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Striving for the perfect patient room – a consultative process

In closely scrutinizing the setup of a patient room, a look at one thing leads to another, says Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC's) new...

Ontario Newborn Screening Program to begin screening for cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) will soon be added to the growing list of disorders included in the expanded Ontario Newborn Screening panel. Ontario is the...

Canadian Thoracic Society releases new guidelines for treatment of COPD

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) recently released its new guidelines for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations...

A new smoking cessation tool is helping Canadians butt out

In Canada, approximately 19 per cent of the population 15 years and older smoke. Strong evidence suggests that smoking tobacco is related to more...

St. Mary’s General Hospital leads the way in community based chronic disease management

St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener continues to take a leadership role in community based chronic disease management in Waterloo Region with the launch...

Ventilation system for ‘preemies’ mimics brain-to-lungs respiratory response

A trial of a new ventilation system for premature babies who are in respiratory distress at Sunnybrook is showing promising early results by acting...

Helping babies breathe easier – around the world

Neonatal care is Macartney's calling. So much so that instead of going fishing or taking a road trip to Disney World, he opted to...

Infection control starts from the ground up

When Maja McGuire sees hospital construction she experiences a different sense of anticipation and opportunity than most. She's anticipating dust control and inspections of...

Humber River Regional Hospital’s mock exercise promotes culture of community safety

Protecting their community from significant public disasters is an important priority for Toronto's Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH). One of the ways the hospital...

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