Sunglasses are widely considered a wardrobe essential along with shoes and handbags, but it’s easy to forget they also serve a more important purpose: to protect our eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
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The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation celebrated Cancer Awareness Month last week with the announcement of the 2011 Northern Cancer Fund grants, which totalled $890,057 for cancer care in Thunder Bay and across the region.
Children’s smiles are being affected by drinking liquid sugar, which can come in the form of pop, sports drinks, and beverages with added sugar.
These choices of sugar-laden beverages are some of the culprits of increased levels of decay in area children.
Ontario is now allowing accredited optometrists to prescribe drugs for the treatment of several eye conditions and diseases, including glaucoma and infections.
The change in rules took effect last Thursday, and is being hailed by local optometrists as something that will reduce duplication in the health-care system while saving patients time and travel.
Some may call it a miracle.
Local resident Samantha “Sam” Pearson, 24, is making a remarkable recovery at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute after she experienced heart failure two weeks ago, and could be coming back to Fort Frances in the next couple of days.
Seniors, at times, face situations that affect their well-being and safety.
One of the most troubling situations is the rise in elder abuse, which can occur in institutions and in the home environment, in times when seniors are at their most vulnerable.
This abuse can be physical, psychological, and financial or neglect.
Beth Paleczny never thought she’d see her six-year-old son, Noah, ski down a slope.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy and autism, he lacks the co-ordination and muscle control required for downhill skiing.
But a new program implemented this past season at Giants Ridge Ski Resort in Biwabik, Mn. saw him doing just that.
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.
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.