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‘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 ...


Bringing diabetes guidelines to life
Bringing diabetes guidelines to life

Prefer to access the Guidelines on your smartphone or tablet? Download the CDA CPG App which is available for Apple and Android platforms. For patients, the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes ...


Fighting diabetes with interdisciplinary education
Fighting diabetes with interdisciplinary education

The Diabetes Clinic team at Hôpital Montfort. It only takes a few minutes of conversation with any member of Hôpital Montfort’s Diabetes Clinic to grasp the amount of success stories their team has witnessed in the last few years. Members ...

Posted: July 5, 2015|Diseases|0 comments

Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance patient care
Vital upgrades to cardiac catheterization labs enhance
patient care

Dr. Andrea MacDougall (left), Interventional Cardiologist, Medical Program Director Cardiovascular and Stroke and Chief of Cardiology, along with Marnie Javis, Registered Nurse, show the new equipment in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Northwestern Ontario ...

Posted: July 4, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Hospital succession planning requires physicians to develop late career transition plans
Hospital succession planning requires physicians to
develop late career transition plans

In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. Many hospitals interpreted this to mean that they could no longer require physicians, based on age, to ...

Posted: July 2, 2015|Legal Update|0 comments

Healing Hearts, easing minds
Healing Hearts, easing minds

Trillium Health Partners’ Healing Hearts Volunteer Dave Butler puts a patient at ease. Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with chest pain can reveal ...

Posted: July 2, 2015|Cardiology, Patient Care|0 comments

Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses
Advance care planning for patients with chronic illnesses

Jonathan Breslin runs J. Breslin Consulting, specializing in providing ethics services to hospitals and long term care organizations across Ontario. HIs column appears every month in Hospital News. The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case ...

Posted: June 30, 2015|Ethics|0 comments