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Celebrating patients: Showcasing courage and resilience

On May 30, 2016, Mackenzie Health recognized Celebrating Patients Day: Your Stories Inspire Us to acknowledge patients and their health experiences. The highlight of...

Reinforcing patients’ support networks

Feelings of stress and emotional suffering are often reported by family members who fulfil the role of caregiver for their loved ones (2012 General...

A path to healing from PTSD

The government has passed legislation that will make life a little easier for first responders struggling with PTSD. But nurses are now left wondering...

Ontario’s Bill 210: A Sweeping Expansion of LHIN Powers over Health Service Providers

            By Michael Watts  Ontario’s Bill 210, the Patients First Act, 2016 passed first reading on June 2, 2016 and, if enacted as drafted, will significantly...

Championing a more coordinated paediatric healthcare system

In recent decades, we have seen dramatic increases in our understanding of disease and our technical capabilities in treating illness and injury. Progress has...

Acute Ambulatory Care Unit helps reduce time spent in hospitals

Where does a patient go when their needs are too complex for a community or family physician but may not require inpatient hospitalization or...

Hospital at home program eases stress for kids

Hilary Daum will never forget March 15, 2015. That was the day her son, two and a half-year old Sage Amor, was diagnosed with...

Ankyloglossia (tongue -tie): Latching on to the evidence

The benefits of breastfeeding are many. And the pressure on moms to breastfeed — and to continue breastfeeding — is high. But what happens...

The Zika Virus

Mosquito-borne diseases are not usually a hot news topic in North America, despite the fact that nearly half a million lives were lost to...

Health Sciences North opens new cardiac centre

Health Sciences North (HSN) and a team of cardiologists in Greater Sudbury have joined forces to launch a new one-stop centre for cardiac care. The...

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