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Local Surgeons Improving Colon Cancer Screening for Northwestern Ontario Patients


A colonoscopy, a type of endoscopy, is an examination of the lining of your rectum and colon using a long flexible tube with a camera on the end which looks for precancerous growths, called polyps. Dr. William Harris, Endoscopy Lead for Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, explained how colonoscopy can be used in a number of settings.

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New Monument Celebrates Healthcare History

Built in the 1930s on an ancient escarpment overlooking Lake Superior, the Port Arthur General Hospital served residents until its closure in 2004, when the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre opened. When it was demolished in 2010, a former Registered Nurse from the Hospital, Shirley King, asked construction workers to save three stone blocks that graced the lake view...

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Report from Matt Simeoni

This past month, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provided the Northwest Local Health Integration Network with additional, one-time funding to increase surge capacity relief....

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