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Summer Adventure Essentials: Knowing your location can save a life in an emergency

British Columbia is well known for its wide variety of outdoor activities and summer in B.C. is all about outdoor adventures and exploration. It...

Researchers question practice of automatically transfusing large amounts of blood to trauma patients

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital are asking questions about the practice of automatically transfusing large amounts of blood and blood products to trauma patients...

Printing new joints with a 3D printer: advancing regenerative medicine for Canadians

Imagine the day when doctors repair damaged, diseased or arthritic joints with new ones ― not made of titanium or plastic ― but with...

Recovering from disaster – the healthcare response

  It seems that every time we turn on the news we are bombarded with details about the latest catastrophic event. Internationally, stories like the...

Edmonton EMS expedites evacuations: “We help our community. It’s just what...

When the floodwaters started to rise in southern Alberta, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team from the Edmonton Zone of Alberta Health Services was...

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Patient’s Perspective

For a month I had been experiencing unusual symptoms; headaches, bruising, bleeding gums and constant fatigue.  But I knew something was really wrong when...

Family draws on experience with son’s traumatic brain injury to help others cope

In the late morning of April 5, 2008, Andrew McCallum was doing what he did most days: walking his shortcut along the train tracks...

Rapid Response Nurses Provide Intensive Care to Keep Frail Elderly Safe

Roy Brown is an active and independent 89-year-old who still drives, does his own shopping and cooking. Roy lives alone in his Oakville house,...

New Physician Assistant enhancing patient care in Emergency Department

Ben Piper realized he wanted to work in the Emergency Department (ED) while doing rotations as a student in the Physician Assistant (PA) program...

Progressive Mobility Program at St. Joseph’s: Taking one step at time towards better health

  Progressive mobility in critical care is a growing trend in health care worldwide, which aims to keeps patients moving through exercise during their Intensive...

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