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
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →
The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the […]Read more →