Health & Home

Gift of Hearing Means Positive Change For Local Woman

hearwellbewellwinner2016270Meaford's Hear Well Be Well office was one of nine locations to provide a lucky winner with the gift of hearing this month, and Fay Graham of Flesherton is more than pleased with her new hearing devices.

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Grey Bruce Launches Fentanyl Patch 4 Patch Program

fentanyl patch 001 270The Fentanyl Patch Return Program, also known as Patch 4 Patch, requires patients to return used patches to their pharmacy before they can receive more. The program sees the doctor, pharmacist, and patient working together to ensure safe and responsible use of fentanyl patches.

Misuse of fentanyl patches is linked to a growing number of overdoses,” says Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health. “Our goal is to increase community safety by keeping fentanyl in the hands of the patients for whom it is prescribed.”

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Province Focuses on Prevention, Reducing Stigma of PTSD Among First Responders

PTSD270Ontario is putting in place a number of new initiatives to help prevent or mitigate the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among first responders.

Evidence shows that first responders such as police personnel, firefighters, and paramedics are at least twice as likely as the general population to suffer from PTSD, due to the risk of routine exposure to traumatic stressors.

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New Rapid Access Addiction Management Clinic Open to Serve Grey & Bruce Counties

doctor270Grey Bruce Health Services has opened a new clinic to assist people who are struggling with alcohol and opiate addictions.

The Rapid Access Addiction Management (RAAM) clinic is staffed by a psychiatrist who is also an addictions medicine specialist and can prescribe medication to help patients manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. A psychotherapist will also see patients to assist with understanding and managing addiction.

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