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New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking
New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking

The mobile app Saying When aims to help people reduce or quit drinking. A new mobile app developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) offers those who want to reduce or quit drinking alcohol the ability to ...


Bringing ground-breaking innovations to the bedside
Bringing ground-breaking innovations to the bedside

The MitraClip device When Health Canada officially approved the revolutionary, catheter-based, MitraClip therapy last April, interventional cardiologists and surgeons at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute knew they had been pioneering an innovative and novel procedure. Now providing physicians in Canada ...


Enhancing the standards of care in seating
Enhancing the standards of care in seating

Martina Tierney OT and ‘The Phoenix’. Named after the symbol for OT in Ireland, the Phoenix is shown to help reduce pressure ulcers by 88 per cent. When Martina Tierney worked as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in hospitals, the community ...


Heart-attack study could lead to longer lives
Heart-attack study could lead to longer lives

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Kevin Bainey examines heart-attack patient Tom Lancaster In summing up his view on the value of research, heart-attack survivor Tom Lancaster doesn’t mince words: “If it weren’t for heart research, I wouldn’t be here right now.” When he ...

Posted: July 19, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright
FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright

A researcher demonstrates FallsLab’s moving platform and robotic safety harness. Despite researchers’ best efforts, no one has ever fallen in FallsLab. The newest lab in Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre safely simulates falls so scientists can determine how to prevent them. ...


Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats
Remote control treatment for irregular heart beats

Dr. Eugene Crystal, Director of Arrhythmia Services at Sunnybrook, is pictured in the control room of the hospital's Arrhythmia Suite. Sunnybrook is the first centre in Canada to use a new remote control system for treating arrhythmia that is more ...


Helping patients live life well with chronic disease
Helping patients live life well with chronic disease

Janice Klutt, St. Joe's Patient Navigator Navigating your way through the health care system can be challenging, especially if you have a chronic illness like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Thanks to St. Joe’s Patient Navigator ...

Posted: July 16, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care
First in Canada: Innovation Unit transforms care

Nicholas Krcel, a patient in the Innovation Unit at Mackenzie Health, attended by Registered Nurse Suzette Jordan. The technology within this picture:Clockwise, starting from top left corner: “smart” station, “smart” badge, dome light indicator and hand hygiene support solution. Mackenzie ...


Transformation of health and safety practices in the nursing profession
Transformation of health and safety practices in the
nursing profession

During the SARS crisis many issues involving occupational health and safety surfaced from N95 respirator availability and applicability, to proper mask-fit testing and use. Photo courtesy of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. The nursing world of work continues to ...


Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door
Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door

A visit to the ER is a rarity for 73-year old John Myers*. But when symptoms of a heart attack prompted him to check into the emergency department at Trillium Health Partners, he got his results within hours, thanks to ...

Posted: July 11, 2014|Cardiology, Diagnostic|0 comments