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 ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →