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Dr. Ron Wald researching best approach to dialysis
Dr. Ron Wald researching best approach to dialysis

There are many areas of controversy about how dialysis should be administered to patients with acute kidney injury. During his training as a nephrologist, Dr. Ron Wald became interested in conducting clinical trials to determine the best way to treat ...

Posted: May 10, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Understanding childhood arthritis: from diagnosis to treatment
Understanding childhood arthritis: from diagnosis
to treatment

Despite the challenges they face with childhood arthritis, children like Emily-Marie Tonner have a positive outlook on life. Imagine you are a seven-year-old child, full of energy, happiness and with a lust for life. Playing outside with friends is your ...

Posted: March 25, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Sandra George raising awareness and beating the odds
Sandra George raising awareness and beating the odds

Sandra George, who is trying to raise awareness about scleroderma, has worked closely on her journey with public health nurse Amber Macadam (left). Sandra George doesn’t go out much these days, but that hasn’t stopped her from changing the world ...

Posted: March 18, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Fragile Scleroderma patients require special care
Fragile Scleroderma patients require special care

Theresa has Scleroderma. In the past two years she was had numerous hospital stays and ER visits associated with complications of her disease that range from gastroparesis to kidney failure. All too often, when in hospital, she encounters physicians and ...

Posted: March 11, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Teamwork and education pay off for diabetes care
Teamwork and education pay off for diabetes care

Diabetes is a complex chronic disease, one that demands a lifelong process of adjustment and a continual search for different ways of coping. Individuals may go through shock, denial, anger, sadness, and acceptance, similar to emotions that one would experience during ...

Posted: March 5, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Mount Sinai’s Dr. Sandy Logan and colleagues first in Canada to show improved blood pressure control in diabetics, via smart phones
Mount Sinai’s Dr. Sandy Logan and colleagues first in
Canada to show improved blood pressure control in
diabetics, via smart phones

For the six million Canadians living with high blood pressure, a new smartphone application has the potential to put the power back in the patients’ hands. Dr. Alexander Logan, a nephrologist at Mount Sinai Hospital, together with Dr. Joseph Cafazzo from ...

Posted: February 8, 2013|Diseases, Innovation and Technology|0 comments

The Ottawa Hospital and Canadian Blood Services partner up to establish first public cord blood bank
The Ottawa Hospital and Canadian Blood Services partner
up to establish first public cord blood bank

Often witnessing a child’s beauty will reel us back to a simpler time when song and dance superseded all hardships of growing up. For little Alysha Dykstra her dream of song and dance were replaced by a disharmony of beeps ...

Posted: December 6, 2012|Diseases|0 comments

Enhancing interprofessional care for Diabetes Clinic patients
Enhancing interprofessional care for Diabetes
Clinic patients

  St. Joseph's Health Centre’s Diabetes Clinic team is using new strategies that are enhancing their interprofessional approach to care, which have improved wait times for clinic appointments, improved the patient care experience and increased staff satisfaction. Over the past two years, ...

Posted: October 30, 2012|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes
Vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes

Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes. A study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - ...

Posted: October 15, 2012|Addictions and Drugs, Diseases|0 comments

Study reveals insight into patients living with complex chronic disease
Study reveals insight into patients living with complex
chronic disease

The release of ‘The Bridgepoint Study’ – based on extensive interviews with patients at Bridgepoint Health, a complex continuing care and rehabilitation hospital east of downtown Toronto – is a bold first step towards a better understanding of patients with ...

Posted: September 18, 2012|Diseases, Featured, Patient Care, Research|2 comments

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