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Nutritional Medicine & Addictions: An important “over-looked” component in detoxification & recovery

People with addictions to alcohol & drugs may be considered some of the most under-nourished and nutrient deficient populations in healthcare. Treatments for...

A Journey of Safe Medication Practice

In the fall of 1999, Etobicoke General, Georgetown District Memorial and Peel Memorial Hospital amalgamated to become the sixth largest hospital in Ontario, William...

York Central Hospital Offers Superior Diagnostic Capability with New Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) is the newest and most effective technology in diagnosing and staging cancers of the lung, esophageal, gastric, rectal and pancreatic cancers....

Once a Week Birth Control Option Approved in Canada

A new prescription birth control method for Canadian women - the first contraceptive patch - has been approved by Health Canada. Known as EVRA*,...

House of Mirrors at B.C.’s Children’s Hospital

The Eating Disorders Program (EDP) at B.C.'s Children's Hospital, in conjunction with Awareness & Networking Around Disordered Eating (ANAD), recently hosted The House of...

Early Drug Treatment with Copaxone Slows Accumulation of Lesions in MS Patients

Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who received early treatment with Copaxone (glatiramer acetate for injection) showed fewer enhancing lesions (which reflect recent lesions) on...

Fir Square Program

Twenty-one-year old Jane* needed help. She was a heroin addict. She was HIV positive. She was living in Vancouver's downtown Eastside, an area with...

Addressing an Unmet Need for Prostate Cancer Patients

It is estimated that prostate cancer will affect one in every eight Canadian men at some point in their lives. With an estimated...

Smoking Cessation for People with Mental Health and Addiction Problems

The hacking, choking sound coming from the tiny pack of cigarettes attached to a souvenir key chain that sits on the desk of Dr....

Building on the Berlin Heart

The team at the Montreal Children's Hospital did more than save the life of two-and-a-half year-old ƒmile Jutras with their groundbreaking use of the...

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