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 ...
Ken Scullion volunteers with the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Service (CRSP) at the Rouge Valley Centenary (RVC) site in Scarborough, Ontario. […]Read more →
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 →