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June 10, 2014

Huron Beach Conditions on Hotline, Online & Twitter

With the hot days of summer coming, residents and visitors are starting to hit the beach. Beachgoers in Huron County have several ways to get up-to-date information on water quality.

May 14, 2014

Health Unit Celebrates Nurses Week

Huron County, ON – National Nurses Week is May 12-18 and the Huron County Health Unit is celebrating the many ways public health nurses improve the health of Huron County residents. Nurses at the health unit have over 650 collective years of nursing experience.

May 13, 2014

Tanning Beds Banned for Youth

The Huron County Health Unit is pleased with the new law that bans young people from using tanning beds.

April 30, 2014

Spring Help to Quit Smoking

Huron County, Ontario — With the new beginnings that spring brings it is a perfect time to butt out. If you are a smoker who is ready to quit, you can get free nicotine-replacement therapy to help.

Health Unit Reminds Public about Danger of Rabies

Huron County, ON; The Huron County Health Unit is reminding residents about the danger of rabies. Public Health Inspector Patrick Landry says people need to remember that rabies is an almost always fatal disease that is preventable.

April 24, 2014

Active transportation in Huron: What do you think?

Huron County, ON — The Huron County Health Unit is looking for your input on an active transportation plan for Huron County. Active transportation is any method of going from one place to another using your own body. This could include walking, cycling, kayaking, or cross-country skiing. An active transportation plan is a long-term strategy to create environments that encourage people to move more.

April 23, 2014

Are Your Immunizations Up to Date?

Huron County, ON — Measles has been making national news and the Huron County Health Unit is reminding residents to make sure their immunizations are up to date.

April 10, 2014

More Families Eligible for Free Dental Care

Huron County, ON — Families who do not have dental insurance and meet the new income requirements may qualify for free dental care for their children 17 years of age and younger. The Ontario government has raised the income cut-off for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program.

April 9, 2014

Stay Home if Sick: Health Unit

The Huron County Health Unit is seeing an increase in enteric outbreaks, or stomach illness, across the county. They are advising residents to stop the spread of infection by staying home if you are sick.

No Cancer Cluster in ACW

The Huron County Health Unit has found no evidence of a cancer cluster in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh. The health unit began an investigation in January 2014 after receiving a concern from a resident.