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April 8, 2014

Be Sharp about Spring Clean-up

Huron County, ON — With the snow finally melting, there is a lot of garbage showing up. The Huron County Health Unit is reminding people to be careful picking up any sharp object.

March 24, 2014

Calling All Huron County Smokers!

Huron County, ON — It’s not too late for Huron County smokers who are ready to quit to get free nicotine-replacement therapy.

March 21, 2014

Tuberculosis (TB) – Not Just a Third World Disease

Huron County, ON — March 24 is World TB Day and while much focus is on eliminating tuberculosis in developing countries, the Huron County Health Unit wants people to take notice here as well.

February 20, 2014

Test your Well Water

Huron County, ON — With heavy rains in Huron County, the Huron County Health Unit wants to remind residents to test their well water.

Help for Huron Smokers to Quit

Huron County, ON — Huron County smokers who are ready to butt out can get free nicotine-replacement therapy to help.

Last Call for Driven to Quit

Huron County, ON — February 28, 2014 is the last day to enter the Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge. If you are planning to quit, or have recently quit, you have a few days left to register for a chance to win a car or cash prizes.

February 19, 2014

Huron Hopes to Get Funding for Healthy Kids

Huron County, ON — Huron County is hoping to be one of the successful communities getting money to promote healthy lifestyles for kids.

February 13, 2014

New Support for South Huron Mothers

Huron County, ON — Mothers in southern Huron County have a new place to turn for breastfeeding support. MILKS (Mothers Initiating Lactation Knowledge & Support) will be holding monthly meetings in Hensall starting in February.

January 30, 2014

ACW Cancer Cluster Investigation

The Huron County Health Unit is still collecting information for its investigation into a possible cancer cluster in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township.

January 17, 2014

New Website Helps Seniors Prevent Falls

Huron County, ON – Falls are the leading cause of serious injuries in older adults. Every year, one in three older adults will fall. In 2012 in Huron County, there were over 800 fall-related Emergency room visits for those 65 and older.