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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Arthritis study should provide relief when choosing pain medication

Choosing an arthritis pain reliever in a pharmacy aisle isn't as simple as it sounds - there are a dizzying number of choices available....

Healing the heart without opening the chest:

There is a new, less invasive surgical option for correcting an irregular heartbeat that does not respond to conventional treatment, and the Schulich Heart...

New institute designed to advance research at HHS

After years of planning and much anticipation, the construction of the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute is scheduled to begin this...

Canadian Cardiovascular Society

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society is a member based organization that is the national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists. The CCS mission is to...

Successful open heart surgery during pregnancy

When 27-year-old Chantal Dueck learned she urgently needed open heart surgery to replace a congenitally abnormal aortic valve which had become infected and was...

Crossing the finish line with 15 lives saved

Michele Derbyshire has been an OR nurse for 25 years and has participated in more surgeries than she can remember-but a particular 56-hour period...

Best practice heart function clinic boosts quality of life

Heart failure is a scary diagnosis for a person to hear. A significant issue for the health care of Canadians. Heart failure is on the...

Patient creates windmill to honour YCH nurses

When a patient's treatment is complete, the temporary bonds that form between patient and caregivers also come to an end. In the case of...

Mount Sinai’s jaw joint replacement

Imagine losing the ability to chew, bite or even keep your mouth closed. Liane Hoffman lived that nightmare until surgeons at Mount Sinai...

Scleroderma 101

Scleroderma is an autoimmune rheumatic disease that affects connective tissues. Derived from the Greek words sclero meaning hard, and derma meaning skin, scleroderma is...

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