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  • Calorie Amounts Coming to Ontario Menus Beginning January 1st

    As the new year begins, Ontario is making it easier for people to make informed and healthy choices about what to eat when dining out or purchasing ready-to-eat meals to take home.

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  • Shingles Vaccine Free for Ontario Seniors

    Ontario is reminding seniors who are turning 65 in 2017 that, starting January 1, they will be eligible to get the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving them approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy.

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  • Keep Your Food Safe This Holiday Season

    Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is reminding people to follow safe food practices this holiday season. Whether you're baking goodies for friends or cooking entrées for family, Dr. David Williams suggests these four safe food-handling tips:

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  • Ontario Proposes New Three-Year Plan to OMA

    Today, Ontario shared with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) a proposed three-year plan that would improve patient access to care, provide more support for family physicians, and build stability into Ontario's health-care budget. 

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  • Ontario Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department in Midland

    Ontario is marking the official ground-breaking of the next phase of emergency department renovations at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, which will reduce wait times, improve access to care and meet the growing needs of patients and families in the Midland area.

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  • Ontario Introduces Legislation To Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients

    Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, further protect patients in Ontario and keep them healthy, including strengthening and reinforcing Ontario's zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse of patients by any regulated health professional. 

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  • Ontario Introduces Legislation on Medical Assistance in Dying

    Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, support the implementation of medical assistance in dying by providing more protection and greater clarity for patients, their families and their health care providers.

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  • Ontario Passes Legislation that Delivers Better Health Care for Families

    Today, Ontario passed legislation that will help patients and their families obtain better access to a more local and integrated health care system, improving the patient experience and delivering higher-quality care.

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  • Ontario Strengthening Health Care for Kingston Area Patients

    Patients and families in eastern Ontario will soon have access to more health care close to home, including mental health supports, complex care and rehabilitation, with a new state-of-the-art hospital in Kingston. 

    News Release | Health and Long-Term Care

  • Ontario Making It Easier to Get Your Travel Vaccines

    As the holiday travel season approaches, Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for people to protect themselves before travelling, by expanding the number of vaccines available in pharmacies across the province.

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