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 ...
Education and Professional Development
Everywhere one turns these days, there is someone or something offering financial planning. The problem for the consumer is how to differentiate between […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
As we gather our receipts and get ready to prepare our taxes, many of us start to feel a ‘cash crunch’ and are […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
At the hospital, provincial, and even federal level, those responsible for running our health care system are developing solutions to address the rising […]Read more →
Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to […]Read more →
COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? […]Read more →
Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario’s highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner. To […]Read more →
In Ontario, health care has long been one of the healthier economic sectors to work in. And it may well be the healthiest […]Read more →
Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility for kids with disability in our […]Read more →
The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible […]Read more →
Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next person interprets the drawing and […]Read more →
Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child. How a hug could make almost any sadness or […]Read more →
Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica […]Read more →
One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices. Since that time there have […]Read more →
We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became […]Read more →
Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous […]Read more →
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure […]Read more →
Geriatrics and Aging
Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one of the health care system’s greatest challenges; accomplishing it is one of Fraser […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are […]Read more →