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Lifestyle clinic addresses childhood obesity

It’s been called an epidemic. According to statistics from the Childhood Obesity Foundation, over 26 per cent of Canadian children and youth are overweight...

Your heart in high definition

Doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital have a powerful new tool for diagnosing heart disease: a powerful new computed tomography (CT) scanner that is bringing...

Team work essential part of diagnostic imaging program

When Shelly Thackurdin took her blood pressure at work to see if she was more stressed out than a colleague, the 34-year-old Personal Support...

Paediatric Diabetes Clinic: Helping parents and children overcome the disease

For the most part, 16 year old Jamie Moore is a pretty normal teenager. She plays sports, dances and hangs out with friends. But...

Partnership delivers collaborative, innovative model of care for women with cancer

Learning you have cancer can be traumatic and overwhelming. Knowing where to go for medical support is one thing, but knowing how to find...

Nuclear Medicine provides prompt diagnosis and care

Every morning for three months, Greg Robinson, 42, experienced a cramping chest pain. The pain usually subsided after relaxing for 10 minutes, but he...

Leading in challenging times

It is no secret that we are living in challenging times. We regularly hear about business sectors and organizations facing serious issues and, certainly,...

Breast cancer survivor celebrates the birth of her ‘miracle’ baby

If there is one message Allison Roberts would like to shout to the world it would be a simple one. “Never give up hope.” And...

Study proves exercise reduces risk of colon cancer

Dr. Eric Hurowitz, a gastroenterologist with The Scarborough Hospital since 1987, practices what he preaches by incorporating regular exercise in his daily routine as...

New screening test could reduce high mortality rates in patients with liver cancer

Primary liver cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world. Unfortunately, it is usually diagnosed far too late for...

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