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October 16, 2014

Workshops Help Smokers Turn Back the Clock

Did you know that within 20 minutes of being smoke free your body starts to recover from damage done by smoking?

October 9, 2014

Event: Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture

The public health units in Huron and Perth Counties want to support employers to create healthy workplaces. They are sponsoring the Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture workshop on November 6.

October 7, 2014

High-risk Groups Priority For Flu Vaccines

Until October 23, flu vaccine will only be available to Ontario residents at highest risk of getting the flu and becoming severely ill.

October 2, 2014

Candidates’ Survey Looks At Poverty In County

A new survey asks municipal candidates in Huron County for their thoughts on reducing poverty in their communities.

September 23, 2014

Health Unit Event Celebrates Breastfeeding Week

Celebrate Canadian Breastfeeding Week with mothers and the Huron County Health Unit on October 4 in Clinton.

September 19, 2014

Wash Hands to Avoid Respiratory Illnesses

The Huron County Health Unit reminds everyone that frequent hand washing reduces the risk of catching a respiratory illness.

September 18, 2014

Free Drinks During “Mocktails on Me”

Pregnant women in Huron County can enjoy free non-alcoholic drinks during the Huron County Health Unit’s new “Mocktails on Me” campaign.

September 17, 2014

Huron County Chosen for New Healthy Kids Challenge

The County of Huron is one of 45 Ontario communities selected for the province’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The initiative focuses on healthy lifestyles for children and youth, especially healthy eating, physical activity and adequate sleep. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will provide funding, training and other resources over the next four years for community programs and activities in the county.

September 9, 2014

Free nicotine replacement therapy for smokers

September is the second-most popular month for smokers to try to quit. The Huron County Health Unit is offering free nicotine replacement therapy to help smokers kick the habit for good this fall.

September 5, 2014

New Immunization Requirements for School Attendance

The Huron County Health Unit reminds parents and caregivers that three vaccines in the province’s immunization schedule are now required for students to attend school.