Archive for July, 2002
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Unseen and Unheard: Osteoporosis Creeps up on
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
New research will reduce burden of osteoarthritis among
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 ...
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →