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Self-management techniques for chronic pain

With his skates, pads and sports bag, 13-year-old Justin rushed out of the house, slamming the door behind him. His mother was waiting in...

Canadian first during transseptal heart surgery

By James Wysotski St. Michael’s is the first hospital in Canada to have performed a novel catheter-based valve replacement technique that allows cardiac patients to go...

Canadian surgical first

 The colorectal surgery team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has performed the first robotic ventral rectopexy in Canada to treat a condition called...

Your 2016 Nursing Heroes

1st Place Winner: Pauline Voon –BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Providence Health Care It is a great pleasure to write this letter to nominate Pauline...

Point-of-care ultrasound leads to more efficient and accurate diagnoses in emergency

They’re calling it ‘the stethoscope of the future’. A portable technology called #point-of-care #ultrasound is helping doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)...

Pharmacy program tailors medications to patients’ needs

The culture of quality improvement at #Runnymede Healthcare Centre has inspired the creation of a #pharmacy initiative that is receiving national attention for enhancing...

Student volunteers bring warmth to cancer centre

 Every volunteer has their own story. Samantha Nicholas became a volunteer because she wanted to honour her grandmother’s #cancer journey. Haley Brough became a...

Hospital volunteers make a world of difference

It looks like an ordinary cup of tea being offered to someone sitting at the bedside. But this simple transaction has a far greater...

Personalized medicine: Is Timothy Caulfield right about everything?

The idea that we are in the midst of a genetic revolution has been with us for decades. The latest iteration of this promise...

Small box holds big promise in cardiac care

For a non-descript box it wields a mighty name and even more impressive possibilities for people with heart disease. Called the #AngioDefender, the machine...

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