Health

A Golden Partnership – Annual Wish Campaign Launch

  As the 2022 holiday season begins, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation is pleased to launch our Annual Wish Campaign in partnership with Alamos Gold Inc. This season, the Foundation is working to complete the second phase of our fundraising initiative to support the purchase of capital equipment for the hospital’s MediTech expansion. We call this initiative “ONE for ...

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L’Ontario créera quatre nouvelles unités spécialisées en comportement (UBS) dans le sud de l’Ontario

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 5,91 millions de dollars pour créer quatre nouvelles unités de soutien en cas de troubles du comportement dans des foyers de soins de longue durée à Ajax, à Penetanguishene et à Scarborough. Ces unités supplémentaires permettront à un plus grand nombre de résidents vulnérables des foyers de soins de longue durée ayant des besoins de ...

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Ontario to Create Four new Behavioural Specialized Units (BSU) in Southern Ontario

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The Ontario government is investing $5.91 million to create four new Behavioural Specialized Units (BSU) at long-term care homes in Ajax, Penetanguishene and Scarborough. These additional units will provide more vulnerable long-term care residents with complex care needs like dementia with safe, quality care in the comfort of a home instead of a hospital. “Our government is expanding the number ...

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Métis Nation of Ontario supports NOSM University students with $515k bursary

  The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is providing an endowment of $515,000 to NOSM University, Canada’s first independent medical university.   The endowment will fund a bursary program for Métis students pursuing their MD at NOSM University and is being matched by the FDC Foundation.   “As the government representing Métis in Ontario, we are proud to do what ...

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COVID-19 is once again straining medical resources – Algoma District & Chapleau

COVID-19 outbreaks are straining medical resources in the Algoma District and in neighbouring community Chapleau: As of Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the COVID-19 outbreak at Services de santé de Chapleau Health Services (SSCHS), is still in effect. There are currently 19 confirmed patients or residents associated with the outbreak. In addition, the outbreak is affecting staff and designated caregivers. It ...

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On World Osteoporosis Day, take five steps to better bone health

Today, on World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) calls on people of all ages to be proactive in taking steps for better bone health and osteoporosis prevention. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects some 500 million people worldwide and is a major cause of pain, disability and loss of independence in older adults. Worldwide, one in three ...

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SAH Closed to Visitors – Inpatient Units and ED

Effective October 18, 2022, Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is closed to all visitors on the inpatient units and in the Emergency Department due to the increased prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and at the hospital. SAH’s updated Visitor Guidance is available on the website – https://bit.ly/3TwwKjJ Exceptions will be made if a visitor provides support for a vulnerable patient ...

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Maamwesying becomes a new Ontario Health Team

The Ontario government, in partnership with Ontario Health, apporoved three new Ontario Health Teams: Maamwesying, City & District of Thunder Bay, and Kiiwetinoong Healing Waters. “These three new Ontario Health Teams will improve the way people access health care by ensuring they can more easily and seamlessly access the supports and services they need,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and ...

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For World Sight Day, new app available for Canadians living with glaucoma, the Silent Thief of Sight

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Fighting Blindness Canada have launched the Glaucoma in Perspective (GiP) app to help Canadians understand the impact of glaucoma and manage disease progression. The launch of GiP coincides with World Sight Day, as the vision loss community comes together to raise awareness and understanding of eye diseases like glaucoma. GiP was developed based on research and ...

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COVID numbers on the rise: residents are reminded to take necessary precautions

Algoma Public Health has observed an increasing trend in high risk COVID-19 cases across Algoma over the past week. Early signals indicate increased transmission of COVID-19 in the region. Residents are reminded to continue to take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Across the Algoma District, the weekly incidence of new high risk cases has ...

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The College’s Longest Serving President Leaves Behind a Lasting Legacy

Dr. Ron Common, Sault College’s longest serving president, is retiring from the College after the completion of his current term on August 31, 2023. Dr. Common is retiring after a 55-year career as an educator, including 16 years at Sault College.   “On behalf of the Board of Governors we would like to celebrate Dr. Ron Common’s achievements, which are ...

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Northern Ontario leaders invest in NOSM University future doctors

A group of leaders made up of prominent Sudbury families, corporations with ties to the North, and philanthropists came together to raise $600,000 for NOSM University students for the 2022 academic year. “We are extremely grateful to these community-minded leaders who have stepped-up to help NOSM University students—your future doctors and allied health professionals—at a critical time,” says Dr. Sarita ...

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Increase in suspected opioid related harms in the Algoma region

Algoma Public Health (APH) is cautioning anyone who uses street drugs to take extra precautions at this time, as there has been an increase in suspected opioid-related Emergency Department visits in Algoma. APH is also asking all members of the community to continue their support for residents at risk of opioid poisonings and their loved ones.   Opioid surveillance for ...

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De nouveaux fonds pour explorer l’expansion de l’accès à des méthodes de cessation du tabagisme dans les populations prioritaires

Patricia Smith, Ph.D., professeure agrégée et chercheuse à l’Université de l’EMNO et à la Lakehead University, explore des options pour élargir l’accès à des méthodes de cessation du tabagisme fondées sur des preuves. Le Fonds pour la santé des Canadiens et des communautés (FSCC) de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada (ASPC) a octroyé 302 413 $ à cette étude. ...

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