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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Understanding childhood arthritis: from diagnosis
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 ...
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →