Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
It’s time to start using the M-word
The secure growth chambers at CanniMed. To prevent contamination, anyone entering the growth area must shower, and wear supplied clothing, footwear and hairnets. Credit: CanniMed Ltd. In many ways, Marion Albaum of Toronto, 38, is your typical Canadian mom. She cheers ...
Solving the pain puzzle?
The November 2013 “Pain in Canada fact sheet” published by the Canadian Pain Society states some hard facts summarized under the heading Pain is Poorly Managed in Canada. These facts include: Canadians are left in pain after surgery even in our ...
Acupuncture turns addict into a believer
Ed Dowdall was one of first patients at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre to be offered auricular acupuncture as an alternative therapy for addictions or mental health issues. Ed Dowdell can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on something. He started ...
Music therapy and patient-centred care
Sarah Pearson MMT, works as a music therapist. I know exactly the moment that I decided to become a music therapist. That moment was at a hospital, where I was the patient. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I ...
A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness
The personalized Cancer Exercise program at Wellspring improves physical functioning, fatigue management and overall quality of life for people living with cancer. Nothing can ever prepare one for a diagnosis of cancer. The emotional, psychological and physical impact is often ...
Mindfulness: The quiet revolution
There is a quiet revolution going on at Hamilton Health Sciences. The weapon of choice? Stopping and breathing. Andrea Frolic, director of the office of clinical & organizational ethics at Hamilton Health Sciences, leads a group of staff members through ...
Music care at end of life brings many benefits
Jane gives the gift of music to Goerge at Lakeridge Hospital. Sounds of music may be most profound at the end of life when all other senses are shutting down and the melodies are not only distinguishable but spiritually sustaining. ...
Promoting Workplace Wellness at Runnymede
Runnymede’s Larry Florou, Senior Director, Human Resources hosts a BBQ for the hospital’s 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony with his team (from left to right): Amrita Tiwari, Human Resources Partner, Alison Tam, Human Resources Assistant and Susan de la ...
Doctor’s music is medicine to patient’s ears
Dr. Jill Wiwcharuk, emergency physician at Brantford General serenades patient Pat Kuyper Dr. Jill Wiwcharuk, an emergency physician at Brantford General Hospital in southern Ontario still clearly recalls her ‘aha moment.’ She was sitting on a bed overlooking the rice paddies ...
Mindfulness as medicine at St. Michael’s
A straightforward, low-tech treatment offered at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has provided relief to thousands of chronic pain sufferers across Ontario. It’s not a drug, although it does need to be taken regularly – once-a-week for several weeks. It’s ...
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →
Patient and Staff Safety
A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer. She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at […]Read more →
St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener is the first Ontario hospital to offer a satellite location for pacemaker patients to perform device checkups […]Read more →