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Protecting your family from second-hand smoke; getting help quitting

Part of having a safe home is having a smoke-free home.

  • Tuesday November 6

Protecting your kids in cold weather

Protecting your kids in cold weather

There’s no disputing that Greater Sudbury gets its fair share of winter. But, it’s also the centre of a lot of fun, outdoor activities that can keep you and your kids entertained and on the move all through the snowy season.


Safeguarding your child through separation and divorce

Some relationships fall apart slowly. Others end suddenly.  No matter how a relationship ends, lots of decisions have to be made, especially when children are involved.

  • Wednesday September 26

Saving for your child's education

Just about everybody believes in the benefits of a post-secondary education. But, fewer than half of the Canadian parents who were surveyed in 2007 had ever looked into saving for their children’s education. Here’s what they would have found out if they had.


Screening your newborn’s hearing

About four out of every one thousand Ontario newborns have some sort of hearing problem. Early detectiion is critical.

  • Friday November 30

Storing and disposing of medications safely—information for parents of tweens

Do you store your prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and vitamins in your bathroom medicine cabinet? Not a good idea. When misused, all of them can be potentially harmful—even fatal.


Supporting Aboriginal health

Aboriginal families living in and around Greater Sudbury have access to a wide range of culturally sensitive health-related programs and services. Many of these are offered by the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre.


Supporting teenaged parents

If you’re a teen who’s pregnant or already a parent, get in touch with Better Beginnings Better Futures about its Baby’s Breath program. The program helps new moms and dads prepare for birth and parenting.


Taking care of your kids’ teeth

Making sure your kids take care of their teeth and gums not only helps to improve their personal appearance and sense of well-being, it can help them avoid serious health problems?while they’re still kids, and as they grow up.


Talking with your child about drugs and alcohol

You need to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol while they’re still young. According to the Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, parents can reduce the chances of their kids using drugs by half, just by talking with them about drugs.


 

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