A new Integrated Cancer Screening Program is being launched at Regional Cancer Care Northwest to reach adults living in northern urban, rural, and remote communities, with an emphasis on reaching First Nations’ adults.
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Since 2009, meningococcal conjugate quadrivalent vaccine has been publicly-funded to protect against four strains of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), which includes meningitis or blood infections caused by types ACYW-135 Neisseria meningitidis bacteria.
(This replaces the previously funded Men C, which provided protection against C strain only).
The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has invested $353,971 into telemedicine to improve access to quality health care for residents of Northwestern Ontario.
Fourteen organizations across the region will use the money to buy new telemedicine equipment or replace old equipment.
Raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and HIV/AIDS are the goals of two guest speakers lined up for later this month at Couchiching First Nation.
The local Voyageur Lions Club held the first-ever “Healthy Futures Fair” at Fort Frances High School last Thursday, with the focus being on prevention and early detection of disease.
“It’s important for students to learn about what to watch out for and how to stay healthy,” stressed Carol Ewacha, a club member and retired nurse who spearheaded the event.
Every March, The Kidney Foundation of Canada goes door to door, raising funds for research, education, organ donation awareness, and programs to assist those living with kidney disease.
We need your help to make a difference.
Providing yet another means to increase public access to health care services, the Fort Frances Family Health Team (FHT) started offering an advanced foot care program in recent months.
In order to minimize wait times for hip and knee replacement surgery at hospitals in Dryden, Kenora, and Fort Frances, the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) board has approved $275,280 in additional one-time funding for the regional joint replacement program.
“Lead the Way!”—a workshop to encourage women aged 55-70 to be more physically active—will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.
“Beyond the Pill” is this year’s theme for the ninth-annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Day, taking place on Feb. 12 this year.
Public health nurses from the Northwestern Health Unit will be targeting high school-aged youth throughout the region during the weeks of Feb. 7 and 14.