Posts Tagged ‘Kawartha North Family Health’

No Man is an Island (Nov. 2016)

November 29, 2016

“No Man is an Island…”   John Donnealone

This famous phrase, first written in a religious text in 1624, may never have been more appropriate than it is today. Despite our electronic connectedness, loneliness and isolation are becoming ever more frequent complaints in today’s society.

While we all need some solitude from time to time, a 2013 study published in the Journal Psychological Science actually found that social isolation increased people’s likelihood of death by 26 percent. It is no secret that we are a social species, but the importance interacting with others has on our overall physical and mental health has long been underestimated. In fact, health risks associated with social isolation were compared in magnitude to the dangers of smoking cigarettes in a frequently cited 2001 study by James House.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Unlike many physical ailments, loneliness is much easier to target. Even surrounding ourselves with others, without direct interaction, has been shown to have positive effect and a smile and kind word are free and easy to share. So make an effort to say hello to someone you don’t usually speak with, strike up a conversation in the grocery line or just have a coffee out. It will do your health good.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT


April 13, 2014

Fenelon Falls

At the Kawartha North Family Health Team we are committed to delivering high-quality health care services that provide a foundation of good health for the communities we serve to flourish and grow

This commitment is exemplified in our core C.A.R.E. principles:

Community led with a sustainable long-term vision for primary health services in our area,

Attuned to the unique needs of our population,

Responsive support to help restore health, prevent illness and injuries, better manage disease,and promote healthy lifestyles and wellness

Excellence and compassion above all


The Kawartha North Family Health Team (KNFHT) is pleased to announce that Nurse Practitioner, Krista Kennedy, will join our team starting April 21, 2014. Krista’s place on the team not only cements our commitment to Dr. McLaren’s patients to ensure continuity of care, it’s another step on our more ambitious plan to transform health care delivery in our region. Recent developments in this plan have included the expansion of walk-in clinic services to Fenelon Falls, augmenting the after-hours care already provided in Bobcaygeon, as well as the rollout of new health and wellness-focused services. To this end, we are continuing to build our medical team and the kinds of tailored programs that we offer to meet the needs of our community. We are committed to keeping you updated on exciting news to come as it unfolds, including what we are confident will be further additions to our physician and nurse-practitioner team.

Please stay tuned for more updates, as the KNFHT continues to champion improved access to healthcare, and optimal health for all residents of the Kawartha North area.  For more information, please visit

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