Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics
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Client testimonials

Thorough-Explains things well

Listening and being heard-genuine care

Good information and tips during followup-comfortable-pain-free vaccine

Well informed-confidence of diagnosis

Explaining-Evaluating best course of treatment for me/wait times for appointments

Staff is very efficient and kind-NP gave a painless needle

Greeting and professionalism-friendly-welcoming, provided healthy solutions

Always thoroughly explains things-Makes you feel comfortable and makes sure you understand things

Always listens-Excellent followup and notes

Quick and friendly intake-efficient health care

I’m sure that you’ve heard the word omega-3 before, but what it is?

Omega 3 is a type of healthy fat that can have many health benefits including lowing cholesterol levels, improving good cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart issues. Ongoing research is occurring to see if omega 3 plays a role in preventing some types of cancer, inflammatory diseases, and dementia.

Omega 3 is made up of several fatty acids:

  • ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
  • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)

ALA is found in foods like flax flour, nuts, soy and enriched products like eggs and milk.

DHA and EPA are found in fish like salmon, anchovies, sardines, trout, herring and mackerel.  In order to get the right amount of omega 3, Health Canada recommends that you have at least two servings of fish per week.

Everyone must be cautious however about eating certain types of fish because of the risk of higher mercury levels.  Fish with higher mercury levels should not be eaten by pregnant women and children and intake should be limited for the rest of the population. 

Higher mercury levels have been found in fresh/frozen:

  • Tuna (and canned white tuna)
  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Marlin
  • Orange roughy
  • Escolar

Do I need an omega 3 supplement?

It’s always important to speak with your nurse practitioner before starting any supplement.  Some people may benefit from a supplement such as vegetarians/vegans. It’s important not to take too high of a dose of an omega 3 supplement as it may lead to increased thinning of the blood which may be a problem for people already on blood thinners.  Remember that it’s usually best to get the nutrients you need from your diet rather than from a supplement.

References

Eat Right Ontario. (2017). Omega-3 fats deliver Oh mega benefits. Retrieved from

http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Heart-Health/Omega-3-fats-deliver-Oh-Mega-benefits.aspx

Dietitians of Canada. (2017). Food sources of omega-3. Retrieved from

http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Fat/Food-Sources-of-Omega-3-Fats.aspx

Uptodate. (2017). Fish oil and marine omega-3 fatty acids. 

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"I like the idea you can ask more than one question."

says our patient Delores.
NorthEastLHIN

Website helps Northerners better connect with hundreds of home and community care services

northeasthealthlineJanuary 3, 2018 – Meal delivery, transportation, palliative care – Northerners can find information about these and other support services in one spot.

The location is www.northeasthealthline.ca. This website was developed with the support of the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN). It is a resource for patients, caregivers, health care providers, and anyone wanting to learn more about the many health services available in communities across Northeastern Ontario.

Click here to learn more.

“As part of our commitment to engage with fellow Northerners on health care, the North East LHIN sends relevant information, both electronically and otherwise, to people living in Northeastern Ontario.  The North East LHIN welcomes your thoughts, ideas and comments on the information attached to this email, as well as your input on how we can continue to build a stronger system of care for fellow Northerners.  To offer your comments, please click here.  If you do not want to continue to receive information from the North East LHIN, simply reply to the email you received stating your intention to opt out and we will remove you from our engagement database.

Un site Web permet aux résidents du Nord de se relier plus facilement à des centaines de services de soins à domicile et en milieu communautaire

lignesantenord estLe 3 janvier 2018 – Livraison de repas, transport, soins palliatifs – les résidents du Nord peuvent trouver à un même endroit des renseignements sur ces services et sur d'autres services de soutien.

Voici l'adresse du site Web : www.lignesantenord-est.ca. Ce site a été élaboré avec le soutien du Réseau local d'intégration des services de santé (RLISS) du Nord-Est. Il s'agit d'une ressource pour les patients, les soignants, les fournisseurs de soins de santé et quiconque veut en savoir plus sur les nombreux services de santé offerts dans les communautés du Nord-Est de l'Ontario.

Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus.

Dans le cadre de notre engagement à consulter nos concitoyens du Nord sur les questions de soins de santé, le RLISS du Nord-Est envoie des renseignements pertinents, par voie électronique et par d’autres moyens, aux résidents du Nord-Est de l’Ontario. Le RLISS du Nord-Est aime recevoir vos idées, vos perspectives et vos commentaires relativement aux renseignements joints à ce courriel, ainsi que vos commentaires ayant trait à l’établissement d’un système de santé solide pour les résidents du Nord. Pour nous transmettre vos commentaires, veuillez cliquer ici. Pour ne plus recevoir de renseignements du RLISS du Nord-Est, il suffit de répondre à ce courriel et d’indiquer que vous ne voulez pas recevoir de correspondance à l’avenir. Nous enlèverons vos coordonnées sur notre liste d’envoi.

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