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Canada’s first ‘House within a hospital’
Canada’s first House within a hospital

Drew Dilkens, Mayor of the City of Windsor and David Musyj, President and CEO, WRH celebrate the Ronald McDonald House Charities ‘House within a Hospital” project. The reaction from families in the Windsor-Essex community was instant and extremely gratifying when ...

Posted: August 10, 2015|Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

First-of-its-kind app supports paediatric cancer patients
First-of-its-kind app supports paediatric cancer patients

Jaylen Williams with dad Stephan Williams. Ten-year-old Jaylen Williams comes to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre every weekday to receive radiation therapy. He spends most of his appointments playing on a first-of-its-kind app in Canada – Rads4Kids – developed specifically for ...


Making multiple sclerosis treatment personal
Making multiple sclerosis treatment personal

Neurologist Dr. Jiwon Oh. Photo credit: Katie Cooper Neurologist Dr. Jiwon Oh is using advanced imaging techniques to find differences between patients with multiple sclerosis. She hopes those differences will serve as biomarkers that help personalize treatment for each patient. Tailoring ...

Posted: August 8, 2015|Diagnostic, Neurology|0 comments

A peer-support program with time for compassion
A peer-support program with time for compassion

Recovery Connections’ approach is non-clinical and focuses on support and compassion, pairing patients with a peer confidant. In the sea of fast-moving stretchers and urgent cases that can be found in emergency departments, time is limited and few care providers ...


Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care
Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care

In January, North York General Hospital (NYGH) introduced a Paediatric Short Stay Unit to provide young patients with timely access to acute care for up to eight hours. The most common referrals to the Paediatric Short Stay Unit are for respiratory ...

Posted: July 30, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Understanding mitochondrial disease
Understanding mitochondrial disease

Dr. Adeel Safdar took to sleeping on the floor of the research lab to safeguard the precious samples that are at the core of his research into the biochemistry of mitochondrial disease. When the freezers in his research lab were ...

Posted: July 30, 2015|Diseases, Research|0 comments

Celebrating recovery and eroding stigma
Celebrating recovery and eroding stigma

Cassandra Arthur at CAMH’s Suits Me Fine boutique. For 19-year-old Cassandra Arthur, now an outpatient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feeling part of a community has played a big role in her recovery. “The thing I ...

Posted: July 29, 2015|Featured, Mental Health|1 comment

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in young children with autism
High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in
young children with autism

A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve their core symptoms, which challenges current thinking on a widely-used alternative therapy for autism. This study does ...


What makes a diabetes care program a success?
What makes a diabetes care program a success?

A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible Patti Byne, RN (EC), CDE teaching health care professionals at a conference in Owen Sound, Ont., hosted by Diabetes Grey Bruce. In the spring of 2014, ...

Posted: July 17, 2015|Diseases, Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious heart condition
‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious
heart condition

Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Ground-breaking research led by Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist and Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Regional Cardiac Care ...

Posted: July 15, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

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