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The diabetes epidemic
The diabetes epidemic

More than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. With more than 20 people being newly diagnosed every hour of every day, chances are the disease affects someone you know. That could be a relative, friend, neighbour, co-worker ...

Posted: June 26, 2014|Diseases, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

Taking action against childhood obesity
Taking action against childhood obesity

A generation ago, “after school” was a time when most children looked forward to being outside, running around and playing until they were called inside for dinner. Flash forward to today, when school-aged children, teens and even toddlers spend most ...


Speech and language therapy meets 21st century
Speech and language therapy meets 21st century

Maigen Bundy, Speech-Language Pathologist for the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program through Markham Stouffville Hospital, visits the Child Development Programs website www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca , one of many new interactive resources for parents on the go. The York Region Preschool ...

Posted: June 23, 2014|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

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 ...


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