Through the generosity of donors, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation has been able to continue its strong support for cardiac care at TBRHSC with $274,000 in grants to purchase new, specialized pieces of equipment such as a unit for the Cardiac Cath Lab that clears away hardened plaque from arteries and help locate veins deep inside the body for pacemaker insertion. As well, a second life-saving intra-aortic balloon pump, which opens up arteries to restore blood flow after a major heart attack or failure, ensures 24/7 coverage for patients.
The best cancer treatment is to help our patients reduce their risk of getting cancer in the first place. The content on this page provides resources related to healthy living and reducing the risk of cancer as well as other chronic diseases including heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, and diabetes.
It’s never too late to quit smoking. We should make it a priority to help our patients quit and stay tobacco free. Here are some helpful resources related to smoking cessation:
Eat Right Ontario provides helpful education tools and resources for the public, as well as a toll-free line to speak to a registered dietitian here: www.eatrightontario.ca.
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has developed exercise guidelines for all age groups. You or your patient can access each of the online guides by clicking here.
CSEP is also home to the ‘Exercise is Medicine’ initiative that aims to increase the number of health care professionals who are assessing, prescribing and counselling patients in physical activity. Learn more by clicking here.
Ontario’s HPV Immunization Program now offers immunization free of charge to all boys and girls in grade 7. The guidelines can be viewed here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ms/hpv/