Staying Well During Cold and Flu Season – The Immune System and Supplements

by Danielle Labonte, Registered Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Cold and flu season is here, which often brings...

Healthy Eating for the New Year

by Danielle Labonte, MAN, RD, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Mindful Eating Mindful eating involves not only being aware of eating habits, but also...

Health Unit warns of spike in overdoses

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has detected a spike in overdoses in the Brockville and Smiths Falls areas over the past...

1000 Hours Outside Project

You may have heard people talking about being outside for 1000 hours, and thought them possibly somewhat extreme. Who on earth wants to stay...

Province makes changes to Self-Isolation requirements and school/childcare screening

from the LGL health Unit The presence of COVID-19 variants of concern (VOCs) in Ontario has prompted the province to make changes to the guidelines...

Is staying active enough?

by Richard Chartrand Many people believe that, if they are active, doing things like gardening, that they do not require formal exercise. In fact, when...

The agony of shingles: How to decrease the risk

“It was like going through hell,” he said. A friend had developed facial shingles, involving his ear, and despite medication, the pain continued for...

Unripe apples protect from threat of a fatty liver

by W. Gifford-Jones, MD and Diana Gifford-Jones Worried about having too many alcoholic drinks during the coronavirus pandemic? Think you’re on the way to liver...

You are not alone

by Tammy Zollinger “1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem, or illness in any given year” - The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark...

Health Unit advises you to be cautious during cold weather

The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to advise everyone to take appropriate precautions during times when temperatures are expected to...