Archive for December, 2005
New program helps new moms regain core muscle strength
after having a baby
Physiotherapists at the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Community Hospitals in Edmonton are offering mothers a new education and exercise program aimed at reducing or preventing long-term health problems that can develop after having a baby. Pregnancy stretches and weakens a woman's ...
New centre a hothouse for leading edge research
Personalized medicine - unlocking the power of the body's own immune system - is one of the most promising fields of global medical research today. McMaster University stands at the leading edge of that field with the opening of the ...
New dedicated women’s hospital improves access to
services for women in northern Alberta
Capital Health is improving access to programs and services for women in northern Alberta and Canada's north with the development of the new Lois Hole Hospital for Women, a hospital designed especially for women. This new hospital will be the ...
Groundbreaking studies on maternal health
The Women's Health Concerns Clinic (WHCC) at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton is unique. It provides comprehensive assessment, consultation and treatment for women who are experiencing mood problems related to the menstrual cycle, childbearing or menopause. WHCC also conducts clinical and ...
Study results show laser imaging is an effective tool
for improving cardiac surgery
Cardiac researchers at Sunnybrook & Women's Schulich Heart Centre have validated a novel Canadian-made diagnostic imaging technology that will for the first time provide cardiac surgeons with a clinical quality control tool for bypass grafts before they leave the operating ...
Decades of discovery
In 1985, investigators at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital painstakingly examined each gene one by one, searching for anomalies. Today, robots scan thousands of genes simultaneously, dramatically speeding up the pace of research and shortening the distance ...
London scientist recognized for his contributions to
Recent reports have shown that kidney disease is on the rise. According to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, an estimated 1.9 million Canadians have some form of chronic kidney disease. In many cases, it progresses gradually over the course of ...
Innovative program helps inner-city women get mammograms
A new breast cancer screening program developed by St. Michael's Hospital and an inner-city drop-in centre has increased mammography rates by more than six times. Disadvantaged women who are struggling with mental illness, poverty, or homelessness rarely receive this vital preventive ...
Teamwork enhances research at ÉBRI
Sometimes dreams do come true. Imagine a team of professionals banded together to develop working effectively and efficiently as an interdisciplinary team to improve the care of seniors. Located at the Élisabeth Bruyre Health Centre, the Élisabeth Bruyre Research Institute ...
Studies examine psychosocial issues unique to women
In step with the burgeoning area of women's health, clinicians and researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital's Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care program have launched a series of clinical studies and initiatives to address psychosocial issues unique to women. Several of ...
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 →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
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 →