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Interprofessional Grand Rounds: What goes around, comes around

Like many health-care organizations, Providence Healthcare has identified the importance of interprofessional education and practice as keys to the best possible patient and client...

Cardiac surgery world first: Complicated surgery simplified by new device

Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are the first in the world to use a new implantable surgical device that promises to revolutionize...

First laparoscopic colon surgery performed for first time at Brockville General Hospital

Surgery at Brockville General Hospital  mmn  (BGH) covered new ground November 24th with the first laparoscopic colon resection performed in the hospital’s history. Laparoscopic...

Restorative care program to give patients better option for rehabilitation

The cornerstone of quality health care is making good choices. For many post-treatment patients in acute care, those choices can seem a maze of...

Rare cardiac port access surgery performed at Sunnybrook

Surgeons at Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre have successfully performed their first port access surgery to repair a faulty mitral valve. The highly technical video-assisted...

Heart transplant recipient has faith in biomarker research

While health probably does not rank high among the concerns of most typical teenagers, Tyler Smith spent most of his young adult life wondering...

Scarborough Hospital surgeons perform first microvascular free tissue transfers in Bolivia

Two of The Scarborough Hospital’s plastic surgeons have done it again – performing microsurgical ‘firsts’ in their #volunteer work in the Third World. Drs. Tim...

Hotel Dieu Hospital fast-tracks hip and knee replacements

A fast-track surgery program at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston is living up to its name as it downsizes wait lists for hip and...

Advanced technology and skilled clinicians results in enhanced communication skills

Taking a page from a learning tool used in many schools, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Hospital are using SMART boards to...

Accelerating spinal cord research into care

Parkwood Hospital, part of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, has been selected as one of four initial Canadian centres to promote excellence in spinal...

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