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Sault Area Hospital gets green light for PCIs

Sault Area Hospital gets green light for PCIs

Timely access for life-saving procedure will save lives Beginning in April 2018, heart attack patients in Algoma requiring percutaneous coronary intervention will be able to have the procedure performed close… Read more »

EMRs are tool for safe opioid prescribing

EMRs are tool for safe opioid prescribing

865 people died from opioid overdoses in Ontario in 2015 Family physicians participating in a province-wide push to alleviate the opioid epidemic should be making use of their electronic medical… Read more »

Hospitals embarking on eHealth transformation

Hospitals embarking on eHealth transformation

Computerized physician order entry and region-wide standardization are in the works Hospitals in the North East and North West Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are embarking on an ambitious eHealth… Read more »

Private career colleges offer accelerated  programs

Private career colleges offer accelerated programs

Model appeals to students eager to enter the workforce in the shortest possible time Private career colleges play an important role in health-care education. Entrepreneurial by necessity, they are tuned… Read more »

Demographics create opportunities in health care

Demographics create opportunities in health care

Cambrian College grads in demand in the workplace The combination of an aging population, high rates of obesity, smoking and chronic diseases in Northern Ontario is creating an increasing number… Read more »

Gerontology degree opens doors to opportunities

Gerontology degree opens doors to opportunities

Program equips students to serve needs of retiring boomers Given the impending demographic tsunami of boomers entering their retirement years, an understanding of the aging process and the needs of… Read more »

Paramedics play critical role in health-care system

Paramedics play critical role in health-care system

Cambrian College program boasts 100 per cent pass rate for provincial exams Paramedics play a critical role in the health-care system and are often the first health-care professionals on the… Read more »

Nurses are in demand across Northern Ontario

Nurses are in demand across Northern Ontario

Northern College pass rates in license exam surpass provincial average Recent reports about hospitals laying off staff are not indicative of an oversupply of nurses, according to Joan Martin-Saarinen, co-ordinator… Read more »

Human Kinetics students gain global experience

Human Kinetics students gain global experience

Health Promotion and Outdoor Adventure Leadership students get a taste of Mongolia‚Äôs desert steppes Northern Ontario students contemplating a career in medicine, physical therapy or occupational therapy have a number… Read more »

HSN research team receives funding for smoking vaccine

HSN research team receives funding for smoking vaccine

Vaccine stimulates the body to produce antibodies that bind to nicotine molecules and prevent or slow them from entering the brain A research team at the Health Sciences North Research… Read more »

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