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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 »

Food security in the North: what’s the solution?

Food security in the North: what’s the solution?

Airship is one recommendation for transporting food to remote fly-in First Nations Can airships be the solution to food security for First Nations in Northern Ontario? This alternate mode of… Read more »

OTN introduces mobile app for diabetes management

OTN introduces mobile app for diabetes management

A pilot project running at three sites in Ontario, including St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, is testing a smartphone application designed to help people with type 2 diabetes… Read more »

Program integrates orthopaedic services in northwest

Program integrates orthopaedic services in northwest

More care closer to home in Dryden, Kenora and Fort Frances A new program launched in April 2016 in the northwest integrates all orthopaedic services into one regional program. The… Read more »

Suicide crisis shines light on health concern

Suicide crisis shines light on health concern

The suicide crisis in Attawapiskat last April drew national attention to a reality that Scott Chisholm knows all too well: death by suicide is a health concern that needs to… Read more »

Teledermatology program reduces wait times

Teledermatology program reduces wait times

The teledermatology program offered through the Telemedicine Department at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre since January has drastically reduced wait times for a consult and diagnosis from about eight… Read more »

Health Link program reduces barriers to care for high users

Health Link program reduces barriers to care for high users

Improved patient care for people with complex, chronic conditions leads to fewer hospital admissions and ER visits in Thunder Bay “I feel safer with her in my life.” Jaun-Paul Shaffer… Read more »

Opioid addiction: a symptom of trauma

Opioid addiction: a symptom of trauma

Suboxone program helping First Nations overcome addiction “The drug just took over.” That simple statement from Mae Katt, a nurse practitioner helping to break the cycle of addictions within several… Read more »

Work/life balance, diverse practice draw family doc home

Work/life balance, diverse practice draw family doc home

Dr. Bruce Cook entered medical school as a self-proclaimed mature student. He and his wife Kerry were living in London, Ontario. He worked as a chemist at a manufacturing company… Read more »

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