Archive for September, 2009

Paying it forward: A cross-country kidney swap
Paying it forward: A cross-country kidney swap

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Four Canadians are living a bit more comfortably thanks to one anonymous Vancouverite whose recent selfless act of donating a ...

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Back in the swing of things
Back in the swing of things

He works 12-hour shifts at his full time job as a systems analyst. He plays at least one round of golf a week. He and his wife show their five Rhodesian Ridgebacks at dog show competitions across Canada and the ...

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Volunteers give Crohn’s and colitis patients new lease of life
Volunteers give Crohn’s and colitis patients new
lease of life

Friendship can be some of the best medicine, as discovered by many whose lives have been touched by the dedicated patient-volunteers of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Support Network, based in Toronto. The peer-led, staff-supported group is widely ...

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Volunteers with first-hand experience provide comfort to cardiac patients
Volunteers with first-hand experience provide comfort to
cardiac patients

The impact of cardiac disease on a patient’s life can be overwhelming, and a traumatic event like a heart attack or cardiac intervention can be life-changing. While proper medical care is critical, sometimes the calming touch or encouraging words of ...

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