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NOSM prof publishes third book

NOSM prof publishes third book

Cancer Biomarkers in Body Fluids Dr. Gabriel Dakubo, an assistant professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and adjunct professor at Lakehead University, has announced the release of his… Read more »

North East LHIN tackles housing strategy

North East LHIN tackles housing strategy

Housing recognized as determinant of health A 23-member expert Housing Panel convened by the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is scheduled to submit a report detailing housing needs… Read more »

March of Dimes clinics fill gaps in northeast

March of Dimes clinics fill gaps in northeast

Northern Medical Clinic program dates back to 1950s polio epidemic Between 1949 and 1954, 11,000 people in Canada were left paralyzed by polio. In 1953 alone, there were 9,000 cases… Read more »

Research aims for early diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Research aims for early diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Radiopharmaceutical shows promise for measuring GCase levels A research team at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute’s Molecular Imaging Lab is working on the development of ground-breaking imaging technology to… Read more »

Timmins takes bite out of organ donor wait times

Timmins takes bite out of organ donor wait times

Seven Ontarians thankful for life-saving transplants from Timmins donors In its first year as a Trillium Gift of Life organ donor site, Timmins and District Hospital facilitated life-saving organ donations… Read more »

Pilot program expedites care for addicts

Pilot program expedites care for addicts

Rapid Action Addiction Medical clinic sees patients within 48 hours People with substance abuse disorders who repeatedly show up in Emerg or walk-in clinics in Sudbury can now be referred… Read more »

Patient/family advisors make an impact

Patient/family advisors make an impact

Still no substitute for family members overseeing care of loved ones Years ago it would have been unimaginable to invite ordinary members of the public to sit on committees and… Read more »

NE LHIN acts on addiction services

NE LHIN acts on addiction services

Year-long deep dive produces wealth of recommendations Addiction services in northeastern Ontario are poised for a major overhaul following the release earlier this year of a comprehensive review by Dr…. Read more »

System struggling with assisted death

System struggling with assisted death

Residents of smaller communities and patients in faith-based institutions at a disadvantage With the passage of Bill C14 in June, competent adults over the age of 18 who have a… Read more »

Research program celebrates 100 papers

Research program celebrates 100 papers

Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin Research Program makes contribution to First Nation health care in northwest The Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin Research Program (ABRP), a joint initiative of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre… Read more »

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