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Model train becomes unique form of therapy

Meandering under a bridge and past replicas of houses, barns and churches, a model train at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario is a symbol...

Kingston hospitals work together to help seniors stay on their feet

While it's true that today's seniors are healthier and living at home longer than previous generations, falls remain the number one safety concern. Kingston...

Heightened Senses

Dementia is defined as the chronic deterioration of intellectual function and other cognitive skills severe enough to interfere with the ability to perform activities...

SickKids first hospital in North America to replace a pulmonary valve without performing open-heart...

SickKids is the first hospital in North America to use a catheter to replace a pulmonary valve, eliminating the need for open-heart surgery in...

Wavemakers bring music programs to children with disabilities

Nicole Turner can't lift a fork to her mouth. Yet thanks to an innovative program that brings adapted music to Ontario children with disabilities,...

Days-old infant saved by ten years of critical care medicine

Twenty-one weeks into her pregnancy, Sarah Platnar of Pickering, Ontario found out that her developing fetus had a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Muscle tissue on...

Epilepsy surgery: Curing a life-long disabling illness

"In a recent survey in Canada, of the estimated 20,000 patients who might benefit from epilepsy surgery, only 350 had been treated with surgery,"...

Clinic addresses the needs of the elderly at St. Joseph’s Health Centre

St. Joseph's Health Centre is strengthening its community roots as it faces the challenge of providing care to Metro Toronto's largest senior population that...

Osler creates a welcoming place for children and families

When you're just four years old and not feeling well, simply being inside a hospital can be intimidating. Throw in a whole battery of...

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