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Celebrating recovery and eroding stigma
Celebrating recovery and eroding stigma

Cassandra Arthur at CAMH’s Suits Me Fine boutique. For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played a big role in her recovery. “The thing I ...

Posted: July 29, 2015|Featured, Mental Health|0 comments

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in young children with autism
High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in
young children with autism

A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve their core symptoms, which challenges current thinking on a widely-used alternative therapy for autism. This study does ...


What makes a diabetes care program a success?
What makes a diabetes care program a success?

A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible Patti Byne, RN (EC), CDE teaching health care professionals at a conference in Owen Sound, Ont., hosted by Diabetes Grey Bruce. In the spring of 2014, ...

Posted: July 17, 2015|Diseases, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

‘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 ...


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

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

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