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Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada needs to do more

Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva Las...

Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care

In January, North York General Hospital (NYGH) introduced a Paediatric Short Stay Unit to provide young patients with timely access to acute care for...

Understanding mitochondrial disease

When the freezers in his research lab were failing, Dr. Adeel Safdar took to sleeping on the floor of the research lab to safeguard...

Celebrating recovery and eroding stigma

For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played a...

International Clinical Trials Day at HealthCareCAN

HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a partnership...

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system

We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to the graduating...

Revolutionizing cardiovascular and respiratory care with new technologies

Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the ground-breaking...

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in young children with autism

A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve their...

Heart failure: The misunderstood cardiovascular disease

It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about many...

What makes a diabetes care program a success?

A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old woman, arrived...

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