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Helping patients become tobacco-wise
Helping patients become tobacco-wise

As Cancer Care Ontario’s Tobacco-Wise Lead for Northern Ontario, Jeff Werner travels to First Nations and Métis communities throughout Northern Ontario, working with community leaders and health care providers to facilitate tobacco cessation programming. While cancer rates for non-Aboriginal people ...


Tele-mentoring brings specialists close to home
Tele-mentoring brings specialists close to home

Sara Hampel (centre), seen here with Telemedicine Nurse, Karen McPhail (left) and Director of Supportive Care and Cancer Care, Dr. Scott Sellick (right). When a migraine brought Sara Hampel to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) earlier this year, ...


A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness
A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness

The personalized Cancer Exercise program at Wellspring improves physical functioning, fatigue management and overall quality of life for people living with cancer. Nothing can ever prepare one for a diagnosis of cancer. The emotional, psychological and physical impact is often ...


Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk
Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk

Sabina Sobota, rehabilitation assistant, Trillium Health Partners with Viscilsa Alexander. Photo credit: Sandra Tavares Dorothy Masih was visiting Trillium Health Partners for a routine appointment when she suffered a fall walking through the hospital corridors. She was quickly assisted by ...


Ontario Health Study a chance to improve public health
Ontario Health Study a chance to improve public health

A health study participant has blood drawn at the assessment centre. Photo credit: JP Moczulski, CP Images. Nearly 225,000 Ontarians have helped advance the public health of future generations right from their computers by taking the Ontario Health Study’s (OHS) ...


Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating
Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating

As parents, we want our children to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet, but when your child doesn’t eat his or her vegetables or more than a few selected food items – ensuring your child’s growth can become a constant ...

Posted: March 11, 2014|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Spine stimulation tingles the pain away
Spine stimulation tingles the pain away

Dr. Mohammed Shamji demonstrates how a spinal cord stimulator alleviates pain. Implanted wires deliver a controlled electrical signal to the spinal cord, sending a tingling sensation to the brain while also blocking pain signals that the patient experiences In 2011, ...


Vaccines & immunization: Canadian Innovation
Vaccines & immunization: Canadian Innovation

Three members of a family brought to the hospital with the mother who was suffering from small pox. The child in the center was unvaccinated. The other two had been vaccinated the previous year because of school vaccination requirements. ...

Posted: March 5, 2014|Featured, Public Health, Research|0 comments

The vaccine controversy
The vaccine controversy

Sixty years ago an average of 400 Canadians contracted polio per year. Those who survived were left with a paralyzed nervous system and permanently maimed limbs. Today, polio is prevalent in only a handful of countries and eradicated in Canada ...


Hospital News 9th Annual Nursing Hero’s Awards!
Hospital News 9th Annual Nursing Hero’s Awards!

Nominate A Nursing Hero! Hospital News' 9th Annual Nursing Hero Awards. Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and compassion of an outstanding nurse? Do ...

Posted: February 27, 2014|Featured, Nursing Pulse|1 comment

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