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St. Joseph’s Health Care London patients are happy healing at home

St. Joseph's Health Care, London sees an opportunity to expand its ambulatory regional anesthesia/analgesia discharge program, which began in November 2002, due to positive...

St. Joseph’s London among researchers looking into placebo effect

Two St. Joseph's researchers are among a group involved in a multi-year study of the placebo effect. Placebo NET, or new emerging team, has been...

Toronto Grace Home Palliative Care Program

Ontario's first government-funded Palliative Care Unit at the Toronto Grace Health Centre has been serving terminally ill patients and their families since 1979. The...

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute

In 1875, a group of Toronto women led by Elizabeth McMaster rented an 11-room house in downtown Toronto. They set up six iron cots...

Study Impacts Clinical Practice

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton researcher Mark Crowther is interested in blood clots. "When people ask why, my standard answer is that half of people will...

Robarts Research Institute accelerates stem cell biology

The 7,000 sq. ft. Krembil Centre for Stem Cell Biology opened in the fall of 2003 at Robarts Research Institute, thanks in large part...

Palliative care conference sheds light on death and dying

In April 2004, this year's 14th Annual Provincial Conference on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care will examine topics such as bereavement support, caregiver stress, depression,...

New palliative care centre for cancer patients opens in Toronto

Visitors entering the new Harold and Shirley Lederman Palliative Care Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital know immediately this is no ordinary hospital unit. From...

Home care providers battle winter weather

Winter storms and power outages challenge Respiratory Therapists working in home care, where a patient's life is dependent on their ability to breathe. "When...

Southwestern Ontario hospitals pilot shared digital imaging service

Imagine being able to access the same digital diagnostic images online at different hospitals. This is the shared vision of all the hospitals in...

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