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International Clinical Trials Day at HealthCareCAN
International Clinical Trials Day at HealthCareCAN

HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a partnership agreement with the Network of Networks (N2) and a new web resource consolidating access to the ...

Posted: July 27, 2015|Research|0 comments

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system
We have built a sickness care system rather than a
health system

 We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to the graduating class at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Chancellor, Mr. President, distinguished guests, soon-to-be MDs and their deeply ...

Posted: July 24, 2015|Editor's Note|0 comments

Revolutionizing cardiovascular and respiratory care with new technologies
Revolutionizing cardiovascular and respiratory care with
new technologies

Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the ground-breaking innovations taking place in our academic health care organizations. Among these innovations are those related to ...


High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in young children with autism
High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in
young children with autism

A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve their core symptoms, which challenges current thinking on a widely-used alternative therapy for autism. This study does ...


Heart failure: The misunderstood cardiovascular disease
Heart failure: The misunderstood cardiovascular disease

It is a tribute to the extensive education efforts of the past 20 years that the general public has a good understanding about many things to do with cardiovascular disease: heart attack, arteriosclerosis, cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and ...

Posted: July 19, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

What makes a diabetes care program a success?
What makes a diabetes care program a success?

A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible Patti Byne, RN (EC), CDE teaching health care professionals at a conference in Owen Sound, Ont., hosted by Diabetes Grey Bruce. In the spring of 2014, ...

Posted: July 17, 2015|Diseases, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious heart condition
‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious
heart condition

Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Ground-breaking research led by Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist and Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Regional Cardiac Care ...

Posted: July 15, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Healing sounds of music therapy
Healing sounds of music therapy

Music Therapist Adrian Mollica and patient Reed Wales. If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and a voice that is sure to brighten your day. Music ...


Fixing communication gaps and delivering improved population health
Fixing communication gaps and delivering improved
population health

Imagine having to drive across a province for hours to reach an appointment with a top specialist for a complex new medical condition that you are very concerned about. The hospital you’re going to is known for being state-of-the-art with ...


Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced cardiac care
Barrie chef is cooking up support for advanced
cardiac care

One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting for his life. The 41-year-old Barrie man and father of two young children had the mother of ...