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 ...
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 ...
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