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Helping patients live life well with chronic disease
Helping patients live life well with chronic disease

Janice Klutt, St. Joe's Patient Navigator Navigating your way through the health care system can be challenging, especially if you have a chronic illness like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Thanks to St. Joe’s Patient Navigator ...

Posted: July 16, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Patient engagement using mobile technology
Patient engagement using mobile technology

Dr. Kishman Mahabir consults with patient. Patient engagement and mobile health technology (or mHealth) are expressions that have permeated discussion and debate within health care organizations. The combination of the two has been touted as having the potential to advance ...


Diabetes trial testing ways to prevent low blood sugar during the night
Diabetes trial testing ways to prevent low blood sugar
during the night

Young participants in an insulin pump shut-off study in London proudly display drawings depicting their experience in the novel diabetes trial. From right is Heather with her mom, Anne Crosby, and sister Hannah, along with Nicole Tracey and her ...


Diabetes-specific electronic medical record Canadian first
Diabetes-specific electronic medical record
Canadian first

Heather Reid, left, health information administrator, and endocrinologist Dr. Tamara Spaic were part of the team at the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism of St. Joseph's Health Care London that developed Canada's first electronic medical record specifically for ...


Future directions in cell transplantation for Type I Diabetes
Future directions in cell transplantation for Type
I Diabetes

Dr. James Shapiro and his team have performed over 400 procedures in more than 200 patients, providing one of the most revolutionary treatments for diabetes since Banting’s discovery of insulin in 1921. Type I Diabetes is a chronic condition caused ...

Posted: July 3, 2014|Diseases|1 comment

Service supports Muslims with diabetes
Service supports Muslims with diabetes

Dr. Mervat Bakeer is a family physican who specialized in diabetes, reminds Muslims with diabetes to make changes to their diabetes management while fasting for Ramadan. Hoping to build on last year’s success and extend its reach, the Primary Care ...

Posted: June 29, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

The diabetes epidemic
The diabetes epidemic

More than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. With more than 20 people being newly diagnosed every hour of every day, chances are the disease affects someone you know. That could be a relative, friend, neighbour, co-worker ...

Posted: June 26, 2014|Diseases, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

New form of inflammatory bowel disease
New form of inflammatory bowel disease

From left: Dr Yaron Avitvur and Dr Aleixo Muise have identified a new form of IBD and the gene that causes it. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects more than 200,000 Canadians and is more common than multiple sclerosis and ...

Posted: June 18, 2014|Diseases, Pediatrics|0 comments

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

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