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Helping aging brains slow down normal deterioration of mental ability

Evelyn and Coleman Bernstein are an active couple in their mid 70s. They volunteer, go to the theatre, play computer games, take later life...

Recovering a lost year – Videoconferencing care to help stroke patients

Ice cold. That is how 57-year-old Kenora resident Bill Millar's left hand felt while he was working in his garage on the May long...

Bedside test screens for swallowing disorder

Canadian Stroke Network researchers have developed a bedside test that will enable health professionals to quickly determine whether a stroke patient is having trouble...

Young Beatles fan imagines a future of possibilities with a “little help from his...

Like his father, Damon Arbuckle is a huge Beatles fan. At just four and a half years old, Damon also loves to dance and...

Embracing elder friendly care at North York General Hospital

Care of the elderly, one of the four strategic priorities at North York General Hospital (NYGH) is being embraced in an ambitious four-year plan...

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of brain tumours: The importance of early diagnosis and...

To many people, a brain tumour is one of the most frightening diagnoses imaginable, with symptoms affecting the very core of one's personality and...

The fifth vital sign

Pain has been accepted as a part of life since the beginning of time. "Still, health care doesn't tend to manage pain well according...

Making paramedics get the flu shot

Question from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, SK. "I read that some paramedics in Kingston were suspended from the job because they refused their flu shots....

Reducing chronic pain for residents in long term care

Over the past several years, reducing pain levels for residents has been a quality improvement initiative and main focus for all professionals working in...

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