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Trillium Health Centre’s unique programs help reduce complications due to diabetes

What disease causes heart and kidney disease, blindness, amputation and stroke, and is a leading cause of death in Canada? The answer is diabetes. Diabetes...

It’s not just about sugar anymore:

A lot has changed in our understanding of diabetes over the years. As Marg Dorcas, RN Diabetes Nurse Educator of the Halton Diabetes Program...

Physicians specially trained in rheumatology expanding access to care

Arthritis is a disease of the musculoskeletal system that involves inflammation of one or more joints and consists of more than 100 kinds of...

The Canadian Adverse Events Study and Medication Safety

On May 25th 2004, "The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients" was published in the Canadian Medical Association...

Proper footcare crucial for those with diabetes

Most of us are aware that people with diabetes require special attention for their feet, but many do not know why. As foot specialists,...

Advancing urban community health: The Scarborough Hospital meets the needs of Tamil moms-to-be

Located in the most culturally diverse community in the world, The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) partnered with community organizations to create a unique gestational diabetes...

St. Mary’s partners with Jerusalem Hospital to share and educate

In early May, members of St. Joseph's Hospital in East Jerusalem met with senior staff at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kitchener to exchange information...

Blind-siding costs & treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Our eyesight is so precious, that in a recent survey released by Environics, a revealing seven out of ten Canadians would rather lose a...

Diabetes Mellitus – A growing epidemic

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Diabetes Mellitus is characterized as a chronic disease caused by inherited and/or acquired deficiency in production of...

Playing it safe

Bad news and healthcare seem to be synonymous these days but lately we've been hearing a lot about patient safety in the news and...

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