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Hospital funding model changing

Ontario is making changes to the way it funds hospitals to ensure families get access to the right health care, at the right time, and in the right place.

The new patient-based funding model will see hospitals funded based on how many patients they see, the services they deliver, the quality of those services, and other specific community needs.

Lung disease research funded

Ontario’s investments in the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute will help improve care for people with respiratory illness and support research that strengthens health care throughout the province.

People who suffer from lung diseases like asthma, cystic fibrosis, and lung cancer will benefit from imaging research that will lead to better, faster diagnosis.

Cutting stroke risk can be fun

With February being Heart and Stroke Month, the Memorial Sports Centre and the Stroke Prevention Clinic are joining together to offer a fun approach to lowering your stroke risk factors.

For the month of February, the Memorial Sports Centre is offering free day passes to be used in the month of February for anyone who contacts the stroke prevention clinic.

Testicular cancer in spotlight

If you are a male between the ages of 15-29, chances are you are going to be told by the Northwestern Health Unit to “Check ’em.”

January has turned into “MANuary”—a month dedicated to raising awareness of testicular cancer in Canadian men.

The Northwestern Health Unit started promoting “MANuary” last year in collaboration with the Canadian Testicular Cancer Association.