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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 »

Dental hygienists play key role in oral health care

Dental hygienists play key role in oral health care

Confederation College offers unique externships Unique circumstances have helped develop a one-of-a-kind Dental Hygiene program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. The relatively new facilities, including a Dental Sim Lab,… Read more »

Specialized program helps Indigenous students enter nursing

Specialized program helps Indigenous students enter nursing

Indigenous nurses offer culturally appropriate care and are more likely to put down roots in their home communities Encouraging more Indigenous youth to pursue a career in nursing has long… Read more »

Informal youth counselling fills mental health services gap

Informal youth counselling fills mental health services gap

Unconventional program in Dryden makes a difference Youth mental health challenges are a growing issue in Ontario. That’s especially true in rural communities in northwestern Ontario where a higher incidence… Read more »

Northwest Health Alliance boosts IT capabilities

Northwest Health Alliance boosts IT capabilities

Small hospitals benefit from improved infrastructure The Northwest Health Alliance (NWHA) recently completed a major upgrade to IT systems at regional hospitals that will improve the reliability of their networks,… Read more »

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