Archive for December, 2011
The Scarborough Hospital wants to know: What’s your
favourite comfort food when you’re sick?
Whether it’s a simple bowl of chicken noodle soup or something more unusual, the foods we eat when we’re sick are as important as a warm blanket and fuzzy slippers. And now your favourite comfort food story could win you ...
New imaging agent has an appetite for dangerous
Non-invasive imaging detects prostate cancer earlier than ever before, but can’t accurately distinguish between malignant and benign disease. According to Lawson Health Research Institute’s Drs. John Lewis and Len Luyt, a new molecular imaging probe could be the answer. Ghrelin is ...
Canadian Pharmacist of the Year
Bruyère Continuing Care and the Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute are proud to have Barbara Farrell as Canada’s Pharmacist of the Year. Nominated by her peers, out of a possible 32,586 pharmacists in Canada, and due to her work in pharmacy ...
New state-of-the-art Research Imaging Centre promises to
change the future of mental health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) officially opened the doors to its new Research Imaging Centre -- the first of its kind in Canada where positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and genetic imaging will be ...
Surgical “robot” a foundation for leadership role in
With the assistance of Canada’s Great One (Wayne Gretzky), the leading-edge da Vinci Surgical System (known as “the robot”) was unveiled at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) Wednesday, October 19. Wayne took his turn at the controls to see how ...
Gender makes a difference in health care: Report reveals
ways to improve women’s health
Women experience unique health issues like pregnancy and menopause as well as health conditions like cervical, ovarian and breast cancer. Some diseases like HIV and cardiovascular disease are said to present differently in women than in men, and women and ...
Celebrating National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
A new initiative that is helping to raise awareness about breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy or mastectomy was recently celebrated at both Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) hospital campuses. National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day, which was celebrated for the first ...
New pan-Canadian study seeks to increase understanding
of ovarian cancer, improve diagnosis and treatment
Despite years of research, about 2,500 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 1,700 Canadian women still die from the disease every year. A new pan-Canadian study led by the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) hopes to change this. ...
A spotlight on women’s health research
Josie Cassano Rizzuti didn’t recognize the troubling signs of depression when she was in the midst of perimenopause. At 41, she believed she was too young to go through such a transition. But her symptoms were beyond avoidance – complete changes ...
York Central Hospital enhances services for
To enhance the care to patients with high-risk pregnancies, York Central Hospital, in Richmond Hill, Ontario recently enhanced its Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services. By consolidating these services in a beautiful, newly renovated clinic, patients experience a more calm, restful ...
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 →