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Top emerging health technologies

By Andrea Tiwari Breakthroughs in health technologies are coming at us fast and furious. Innovative medicines show promise for many diseases, and cutting edge diagnostic...

Pharmacological options for treating opioid addiction

By Dr. Janice Mann Opioids are a class of drugs that are prescribed to treat pain, and include codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone (one of the ingredients...

Food for thought: Nutrition’s contribution to healing

By Shaylin Kemmerling Imagine catering a wedding – three times a day… every day… of the year… with 39 different dietary considerations and individual food...

Reducing the number of instruments on operating room trays saves money

By Amanda Jackman Financial accountability, cost savings and streamlining are very familiar terms for hospitals in Ontario. Publically funded health care organizations constantly have to...

Small tumours are now easier to see and remove for surgical teams

By John Pereira Kingston General Hospital, (KGH) the first hospital in Canada to complete a blue light cystoscopy outside of a clinical trial, will soon...

Not taking certain blood thinners as prescribed can increase risk of stroke

  One in three seniors prescribed the blood thinners dabigatran and rivaroxaban are not taking the medications as recommended, increasing their risk of stroke, transient...

Earning LEED® Gold Certification

Hamilton Health Sciences’ newest facility pairs exceptional patient care with environmental sustainability By Calyn Pettit Hamilton Health Sciences has achieved another significant milestone in its path...

Doctors without borders: Global health

By Dr. Karthika Devarajan I have always been interested in Global Health, but medical training takes up a lot of time in the beginning. I...

Nurses to the rescue: Calm walk home takes traumatic turn

PART 2 OF 3 Emergencies can strike at any time. Jarring, chaotic and often life-threatening, they startle the senses and send adrenaline soaring. In this...

Long-term care: Where innovation can bloom

By Amy Porteous Bruyère Continuing Care’s goal is to be a leader in care of the elderly and to provide the exceptional care and services...

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