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 ...
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →