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Health stories that made headlines in 2014

Ebola The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in...

Transforming medication safety with barcode technology

The pharmacy team at Markham Stouffville Hospital remembers the first patient whose identification bracelet included a barcode. That barcode enabled the BoxPicker, a state of...

New programs to support men and young adults living with cancer

For more than 20 years, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation has been the innovative leader in supportive care programming for people living with cancer. With...

New genetic test predicts risk of prostate cancer returning

A group of Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of #prostate cancer coming back after treatment and...

Leading the advancement of perinatal bereavement care in Canada

When a pregnancy ends in loss or a baby dies early in life, parents experience and express grief in their own unique ways. No...

Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients

For the last three years, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network, has been...

A band of women with a special bond

On Oct. 15, women from across the region attended BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London to learn about breast...

A holistic approach for managing osteoporosis

When Amanda Owen was diagnosed with osteoporosis, about a decade ago, she knew she had a lot to learn. At the time, Owen —...

SickKids-UHN partnership brings cloud technology to health care

More and more, the fields of biology and genomics are becoming big data sciences. Today research discovery and innovation are made possible by not...

Strong relationships ensure safe medication transitions

Preventable, drug-related hospitalizations cost the Canadian health care system approximately $2.6 billion per year; according to a joint report from Accreditation Canada, the Canadian...

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