Archive for December, 2011

What’s your favourite comfort food when you’re sick?
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 prostate tumors
New imaging agent has an appetite for dangerous
prostate tumors

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 ...

Posted: December 14, 2011|Diagnostic, Featured, Oncology, Research|0 comments

Canadian Pharmacist of the Year
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
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 men’s health
Surgical “robot” a foundation for leadership role in
men’s health

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
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 ...

Posted: December 6, 2011|Patient Care, Public Health, Research|0 comments

Celebrating National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
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 ...

Posted: December 6, 2011|Oncology, Patient Care, Surgery|0 comments

New pan-Canadian study seeks to increase understanding of ovarian cancer, improve diagnosis and treatment
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. ...

Posted: December 6, 2011|Oncology, Research|0 comments

York Central Hospital enhances services for high-risk pregnancies
York Central Hospital enhances services for
high-risk pregnancies

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 ...


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