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Expanded HIV treatment will cut costs, prevent infections: B.C. study

For nearly 15 years, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been the gold standard in HIV treatment, transforming the disease from a death sentence...

Impact of HPV infection of the airway measured for the first time

For the first time, the scope and devastating impact of the human papilloma virus (HPV) infection of the airway in children has been measured,...

Patient safety issues highlighted in innovative stage play

Researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health have come up with a pioneering way to convey their evidence-based research on what can happen when...

Keeping infectious microbes in check

Dr. Samira Mubareka, Sunnybrook’s newest microbiologist is on a continuous quest to ‘rein in’ pathogenic microorganisms for the sake of better patient and community...

Antibiotic project decreases hospital infections and cost

Antibiotics save lives, but at a cost? The medications once considered ‘wonder’ drugs for being able to effectively fight infections, may now be...

Health-care industry reps and patient safety

Most Canadians do not realize that there is a very high chance that when they go in for a surgery, there will be health-care...

Campbellford Memorial Hospital’s antibiotics stewardship program puts patient safety in the hands of caring...

It’s been a little over two years since Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) initially introduced its Antibiotics Stewardship Program and Dr. Richard Schabas is delighted...

A ‘surgical huddle’ saves lives

Marjorie Scott quietly reads a book as she sits in the waiting room just inside Royal Victoria Hospital’s operating suites. On this day...

Aftershock of SARS still felt among survivors

For 22 years, coronary critical care nurse Sylvia Gordon helped save people’s lives. But when SARS suddenly hit Canada in 2003, she had her...

Practice makes perfect

A 78-year-old woman is admitted to Rouge Valley Centenary (RVC) with pneumonia. Two days later, as she lies in her hospital bed, her nurse...

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