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Prostate cancer screening: The debate continues

Early detection of prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test has remained a controversial topic for several years. The PSA test is...

Minding the gaps in quality improvement in Canadian healthcare

What can Canada gain by upping its investment to advance the health quality improvement (QI) agenda? And, in what areas should it invest? A...

Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity service expansion

Good interprofessional relationships and collaboration have been present since midwifery care was introduced in Temiskaming in 2010. This led to an expansion of services...

A decade of the Common Drug Review

Within the health care arena, how many examples of federal, provincial and territorial collaboration can you name?  How many have endured for over a...

Labour and birth information from BC hospitals made available to public

Labour and birth information for each hospital in British Columbia is now available to expectant mothers, their families, the general public, and health care...

New armband improves patient safety in hospitals

For years, it has been standard practice in hospitals. Patients arriving at registration are issued an armband to identify who they are. In some...

Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has developed a new tool to improve patient care by better managing the triage process for expectant mothers coming...

Low compression alternative for breast cancer screening

Getting a mammogram every two years for breast screening helps make sure any problems are caught at an early stage. The earlier you find...

Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care for seniors

A new Nurse Practitioner role with a special focus on Geriatrics is helping the most frail and complex patients at St. Joseph's Health Centre...

Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate cancer research

Three Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) scientists won Movember Discovery Grants from Prostate Cancer Canada. The awards are worth $200,000 over two years and support...

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