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Bariatric patients sharing lived experiences in Peer Support Program
Bariatric patients sharing lived experiences in Peer
Support Program

The Peer Support Working Group in the Bariatric Program at Humber River Hospital. When faced with a chronic illness such as morbid obesity, every bit of support helps patients get to a state of optimum health and wellness. This is ...

Posted: August 24, 2015|Surgery|1 comment

Expanding paediatric care in northeastern Ontario
Expanding paediatric care in northeastern Ontario

Dr. Sean Murray, Paediatrician and Medical Director of the North Eastern Ontario Health Centre for Kids (NEO Kids) What is the most common health care issue facing children in Northeastern Ontario? It’s not obesity, diabetes, allergies, asthma, autism, Attention Deficit ...

Posted: August 21, 2015|Pediatrics|0 comments

Building on a proud history of leading-edge paediatric care
Building on a proud history of leading-edge
paediatric care

MORE: Members of the Child Development Program in one of the treatment rooms at the clinic in Scarborough. As one of the first hospitals in Ontario to begin offering paediatric development assessments and neonatal follow-up care in the late 1980s, ...

Posted: August 19, 2015|Pediatrics|0 comments

Growing a baby-friendly Ontario
Growing a baby-friendly Ontario

Photo credit: Kevin Holm The mounting research evidence is clear. Among its many benefits, breastfeeding reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), certain cancers, obesity, respiratory disease and ear infections. In Ontario, the breastfeeding initiation rate is about 88 ...

Posted: August 18, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Sharing best practices to enhance ambulatory care
Sharing best practices to enhance ambulatory care

Denyse Henry (third from left) and the organizing committee for this year’s Canadian Ambulatory Care Association Conference. When we attend clinic appointments as part of our health care journey, or attend a loved one’s appointment as part of theirs, we ...

Posted: August 16, 2015|Patient Care|0 comments

The perils of privacy breaches by hospital employees
The perils of privacy breaches by hospital employees

Canadian privacy laws contain a basic safeguarding principle: access to personal information may only be granted on a need-to-know basis. Snooping violates that principle. Several Ontario arbitrators have upheld a “zero tolerance” approach for privacy breaches at hospitals, holding that summary ...

Posted: August 16, 2015|Legal Update|0 comments

Laying the foundation for future health
Laying the foundation for future health

Recently the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and eight other community partners launched a new Navigator Program to help families whose children have highly complex medical needs. The program will support parents in dealing with the economic and emotional ...

Posted: August 15, 2015|Pediatrics|0 comments

Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in prioritizing child health research
Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in
prioritizing child health research

Dr. Mikael Katz-Lavigne Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in selecting and prioritizing child health research topics because they may have different priorities than health researchers, a new study says. The study, which was presented at the Canadian Paediatric ...

Posted: August 14, 2015|Pediatrics, Research|0 comments

Creating possibilities for kids with disabilities
Creating possibilities for kids with disabilities

The Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre includes clinicians specifically trained in pediatric brain injury and researchers who are leading experts in the field of youth concussion. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital focused on improving the ...

Posted: August 13, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Determining risk factors for kidney disease in children with Type 2 diabetes
Determining risk factors for kidney disease in children
with Type 2 diabetes

Dr. Allison Dart is working to help determine the risk factors for kidney disease in youth with Type 2 diabetes. Mario Hayden was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when he was just 13-years-old, now the 19-year-old is leading a productive ...

Posted: August 12, 2015|Research|0 comments