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Individualized care for pain management

Pain is a subjective and individual experience, but most people would agree that in any form, it is undesirable and decreases quality of life. At...

Solving the pain puzzle?

The November 2013 “Pain in Canada fact sheet” published by the Canadian Pain Society states some hard facts summarized under the heading Pain is...

Acupuncture turns addict into a believer

Ed Dowdell can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on something. He started drinking at the age of seven and then added drugs into the...

Taking control of pain

Child life specialists at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital are empowering young patients to take control of their pain and helping parents develop strategies...

New program helps to reduce readmission rates

A new program implemented at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is helping to reduce readmission rates for patients once they are discharged. Studies have...

Helping patients become tobacco-wise

While cancer rates for non-Aboriginal people in Canada are decreasing, rates among Aboriginal people are on the rise. There is a direct link between...

The tipping point for health care technology

The health care industry has been more cautious in adapting new technology trends than other sectors, and rightly so. Personal health information must be...

Electronic mental health record transforms care

When treating patients requiring mental healthcare, caregivers need compassion, understanding and quick, complete and accurate access to previous treatment and health records.“Time is of...

Tele-mentoring brings specialists close to home

When a migraine brought Sara Hampel to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) earlier this year, she had no idea that she would...

Music therapy and patient-centred care

I know exactly the moment that I decided to become a music therapist. That moment was at a hospital, where I was the patient. I...

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