Health

Two New RAAM Clinics in Northern Ontario

There are two new RAAM Clinics in Northwestern Ontario. Marathon and Nipigon have now opened Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics to serve those with substance abuse issues, primarily addictions to opioids and alcohol. They offer community-based, low barrier services for patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders. RAAM Clinics focus on addiction medicine and offers both medication and psychosocial interventions ...

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A Flu Shot goes a long way to reducing the impact of the flu

Few things are as unpredictable each year as flu season. Will it be a severe season, or will it be mild? Will the vaccine match the circulating strains? Regardless, flu season typically means more people visiting emergency rooms across the province. The number of Ontarians who will be affected by the flu each year varies.  Last year there were more than ...

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Batchewana First Nation Purchases Salzburger Hof Lakeshore Resort to repurpose as residential mental health and addictions treatment centre

Batchewana First Nation (BFN) chief and council are proud to announce the purchase of the Salzburger Hof Lakeshore Resort. BFN will repurpose and operate the facility as an opiates-focussed residential mental health and addictions treatment centre to combat the rampant opiate drug abuse plaguing our communities. The facility is located approximately 75 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie on the ...

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The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation Thanks Northern Lights Ford

  On December 3rd, 2019, the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation, along with its partner Northern Lights Ford kicked off the giving season with its GivingTuesday appeal.  The Foundation’s goal was to raise $1,000 in 24 hours and Northern Lights Ford agreed to match up to $250 if the goal was reached.  Thanks to the support of donors, the goal ...

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NDP Bill to improve Northern Health Travel Grant Passes Second Reading

  Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell released the following statement after her bill to review and improve the Northern Health Travel Grant passed second reading in the Legislature Thursday afternoon: “The NDP welcomes the passage of my bill to fix the Northern Health Travel Grant by establishing an advisory committee that will consult with northern families and health care workers ...

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Wawa Family Health Team – Clinic Closed Today

Nov 28, 2019 @ 09:41   Dear patients: Due to unforeseen issues, the clinic will be closed today. If you were scheduled for an appointment, please know that we will phone you to reschedule your appointment as soon as we are up and running again. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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The Wish Upon a Star Tree is ready for stars

The Wish Upon a Star Tree in the hospital lobby is ready for stars from donors. The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation has launched its annual “Wish Upon a Star” Campaign. For every gift made to the 2019 Wish Campaign, a star will be displayed on the Foundation Wish Tree in the hospital lobby. At the admitting desk, stars can ...

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Tickets now available online for 20th Annual Big Wish Lottery!

The Group Health Centre Trust Fund is thrilled to announce that the 20th Annual Big Wish Lottery (Lic. 11332) has officially launched. This year, to celebrate 20 years of bringing Big Wishes to life, we’re giving away our biggest grand prize yet: $100,000 cash! With only 15,000 tickets printed, and tickets now available online at BigWishLottery.ca, make sure to get ...

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OPP Officers save 102 lives using Naloxone since September 2017

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has saved 102 lives using naloxone, since frontline officers began carrying it in September 2017. The severity of the opioid crisis is evident in the increase of opioid-related overdoses and the number of incidences where officers have had to administer naloxone to save a life. Key statistical information from September 2017 to November 2019 includes: ...

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Daylight Saving Time ends and surprisingly pedestrians get hurt

Each fall when Daylight Saving Time ends motorists and pedestrians are seemingly given a bonus hour of sleep. In theory the roads should be safer this is not necessarily the case. A 2011 survey by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) revealed that failing to adapt to the time change that comes with the end of Daylight Saving Time ...

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Report shows hallway medicine will keep getting worse under Ford

NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said a new report from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) offers damning evidence that hallway medicine in the province is only going to keep getting worse under Doug Ford’s Conservatives.   The FAO report found that even if Ford delivers the 15,000 long-term care beds his government has claimed they might, the ...

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Ontario Banning the Promotion of Vaping Products Outside of Specialty Stores

Ontario is taking urgent action to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations. Starting January 1, 2020, the promotion of vapour products in retail stores will only be permitted in specialty vape stores and cannabis retail stores, which are only open to people aged 19 and over. “Restricting ...

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Statement by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott

Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, released the following statement: “In light of the growing evidence, I have become increasingly concerned about the prevalence and possible health consequences of vaping, particularly as they affect our youth. At the same time, it has become abundantly clear that we do not have access to sufficient data and information to ...

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Statement by Attorney General Doug Downey on the Opioid Crisis

Today, Attorney General Doug Downey issued the following statement regarding Purdue Pharma: “In May, the Ontario government introduced legislation to support Ontario’s participation in the national class-action lawsuit British Columbia launched last year against more than 40 opioid manufacturers and wholesalers. Since then, our government has been monitoring with considerable interest the recent developments in the U.S. litigation concerning the ...

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