Archive for March, 2010

Get Moving keeps seniors active
Get Moving keeps seniors active

Health-care professionals know about the frustration experienced by seniors when they can’t get around as they once did. With our aging population and the fact that Boomers themselves are now turning 60, the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle has ...

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Clinician Teacher Program addresses rheumatology shortage
Clinician Teacher Program addresses rheumatology shortage

Canada faces an arthritis crisis. While the prevalence of arthritis is already too high, it’s predicted to get much worse. By 2030, approximately 7 million or one in five Canadian adults will be struggling with arthritis. At the same time, ...

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Handle with Care – Osteoporosis patients benefit from education and health promotion through COPE Clinic
Handle with Care – Osteoporosis patients benefit from
education and health promotion through COPE Clinic

According to Osteoporosis Canada, as many as two million Canadians suffer from osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. As the only clinic of its kind in West Toronto, the Community Osteoporosis ...

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Patient Portal provides self-management tools to improve wellness
Patient Portal provides self-management tools to
improve wellness

ROAM Patient Portal is an access solution that is used by hospitals, provincial health-care organizations and doctors’ offices for a wide range of applications including diabetes management, stroke prevention, smoking cessation and wellness initiatives. A recently released version of ...

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Lakeridge Health’s Pinewood Centre helps improve lives one needle at a time
Lakeridge Health’s Pinewood Centre helps improve
lives one needle at a time

Over the years, John* waged a private battle with the bottle, but when he began abusing prescription medication, the retired police officer knew it was time to seek professional help. Today, he’s enjoying one of his longest periods of sobriety ...

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At Women’s College Hospital, equity is more than an idea
At Women’s College Hospital, equity is more than
an idea

Women’s College Hospital was born in 1911 so that medically trained women could practice medicine at a time when it was not possible anywhere else. Since then – for nearly a century – the hospital has remained committed to ...

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Be aware and be well: Promoting colon health
Be aware and be well: Promoting colon health

Colon cancer. Ten years ago, no one talked about it. Today, awareness among Ontarians has increased dramatically due in part to an aggressive awareness campaign by Cancer Care Ontario. More than 7,000 people walked through a forty foot long ...

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Wellspring partners with hospital to bring hope to breast cancer care
Wellspring partners with hospital to bring hope to
breast cancer care

In the mammography waiting area at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London is a vibrant reminder of hope. Colourful works of art painted on acrylic panels appear as stained glass where patients wait for their tests. But what makes the art ...

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