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Ontario increasing access to life-saving stem cell transplants

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Ontario increasing access to life-saving stem cell transplants

This post was originally published on this site New hospital units in Toronto and London to treat complex blood cancers Ontario is increasing access to stem cell transplants for people who have complex blood cancers, with new state-of-the-art hospital units in Toronto and London. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at […]

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Niagara cancer patient helping other patients

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Niagara cancer patient helping other patients

Donna Chamberlain knows first-hand the hardships a cancer diagnosis can bring people. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2015, Donna, who was self-employed at the time, lost her business and home. “I lost material things, but I had a great support system with family and friends,” says the 52-year-old Niagara Falls resident. […]

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Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

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Free quit smoking help for Niagara residents

Free quit smoking patches are available to Niagara residents for a limited time. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program offers eligible participants in Niagara five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt. WHAT: Free patches for adults in Niagara to quit smoking WHERE: […]

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Ontario increasing supports for the infant hearing program

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Ontario increasing supports for the infant hearing program

This post was originally published on this siteSupporting early intervention for babies at risk of developing permanent hearing loss Ontario is providing additional support to detect potential hearing loss in newborns sooner and ensure that families with children who have permanent hearing loss, or are at risk, get the supports they need. Michael Coteau, Minister […]

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Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

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Possible hepatitis A exposure at Toronto restaurant

Niagara Region Public Health is offering free hepatitis A vaccinations to those who may have been exposed to the infection at a Toronto restaurant. Toronto Public Health is advising anyone who consumed food or beverages at O’Grady’s on Church restaurant located at 518 Church St. in Toronto between June 7 and June 23 that they […]

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Niagara Health receives national Excellence in Patient Safety award

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Niagara Health receives national Excellence in Patient Safety award

Members of our team accepted the Excellence in Patient Safety Award at a recent Canadian College of Health Leaders event. VTE is the formation of blood clots in the vein. It is one of the most common complications of hospitalization and the most common preventable cause of hospital death. The Niagara Health initiative focused on […]

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