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 ...
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 →