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They Get Younger and Younger

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 16, 2009 / 0 Comments

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease that affects coordination of movement in sufferers. The condition results from a loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. The reason behind the cell death is still unclear and there is no known cure. Parkinson’s affects nearly 9,000 people in the Maritimes. Giv'er MiramichiGiv’er Miramichi is about “What’s up,…

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Directory in this Week’s Sales Flyers

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 13, 2009 / 0 Comments

The Miramichi Wellness Committee has put together a community asset directory flyer for Miramichi and the surrounding area and it will be distributed through the weekly flyers this week. Conducting a community asset mapping was an important part of the Miramichi Wellness Committee’s mandate.  Giv'er MiramichiGiv’er Miramichi is about “What’s up, what’s new, what’s happening”.…

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Miramichi will officially be in motion this Thursday

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 13, 2009 / 0 Comments

Members of the Miramichi in motion steering committee are getting excited because the launch of the in motion strategy is drawing near.  In motion is a community-wide active living strategy which promotes daily physical activity.  The strategy was adopted by the province of New Brunswick in the spring and Miramichi was selected as a pilot…

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New Health Promotion Strategy to be Piloted in Miramichi

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 1, 2009 / 0 Comments

After being chosen as a demo site for the in motion strategy, Miramichi is forging ahead to unveil this new health promotion strategy to get our community living a culture of healthy lifestyle and daily physical activity. In May Miramichi was selected as a demonstration site to pilot New Brunswick’s new health promotion strategy, in…

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REGIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION UNVEILS NEW NAME

By Giv'er Miramichi / September 30, 2009 / 0 Comments

John Laidlaw, Chairman of the Board for Regional Health Authority-B today unveiled the Authority’s new name and brand identity Horizon Health Network. The Horizon Health Network was a merger of RHA1 South East (Moncton), RHA 2 (Saint John), RHA 3 (Fredericton), and RHA 7 (Miramichi). Horizon is headquartered in Miramichi. Mr. Laidlaw said the name…

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AC/DC fans to receive top-notch medical services

By Giv'er Miramichi / August 5, 2009 / 0 Comments

A volunteer medical services team from The Moncton Hospital will once again be tending to the health care needs of concert goers at the upcoming Magnetic Hill Music Festival’s AC/DC concert tomorrow on August 6. “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with the City of Moncton in providing medical services during the Magnetic Hill…

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Healthy Living Expo in Miramichi

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 2, 2009 / 0 Comments

The people of the Miramichi region are invited to Healthy Living 2009 happening this week. Healthy Living 2009 is a wellness event being organized by the Regional Health Authority B-Miramichi Zone and will feature motivational speaker and well-known psychologist Dr. Michael Vallis, PhD, along with an expo component featuring up to 40 displays of chronic…

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Blackville Hosts Fundraiser for Miramichi Walk to Cure Diabetes

By Giv'er Miramichi / April 1, 2009 / 0 Comments

A benefit night will happen this Saturday April 4 from 7pm-1am at Nine Pine Truck Stop on Main Street in Blackville. All proceeds will go toward the first annual Miramichi Walk for a Cure to Diabetes. Music will be provided by M.O.T.E.L, a new local band featuring Jake Stewart, Justin Walls, Rudy Miller and Jonathan…

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By Giv'er Miramichi / January 26, 2009 / 0 Comments

Talk with Me/Parle-Moi program holding family activity for Literacy The Miramichi Talk with Me/Parle Moi program and the Newcastle Public Library are celebrating Family Literacy Day. On Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 3-5 p.m, the Newcastle Public Library will host literacy focused songs, story time, rhymes and activities for the whole family. A colouring contest will…

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By Giv'er Miramichi / October 8, 2008 / 0 Comments

Miramichi celebrates Emergency Nurses Week One of the first health care professionals you will meet and speak to in a hospital emergency department is a nurse. Emergency nurses at the Miramichi Regional Hospital will be celebrating Emergency Nurses Week by promoting this nursing specialty and recognizing their contribution to the health and safety of Miramichi…

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By Giv'er Miramichi / October 7, 2008 / 0 Comments

World Breastfeeding Week to be celebrated Miramichi’s Baby Friendly Committee in partnership with the VON Healthy Baby and Me program, Family Resource Centres, and Mommies and Tummies will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of October through various activities both in hospital and the community. Events planned include participation in the International…

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By Giv'er Miramichi / September 9, 2008 / 0 Comments

New Immunization Clinics to be offered During this upcoming school year, a new immunization program will be offered as part of the New Brunswick Routine Immunization Schedule for school-aged children. Beginning in September, Miramichi Public Health will begin to offer the HPV vaccine to grade 7 girls and for this year only, grade 8 girls…

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