Archive for March, 2011
Cultural diversity a factor in pain management at
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 ...
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
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,” ...
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 ...
West Park’s warm-pool programs help ease the effects
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →
St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups […]Read more →
A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of […]Read more →