Archive for September, 2011
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 guaranteed firestarter, at least amongst the baby groups and Mother Goose classes I have been 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, her children had grown and were on their own, and she was active in her local ...
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 brief hospital stay for a kidney ailment in December 2009. “My tremors were uncontrollable,” says Collis. ...
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 not encountered a hospital that does so much to enhance patient safety as we do here,” ...
Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand
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 the right moments. Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department recognizes that the threat ...
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) in the mid-1990s—what was once an overwhelmingly fatal disease can now be largely managed well into ...
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 HIV prevention. Recently awarded $100,000 by Grand Challenges Canada, Logie shares the spotlight with 18 of ...
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 was delivered. SARS convinced the Board of Directors that oversees the Brantford General, a 300+ bed acute ...
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 had made it to the finals and the city was looking for a victory. While fans ...
With an ever increasing number of medical technologies being developed every year, this is truly an exciting era of medical innovation. But, it […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader in childhood disability and rehabilitation. Kids come to Holland Bloorview from different paths. Some of […]Read more →
Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva […]Read more →
For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played […]Read more →
HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a […]Read more →
We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve […]Read more →
It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about […]Read more →
A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition […]Read more →
One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (Guidelines) provide an opportunity […]Read more →
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories […]Read more →
Northwestern Ontario has higher than average rates of cardiac disease. Now, those in need of treatment for complex heart disease, including heart attacks, […]Read more →
In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →
The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle […]Read more →