Archive for June, 2010
HRRH Paediatric Asthma Clinic
Toruna and Tanisha Deokaran are breathing easier these days. They’re also doing it closer to home. Thanks to the new Paediatric Asthma Clinic at Toronto’s Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), the Deokaran sisters are receiving specialized care for ...
Windsor Regional Hospital focuses on the issue of Shaken
The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome indicates that thousands of children are injured or killed each year as a result of child abuse. One of the most common causes for injury to an infant in the first two ...
The right support at the right time
“I still remember when I was first diagnosed. I knew immediately it was going to impact my life,” says Ginny Merringer. “What if I died? Who would help my husband raise three, then school-aged boys? I wanted desperately to live, ...
New imaging technology catches cancer earlier
Almost 23,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada last year. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Finding cancer at the earliest possible stage is important. It means a greater chance of surviving the ...
“Here’s looking at you kid”
The Provincial Maternal Newborn Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Remote Screening Work Group – a Work Group of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH), recommended that a pilot project be initiated to investigate the feasibility of Registered Nurses ...
Making the call: Early detection lung study gives
participant a new perspective
David Gray was 12 years old when he lit his first cigarette. Growing up as the middle child in a family of six wasn’t easy. Times were tough and David went to work at a young age to help his ...
Taking care of the children
There is nothing more frightening than watching helplessly while your small child struggles to breathe. That’s exactly what happened to Sandy and Paul Iacobelli and they will never forget the experience. It was Christmas day when the two, both ...
Reducing Tunnel Vision
For Kim Barnes, the idea of getting inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was terrifying, something she thought she could never do. But when the computed tomography (CT) scan for her fibromyalgia came back inconclusive, her health-care team ...
Imaging advances in Parkinson’s disease
Imaging in Parkinson’s disease diagnosis has been used primarily to rule out conditions that might mimic Parkinson’s. The traditional thinking is that the Parkinson’s brain appears normal in MRI scans. However, scientists at the University of British Columbia ...
Brighter future expected with new advances in
Five years ago, kidney cancer was in the shadows. A diagnosis of the disease left few options for patients and the average survival time was just 12 months. But through exciting new developments in treating the disease, there is now ...
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →