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19/12/2018
Moving Forward With Stroke - Goderich
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm / Goderich: Harbor Hills Retirement Community / A drop-in support group for adult stroke survivors and caregivers!
26/12/2018
Blood Donor Clinic - Goderich
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm / Knights of Columbus Hall
Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
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Diabetes Diagnosis
More than 20 patients are diagnosed with diabetes every hour. ~ Statistics Canada ...  
Face Fact
Smiling reduces stress, can lower blood pressure and even makes us appear younger and more attractive. Smiling releases endorphins and signals to our body that all is well....  
Transplants
You are five times more likely to need a transplant than to ever become an organ donor....  
Liver/Kidney
On an average day, 2,000 litres of blood pass through the liver....  
Fingers
There are no muscles inside the fingers. All of the muscles are in the palm and arm region and attached to tendons inside of the fingers. The fingers are moved around like a puppet on a set of strings....  
Your Medications
It is especially helpful if patients arriving at the Emergency Department bring an updated list of all current medication they are taking. This list should include: prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and vitamins, herbs and any supplements. ...  
Organ Transplant
At any given time in Ontario, 1,500 men, women and children are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant....  
Organ & Tissue Donation
One organ and tissue donor has the potential to save eight lives and transform up to 75 others? https://beadonor.ca/hpha ...  
Eyes, Nose & Ears
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. ...  
Hyoid Bone
The hyoid bone, in your throat, is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone....  
Sneezing
Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light....  
Blood
Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons versus 0.875 gallons for women....  
Thumb & Nose
Your thumb is the same length as your nose....  
Canadian Blood Services
Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. In fact, according to a recent poll, 52 per cent of Canadians say they, or a family member, have needed blood or blood products for surgery or for medical treatment. Source -Canadian Blood Services ...  
Blood Type
Your blood type determines who you can donate to, or receive blood from. People with type O negative (O-) are considered universal donors, as they can donate red blood cells to all other blood type recipients. That’s why it’s always in high demand — it’s used in emergency situations when there is no time to test a patient’s blood type. Source: Canadian Blood Services ...  
Heart Disease & Stroke
Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every 7 minutes and 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor. Source: Heart & Stroke Foundation...  
Exercise & Depression
Research has found that regular physical activity appears as effective as psychotherapy for treating mild to moderate depression. Therapists also report that patients who exercise regularly simply feel better and are less likely to overeat or abuse alcohol and drugs. Source: CMHA...  
Visiting Guidelines
Families and other partners in care are welcome 24 hours a day according to patient preference, condition and care needs. Please check with unit staff about optimal visiting times for the patient. ...  
Skin Fact
Without skin, we'd be leaving a wet trail of salt water everywhere we went. Source: Trillium Gift of Life Network...  
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi is available for patients and visitors who have their own laptop or Wi-Fi enabled device at any HPHA site. Connect to the “HPHAGuest” wireless network then open your Internet browser and read and accept the “Terms of Use”. ...  
Smoke-Free Alliance
Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not allowed in any area of the hospital, including the grounds and parking lots....  
Signs of a Stroke? Call 9-1-1
Stroke is a medical emergency. If you experience any of these signs, call 9-1-1. Do not drive to the hospital. An ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care. Face - is it drooping? Arms - can you raise both? Speech - is it slurred or jumbled? Time - to call 9-1-1 right away....