Archive for November, 2002

Working Together for Better Mental Health
Working Together for Better Mental Health

Family physicians regularly provide mental health care for their patients. In fact, evidence shows 35 per cent of individuals suffering from mental health disorders are treated by their family doctors in a primary care setting. Yet many family physicians ...

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Humber River Regional Hospital Brings Patient Care for Women Another Step Into the 21st Century
Humber River Regional Hospital Brings Patient Care for
Women Another Step Into the 21st Century

At Humber River Regional Hospital, many axillary dissections are performed annually on breast cancer patients to assess the spread of cancer cells. The hospital has purchased two new gamma cameras to be used for sentinel node biopsies, bringing patient care ...

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Mood Disorders Study Aims at Understanding Relapse
Mood Disorders Study Aims at Understanding Relapse

Mood disturbances are characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement resulting from and normally proportionate to some personal loss or tragedy. It is when things are out of proportion that help is needed. "Everybody gets depressed. It's a normal human ...

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Francophone Forum
Francophone Forum

It's not uncommon for people to encounter challenges getting access to mental health and addiction services, but it is even more difficult for Francophones. Phil Joachin and Annie Zawadi, a schizophrenic and a victim of domestic abuse, both Francophones, spoke at ...

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Tapping Wireless Technology to Track and Understand Mood Disorders
Tapping Wireless Technology to Track and Understand
Mood Disorders

The statistics are staggering. Statistics Canada data has highlighted the enormous extent and impact that depression and bipolar disorder, the most devastating of the mood disorders, have on victims' lives. These statistics show that for 2000 and 2001, 12 per ...

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Erectile Difficulties: A New Treatment
Erectile Difficulties: A New Treatment

The incidence of erectile difficulties (ED) is rising. About three million Canadian men are faced with the physical and emotional lows associated with ED. Based on large-scale studies, it is clear that both the incidence and severity of ...

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Transition Model Deals with Mental Health Care Reform
Transition Model Deals with Mental Health Care Reform

As the care for clients with mental health problems shift to the community, new models of care are needed. Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences ...

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Transforming Health Care Through the Net
Transforming Health Care Through the Net

The statistics on women and the Internet are telling: women comprise 45 per cent of Canadians online and health-related information remains one of the three most popular online topics. Canadians also report that it's important to receive their health information ...

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Postpartum Psychosis- More than the baby blues
Postpartum Psychosis- More than the baby blues

It's almost been a year since Karen* gave birth to her beautiful baby boy. Devin* is now cutting teeth and is a little fussy as he sits in his father's lap. Karen turns to her son and gives him a ...

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Postpartum Psychosis- More than the baby blues
Postpartum Psychosis- More than the baby blues

It's almost been a year since Karen* gave birth to her beautiful baby boy. Devin* is now cutting teeth and is a little fussy as he sits in his father's lap. Karen turns to her son and gives him a ...

Posted: November 1, 2002|Uncategorized|1 comment

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