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Jack brings joy to patients — as he sniffs out illicit hospital drugs

Jack is about the most even-keeled dog you’ll ever meet, whether he’s being subjected to hugs by sick kids in a Windsor hospital pediatric ward — or sniffing out cocaine in a patient’s purse. 660 more words

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Majority of nurses, hospital workers experience workplace violence — survey

Being punched, having things thrown at them and being verbally abused has become a part of hospital workday life for many nurses and personal support workers, according to a new survey. 695 more words

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Province to move ahead with Windsor mega-hospital

Windsor’s mega-hospital — with an expected price tag exceeding $1 billion — will be one of six new health-care projects in the province to move forward by 2021, according to a document released Tuesday by Infrastructure Ontario. 593 more words

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Telemedicine comes to Windsor, but is it needed?

Walk-in medical clinics where patients are seeing doctors by video have popped up recently in the Windsor area, leading the president of the local medical society to question why they’re coming here since the technology is largely designed to assist patients in underserved and remote locations, such as northern Ontario. 834 more words

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Windsor Regional Hospital anticipating bad flu season

Windsor Regional Hospital is warning we may be in for an exceptionally bad flu season, based on what has happened in the Southern Hemisphere.

Erika Vitale, manager of infection prevention and control at Windsor Regional Hospital, said that this year, getting your flu shot will be more imperative than usual. 510 more words

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Ontario government creates emergency task force to tackle 'heartbreaking' opioid crisis

At a time when the number of overdose cases in the Windsor area has exploded, the province on Wednesday announced it is setting up an emergency task force to tackle the opioid crisis. 678 more words

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