Archive for September, 2004
UHN Researchers Discover New Types of Leukemia Stem Cells
Scientists with University Health Network have discovered different types of leukemia stem cells that may explain why this blood-borne cancer can recur so often in patients after treatment. The study is an important advancement in understanding how leukemia develops and points ...
Oncology unit opens
Cancer patients on the South Shore of Nova Scotia are benefiting from a new and expanded Oncology Unit at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. South Shore Health, which serves Lunenburg and Queens Counties, officially opened the new Unit as part ...
Surgeon performs “live” temporal bone
dissection via satellite link from Markham
For three hours residents, clinical fellows and qualified surgeons from North America and around the world observed intensely as Dr. Jerry Halik, Otolaryngologist, performed advanced reconstructive ear surgery in the operating room at Markham Stouffville Hospital. While the advanced surgical ...
Hamilton Health Sciences cancer surgeon drawn to
Hamilton's reputation as a centre of excellence for health care and evidence-based medicine has lured a new cancer surgeon home. Dr. Nicole Hodgson, 34, joined Hamilton Health Sciences' Juravinski Cancer Centre as a surgical oncologist in July. Hodgson will treat ...
Hamilton researchers find decision aids may help women
with breast cancer
Specialists at Hamilton Health Sciences' Juravinski Cancer Centre have found that a decision board helps women newly diagnosed with breast cancer feel satisfied and knowledgeable about the choices they make about their treatment. Dr. Tim Whelan, a radiation oncologist ...
St. Joseph’s Health Care London becomes first
Canadian hospital with a Certified Medical Laser
Nearly 1000 medical procedures a year at St. Joseph's Health Care, London (SJHC) make use of the latest in laser surgery. The SJHC Urology Clinic, for example, is a world leader in the use of lasers in the treatment of ...
Bonded by bone marrow
In March 2001, at the age of 35, Sue Christensen received devastating news - she had myelodysplastic syndrome, a pre-leukemia that can progress to a fatal cancer of the blood. Sue's only hope to beat cancer was to have a ...
Wide Awake… During Brain Surgery
Imagine...you're lying down in a room full of people attending to your every need. One person asks how you're feeling. Another jokes with you. Yet another holds your hand. When you start to feel tired, they let you sleep. This may ...
First ever mammary ductoscopy performed in Canada
This summer, physicians at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital - Canada's premier cancer hospital - used a very small scope to peer into the milk duct lining of a woman's breast through her nipple. This is significant for two reasons. One, ...
Minimally invasive surgery helps patients with
St. Joseph's Health Care London is expanding its expertise in minimally invasive surgery to include procedures that treat patients with maxillofacial trauma. Dr. Corey Moore, a subspecialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, is currently treating selected facial fractures with ...
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →