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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 »

NW LHIN funds two managed alcohol programs

NW LHIN funds two managed alcohol programs

Programs keep chronic alcoholics off the street The Northwest LHIN has funded two managed alcohol programs for the region – one in Kenora operated by the Morningstar Centre and one… Read more »

Indigenous researcher joins Health Sciences North

Indigenous researcher joins Health Sciences North

Aboriginal health issues attributed to colonization There’s no shortage of health-related problems in Canada’s Indigenous population. Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, addiction and suicide are rampant, and Dr. Carrie Bourassa, the newly appointed… 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 »

Community Healing Program in northwest fly-in reserves is a huge success story

Community Healing Program in northwest fly-in reserves is a huge success story

In addition to a full family medicine practice and his role as program manager at the RAAM clinic, Dr. Mike Franklyn serves as an addiction specialist with a Community Healing… Read more »

Former chief of staff weighs in on suicides

Former chief of staff weighs in on suicides

Crisis in Attawapiskat stems from lack of economic base, isolation and poverty “No jobs, no future, no hope” sums up the root cause of the suicide attempts in communities along… Read more »

New vascular service produces dramatic results

New vascular service produces dramatic results

Kissing stents save Nakina woman’s leg People in Northwestern Ontario lose their limbs to amputation at a rate 2.7 times greater than the provincial average. Many of these amputations would… Read more »

Four-season greenhouse could help remote First Nations

Four-season greenhouse could help remote First Nations

Health, nutrition key benefits Could a new, modernized greenhouse design help increase health and nutrition in remote First Nation communities? Jeff Scharf thinks so. And he already has a handful… 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 »

Sudbury health centre selected for back pain pilot

Sudbury health centre selected for back pain pilot

Program to reduce pain, lower medical costs An Aboriginal health-care centre in Sudbury is participating in a new pilot project that aims to reduce lower back pain in patients by… Read more »

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