Kidney cancer is not as common as breast or prostate cancer. We don’t often hear about it in the media, or think about it when we consider our health risks. However, it’s estimated that in 2015, 6,200 Canadians will be diagnosed with kidney cancer and 1,800 will die from it – a surprisingly large number to read for the first time.
There was a new addition to this year’s Take Your Kids to World Day tour at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). It proved to be a fan favourite of the nearly 65 students who came to find out what a career in healthcare is all about.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is led by a dedicated group of volunteer community representatives. These devoted individuals have a significant and positive impact on the level of healthcare in our community. Georjann Morriseau is one of them.
For Pat and Lynne Sevean, kidney cancer was not a health concern. That changed when both of them were diagnosed with it in 2014. Neither of them knew much about kidney cancer, but they quickly became experts, and eventually, motivated advocates.
A shared mental health care service initiated at the Fort William Clinic in 2001 by Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in partnership with St. Joseph’s Care Group has been cited in a prestigious American publication as a best practice for showing dramatic results in reducing wait times for mental health services during its first three years of operation.
November has been enthusiastically embraced by men and women as ‘Movember’ – the moustache month. But what does the moustache mean? It is the symbol of support and awareness for men’s health, including: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, colorectal cancer, and mental health.
Mindfulness is a practice that helps you connect with what you are experiencing in the present. Research has shown that mindfulness can positively affect your sense of well-being, even in the midst of illness. By focusing on your breath, you can find balance in the midst of distractions, demands and suffering. Mindfulness can help you live fully in the moment without getting stuck in it.
With so many great new food spots in town and local brews on tap, one of the most common activities for get-togethers is to go for ‘drinks and apps’. Food, friends, music and alcohol are good mix for a great time, but too much alcohol can lead to unexpected harms.
During the third week of October, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) joined communities all across Canada in celebrating Waste Reduction Week. The goal is to educate and inspire people to reduce waste and save resources – something TBRHSC does on a daily basis.