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Taking a cultural approach to diabetes education and care

More than 40,000 people living in Hamilton have diabetes. While many are on a diabetes care plan, many others don’t know how to deal...

Respirology Team Celebrates Diversity

In a community where the population is growing at a rate of about 30 per cent annually and hails from such disparate corners of...

Hamilton – an example of Canada’s changing economy

During my early childhood growing up in Western Canada, I recall reading in my grade five history textbook about the Canadian Mecca of manufacturing...

Workshop on pulmonary rehabilitation raises awareness

Health-care professionals from across the country gathered at West Park Healthcare Centre in Toronto June 5-6 to learn about Pulmonary Rehabilitation and came away...

Sunnybrook performs minimally invasive bypass surgery

Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre became the first centre in Toronto to perform minimally invasive, beating-heart bypass surgery to fix clogged arteries and improve blood...

Treating a foot ulcer: One step in diabetic care

One step for foot treatment, one giant step for overall diabetic care. That’s how the team at the Diabetic Foot Wound Healing Clinic at...

Computers bridge distances: Vision program improves lives of diabetics

The ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon - under the leadership of Dr. M Mathen, head of Misericordia Health Centre’s (MHC) Eye Care Centre of Excellence...

Finding diabetes before it finds us

Diabetes is a serious but manageable disease. When patients have the right education and information, they can manage their disease and expect to live...

First in Canada: Baby has heart procedure while inside her mother’s womb

Throughout a seemingly routine pregnancy with her third child, Vicki McKenzie, her husband Ian, and their two sons looked forward to becoming a family...

Educating women with diabetes

Five to 10 per cent of Canadians are affected by diabetes. About half are women. One of those women is Claudette Banks. She was...

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