When it comes to stroke, every minute counts – an estimated 1.9 million brain cells die every minute after onset of a stroke. For rural communities, the time factor is critical; access to a stroke neurologist is simply not available outside of our larger city centres.
Cities and towns are made of neighbourhoods, homes, schools, shopping districts, parks and transportation networks. All of these spaces make up the built environment where people live, work and play.
Caring for your mental health is important. Moments of uncertainty, such as what we are experiencing during COVID-19, can potentially have an impact on our mental wellbeing.
The Wellness Support Line is a confidential phone number anyone can call to speak with a Mental Health Clinician. It’s normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis.
Physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. It helps to prevent falls and fractures. In addition to snowshoeing or shoveling, walking is just one of the many activities to get you moving during the winter months.
With the holiday season upon us, many of our thoughts shift to our humanitarian heartstrings with the intent of being kind and generous.
Being physically active for life depends on feeling confident in activity settings and with your movement and sport skills. This is especially key during child development.
Southern Health-Santé Sud will be holding seasonal Flu Clinics throughout the region. The clinics began on October 22, 2019 and will be running through to mid-November.
World Breastfeeding Week in Canada runs from October 1-7. All of us play an important role in supporting families to breastfeed.