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A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy
A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a brain disease similar to Parkinson’s disease in its outward appearance but to Alzheimer’s disease under the microscope. It has no known effective treatment or cure. PSP affects brain cells that control walking, balance, mobility, ...

Posted: October 16, 2013|Current Print Issue, Diseases, Neurology|0 comments

Obesity in Children with Disabilities: The Bloorview Research Institute is Starting the Conversation
Obesity in Children with Disabilities: The Bloorview
Research Institute is Starting the Conversation

Childhood obesity is a big topic in the news lately, but did you know that children with disabilities are even more likely to struggle with weight issues? Dr. Amy McPherson, a scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids ...

Posted: July 29, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Nurse champions promote diabetes health at Sunnybrook
Nurse champions promote diabetes health at Sunnybrook

At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, education and support play a key role in helping patients successfully manage their diabetes, whether they are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years. “There were 13,000 orders for diabetes drugs for more ...

Posted: July 25, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Diabetes researchers battle the fastest growing global epidemic of the 21st century
Diabetes researchers battle the fastest growing global
epidemic of the 21st century

Dr. Ravi Retnakaran, Mount Sinai Hospital endocrinologist and scientist, with diabetes patient Tulsi Ram Upadhay. Upadhay, 44, discovered he had diabetes during a routine physical in 2009. Mount Sinai Hospital’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute is ranked #1 world-wide for diabetes ...

Posted: July 19, 2013|Diseases, Featured|0 comments

New St. Joseph’s service supports Muslims with diabetes
New St. Joseph’s service supports Muslims with diabetes

Beginning July 9, thousands of Muslims will begin a month of a daily fasting from dawn until sunset in observance of Ramadan. This is an important period of religious devotion and spiritual reflection but for Muslims with diabetes, it can ...

Posted: July 18, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Positive Transition for Young Adults is the Sweet Spot for PRHC’s Diabetes Transition Clinic
Positive Transition for Young Adults is the Sweet Spot
for PRHC’s Diabetes Transition Clinic

Diabetes patient Karly Maloney (middle) reviews a patient questionnaire with RN Shay Cannon (left) and Dr. Karolyn Hardy-Brown, Pediatrician (right) at PRHC’s Diabetes Transition Clinic. For 21 year old Karly Maloney, managing her diabetes is a way of life. Diagnosed ...

Posted: July 18, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

New Centre for Complex Diabetes Care offers a team approach to patients
New Centre for Complex Diabetes Care offers a team
approach to patients

Margaret Heldsinger, another patient who has seen success in managing her complex diabetes with the CCDC team, has lost 30 lbs and feels that the team approach made a huge difference in helping her reach her goals. Following two strokes ...

Posted: July 17, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s collaborative approach to managing diabetes
Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s collaborative approach
to managing diabetes

Ultraviolet C light treatment is used at Runnymede Healthcare Centre to treat patients with complex wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers. At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, about 40 per cent of patients have an endocrine, metabolic or nutritional disease, such as ...

Posted: July 16, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Gift of donated cornea changes a life
Gift of donated cornea changes a life

The gift of a donated cornea restored Jennifer Barton’s vision and changed her life. The gift of vision changed Jennifer Barton’s life. The effects of chronic eye rubbing as a child from uncontrolled allergies left Jennifer with corneas so thin she ...

Posted: May 14, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton & Baxter Partner to Employ Technology to Empower Dialysis Patients
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton & Baxter Partner
to Employ Technology to Empower Dialysis Patients

  From left to right:Dr. David Higgins, President, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; Mr. Rick Badzioch, Clinical Director, Nephrology Program, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; Ms. Sera Filice-Armenio, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare FoundationDr. Darin Treleaven, Head of Service, Nephrology Program, ...

Posted: May 13, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

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