3 dead after suspected blastomycosis outbreak in Constance Lake First Nation

Three people have died following a suspected outbreak of blastomycosis, a fungal lung infection, in the Constance Lake First Nation, northwest of Timmins, Ont.Luke Moore, 43, died on Nov. 19. His family said he was treated in the northeastern Ontario...

Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing discharged from Sudbury, Ont., hospital after COVID-19 treatment

Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing of Sudbury, Ont., has been discharged from hospital and is back home following treatment for COVID-19. Forest-Niesing, 56, was admitted to Health Sciences North hospital in October due to complications from the virus. She was released Nov. 14. Her...

Physician recruitment in full gear as northern Ontario faces shortage of 300 doctors

Communities across the province's northeast have continued recruitment efforts amid Ontario Medical Association reports that northern Ontario is short more than 300 doctors.In Greater Sudbury, Health Sciences North has recruited 36 specialty physicians so far this year. The hospital said...

Why some were vaccine hesitant during pregnancy but finally got their COVID-19 shots

While research indicates pregnant individuals who have COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted to hospital, the decision to get vaccinated remains a difficult one.Convincing those who are pregnant to get vaccinated has been "especially challenging," with figures indicating less than two-thirds of...