Archive for December, 2005

New program helps new moms regain core muscle strength after having a baby
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 ...

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New centre a hothouse for leading edge research
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 ...

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New dedicated women’s hospital improves access to services for women in northern Alberta
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 ...

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Groundbreaking studies on maternal health
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 ...

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Study results show laser imaging is an effective tool for improving cardiac surgery
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 ...

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Decades of discovery
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 ...

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London scientist recognized for his contributions to kidney research
London scientist recognized for his contributions to
kidney research

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 ...

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Innovative program helps inner-city women get mammograms
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 ...

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Teamwork enhances research at ÉBRI
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 Bruyre Health Centre, the Élisabeth Bruyre Research Institute ...

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Studies examine psychosocial issues unique to women
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 ...

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