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Heart attack study could lead to longer lives

In summing up his view on the value of research, heart-attack survivor Tom Lancaster doesn’t mince words: “If it weren’t for heart research, I...

Service supports Muslims with diabetes

Hoping to build on last year’s success and extend its reach, the Primary Care Diabetes Support Program (PCDSP) of St. Joseph’s Health Care London...

1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

A heart valve procedure is enough to make any patient nervous, but Gisela Wegner didn’t show any nerves as doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital...

Changing the perception of mental healthcare

Earlier this year, I stood on the front of a large piece of heavy construction machinery with the Providence Care Board Chair as we...

The diabetes epidemic

More than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. With more than 20 people being newly diagnosed every hour of every day,...

Taking action against childhood obesity

A generation ago, “after school” was a time when most children looked forward to being outside, running around and playing until they were called...

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer

Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not...

Speech and language therapy meets 21st century

The York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program (YRPSLP) offered through Markham Stouffville Hospital provides help for children from birth to Junior Kindergarten entry who...

Start the conversation because moments matter

For kids escaping school routine, the summer offers endless possibilities of things to do, people to see and places to go. For children with...

New form of inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects more than 200,000 Canadians and is more common than multiple sclerosis and almost as prevalent as Type 1...

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