Kidney Month (March) is important for Richard Bernreiter. In 2009, Bernreiter was first diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy; a disorder that causes inflammation of the tiny filtering units of the kidney, called glomeruli. Before being diagnosed, Bernreiter followed a healthy lifestyle and felt no symptoms.
You’re invited to participate in an exclusive tour of the Cyclotron and Radiopharmacy facility. Learn more about the cyclotron, the operations of the new facility, and how all of this will enhance patient care in Northwestern Ontario.
For many people living in First Nation communities across Northwestern Ontario, their first visit to Thunder Bay is for medical treatment at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBHRSC). Adjusting to the big city away from friends and family can be difficult, especially for those who cannot speak English.
Ever since the 28-ton cyclotron was lowered into its bunker inside the Health Services Centre one year ago, it has become a symbol of improved health care and increased patient-focused research opportunities. The amount of interest and excitement in the community about this high-tech device also remains at an all time high.
A procedure used in the Catheterization (Cath) Lab at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is helping interventional cardiologists like Dr. Andrea MacDougall assess blockages in coronary arteries more accurately.
The following statement was issued by Nadine Doucette, Chair of the Board of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, upon the death of David Ringius, first chair of the amalgamated Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in 1995.
Lauren Beach Walks the Talk. Beach is the Mobile Coach Lead, Prevention and Screening, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) who was nominated by her peers for a Walk the Talk Award. Each year, TBRHSC distributes Walk the Talk Awards in a number of categories to acknowledge and reward employees and physicians who go above and beyond in their work.
In recent years, concussions have become a regular media topic, whether it is Sydney Crosby’s delayed return to the ice, the National Football League’s conduct surrounding athlete’s with concussions or your neighbour’s child sitting out some games because they suffered a concussion. The popularity is not without reason; the Centers for Disease Control estimates the number of hospital emergency department visits for sport and recreation related concussions increased 62% from 2001 to 2009.
On this year’s World Cancer Day, February 4th, Cancer Care Ontario launched two new cancers to their year-old online cancer risk assessment tool, My CancerIQ. Now, in addition to breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer, you can also assess your risk for kidney cancer and melanoma at MyCancerIQ.ca.