"The worst part of living with asthma used to be that nobody believed me. It's kind of an invisible illness. You don't always want to say 'I am not feeling well, I have asthma' because there is still a stigma. ...
Real-time ultrasound navigation helps see brain shift
This new technology allows for real-time monitoring of brain shift during brain tumour removal surgery Brain tumour surgery has undergone significant changes in recent years thanks to new and improved tracking and imaging technologies. Now, ultrasound imaging can be used ...
Looking for the answers to ovarian cancer
Miriam Porter went public with her story to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Miriam Porter of Toronto has always considered herself a private person. But the night before she had preventive surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries, she ...
Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer
Cancer Screening Coach Team and community partners work together in priority areas in Hamilton to facilitate access to cancer screening. The Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario has been exploring new terrain in the concept of ‘mobile’ health with the ...
New portable x-ray provides better care for
Dr. Peter Hayashida manipulates the mini C-arm for a procedure in which a fishing hook was removed from the patient’s hand. Registered practical nurse Mike Alfermann looks on. Surgical patients at Rouge Valley are healing more quickly thanks to our ...
Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and
diagnostics at Humber River
At the new Breast Health Centre, Humber River will have two fully digital mammography units with a Sensory Suite environment where patients have the option of choosing from different scenes using an iPad – seaside, garden or waterfall with ...
New genetic test predicts risk of prostate
(from left:) Dr. Paul Boutros, Emilie Lalonde and Dr. Rob Bristow. A group of Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of prostate cancer coming back after treatment and identifies patients who would benefit ...
New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety
St. Joe’s has implemented a new bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, where instead of having sick patients that are in the hospital go to Diagnostic Imaging, the equipment comes to the patient. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at ...
Cardiac DART provides care closer to the door
A visit to the ER is a rarity for 73-year old John Myers*. But when symptoms of a heart attack prompted him to check into the emergency department at Trillium Health Partners, he got his results within hours, thanks to ...
Southlake implants world’s smallest heart monitor
in adult patient
This small wireless monitor provides long-term remote monitoring to help physicians diagnose and monitor patients suffering from irregular heartbeats. Dr. Atul Verma, cardiologist at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, recently inserted the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device ...
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From the CEO's Desk
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Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
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A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
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Innovation and Technology
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One minute Mark Thompson was watching a soccer match on television and the next he was lying on his living room floor fighting […]Read more →
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In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
Hearing you need open heart surgery can be frightening. Often, it comes as a surprise – a visit to the Emergency Department with […]Read more →