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Rethinking Rehabilitation

When Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) opened the new Regional Rehabilitation Centre at its Hamilton General Hospital campus this past fall, it was truly an...

Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery provides high quality and safe surgical care at Toronto’s St....

With the arrival of Dr. Maurice Blitz to St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Thoracic Surgery service, the hospital now has the skills and expertise to...

Lakeridge Health helps stroke survivors achieve their potential

Four months after a debilitating stroke left Hans Helmut Nirschl unable to move from a bed to a wheelchair without the assistance of a...

New procedure meets needs of aging, complex heart patients

The last thing John Pipher expected when he went to see his family doctor about a persistent cough in May 2008 was to be...

Misericordia’s cataract surgeries a boon – at any age

Patricia Hansen used to love reading books, watching TV and taking part in conversations with her friends. But over the past few years,...

One man’s death changes seven lives forever

Tears streamed down Paula Coulter’s cheeks as she softly spoke to her 39-year-old husband Tim about their children and their future plans. She didn’t...

Breaking Barriers: St. Paul’s performs B.C.’s first kidney transplant between people of different blood...

For 15 years, Steve Waddington had polycystic kidney disease, a genetic condition that can eventually destroy a kidney. Though his kidneys had not yet...

Hip hip hooray! Hope for young athletes at Women’s College Hospital

Kelley Lusk has always been a competitive athlete, playing both field hockey and soccer since kindergarten. So it is not hard to imagine her...

Organ transplant survivor learns to walk again

Linda Joyce Brown enjoys her annual winter trips to Florida with her husband. But this year, her deteriorating health put her vacation plans on...

Wiihab making therapy fun

Drop into the occupational therapy department at Parkwood Hospital, and you may think the patients and residents you see playing Nintendo Wii are just...

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