dr. David Goldbloom MD, one of Canada’s leading psychiatrists and an articulate spokesperson for the field of ...

EpiPen

Oakville Fire adding EpiPens to trucks in January 2017

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Monday, November 21, 2016 7:19 AM

Starting in January 2017, all fire trucks of the Oakville Fire Department will carry lifesaving EpiPens to treat people experiencing severe allergic reactions. Council approved the staff recommendation on Monday, November 14, 2016. An Epinephrine Auto ...

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Putting Health Back Into Health Care: A Health Advocates Perspective

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 8:00 AM

In this day and age of political spectacle and scandal, we risk losing sight of truly significant legislative and policy developments. Case in point: Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins‘ Patients First Act, now approaching its ...

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