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Sudbury health unit renews opioid overdose warning

Sudbury health unit renews opioid overdose warning

The Community Drug Strategy has received a report of a higher number of suspected opioid overdoses in Sudbury, said a news release from Public Health Sudbury and Districts. While we cannot confirm… Read more »

Forest fire smoke impacting air quality in Northwestern Ontario

Forest fire smoke impacting air quality in Northwestern Ontario

Due to a number of forest fires in the region, some communities in Northwestern Ontario are experiencing smoke in the air. An air quality advisory has been issued today for… Read more »

Health Unit merger plan called dangerous

Health Unit merger plan called dangerous

NDP health critic and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas said Ontaro Premier Doug Ford’s plans to cut the number of northern public health units to just two — down from nine — is dangerous… Read more »

Feds providing access to new opioid treatments

Feds providing access to new opioid treatments

TORONTO- May 15, 2019 – The opioid crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, between January 2016 and September 2018,… Read more »

Vale releases miners mental health study results

Vale releases miners mental health study results

By LEN GILLIS A survey into the state of the mental health of Vale mine workers in Sudbury produced some startling answers for the researchers looking into the mental well-being… Read more »

Improving Health in First Nations by Addressing Food Insecurity

Improving Health in First Nations by Addressing Food Insecurity

Understanding Our Food Systems Project Builds Food Sovereignty at Community Level By GRAHAM STRONG Food security is a known social determinant of health. However, food insecurity is a real issue… Read more »

Eat-Move-Repeat is a Timmins success story

Eat-Move-Repeat is a Timmins success story

Encouraging people to eat well and stay active By LEN GILLIS Traditional moose meat and bannock served up with a fresh pico de gallo side dish is just one of… Read more »

Documentary film outlines importance of traditional foods in Sioux Lookout

Documentary film outlines importance of traditional foods in Sioux Lookout

  By GREG LINK Special to NOMJ Northern Ontario health care is undergoing a holistic healing renaissance and Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is at the heart… Read more »

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Dilico and Thunder Bay hospital work at addressing follow-up care challenges in remote communities Discharge planning can be challenging in Northern Ontario for hospital patients going back to communities outside… Read more »

Meet Dr. Kona Williams; Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist

Meet Dr. Kona Williams; Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist

By JASON TURNBULL Special to NOMJ Dr. Kona Williams’ entire professional life revolves around death. As a Forensic Pathologist, and the first Indigenous person to hold that title in Canada,… Read more »

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