Health & Safety

A bitter pill to swallow

Aug 13th, 2015 | By

By Sherry Nigro, Manager of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Ottawa Public Health  When we hear about “accidental poisoning” many of us think of a two-year-old getting into household cleaners or eating cigarette butts.  In fact, accidental poisoning happens in all age groups and very often is related to alcohol and drugs, including prescription and non-prescription
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Staying independent – check your risk for falling

Jul 16th, 2015 | By

Did you know? Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults in Canada. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada: • 20-30% experience at least one fall each year • 95% of all hip fractures are due to a fall • 50% of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home Falls can result in chronic pain,
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Informed boaters are safer boaters

Jul 16th, 2015 | By

By the Canadian Safe Boating Council Boating is a great activity, whether you take to the water to paddle, sail, fish or cruise. Whatever your passion may be, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) advises that learning how to boat safely will increase your enjoyment of boating. As a boater, you are legally responsible for
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