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Bringing care closer to home for kids with cancer
Bringing care closer to home for kids with cancer

A Child Life Specialist works with a patient at the POGO clinic When you have a child facing an illness, close to home is where you want to be. That’s why the POGO (Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) clinic located ...

Posted: June 17, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Pediatrics|0 comments

New home screening program for liver disease in newborns
New home screening program for liver disease in newborns

Natalie Williams Parents in British Columbia are being asked to check their newborn’s stool colour in an effort to detect early signs of a rare but fatal liver disease, as part of the Biliary Atresia Home Screening Program launched by ...

Posted: June 15, 2014|Diagnostic, Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook
Advances in medical imaging at Sunnybrook

“These are exciting times," says Dr. Masoom Haider, Sunnybrook. "We are definitely doing leading-edge work in the area of imaging." Photo by: Dale Roddick A Smarter Prostate Cancer Biopsy Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are perfecting a type of GPS ...


Growing stronger, one bead at a time
Growing stronger, one bead at a time

The Mascoll and Cruz families along with Dr. Sharma displaying the Strands of Strength necklaces for babies Blake Mascoll and Tyler Cruz. Some of the tiny necklaces could easily fit around an adult’s wrist. The colourful beads tell a story ...

Posted: June 11, 2014|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Ontario votes
Ontario votes

 On June 12th Ontarians will vote in the provincial election. Here is what the party's have to say about healthcare     Christine Elliot   Like so many families throughout Ontario, my own has had to rely on our public health care system and ...

Posted: June 9, 2014|Featured, Health Care Policy|0 comments

Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging
Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging

Reducing radiation in cardiac imaging: Each year, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute conducts nearly 5,000 nuclear cardiology (SPECT) scans, 1,500 PET scans and 1,500 CT angiograms. Keeping radiation levels as low as possible is important for patient safety, ...

Posted: June 5, 2014|Cardiology, Diagnostic, Featured|0 comments

The latest in personalized cancer care
The latest in personalized cancer care

Dr. Sunil Verma is part of the team at the Odette working on the latest in tailored treatment research and clinical trials. Photo by Doug Nicholson “You feel invincible when you’re young and then all of a sudden, you have ...


It’s time to start using the M-word
It’s time to start using the M-word

The secure growth chambers at CanniMed. To prevent contamination, anyone entering the growth area must shower, and wear supplied clothing, footwear and hairnets. Credit: CanniMed Ltd. In many ways, Marion Albaum of Toronto, 38, is your typical Canadian mom. She cheers ...


A new role for physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health
A new role for physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health

Physiotherapist Lindsay Graham (left) helps Patricia James (right) take a puff of Ventolin before they begin their next physiotherapy session. Physiotherapists at Lakeridge Health are taking on new responsibilities that will give them a lot to…well, puff about. “I don’t know ...

Posted: May 28, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

Celebrating Nursing Hero Arden Hamilton
Celebrating Nursing Hero Arden Hamilton

Arden Hamilton Honourable Mention: Arden Hamilton, RN, North Bay Health Sciences Centre Nomination letter: I entered the AIPU for treatment and intervention to manage my depression in October 2013. That is when I met Arden.  Over the next few days I was ...

Posted: May 24, 2014|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

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