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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 »

Rare infection in northwest prompts vaccine development

Rare infection in northwest prompts vaccine development

Rise in Hia rates may be result of serotype replacement Dr. Marina Ulanova, a researcher and associate professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) in Thunder Bay, and… Read more »

James Bay coastal communities go electronic

James Bay coastal communities go electronic

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority abandons paper charts Introducing electronic records to physicians and health-care professionals in the James Bay coastal communities is helping to improve the quality of care in… Read more »

Coastal community students graduate from PSW course

Coastal community students graduate from PSW course

James Bay First Nation communities will be welcoming 22 personal support worker graduates from their communities this summer. The graduates are the first class to complete a 27-week culturally appropriate… Read more »

New initiative tackles opioid addiction in northwest

New initiative tackles opioid addiction in northwest

White Cedar Health Centre offers traditional aboriginal healing methods White Cedar Health Centres, a unique initiative in Thunder Bay comprised of First Nation community owners and private investors, hopes to… Read more »

Aboriginal Cancer Leads and Patient Navigators Ease

Aboriginal Cancer Leads and Patient Navigators Ease

Cancer Journey for First Nation, Inuit and Métis patients “Too often in the past,” says Alethea Kewayosh, director of Cancer Care Ontario’s (CCO) Aboriginal Cancer Control Unit, “First Nation, Inuit… Read more »

Research probes First Nation diabetes management

Research probes First Nation diabetes management

Study focused on Manitoulin Island Research by Dr. Marion Maar, an associate professor of medical anthropology at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), has produced good and bad news… Read more »

Ministry funds research on vulnerable populations

Ministry funds research on vulnerable populations

Laurentian University’s Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CraNHR) has received funding of over $3 million from the of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research… Read more »

Geriatricians get taste of health-care challenges in coastal communities

Geriatricians get taste of health-care challenges in coastal communities

Following a fire that destroyed the Weeneebayko General Hospital site in Moosonee, a temporary clinic was set up in the town’s curling club. Foam-core tents used for clinical rooms lack… Read more »

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