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Colorectal Cancer awareness important year-round

Although March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, there is reason to think about this deadly disease year-round. "Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer...

RRTs add value to their roles at Rouge Valley

Registered Respiratory Therapists will now be helping in the operating room as part of an expanded role at both Rouge Valley Health System hospital...

Physicians given new treatment option for ulcerative colitis

Imagine being 20 years old and not being able to sit through a movie date without running to the bathroom three or four times,...

Lakeridge Health’s Regional Respiratory Rehab Program proves to be a breath of fresh air...

Stan can now walk and talk with little strain - an impressive feat for a patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who just...

Viagra may help children with fatal lung disorder

Physicians at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found that the drug sildenafil, also known as Viagra, may help children suffering from pulmonary...

EGH: Giving the gift of independent breathing

The growing demand for a limited number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds throughout the GTA became increasingly apparent during the SARS crisis. ...

Questions on asthma get straight

The growing demand for a limited number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds throughout the GTA became increasingly apparent during the SARS crisis. ...

Tipping the scales for health

The Endocrine & Diabetes Unit at BC Children's Hospital, like other pediatric hospitals, has seen an alarming increase in the proportion of youth newly...

Gastric banding – A weight loss strategy for the morbidly obese

If Dr. Lance Tin had his way, diet soft drinks would be outlawed. "Diet drinks promote obesity. They have no calories themselves but they...

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