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App developed in Sudbury to connect Indigenous kids to health services is going national

App developed in Sudbury to connect Indigenous kids to health services is going national

Health tool developed by Wikwemikong health centre and Laurentian University going Canada-wide thanks to $1.5M federal grant By Heidi Ulrichsen A tool developed in the Manitoulin Island community of Wikwemikong to… Read more »

NOSM has changed the medical landscape

NOSM has changed the medical landscape

It’s been more than a decade since that day in 2005 when Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty cut the ribbon at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and the charter class… Read more »

Sudbury hospital bucks trend towards 24/7 visiting hours

Sudbury hospital bucks trend towards 24/7 visiting hours

Despite a trend towards Ontario hospitals introducing 24/7 patient visiting hours, Health Sciences North is not anticipating any changes to its current visiting hours policy at this time. In an… Read more »

Breast cancer patients address NOSM students

Breast cancer patients address NOSM students

Medicine on such an intimate level Paula Peroni said she remembers thinking at times she was her own worst enemy as she looked at herself in the mirror in the… Read more »

College gets home care lab for PSW program

College gets home care lab for PSW program

High-fidelity mannequins breathe, talk and have vital signs When Ashley Vachon was training to become a personal support worker at Cambrian College in 2011 and 2012, the school didn’t have… Read more »

Sudbury fights for a PET scanner

Sudbury fights for a PET scanner

Frank Bruno said he and many other people in Sudbury are doing what they can to make his older brother’s dream come true. Sam Bruno, who died of colorectal cancer… Read more »

Nurse trades scrubs for boxing gloves

Nurse trades scrubs for boxing gloves

As a registered nurse working the graveyard shift, Amber Konikow spends her nights taking care of gravely sick and injured people in the intensive care unit at Sudbury Regional Hospital…. Read more »

North gets in line with the Ontario Cancer Plan

North gets in line with the Ontario Cancer Plan

Northern Ontario cancer care professionals are working hard to meet the standards set out by the Ontario Cancer Plan for 2008-2011. Developed by Cancer Care Ontario, the plan aims to… Read more »

Wawa patients recruited for colonoscopies

Wawa patients recruited for colonoscopies

As a family physician practicing at the Wawa Medical Centre, 225 kilometres north of Sault Ste.Marie, Dr. Mike Cotterill noticed that many of his patients were being diagnosed with colon… Read more »

New home for One Kids Place

New home for One Kids Place

When 25-year-old Shawn Venasse of North Bay was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at eight months of age, his mother, Lori, felt very much alone. At the time, North Bay did… Read more »

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