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“Do you do that laparoscopically?”
“Do you do that laparoscopically?”

Many traditional open surgeries for cancer treatment are now performed using a laparoscope for a minimally invasive approach.  Sunnybrook leads the way.   Dr. Shady Ashamalla. Photo credit, Doug Nicholson Mary Abbott returned home just two days after she had laparoscopic surgery ...


New portable x-ray provides better care for surgical patients
New portable x-ray provides better care for
surgical patients

Dr. Peter Hayashida manipulates the mini C-arm for a procedure in which a fishing hook was removed from the patient’s hand. Registered practical nurse Mike Alfermann looks on. Surgical patients at Rouge Valley are healing more quickly thanks to our ...


What’s on the 2015 Top 10 List of Game-Changing Health Technologies?
What’s on the 2015 Top 10 List of Game-Changing
Health Technologies?

With so many emerging drugs, medical devices, and procedures coming to market, how can health professionals, administrators, and patients identify the ones that could truly have a significant impact in Canada? That’s where the Canadian Network for Environmental Scanning in Health ...


A new approach to palliative care in the community
A new approach to palliative care in the community

A palliative patient at home. Most Canadians indicate that, if given the choice, they would choose to die at home with loved ones, yet almost 70 per cent of deaths occur in hospital. As well, there is an ongoing need ...


Providing methods to help children with chronic pain
Providing methods to help children with chronic pain

For many of us, describing physical pain can be as simple as saying “ouch” when we stub our toe. But as a clinician, what happens when your client can’t clearly communicate how much pain they are in? This situation is common ...


Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer pain management
Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer
pain management

Leanne Patel, clinical pharmacist and Dr. Anthony Crocco, pediatric emergency physician have led a patient safety initiative at McMaster Children’s Hospital that has eliminated the use of codeine, which can be harmful for some children, in pediatric care at ...


Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia
Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting their thoughts together.  They tend to have trouble remembering past events clearly and may find themselves ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird

Carol Aird. Carol Aird RN – Peterborough Regional Health Centre Carol graduated from the McMaster School of Nursing in 1977. Her first job was outpost nursing, providing primary healthcare to isolated communities in northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. In 1980, ...


Hospital News celebrates Nursing Heroes
Hospital News celebrates Nursing Heroes

In honour of National Nursing Week, Hospital News will be posting nominations from our 2015 Nursing Hero Contest to celebrate the accomplishments of nurses. Kathy Zajac is a nurse at Peterborough Regional Health Centre who was nominated as a nursing ...

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Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with promising results
Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with
promising results

Imagine the frustration of not being able to put your car key in the ignition.  Or not being able to hold your dog’s leash to go for a walk.  Most of us take these abilities for granted.  For people with ...


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