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Preventing another stroke with outpatient cardiac monitoring

A stroke can be devastating for patients and their families. Seeking immediate treatment as soon as you recognize the symptoms of a stroke can...

Troponin testing for chest pain: Central lab or point of care?

If the person sitting beside you suddenly developed #chest pain, how would you know if they were having a #heart attack? What if it...

Depression in the elderly: Where’s the evidence?

In the general Canadian population, about five per cent of people are experiencing major #depression at any given time, and a typical Canadian has...

Treating fibroids. Why I might not have what she’s having.

Do you know what the most common noncancerous tumour in women is? The answer is #fibroids – growths that arise from the smooth muscle...

Listening to patient complaints can improve healthcare

"I am leaving you," she said. "I'm finding a new doctor." I remember feeling stunned. My patient looked at me and continued, "You aren't...

Mental health therapy beyond the hospital

  #The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) #Mental Health department is taking mental health therapy beyond the bricks and mortar of the hospital, becoming the first and...

Neuropathy: What a pain

No one wishes to experience pain. But fortunately when those everyday aches and pains arise, we have over-the-counter medications readily available to help us...

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