Teenagers in the region are being bullied, struggling with mental health issues and experimenting with drugs, alcohol and tobacco, according to a report released by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) on Thursday, April 19.
According to Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, chief medical officer of health with the EOHU, the Youth Risk Behaviour survey was administered to more than 3,509 students in grades seven to 12 in the EOHU's catchment area.
A total of 49 schools across the region participated in the survey, which was administered from November 2010 to March 2011.
If it seems to you that suicide is being discussed more openly in the mainstream media of late, then you're right.
The recent suicides of young teens in eastern Ontario, Canada and the United States, has prompted many, parents, children and media included, to start shedding more light on this often controversial and painful subject.
Of all the hospitals in Ontario, Cornwall Community Hospital has the shortest wait time for CT scans in the province, the hospital announced recently.
The wait is measured from the time the scan is ordered by the physician to the time the scan is performed.
The Cornwall hospital averaged a wait time of only 12 days, while the provincial average wait time for the diagnostic test is 42 days. The target wait time for a CT scan is 28 days, according to the hospital.
Three-hundred and sixty-three residents in the five eastern counties are among the patients who will be receiving registered letters following the investigation into a private Ottawa-area medical clinic.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the clinic did not always follow some infection prevention and cleaning protocols. As a precaution, letters are being sent to approximately 6,800 patients who underwent endoscopic procedures at the clinic between April 2002 and June 2011.
That's why families are sure to be pleased with the province Ontario's recent announcement that two new vaccines have been added to the free immunization program for children.
On July 29, the province announced a new oral vaccine for infants to protect against rotavirus, which can cause severe intestinal infection, and a new combination vaccine for children that targets mumps, rubella, measles and varicella (MMRV).
With hot, humid weather in the forecast for the next few days, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is warning residents of the five Eastern Counties to take special care to prevent heat-related illness.
During extremely hot and humid weather, anyone can suffer heat-related illness when their body is unable to compensate for the extreme temperatures and properly cool.
Numerous search warrants were executed on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, resulting in multiple arrests at various locations in Cornwall and the surrounding area.
Project Cinderford - a joint forces investigation launched in December 2009 - focused on the elimination, disruption and identification of individuals and organized crime groups involved in the trafficking, importing and exporting of controlled substances, weapons and contraband in the Cornwall area.
Following tests carried out by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), a number of beaches in the area have been closed to the public.
Currently, the list of "posted beaches" includes the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary Beach in Ingleside, Riverside Cedar Campsite Beach in Morrisburg, Island Park Beach in Alexandria, Morrisburg Beach in Morrisburg and McLarens Beach in Ingleside.
There may be an explanation as to why hundreds of people became ill after attending the recent Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame dinner.
During an interview with The Review in Hawkesbury on Friday, June 10, Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), said the health unit is still investigating the incident.
"We don't have any definite answers right now, but we are investigating and taking this very seriously," he told The Review.
Eastern Ontario has a higher rate of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) incidents, and Dr. Paul Roumeliotis believes underlying socio-economic and drug or alcohol addiction factors are likely the reasons why.
Roumeliotis, the medical officer of health for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), recently told this to the agency's board of directors. He said the claim can be backed up by data from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Children's Aid Society (CAS).
Many family, friends, and local businesses offered support to the Lapierre Sport/Olymel ladies' broomball team that recently competed in Austria. This summary, written by Dawn MacDuff of Vankleek Hill, is offered to them as well as to the community as a whole who support broomball locally.
The 2010 World Broomball Championships concluded four weeks ago in Innsbruck, Austria and according to Rick Przybsz, president and CEO of the International Federation of Broomball Associations (IFBA), "Austria was by far one of the most successful events for the Sport of Broomball ever hosted. The participants were at their best exhibiting the spirit of competition and enthusiasm... you were truly ambassadors of the sport in a foreign land."
At only two seasons into his DIRT racing career, Brent Kelsey was awarded with the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Rookie of the Year award last weekend at the annual DIRTcar banquet held in Verona, New York.
According to Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter, many Ontario hospitals are misusing taxpayer dollars by spending exorbitant amounts of money on consultants, a trend he called "disturbing and unnecessary."
The auditor general's report was released on Monday, October 25 and details the "scandalous amount of money" being spent on consultant use in the provincial health-care system.
An eastbound Canadian National (CN) train carrying three cars of dangerous goods derailed between Summerstown and Lancaster on Monday morning, October 18.
Though the cause of the derailment is still being investigated, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reported that eighteen cars were dislodged from the rails, including three cars containing dangerous goods: ammonium nitrate, sulphuric acid and sodium cyanide.