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Dr. Andreas Laupacis: How to deliver better health care? Ask the patient

Dr. Andreas Laupacis: How to deliver better health care? Ask the patient

Dr. Andreas Laupacis, a palliative care physician at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, guest of HSN Speaker Series. As reported in sudbury.com Health Sciences North hosted its second instalment of its… Read more »

Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease

Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease

Pat Roy, Ryan Benoit, Denise Roy LOCAL BUSINESS HELPS BRING AWARENESS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Local Business owner, Ryan Benoit has teamed up with his friend Pat Roy to design a… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Society provides innovative services

Alzheimer’s Society provides innovative services

People living with Alzheimer’s and dementia receive better care as services are expanded Debbie Serafini works at the front desk, greeting visitors to the Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay and Districts Alzheimer’s… Read more »

Primary care memory clinics speed assessments

Primary care memory clinics speed assessments

Advocate for dementia care provides training for five family health teams in northeast Primary care memory clinics now up and running at family health teams in North Bay, Powassan, Iroquois… Read more »

Sedentary lifestyle, stroke main risk factors for dementia

Sedentary lifestyle, stroke main risk factors for dementia

Dementia is a huge health-care issue that will only get worse with the coming silver tsunami. According to Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke, lead geriatrician with Northeast Specialized Geriatric Services, 35 per… Read more »

Temiskaming Health Links boosts care for highest users

Temiskaming Health Links boosts care for highest users

Jury still out on system sustainability in face of geriatric tsunami The Temiskaming Health Links program “is a great advancement” according to physician lead Dr. André Hurtubise, but whether it… Read more »

Paramedics funded for home visits

Paramedics funded for home visits

Programs target high-risk patients with chronic diseases Paramedics have always been responsible for providing emergency medical services and transporting people to the nearest Emergency Department. Now, seven Emergency Medical Service… Read more »

Mental health and addictions conference set for October

Mental health and addictions conference set for October

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Health Sciences North are joining forces to host a mental health and addictions conference October 8 and 9. The Best Practices in Mental… Read more »

Geriatric clinic offers thorough assessments

Geriatric clinic offers thorough assessments

Algoma Geriatric Clinic optimizes patients’ independence and quality of life Usually, when someone is taking their 90-year-old mother to the hospital, they aren’t both arriving with smiles. That’s not the… Read more »

White Coat, Black Art host decries ageism

White Coat, Black Art host decries ageism

Elderly patients seen as the enemy Dr. Brian Goldman shared some sobering observations about the silver tsunami, the pressures on health-care professionals and how some physicians think and feel about… Read more »

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