Archive for March, 2006

Family finds “piece of heaven” in St. Michael’s Hospital
Family finds “piece of heaven” in St.
Michael’s Hospital

A mother of three adult sons and grandmother to three young girls, RoseMary Morrison was an active and independent 72-year-old whose busy life included raising a 14-year-old granddaughter and hosting international students in her home. So when her family noticed ...

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AquaSonix Therapy
AquaSonix Therapy

Patients suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, back or muscle pain are finding relief in the pool at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. An exciting new treatment, combining low impact aquatic exercise with therapeutic sound pressure waves in heated pools, is offering another option ...

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Alternative approaches aid recovery from limb loss
Alternative approaches aid recovery from limb loss

Losing a limb due to traumatic injury or illness is certainly a life-altering experience. Whether due to a grave illness such as diabetes or cancer, or a serious accident, amputees are often faced with severe pain, emotional and psychological distress ...

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Group art therapy provides support and healing
Group art therapy provides support and healing

Since the late 1940s, art therapy has been part of the multi-disciplinary team approach in hospitals in North America. It has been used very effectively in such areas as children's hospitals, departments of psychiatry, eating disorders clinics, rehabilitation centers, ...

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Casey House uses complementary therapy to enhance patient care
Casey House uses complementary therapy to enhance
patient care

When treating people affected by HIV/AIDS, complementary therapies - such as massage and aromatherapy - predate the use of drugs. Casey House, one of the world's first hospices for people with HIV/AIDS, provides a full-spectrum of care through a ...

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Providence Healthcare offers comforts of home to help families cope
Providence Healthcare offers comforts of home to help
families cope

Elizabeth Dobson can easily remember beginning her day at Providence Hospital and finding the loved one of a patient catching a few winks in the Chapel. "There was this one elderly man in particular who would come every morning and ...

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Going home: Dispelling the myth of palliative care
Going home: Dispelling the myth of palliative care

Mark Johnston is a young man, a father, and a firefighter who should be enjoying a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning with his wife and two kids while reading the paper and watching them grow up. Instead, he ...

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Living at Grace
Living at Grace

For the dedicated staff in the palliative care unit of The Salvation Army's Toronto Grace Hospital, the focus is on living. "The emphasis is on the patients' priorities," explains Deborah Randall-Wood, Patient Care Manager of the program. "They have to be ...

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