Why are cervical cancer rates so high among First Nations women? We are starting to get a better understanding thanks to Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute – Lakehead University Research Chair Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe.
Despite the fact that every 1 in 10 Canadians has kidney disease, many people do not know much about this disease or what it means for those who live with it. Living with and managing kidney disease is a time consuming and lifelong obligation to regular doctor’s appointments, and could include 4-hour dialysis appointments 3 times each week, changes to your regular routine, potentially relocating for treatment and significant changes to your diet.
Opioid addiction. It’s an epidemic in Northwestern Ontario as it is in many places, and approximately 30% of pregnancies here are to women with an opioid dependency. That has prompted Dr. Naana Jumah, clinician scientist at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, to address the underlying problems and find solutions.
Dr. Samuel Pichardo, scientist at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, is working in collaboration with the Hospital for Sick Children to develop a new non-invasive treatment method for premature babies to reduce the likelihood and the severity of brain injury, and in fact facilitating collaborations to increase success in imaging.
With a growing variety of opportunities for participation in our community in new and different ways, it is a great time to build a more cohesive relationship with your community and participate in it. Not only will this help you to experience our beautiful city and the people in it more, but it will also have a positive impact on the health of our community.
“I have to get this looked at,” Cindy Manty contemplated to herself as she thought about a lump that she could feel in her breast. She’d had cysts before, so she thought it was just another cyst and put off going to get it checked out.
Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC) is the philosophy that guides us. A relatively new approach to health care, PFCC puts patients and families at the centre of everything we do and involves them in medical decisions like never before.