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Taking a look at medical imaging in Canada

One of the things that makes hospitals stand out is that many of them are home to impressive #medical imaging scanners. If you visit...

Improving patient care by connecting medical records

When patients sit in front of a clinician, whether in a hospital Emergency Department (ED), an urgent care centre or a community practice, they...

Connecting2care for children and families

This year #Holland Bloorview #Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is celebrating an important milestone in our 117 year history - 10 years in our new state-of-the-art,...

Using MRIs to predict kidney failure

One in every two patients diagnosed with #kidney failure will not be alive in three years. “The major reason that kidneys fail is scarring,” says...

There`s an app for that

There are more than 165,000 mobile health apps and they are changing how patients and hospitals engage with the health system. But are they...

Paramedics provide key support to palliative patients

Diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer and told there were few treatment options, Myles Schopf decided he preferred to die at his home in...

Marking a Canadian milestone in transplant

Early in 2016 Toronto’s University Health Network announced a #Canadian first: the completion of a successful #hand transplant. For Trillium Gift of Life Network...

Meet Nursing Hero Mo Gaffney

I would like to nominate RN Mo Gaffney for the Nursing Hero Award. At the Downtown Community Health Centre at 569 Powell Street in Vancouver,...

Troponin testing for chest pain: Central lab or point of care?

If the person sitting beside you suddenly developed #chest pain, how would you know if they were having a #heart attack? What if it...

Bill C-14: Medical Assistance in Dying

        By Michael Watts  The Federal Government recently tabled #Bill C-14 (#Medical Assistance in Dying) in  response to the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Carter v...

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