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Solving the mysteries of heart surgery
Solving the mysteries of heart surgery

Dr. Subodh Verma is linking experts around the globe to CARDIOLINK – a collection of researchers working to advance cardiovascular surgery research. (Katie Cooper, Medical Media) St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of ...

Posted: June 28, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Surgery|0 comments

Understanding asthma
Understanding asthma

"The worst part of living with asthma used to be that nobody believed me.  It's kind of an invisible illness. You don't always want to say 'I am not feeling well, I have asthma' because there is still a stigma.  ...


Real-time ultrasound navigation helps see brain shift
Real-time ultrasound navigation helps see brain shift

This new technology allows for real-time monitoring of brain shift during brain tumour removal surgery Brain tumour surgery has undergone significant changes in recent years thanks to new and improved tracking and imaging technologies. Now, ultrasound imaging can be used ...


Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind
Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind

Nurses Roy Ostil (left) and Sandra Azan-Hyman (right) care for patient Mike Koyanagi during a Two-Day Chemotherapy appointment. New chemotherapy model improves patient satisfaction A new Two-Day Chemotherapy Model at Trillium Health Partners (THP) is providing patients with a more personalized ...

Posted: June 11, 2015|Featured, Oncology|2 comments

Looking for the answers to ovarian cancer
Looking for the answers to ovarian cancer

Miriam Porter went public with her story to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Miriam Porter of Toronto has always considered herself a private person. But the night before she had preventive surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries, she ...

Posted: June 10, 2015|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments

Recognizing individuals who embody person-centred care
Recognizing individuals who embody person-centred care

Randall Russell accepts his Human Touch Award from the Ontario Renal Network. For decades health care professionals have known about the power of human touch in people’s lives. Physically, touch can relieve pain and stress, it can reduce blood pressure ...

Posted: June 9, 2015|Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer to home
Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer
to home

Cancer Screening Coach Team and community partners work together in priority areas in Hamilton to facilitate access to cancer screening. The Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario has been exploring new terrain in the concept of ‘mobile’ health with the ...


“Do you do that laparoscopically?”
“Do you do that laparoscopically?”

Many traditional open surgeries for cancer treatment are now performed using a laparoscope for a minimally invasive approach.  Sunnybrook leads the way.   Dr. Shady Ashamalla. Photo credit, Doug Nicholson Mary Abbott returned home just two days after she had laparoscopic surgery ...


New portable x-ray provides better care for surgical patients
New portable x-ray provides better care for
surgical patients

Dr. Peter Hayashida manipulates the mini C-arm for a procedure in which a fishing hook was removed from the patient’s hand. Registered practical nurse Mike Alfermann looks on. Surgical patients at Rouge Valley are healing more quickly thanks to our ...


A new approach to palliative care in the community
A new approach to palliative care in the community

A palliative patient at home. Most Canadians indicate that, if given the choice, they would choose to die at home with loved ones, yet almost 70 per cent of deaths occur in hospital. As well, there is an ongoing need ...


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