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Primary care memory clinics speed assessments

Primary care memory clinics speed assessments

Advocate for dementia care provides training for five family health teams in northeast Primary care memory clinics now up and running at family health teams in North Bay, Powassan, Iroquois… Read more »

Keewatin doc named Family Physician of the Year

Keewatin doc named Family Physician of the Year

College of Family Physicians of Ontario honours Dr. Tim Wehner Dr. Tim Wehner, a family physician practising with the Sunset Country Family Health Team in Keewatin, has been honoured as… Read more »

Prescription clinic eases burden on ER

Prescription clinic eases burden on ER

Sudden increase in orphan patients prompts Temiskaming Hospital to take action When the loss of two family physicians in Haileybury and New Liskeard threatened to dramatically increase the number of… Read more »

Flexible sigmoidoscopies play role in cancer screening

Flexible sigmoidoscopies play role in cancer screening

RN endoscopists urge hospitals, family docs to get with the program Too many Northerners are being treated for colon cancer, undergoing surgery and having to wear colostomy bags because of… Read more »

Review sets out roles of hub and feeder hospitals

Review sets out roles of hub and feeder hospitals

North East tracks best practices for QBPs, commits to electronic patient order sets, charting and referral forms The introduction of a new funding model for hospitals in Ontario has prompted… Read more »

NEO Kids BALANCE program focuses on healthy lifestyle

NEO Kids BALANCE program focuses on healthy lifestyle

The North Eastern Ontario Health Centre for Kids (NEO Kids) is inviting more families to participate in its outpatient treatment program called BALANCE, an acronym for Bringing Active Living and… Read more »

Examining Hard Rock Medical, loosely based on NOSM

Examining Hard Rock Medical, loosely based on NOSM

What “loosely-based” really means Derek Diorio, the co-creator of TVO’s critically acclaimed series Hard Rock Medical, was in Sudbury several years ago making a French television program. One day, Derek… Read more »

Sudbury health centre selected for back pain pilot

Sudbury health centre selected for back pain pilot

Program to reduce pain, lower medical costs An Aboriginal health-care centre in Sudbury is participating in a new pilot project that aims to reduce lower back pain in patients by… Read more »

eNotification bridges gap between hospitals and CCACs

eNotification bridges gap between hospitals and CCACs

Case managers kept up to date on ER visits, admissions and discharges The electronic gap separating hospitals and community care access centres (CCACs) is a thing of the past. As… Read more »

Passion for education bears fruit in drug discovery

Passion for education bears fruit in drug discovery

Sheetal Pundir makes leap from extreme poverty to join AMRIC research team in Sudbury Sheetal Pundir marvels at things most North Americans take for granted. Cold and hot water coming… Read more »

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