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$100 million partnership in brain health and aging innovation
$100 million partnership in brain health and
aging innovation

Baycrest Health Sciences will lead a new Canadian venture aimed at optimizing the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults—across the country and around the globe. The Government of Canada 2015 Budget announcement included a federal investment of $42 million over ...


Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer pain management
Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer
pain management

Leanne Patel, clinical pharmacist and Dr. Anthony Crocco, pediatric emergency physician have led a patient safety initiative at McMaster Children’s Hospital that has eliminated the use of codeine, which can be harmful for some children, in pediatric care at ...


Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia
Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting their thoughts together.  They tend to have trouble remembering past events clearly and may find themselves ...


Providing equitable palliative care to diverse communities
Providing equitable palliative care to
diverse communities

Dr. Naheed Dosani is part of William Osler Health System’s palliative care team, which provides individualized end-of-life care to a growing and diverse population. Conversations about end-of-life care for a loved one are never easy to have, regardless of how ...

Posted: May 12, 2015|Palliative Care, Patient Care|0 comments

Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with promising results
Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with
promising results

Imagine the frustration of not being able to put your car key in the ignition.  Or not being able to hold your dog’s leash to go for a walk.  Most of us take these abilities for granted.  For people with ...


Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care
Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care

(L to R) Sonny Kisch, Bonnie Catlin and Dr. Sean Virani. New patient resources and clinical practice tools around end-of-life planning and care are helping empower heart failure patients in BC. The first of their kind in Canada in terms of ...


Electrical pulses in spinal cord prove effective for chronic pain
Electrical pulses in spinal cord prove effective for
chronic pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation  neurostimulators are about the size of a pacemaker (approximately 4 cm in diameter), and are typically placed under the skin of the abdomen. While we all experience pain, it is estimated that about 340,000 Canadians suffer from ...


The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme Court ruling
The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme
Court ruling

For the first time in his life, Dr. Donald Low was wrong.  The renowned Toronto Microbiologist who passed away from a brain tumour in 2013, thought physician assisted dying would take years to become legal in Canada.  He shared that ...


Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart
Cardiac volunteers work and walk with heart

The 2014 Walk with Heart committee. Ken Scullion volunteers with the Regional Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Service (CRSP) at the Rouge Valley Centenary (RVC) site in Scarborough, Ontario. RVC is one of several CRSP sites, which includes locations throughout the ...

Posted: April 21, 2015|Cardiology, Featured|0 comments

Research improves air ambulance planning and dispatch
Research improves air ambulance planning and dispatch

The Ornge Operations Control Centre. Ornge provides an essential service in Ontario's highly regionalized health care system by transporting patients to definitive care in a timely manner.  To do this effectively requires seamless coordination between staff in the dispatch centre, ...

Posted: April 11, 2015|Emergency Medicine, Research|0 comments

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