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Top 10 new and emerging health technologies: Are they game changers?

  Earlier this year, in a Canadian first, a group of experts came together to identify a list of potentially ‘game-changing’ health technologies that could...

Drug infusion system enhances patient safety

Since he was seven months old, David Lingisi has made regular trips to the hospital – sometimes on a weekly basis. He’s now 17. At...

Smoother transitions for patients living with mental illness

Richard Merrick knows how challenging it can be to make the transition from hospital to community, particularly for patients living with mental illness or...

Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety

Paige and Devan, both 17-years-old, are excited. They are getting ready to go to downtown Toronto to see if they can catch a glimpse...

New guidelines for mental health disorders in pregnant and postpartum women

As many as one in five women in BC will experience a mental health disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Such disorders affect...

Partnering for patients to make transitions seamless

A patient’s transition from hospital to home is a critical time in their health care journey. While hospitals and community care services are there...

How mindfulness helps prevent addiction relapse

Two years ago, Doug McCaslin was leading a double life. The 65-year-old was splitting his time between his home in Toronto and a job...

When providing care, put the patient into perspective

How did 80-year old Ambrose Wald fall out of a hospital chair specifically designed to stop patients from falls? It's a question to which...

Toronto researchers develop world’s first app to help treat alcohol withdrawal

Conditions related to the consumption of alcohol, such as #alcohol withdrawal, are among the most common problems encountered in emergency departments around the world,...

Addiction treatments reach those who need it most

For Dr. Meldon Kahan, medical director of the Substance Use Service at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), the traditional model of treating addiction – waiting...

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