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#TeamStaal2017 Contestants Announced; One Extra Spot Up for Grabs

The competition to play on #teamstaal2017 this July 10, in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic at the Staal Foundation Open Presented by Tbaytel, was intense. Following just over three weeks of competition between kids ages 9-14 to showcase their best street hockey moves in a video, the Top 15 videos (as determined by number of votes) have been selected, with...

Cancer System Quality Index Emphasizes Need to Address Tobacco Use Among Cancer Patients in Northwest

Today, the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) released the 2017 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), a quality improvement index that highlights where cancer service providers can advance the quality and performance of care. One of the indicators that the interactive web-based public reporting tool highlighted was the commitment to reducing tobacco use among cancer patients by Regional Cancer Care...

Mammothon Event Aims to Boost Breast Cancer Screening Rates

This Friday, May 12th, women across our region will have increased access to breast cancer screening mammograms. ‘Mammothon’ is a one-day breast cancer screening marathon that aims to increase breast cancer screening rates in Northwestern Ontario....

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Pre-Clinical Research in Thunder Bay into Combination Cancer Treatments Possibly a World First

Cancer cells have a natural defence against radiation therapy and chemotherapy – in fact all cells in the body have some sort of protection from harmful radiation and chemicals. One highly specialized research project happening in collaboration with several institutions in Thunder Bay may develop an innovative new way to break down those protections in cancer cells....

Foot Health; Don't Tiptoe Around Your Issues

Foot health is a topic that does not get enough attention. Chelsea Heath, Occupational Therapist, explains how the several small bones in our feet play an important role in foot function....

Ojibwe lessons creating a more welcoming environment

Boozhoo. Miigwech. A simple greeting. A few familiar words spoken in your own language. They can go a long way to make you feel more comfortable and at ease when you're away from home. That's why Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre offers Ojibwe lessons to staff and volunteers. It's part of a commitment to enhance a welcoming environment for...