Archive for February, 2004

New palliative care centre for cancer patients opens in Toronto
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 the inviting beige wood entrance, to the etched-glass photos of soothing nature scenes along the walls, ...

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Study Impacts Clinical Practice
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 die of a blood clot." Over the past three decades, the thrombosis community in Hamilton has ...

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St. Joseph’s London among researchers looking into placebo effect
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 granted $1.2 million over five years by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to conduct a ...

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Robarts Research Institute accelerates stem cell biology
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 to a $5 million gift from the Krembil Foundation in Toronto. That increased investment - further ...

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Hospital-wide pain management standards at St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Hospital-wide pain management standards at St.
Joseph’s Health Centre

Most patients expect to experience pain as part of their hospital stay, yet most pain is unnecessary, because it is treatable. Studies suggest that effective treatment of post-operative pain can decrease morbidity, improve function, facilitate early mobilization and attenuate the ...

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Toronto Grace Home Palliative Care Program
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 palliative care unit and the community program have cared for more than 5,000 patients in this ...

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The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
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 and declared an open hospital "for the admission and treatment of all sick children." The Hospital ...

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Palliative care conference sheds light on death and dying
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, basic pain management and symptom management in pediatric oncology. In context, it strongly resonates the Hippocratic ...

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Home care providers battle winter weather
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 you can't breathe - as the Lung Association says - nothing else matters," said Respiratory Therapist, ...

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St. Joseph’s Health Care London patients are happy healing at home
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 results in a survey of patients. The program is for patients who have had upper extremity orthopedic ...

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