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Remote monitoring improves patient experience after discharge

By James Wysotski Patients at the Heart Failure Clinic know help is just a phone call away. If they notice sudden leg swelling or shortness of...

Successfully managing chronic diseases in the elderly

By Dr. Pamela Eisener-Parsche Managing chronic diseases is a growing part of medical care in Canada. Advances in science, technology and pharmaceuticals mean that many...

Improving care for seniors

By Roxanne Torbiak Despite having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), 89 year old Frederick Kendall enjoys a very active life....

Simple, innovative idea puts cardiac surgery patients first

By Kaylyn Ward Physiotherapy is an essential part of post-operative care for all cardiac surgery patients. From helping prevent respiratory complications to increasing patient mobility...

Nurses to the rescue

By Kimberley Kearsey Nurses to the rescue: PART 1 OF 3 Emergencies can strike at any time. Jarring, chaotic and often life-threatening, they startle the senses...

Integration is the key to success

By Dr. Verna Yiu Saskatchewan recently became the third province in Canada to move towards a single Provincial Health Authority, a move that has naturally...

New care model to better support vulnerable seniors

As Ontario prepares for a growing seniors population, healthcare providers are increasingly focused on developing new strategies to better support them. Seniors often have...

World first: Living without lungs for six days saves a mom’s life

By Alex Radkewycz In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected lungs from a...

Changing the way we approach concussion care

By Catherine Varner As an Emergency Medicine physician and researcher, I encounter patients with head injury very frequently.  While we see a significant amount of...

Design: The secret sauce

By Kate Sellen Well recognized are the challenges to our healthcare system. Not so well recognized is the role of design in finding solutions. Design sits...

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