Mental health services expanding in Windsor-Essex


A private business and the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are both offering more help “to make that connection.”


Mental Health First Aid:


TRAINING: Mental Health First Aid – CMHA Windsor-Essex County


The CMHA-WECB is offering training for mental health first aid.


“We understand how to deal with individuals who have a physical health crisis, right?” says Carrie Davis, workplace outreach worker. “(But) we don’t often understand how to support those individuals (who are struggling with mental health).”


Over a seven-hour course participants will learn how to identify a decline or crisis in mental health.


“And then it also teaches us how to talk to them about supports – professional or other supports, as well as how to connect with those resources to help them on the road to recovery,” says Davis.


CMHA officials say statistically, one in

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Why you should buy a personalised health insurance plan

Personalised health insurance plans: Covid- 19 had given a big push to the health insurance industry. Today, more people are getting aware of the benefits of safeguarding their health against unforeseen medical emergencies in the future, and there is gaining popularity in the industry of the varied needs of consumers.

Ajay Shah, Head – Distribution, Care Health Insurance said that people with pre-existing ailments, certain genetic attributes, or unique needs & lifestyles can have a health insurance policy underwritten basis their specific requirements. With the advent of wearable devices, health-tracking apps, and other cutting-edge technologies backed by AI, people have access to a wealth of information about their health. By leveraging this data, they can make well-informed decisions about choosing the right coverage that caters to their individual needs.

New-age health insurance products

Unlike traditional insurance plans, which often imposed a one-size-fits-all approach, new age Health Insurance products

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Free Fertility App Shared Info With Third Parties, FTC Says

THURSDAY, May 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Owners of the free fertility app Premom have settled with users after sharing health data without consent to other companies, including Google and marketing firms in China. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the $200,000 settlement with Premom owner Easy Healthcare.

“Premom broke its promises and compromised consumers’ privacy,” Samuel Levine, director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in an FTC news release. “We will vigorously enforce the Health Breach Notification Rule to defend consumer’s health data from exploitation. Companies collecting this information should be aware that the FTC will not tolerate health privacy abuses.”

As part of a proposed settlement, the company agreed to a $100,000 civil penalty and another $100,000 to be paid to Connecticut, Oregon, and the District of Columbia for violating their laws.

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Ways to increase your mental health this May

CHILLICOTHE— May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a time when it is recommended to examine yourself and your mental health. Several things, both genetically and environmentally, can impact a person’s mental health throughout life in either a positive or negative manner. Local therapists have collected several tips and tricks that can help people increase their mental health this month.

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Before bettering your mental health Lesha Malone from Whole Life Counseling said it is important to understand what mental health is and what it encompasses biologically, socially, psychologically and spiritually. She said that often people will focus on one aspect of mental health but not the others, which eventually leads to another decline. She said it is important to focus on all aspects of mental health in order to make a difference.

Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson from the Adena Counseling Center also recommends learning about

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Irish Cancer Society to offer free health checks in Offaly



The Irish Cancer Society is providing free health checks in Tullamore next week as part of the ‘Your Health Matters’ Roadshow.

Members of the public can speak to one of their cancer nurses who can answer any questions people may have in the Bridge Shopping Centre, Tullamore on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25 from 9am to 6pm.

The 15-minute health check includes blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) checks and a carbon monoxide (CO) reading. Nurses can also arrange a referral to a GP if further help is needed.

The ‘Your Health Matters’ Roadshow initiative aims to reduce people’s risk of cancer and improve early detection rates by: promoting healthy lifestyle changes, increasing awareness of cancer symptoms, encouraging people to go to their doctor if they have any symptoms and addressing any barriers and fears that make it hard

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Lifestyle Medicine important part of Older Americans Month

Maybe it’s because Robin Leach’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous predominated my young adulthood, but when I heard the term “Lifestyle Medicine” a couple weeks ago, two images popped into my head: guru doctors with celebrity clients and Dr. Oz highlighting the latest unproven wellness theory. I thought it might be one of a long-line of health and fitness crazes that is here today, gone tomorrow, requiring a pricey investment in unregulated dietary supplements, fancy cold-pressed juices, a subscription-based app and the newest exercise equipment.

 It’s a real thing, though. And it’s been around for a long time as the first line of defense for preventing and treating chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. But it’s only been in the last decade or so that it has been recognized as a clinical specialty in which physicians can earn board certification. 

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Meals and memory: Study finds possible link between gut health and Alzheimer’s disease

One of the main causes of Alzheimer’s protein build-up is due to the activation of certain cells which are regulated by the microorganisms in the gut microbiome.

In this study, the UNLV research team found a strong link between 10 specific types of gut bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease.

However, given that there are over 1,000 species of bacteria in a human gut at any given time, the diversity and amount of these microorganisms depend on a person’s diet.

“Most of the microorganisms in our intestines are considered good bacteria that promote health, but an imbalance of those bacteria can be toxic to a person’s immune system and linked to various diseases, such as depression, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease,” said UNLV research professor Jingchun Chen.

“The take-home message here is that your genes not only determine whether you have a risk for a disease, but they can also influence

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AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health

Mental Health Acceptance Month continues on Living808 with a visit from the AANHPI ʻOhana Center of Excellence. ʻOhana CoE will take a strength-based approach in addressing systemic issues that affect the mental health of NHPI and Asian communities. They serve as a central location for technical assistance and offer live and recorded in-language and culturally appropriate presentations on behavioral health data, community toolkits, and tailored workshops for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American communities.

Lilinoe Kauahikaua the program Manager, Papa Ola Lōkahi joined John Veneri on the show to talk more about it.

“As the Pacific is not monolithic, it is vital that we provide and support intersectional approaches that highlight the different indigenous/native ways of knowing and frameworks. We will address data and programmatic aggregation and lift the many voices of NHPI communities to assure equitable representation in discussions about health and well-being, especially when addressing substance use

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Flagler County Health Department observes National Women’s Health Week | Observer Local News

The Florida Department of Health-Flagler observed National Women’s Health Week, May 14-25, with a panel discussion on the Flagler Health Matters radio show, which aired May 20 on WNZF 94.9 FM.

A recording of the show is available at flaglerbroadcasting.com/podcasts.

The panel included Jeannette Simmons of Flagler Cares, Carmel Frawley, a nurse practitioner with the health department and the department’s Mary Kauffman, who spoke about the department’s Women, Infants and Children program.

Jaffy Lee, the DOH-Flagler’s public information officer and preparedness planner and the host of Flagler Health Matters, said women are often caught in the demands of work and family and forego a healthy lifestyle.

The health department team said women should get active, get a regular checkup, eat a healthy diet, prioritize mental health and make daily decisions that make yourself a priority and influence overall health.

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People too tired to lead healthier lifestyles, UK survey finds | Health

It’s the question many of us ask ourselves: why don’t I exercise more, eat better food and generally lead a healthier lifestyle?

For many who want to, but just can’t seem to make it happen, it turns out the answer to that question is – feeling just too tired.

A survey has found that tiredness is why 35% of people don’t make the changes to their diet and physical activity levels that would help them close the gap between good intentions and concrete action.

The results, from a YouGov poll of 2,086 UK adults for the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), illustrate the barriers many people face in their desire to adopt and stick to healthy habits.

When asked what was stopping them from eating more healthily and exercising more often, 29% of men and 40% of women cited “feeling too tired”.

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