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Mindfulness course offers stress relief at HSN

Mindfulness course offers stress relief at HSN

Course blends eastern and native teachings In a noisy, busy and cold hospital it is a welcome relief to find peace and quiet. Gary Petingola, a social worker at Health… Read more »

Research targets shortage of aboriginal nurses

Research targets shortage of aboriginal nurses

Developing Supportive Work and Educational Environments for Aboriginal Nurses The Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research at Lakehead University is carrying out a study aimed at increasing the number… Read more »

Docs deliver emergency training in remote community

Docs deliver emergency training in remote community

Sachigo Lake First Nation better prepared to administer first aid In remote areas such as Sachigo Lake First Nation where emergency response times are measured in hours or days instead… Read more »

NOSM students learn about Aboriginal medicine

NOSM students learn about Aboriginal medicine

Harvesting traditional aboriginal medicine is providing Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) students with an invaluable education. On a recent medicine walk led by Perry McLeod-Shabogesic, traditional co-ordinator, Shkagamik-kwe Health… Read more »

James Bay coast celebrates integration

James Bay coast celebrates integration

Leo Loone, chair of the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, left, and Jim Harrold, president and CEO. Integration of the James Bay General Hospital and the Weeneebayko General Hospital will streamline… Read more »

Sandy Lake a leader in stroke education

Sandy Lake a leader in stroke education

Left to right are Rod Fiddler, diabetes prevention team; Joan Rae, Sandy Lake health director; Denise Taylor, physiotherapist, St. Joseph’s Care Group; Connie Kakegamic, Sandy Lake community health representative and… Read more »

Meno Ya Win launches Healthy Babies Program

Meno Ya Win launches Healthy Babies Program

Leanne Tyler (left), clinical co-ordinator, will be taking over the implementation of the Healthy Babies program from project lead Barb Linkewich (right), vice-president of health services. Sioux Lookout’s Meno Ya… Read more »

Aboriginal Stroke Strategy hailed as success

Aboriginal Stroke Strategy hailed as success

Left to right are Pauline Bodnar, Diane Hiscox and Richard Wilson of the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network with DVD produced to educate First Nation communities about the signs and… Read more »

Aboriginal curriculum promotes understanding

Aboriginal curriculum promotes understanding

Left to right are Sharolyn Mossey, Dr. Pat Bailey and Denise Newton-Mathur of Laurentian University’s School of Nursing. All three have worked on previous projects to enhance Aboriginal cultural awareness… Read more »

Aboriginal health advocates concerned about Bill C-51

Aboriginal health advocates concerned about Bill C-51

Aboriginal health advocates are concerned about how Bill C-51 will impact their traditional practices. Because Native people have always had a spiritual connection to the land and have harvested natural… Read more »

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