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Informal youth counselling fills mental health services gap

Informal youth counselling fills mental health services gap

Unconventional program in Dryden makes a difference Youth mental health challenges are a growing issue in Ontario. That’s especially true in rural communities in northwestern Ontario where a higher incidence… Read more »

Family CARE grants fund unique and helpful items in Thunder Bay

Family CARE grants fund unique and helpful items in Thunder Bay

For the eighth year in a row, staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre have applied for grants for the ‘little things’ that can make a significant difference to… Read more »

NOSM to establish accredited medical physics residency

NOSM to establish accredited medical physics residency

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is partnering with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury to establish an accredited Medical Physics Residency… Read more »

NOSM researcher explains poorer outcomes for Indigenous patients with diabetes

NOSM researcher explains poorer outcomes for Indigenous patients with diabetes

In Canada, rates of type 2 diabetes are three to five per cent higher in Indigenous people and Indigenous Canadians typically have poorer health outcomes during treatment of diabetes. A… Read more »

Sudbury hospital bucks trend towards 24/7 visiting hours

Sudbury hospital bucks trend towards 24/7 visiting hours

Despite a trend towards Ontario hospitals introducing 24/7 patient visiting hours, Health Sciences North is not anticipating any changes to its current visiting hours policy at this time. In an… Read more »

Primary care providers offered palliative care training

Primary care providers offered palliative care training

Primary care providers with the City of Lakes Family Health Team in Sudbury participated in a Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) course in January. “For many palliative patients,… Read more »

North East LHIN funds geriatric clinic for Timmins

North East LHIN funds geriatric clinic for Timmins

Seniors with complex medical issues in the Timmins and area will now have access to the resources of an interdisciplinary clinical team from the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre of… Read more »

Partnership strengthens northern research opportunities

Partnership strengthens northern research opportunities

An affiliation agreement has been reached between Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), Laurentian University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to enhance research collaboration between the three… Read more »

New antibiotic found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA, VRE

New antibiotic found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA, VRE

A new antibiotic produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant is very potent against antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ like MRSA, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia… Read more »

Ontario invests in Aboriginal midwifery program

Ontario invests in Aboriginal midwifery program

Ontario is investing up to $2 million to increase access to culturally appropriate midwifery care. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term care is enhancing midwifery programs at Shkagamik-Kwa Health Centre… Read more »

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