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Person Centred Care – Gay Lesbian Transgendered Bi-sexual and Intersexed Population

In the wake of discussions around person centred care and what that means, this seems a good time to talk about acceptance of the...

Ontarians have chance to inform the future of health-care

We purchase hybrid cars, buy environmentally friendly products, and recycle, all in the name of preserving the world for future generations. So why not...

Asthma resources available for health professionals

The Asthma Society of Canada is a registered national charity focusing on asthma and associated allergies through education and patient empowerment. We offer a...

Canadian Diabetes Association translates research into practical tools

Dedicated to leading the fight against diabetes, the Canadian Diabetes Association—supported by a community-based network of volunteers, members, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners—provides...

A team for every patient with diabetes An interdisciplinary approach to a complex, chronic...

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic illness that requires a lifelong commitment to complex lifestyle modifications involving nutrition management, physical activity, regular self-blood glucose monitoring,...

Stem cell biologist brings new hope for diabetes treatments

Applications for stem cells were once considered ‘futuristic.’ But today’s research is ushering in a new era in which these cells are a source...

A technology pioneered at the Montreal Heart Institute chills heart back into rhythm

On March 30, 2011, the electrophysiology team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) used cryoablation (ablation using cold) to treat a patient suffering from...

Cardiac surgery world first Pacemaker complication repaired using minimally invasive surgery

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is proud to announce a world first. LHSC’s cardiac surgery team successfully performed an emergency surgery to repair a...

Collaborative care enhances lives of patients with diabetes

Joyce Ellis, 73, has been living with diabetes for 12 years. The disease was detected following a routine urine test for a bladder infection....

Biomarkers to diagnose and prevent ‘lung attacks’ that can kill

Vivianne Toupin knows firsthand just how deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be. In her lifetime, three of her family members have succumbed...

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