Patients may face many issues. That may include stress regarding family, relationships, employment, financial, or addictions. They may also be dealing with physical health crises or issues with housing or homelessness. Social Workers help to provide treatment, support, education counseling, and advocacy, with a focus on building patients’ ability to use new skills to problem solve.
In Ontario, colon cancer is the third most common cancer, and currently the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. However, when colon cancer is detected early, it is among the most treatable forms of cancer, with 9 out of 10 people cured.
“Making a decision about treatment for chronic kidney disease is really about making a decision about the rest of your life,” explains Mary Wrigley, Manager of the Northwest Regional Renal Program at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). “Patients have options for treatment, and their choice is important because it needs to fit their lives, as well as their families’.”
For many people living in First Nation communities across Northwestern Ontario, coming to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) for medical treatment is their first trip to Thunder Bay. Adjusting to the big city away from friends and family can be difficult, especially for those who cannot speak English.
Thanks to a Family CARE Grant, medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) at the Health Sciences Centre no longer have to walk to the other side of the lab for supplies, speeding up test times for better patient care.
March is Nutrition Month and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is challenging everyone to take a 100 Meal Journey.
"Canadians consume almost 100 meals each month. If everyone just picks one small change, and practices it over the next 100 meals, we would be off to a great start," explains Mary Ann Porter, Manager of Nutrition and Food Services, TBRHSC.
You’ve probably heard you need to increase your fibre intake, but this may have left you with more questions than answers. Why do I need to eat more fibre? What exactly is fibre? What foods are good sources of fibre?
The Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) will be co-hosting a week-long series of oral and poster presentations that highlight the patient-centred research that’s happening in our community.
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.