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Immunization is not a bad word

If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of new moms all you have to do is say immunization. It’s a...

Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver

All eyes were on downtown Vancouver on the night of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. It had been 17 years since the Vancouver Canucks...

Connecting patient safety and infection prevention

When SARS claimed 44 lives in Ontario in 2003—even though no one died at the Brant Community Healthcare System—it significantly changed the way care...

Women’s College Hospital scientist will teach Haitian women to prevent HIV

An innovative program in Haiti, spearheaded by Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) post-doctoral fellow Carmen Logie, will use solar-powered tablets to teach women about...

30 YEARS OF HIV/AIDS: Casey House to revolutionize care in response to evolving epidemic

This year marks 30 years since AIDS was first identified. Thanks to marvellous treatment advances—most significantly, the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)...

Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand hygiene rates

With awareness regarding hospital-based infection rates on the rise, it is now more important than ever for health-care workers to clean their hands at...

Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care

“Having worked at several hospitals – both large and small, urban and rural – and since coming to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), I have...

Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease

A one-week disruption of his Parkinson’s medication schedule resulted in nearly three months of distress for Lorne Collis after he returned home from a...

Scleroderma Group dedicated to scleroderma research, treatment and clinical care

Barbara Williams had always considered herself to be a healthy and active person. After all, she had an exciting career in the pharmaceutical industry,...

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