Archive for March, 2011

Cultural diversity a factor in pain management at Scarborough Hospital
Cultural diversity a factor in pain management at
Scarborough Hospital

When Pain Specialist Angela Harrinanan is called to manage a patient’s pain, she undertakes a complete assessment, reviews medications, asks questions and speaks with family. It is important that she look at the patient as a whole. At The ...

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Tai Chi hits medical mainstream
Tai Chi hits medical mainstream

A centuries old martial art, historically known for its therapeutic powers, is now making its way into the medical mainstream with one of the first Tai Chi programs for patients in a Toronto hospital. Mount Sinai Hospital will offer the ...


“It’s Time To Talk” at The Scarborough Hospital
“It’s Time To Talk” at The Scarborough Hospital

Caring for an elderly loved one facing declining health is one of the most complex – and sensitive – of family issues. But The Scarborough Hospital took steps recently to open up the topic in “It’s Time to Talk,” ...

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Research group leads fight against spondyloarthritis
Research group leads fight against spondyloarthritis

A major feature of arthritis research over the past decade has been the development of multi-disciplinary projects, where a team of scientists with diverse specialties pools their talents in search of improved treatments and an ultimate cure. It is no ...

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West Park’s warm-pool programs help ease the effects of arthritis
West Park’s warm-pool programs help ease the effects
of arthritis

West Park Healthcare Centre’s hydrotherapy pool is an oasis for those seeking ways to lessen the painful effects of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. In a time of limited community resources, with a small number of warm pools available ...

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New dental clinic at Runnymede key to oral health
New dental clinic at Runnymede key to oral health

When Dr. Natalie Archer learned that a new state-of-the-art facility would be built for Runnymede Healthcare Centre, the Toronto dentist knew she had to be part of the venture. A long time member of The Royal College of ...

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Can you have pain without suffering?
Can you have pain without suffering?

What Zen meditators don’t think about won’t hurt them. That was the title of the press release written by the Université de Montréal public relations department for a recent research study Dr. Pierre Rainville and I conducted. I begin ...

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Acupuncture for pain? No thanks
Acupuncture for pain? No thanks

Is acupuncture a reasonably effective intervention for the treatment of pain? Advocates will tell you “yes” and show you dozens of studies to support their enthusiastic claim. Detractors will tell you “no” and quickly add that based on randomized control ...

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Believe in the Power of Movement
Believe in the Power of Movement

An increasing number of studies emphasize the health benefits of physical activity. Yoga, an ancient practice aimed at achieving tranquility and increasing flexibility, muscle tone, balance and strength is rapidly becoming the activity of choice for a large number of ...

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At Lakeridge Health it takes a team to manage pain
At Lakeridge Health it takes a team to manage pain

Doreen Bagley, a patient at Lakeridge Health is a charming woman, full of laughter and a zest for life. In 1985 she was diagnosed with breast cancer; despite treatment and surgery, her cancer spread to the bone in 2002. Radiation ...

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