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Bob Bailey applauds Ontario Association of Food Banks’ new pork program initiative

Bob Bailey applauds Ontario Association of Food Banks' new pork program initiative.

A new pilot project was announced last week during a press conference at The Inn of the Good Shepherd that will see Ontario Pork partner up with Ontario Association of Food Banks for what’s been coined the Ontario Pork Program. In partnership with Ontario Pork, the Ontario Association of Food Banks announced that the new program [...]

A word or two on proper squats could reduce exercise injury

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By Dr. JIM FORBES, D.C. One of the most popular yet poorly done exercises is the squat.  Too many times, I am in the gym and see someone squatting with poor form and an excessive amount of weight on the bar.  Additionally, numerous patients have come into my office with injuries they have sustained during [...]

St. Joseph’s Hospice looking for volunteers for two new programs

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  St. Joseph's Hospice of Sarnia-Lambton is reaching out to fulfill an ongoing need for volunteers for its new in-home support and day hospice programs. Holly Watson, the organization's Living Life Well program coordinator, says the two orientation sessions—one on Jan. 25, another on Feb. 1—will both run from 9 a.m. to noon and will [...]

Working out objectives change as the body ages

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By DR. JIM FORBES Chiropractor I am currently two weeks into my new workout program and my program is a stark contrast to my previous episodes of working out in the past.   My current fitness goals have shifted from training the larger muscles that you can see to the smaller muscles that you cannot [...]

Local chiropractor offers simple help for complex problem

By Dr. JIM FORBES Chiropractor There are many people suffering from foot pain.  One of the most common complaints that I see in patient’s feet are problems with the plantar fascia.  The plantar fascia is a very tight fibrous tissue that is at the bottom of your foot.  It has connections from your heal to [...]

Bluewater Health continues in its search for additional board member

Bluewater Health is looking for a board member that would serve for a one year term. The deadline for applicants to express their interest in serving in this way is Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Once applications are submitted, a nominating committee will evaluate the candidates and submit its report to the entire board of [...]

Flu shot clinics will begin Oct. 25

Even though the peak of influenza season may be months away, it’s not too early to get your flu shot. Beginning October 25, the County of Lambton Community Health Services Department will launch community seasonal influenza vaccine (flu shot) clinics using a variety of delivery options to improve access, choices and reduce wait times for [...]

Bluewater Health continues to look for comments on its strategic plan

A new strategic planning cycle that began this year has prompted Bluewater Health to open the doors for comments on that plan. The priorities the health care system is focused on are captured under the “Must Do Can’t Fail” moniker. An online feedback form, which is online, will remain open until Tuesday, October 16. Feedback [...]

Bluewater Health gets ready to mark National Infection Control Week starting Monday

‘Spread Knowledge, Not Infection’ is the theme of this year’s National Infection Control Week, October 15 to 19, coordinated by the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA) of Canada. To mark the week in hospital, Bluewater Health is focusing on the importance of preventing the transmission of infection through action such as hand hygiene, [...]

Bluewater Health physicians honoured for contributions

On September 26, Bluewater Health and the Bluewater Health Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Physician Appreciation Day to honour physicians who contribute greatly to the Sarnia-Lambton community. “We recognize the tremendous sacrifices that physicians make personally to care for our patients and residents of Sarnia-Lambton,” said Dr. Mark Taylor, Interim Chief of Professional Staff. “The [...]