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Below is a list of media releases sent out by the staff and programs at the Haldimand-Norfolk Unit.
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  • Avoid January “quick-fix” weight-loss resolutions, Health Unit says

    SIMCOE, JAN. 17, 2007 – It’s easier than you think to get healthy, says the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, and you don’t need the “quick-fixes” or long regimens at the gym that become so popular during the new-year’s-resolution month of January. “Just like clockwork, January always sees a hike in the number of people who start […]

  • Merger of addiction and mental health services sought in Haldimand-Norfolk

    SIMCOE, JAN. 12, 2007 – Local officials are advocating a merger of addiction and adult mental health services in Haldimand and Norfolk counties. Norfolk county council recently endorsed in principle a joint proposal from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s Addiction Services Team and Adult Mental Health Services of Haldimand-Norfolk to merge their organizations to provide improved […]

  • Health Unit baby and breastfeeding program gets A-plus score

    SIMCOE, Dec. 21, 2006 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s Well Baby and Breastfeeding Clinics have received top marks in a survey of women using the program. More than 90 per cent of respondents said they were satisfied with the clinics and would recommend them to other women. The recently completed evaluation survey shows the clinics […]

  • Cinema Ads Challenge Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Kids

    SIMCOE, DEC. 12, 2006 – Local health officials are getting behind a cinema ad campaign that combats tobacco-industry marketing tactics aimed at kids. “Kids are bombarded every day by tobacco-industry tactics that include compensating movie stars to smoke on the big screen,” noted Erin Bellchamber of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. Bellchamber, a Health Promoter for […]

  • Avoid injury shovelling snow, Health Unit cautions

    SIMCOE, DEC. 7 – With the first major snowfalls taking place this week, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is urging people to be careful when shovelling. “Shovelling snow can be quite dangerous, so it’s important to do it safely,” said Joanne Alessi, Injury Prevention Coordinator at the Health Unit. “Every winter, people hurt themselves shovelling, whether […]