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Patient engagement using mobile technology
Patient engagement using mobile technology

Dr. Kishman Mahabir consults with patient. Patient engagement and mobile health technology (or mHealth) are expressions that have permeated discussion and debate within health care organizations. The combination of the two has been touted as having the potential to advance ...


Diabetes trial testing ways to prevent low blood sugar during the night
Diabetes trial testing ways to prevent low blood sugar
during the night

Young participants in an insulin pump shut-off study in London proudly display drawings depicting their experience in the novel diabetes trial. From right is Heather with her mom, Anne Crosby, and sister Hannah, along with Nicole Tracey and her ...


Diabetes-specific electronic medical record Canadian first
Diabetes-specific electronic medical record
Canadian first

Heather Reid, left, health information administrator, and endocrinologist Dr. Tamara Spaic were part of the team at the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism of St. Joseph's Health Care London that developed Canada's first electronic medical record specifically for ...


Future directions in cell transplantation for Type I Diabetes
Future directions in cell transplantation for Type
I Diabetes

Dr. James Shapiro and his team have performed over 400 procedures in more than 200 patients, providing one of the most revolutionary treatments for diabetes since Banting’s discovery of insulin in 1921. Type I Diabetes is a chronic condition caused ...

Posted: July 3, 2014|Diseases|1 comment

Heart attack study could lead to longer lives
Heart attack study could lead to longer lives

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Kevin Bainey examines heart-attack patient Tom Lancaster In summing up his view on the value of research, heart-attack survivor Tom Lancaster doesn’t mince words: “If it weren’t for heart research, I wouldn’t be here right now.” When he ...

Posted: June 30, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Service supports Muslims with diabetes
Service supports Muslims with diabetes

Dr. Mervat Bakeer is a family physican who specialized in diabetes, reminds Muslims with diabetes to make changes to their diabetes management while fasting for Ramadan. Hoping to build on last year’s success and extend its reach, the Primary Care ...

Posted: June 29, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure
1,000th transcatheter heart valve procedure

The 1000th transcatheter heart valve procedure was broadcast to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies conference held in Vancouver. A heart valve procedure is enough to make any patient nervous, but Gisela Wegner didn’t show any nerves as doctors at St. Paul’s ...


The diabetes epidemic
The diabetes epidemic

More than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. With more than 20 people being newly diagnosed every hour of every day, chances are the disease affects someone you know. That could be a relative, friend, neighbour, co-worker ...

Posted: June 26, 2014|Diseases, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

Taking action against childhood obesity
Taking action against childhood obesity

A generation ago, “after school” was a time when most children looked forward to being outside, running around and playing until they were called inside for dinner. Flash forward to today, when school-aged children, teens and even toddlers spend most ...


Speech and language therapy meets 21st century
Speech and language therapy meets 21st century

Maigen Bundy, Speech-Language Pathologist for the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program through Markham Stouffville Hospital, visits the Child Development Programs website www.childdevelopmentprograms.ca , one of many new interactive resources for parents on the go. The York Region Preschool ...

Posted: June 23, 2014|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

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