Archive for February, 2005
Complementing life at St. Joseph’s Health Centre
We all know that people are living longer and that there will be more of us as time goes on. The people who are in long term care now are cared for by knowledgeable, discerning spouses and children who are ...
Breakthrough cancer technology brings new hope to
Alberta Radiosurgery Centre patients
The first of its kind in Canada, the Alberta Radiosurgery Centre (ARC) is a unique program that offers dedicated stereotactic treatments for brain and extracranial sites. With two dedicated radiation oncologists, two dedicated neurosurgeons, and an additional neurosurgeon specializing in ...
Splash down off Key Largo – Canadian doctor leads
pilot telerobotic assisted surgery program for NASA
Extreme Environment Mission operation
"AESOP move in." St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton surgeon Dr. Mehran Anvari, who is world renowned for his expertise in telerobotic assisted surgery, wanted a closer view of what was happening 1600 miles away and 62 feet underwater off the Florida ...
Mount Sinai’s new technology centre applies
tomorrow’s technology today
Mount Sinai's new Informatics Technovision Unit (ITU) is enabling the Hospital to apply tomorrow's technology, today. Opened in the summer of 2004, the ITU has a vision and a mandate to partner technology sector leaders with health care professionals in ...
My personal experience with Doctors Without Borders,
a.k.a. Médecins Sans Frontières
When I was a child I remember seeing the images of the Ethiopia famine on television. Ever since then, I knew that I needed to assist, to witness, to give something of myself, and to be a citizen of the ...
Credit Valley measures superior performance through
evidence based design
Implemented for the first time in a Canadian hospital, a research study will quantifiably examine the effects of design on staff and client efficiency, and formally document measured correlations to determine the positive, or negative impacts on patient recovery, satisfaction ...
Trillium’s Women’s Health Centre provides
high tech care in a healing environment
The new Betty Wallace Women's Health Centre at Trillium Health Centre is like a breath of fresh air for women who go there. The spa-like Centre, a one-stop shop for screening and early intervention for breast cancer and osteoporosis, provides ...
Rx: medicinal arts
"...I shall never forget the rapture of fever patients have over a bunch of bright colored flowers. People say the effect is only on the mind. It is no such thing. The effect is on the body too. ...Variety of ...
Managing clinical trials at the click of a mouse
Bordering a sprawling Toronto ravine, the stately, tree-lined campus of Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre gives an impression of tranquility that belies the intense activity inside the buildings. The hospital is home to almost 200 cancer clinical trials alone. ...
Good design key to collaboration in Robarts clinical
How can we better understand, treat and ultimately prevent debilitating chronic diseases of the bones, lungs, arteries and heart? By bringing together talented clinicians and researchers across a range of disciplines and equipping them with the tools they need to ...
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 →
St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of data to guide decision making and treatment choices for […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm […]Read more →
“The worst part of living with asthma used to be that nobody believed me. It’s kind of an invisible illness. You don’t always […]Read more →