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Nursing grad jumps right into med school

Nursing grad jumps right into med school

Learning how a nursing degree will benefit med school training There was no doubt in Rylee Mose’s mind that she was going to stay in Northwestern Ontario to practise medicine…. Read more »

Living well with dementia.

Living well with dementia.

At the Dementia Cafe in Thunder Bay (from left) Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Ruth Wilford, Jim Berry, Susan Bithrey, Carlina Marchese, and Dr. Nisha Sutherland at the Urban Abbey in Thunder… Read more »

Ibn Sina Simulation Lab in Thunder Bay Provides Unique “Human Side” Learning Opportunities

Ibn Sina Simulation Lab in Thunder Bay Provides Unique “Human Side” Learning Opportunities

From left to right, Dr. Hassan Hassan, Dr. Walid Shahrour, Dr. Syed Zaki Ahmed, Dr. Yasser Labib and Dr. Stewart Kennedy. The Ibn Sina Simulation Lab provides inter-professional training for… Read more »

New Maternal-infant Support Worker Program Provides Extra Support for Pregnant Women in First Nations

New Maternal-infant Support Worker Program Provides Extra Support for Pregnant Women in First Nations

By GRAHAM STRONG When the first cohort of the Maternal-infant Support Worker (MiSW) program graduated this past April, it was a culmination of research, educational partnerships, and grassroots health programming… Read more »

Smoking rates among Indigenous youth are declining

Smoking rates among Indigenous youth are declining

By GRAHAM STRONG Indigenous youth have higher risk factors for tobacco use than the general population, though data from tobacco prevention and cessation programs show that these initiatives are making… Read more »

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Dilico and Thunder Bay hospital work at addressing follow-up care challenges in remote communities Discharge planning can be challenging in Northern Ontario for hospital patients going back to communities outside… Read more »

Hearst ideal environment for Dr. Gauvin

Hearst ideal environment for Dr. Gauvin

For most professions, “opportunity” and “ability to diversify” usually mean moving to large urban centres. But for medical doctors, the opposite can be true. In fact, one of the things… Read more »

Lakehead lifestyle is an easy sell

Lakehead lifestyle is an easy sell

It’s no secret that recruitment and retention for acute care specialties can be difficult, especially outside major centres. Despite that fact, Dr. Michael Scott, chief of critical care at Thunder… Read more »

Boating to work just one of the perks

Boating to work just one of the perks

Kenora’s Dr. Kyle calls himself a “general physician” It wasn’t the first time Dr. Brad Kyle has whipped across Kenora Bay in a motorboat with a visiting physician sitting in… Read more »

Recruiter addresses Kenora’s health care crisis

Recruiter addresses Kenora’s health care crisis

Recruiters working for communities is nothing new, but the program in Kenora differs from most in two ways: it is a joint effort between several local organizations and its mandate… Read more »

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