Archive for July, 2006
A first in pediatric cardiology
As part of a strategic initiative by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a $2.5-million research grant has been awarded to a unique multidisciplinary project, coordinated by the CHU Sainte-Justine, that will bring together the MUHC Montreal Children's Hospital, ...
Southlake leads the way in atrial fibrillation ablation
Imagine it's 2 o'clock in the afternoon and you're with your daughter at the park when you suddenly begin to feel light-headed. Your heart begins to race, pounding so hard that you develop chest pains. You think to yourself: "This ...
Lakeridge Health’s Cardiovascular Prevention and
Rehabilitation Services hosts annual Walk of Life
Just last year Bob Traill, a cardiovascular disease patient participating in the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (CVPRP) at Lakeridge Health could only dream of finishing the program's 5 km Walk of Life around Whitby's Waterfront Trail. After spending Valentines ...
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple
They are common poorly understood chronic multisystem illnesses that are newly recognized by the medical community and mainly affect women. Men and children can also be affected. They occur in 1.5 to three per cent of people according to the ...
Patient receives new type of aortic valve without
A multidisciplinary team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) performed a percutaneous aortic valve implantation, using a new type of valve (ReValvingª System, CoreValve, Paris, France). The procedure was carried out on December 6, 2005, by a non-surgical method known ...
Babies with heart defects grow up and so does the
science that treats them
Every new mother breathes a sigh of relief when her baby is born healthy. Ten fingers, ten toes. One perfect little heart. But approximately one in a hundred babies will be born with a heart defect. A congenital heart defect can ...
More women should reap the benefits of cardiac rehab
Joining a cardiac rehab program can pay huge dividends in terms of vitality, psychological and emotional health, and longer life-yet women are still under-represented in these programs. "It's unfortunate because heart disease is a major women's health issue," says Dr. Paul ...
Rheumatology day program at St. Joseph’s Hospital
in London makes life a lot easier
Debby Gartly smiles as she talks about her new grandchild, "I have two children and three grandchildren, one was just born on Friday." Debby can now look optimistically at the thought of playing with her grandchildren, a few years ago ...
Cooler temperatures result in better brain function
following cardiac arrest
By Karen Smith Returning even one cardiac arrest patient to the life they knew before is reason enough for induced hypothermia to become the standard of care, says an emergency medicine physician and critical care specialist at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). In ...
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 →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →