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Care close to home for the tiniest and most fragile residents

Yvette Gabovic-Dahlke cuddles her tiny son as she gently rocks back and forth in the hospital rocking chair. Her eyes rarely leave the precious...

Lawson researchers engineer a switch to tame aggressive cancers

When cancers become aggressive and spread they are the most deadly. Unfortunately, little is known about how to stop this development. A new imaging...

Scarborough Hospital surgeon demonstrates unique procedure to Chilean doctors

It is a very rare procedure – only three surgeons in Canada are doing it – and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jim Rathbun of The...

Reducing client-handling musculoskeletal disorders

Providence Healthcare is a leading Toronto health care facility that offers rehabilitation, palliative care, outpatient clinics and services, caregiver support and long-term care. Providence...

Healthy hospital committee puts heart into health care

It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge your weakness. Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is a hospital determined to create a high performance...

A hidden truth: Hostility in healthcare

A nurse rolls her eyes when you ask her for help. A new nurse is given the most difficult patient on the floor so...

Keeping fit in a high-stress environment

The first doctor I ever knew had his jet-black hair slicked back in a way that made him look like Dracula. For many years...

Fraser Health enhances info for surgical patients including Soonest Surgery Tool

The Soonest Surgery Tool predicts the five surgeons in Fraser Health most likely able to perform a specific surgical procedure sooner than others. This...

Bluewater Health opens new cancer care assessment and treatment centre

Just imagine...it might be cancer. The prospect of a cancer diagnosis is perhaps one of the most anxious times anyone could face. Cancer care can...

Stop talking, start doing: The pursuit of wellness while you work

Happiness is a skill. One day. Twenty-four hours. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. How much time do you dedicate to your own happiness in one day? For Velta Vikmanis, at least...

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