Archive for June, 2010

HRRH Paediatric Asthma Clinic
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 ...

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Windsor Regional Hospital focuses on the issue of Shaken Baby Syndrome
Windsor Regional Hospital focuses on the issue of Shaken
Baby Syndrome

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 ...

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The right support at the right time
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, ...

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New imaging technology catches cancer earlier
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 ...

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“Here’s looking at you kid”
“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 ...

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Making the call: Early detection lung study gives participant a new perspective
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 ...

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Taking care of the children
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 ...

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Reducing Tunnel Vision
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 ...

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Imaging advances in Parkinson’s disease
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 ...

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Brighter future expected with new advances in kidney cancer
Brighter future expected with new advances in
kidney cancer

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 ...

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