Archive for July, 2002

Halton Healthcare Cardiac Rehab Program Gives Patients New Lease on Life
Halton Healthcare Cardiac Rehab Program Gives Patients
New Lease on Life

"There is nothing like having a few near death experiences to remind you just how precious life really is," notes 63 year old Carl Baldwin who experienced his first heart attack at only 39 years of age and three subsequent ...

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Symposium Draws International Aesthetic Surgeons
Symposium Draws International Aesthetic Surgeons

On April 5-6, 2002, 280 registrants from across Canada and the United States overfilled the main auditorium at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, to learn the latest developments and techniques in aesthetic plastic surgery. The occasion was the 32nd Annual ...

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Technology and expert staff form an unbeatable rehabilitation team at William Osler Health Centre
Technology and expert staff form an unbeatable
rehabilitation team at William Osler Health Centre

Mrs. Genevieve Gage has one goal in mind these days - to be able to walk on her own again with the aid of a walker. To many of us this may not seem like a huge deal. But to ...

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New Facility Puts Resources Front and Centre
New Facility Puts Resources Front and Centre

The "transformation" theme planned for the new Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre will start with a grassy, egg-shaped mound in the main entrance driveway. It will continue in the reception area with colourful curved benches reminiscent of caterpillars. Beyond, the view ...

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Geriatric Rehabilitation in Canada: Advancing the State of the Art
Geriatric Rehabilitation in Canada: Advancing the State
of the Art

Seventy-six year old Edgar Balcers fell in his kitchen and suffered a hip fracture. He was alone, frightened and unable to get to the telephone to call for help. Mr. Balcers propped himself up by the window, hoping ...

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Outpatient Rehabilitation in a Hospital Setting
Outpatient Rehabilitation in a Hospital Setting

Several years ago hospitals in Ontario began reducing outpatient rehabilitation services for outpatients, but a few have initiated an innovative approach to fill a perceived gap in health-care services. In 1998 St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton became one of less than a ...

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Unseen and Unheard: Osteoporosis Creeps up on the Unsuspecting
Unseen and Unheard: Osteoporosis Creeps up on
the Unsuspecting

Osteoporosis: a disease affecting over 800,000 Canadians... or is it 1.4 million? These two figures provide just an example of the differing reports of osteoporosis cases in Canada. Why this discrepancy? "Osteoporosis is often underdiagnosed and therefore ...

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Play and Learn
Play and Learn

They look like typical babies, bouncing on their moms' knees while their hands are guided through the motions of "The wheels on the bus." But life has been anything but typical for some of them. Alexandra Wheeler, one, has undergone every ...

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Face-To-Face With a Humanitarian Challenge
Face-To-Face With a Humanitarian Challenge

When we think about plastic surgery most of us don't conjure up images of third world countries and great humanitarian acts. However these are exactly the images that come to mind thanks to a program supported by the Canadian Foundation ...

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New research will reduce burden of osteoarthritis among aging population
New research will reduce burden of osteoarthritis among
aging population

New research into the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis, was presented recently at the first-ever Osteoarthritis Consensus Conference in Toronto. And, for the first time, physicians, scientists, health policy makers and patients united to create a national osteoarthritis ...

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