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Individualized care for pain management
Individualized care for pain management

President of Medical Staff, Dr. Kingsley Watts at Runnymede Healthcare Centre. Pain is a subjective and individual experience, but most people would agree that in any form, it is undesirable and decreases quality of life. At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, where patients ...


Acupuncture turns addict into a believer
Acupuncture turns addict into a believer

Ed Dowdall was one of first patients at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre to be offered auricular acupuncture as an alternative therapy for addictions or mental health issues. Ed Dowdell can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on something. He started ...


Taking control of pain
Taking control of pain

A Holland Bloorview client receives Snoezelen therapy. Child life specialists at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital are empowering young patients to take control of their pain and helping parents develop strategies to support their kids. The response to pain is not ...

Posted: March 25, 2014|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Helping patients become tobacco-wise
Helping patients become tobacco-wise

As Cancer Care Ontario’s Tobacco-Wise Lead for Northern Ontario, Jeff Werner travels to First Nations and Métis communities throughout Northern Ontario, working with community leaders and health care providers to facilitate tobacco cessation programming. While cancer rates for non-Aboriginal people ...


Electronic mental health record transforms care
Electronic mental health record transforms care

When treating patients requiring mental healthcare, caregivers need compassion, understanding and quick, complete and accurate access to previous treatment and health records.“Time is of the essence,” says Thomas Jones, Manager of the Mental Health Program at Mackenzie Health. He knows ...


A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness
A new dimension in cancer hope, healing and wellness

The personalized Cancer Exercise program at Wellspring improves physical functioning, fatigue management and overall quality of life for people living with cancer. Nothing can ever prepare one for a diagnosis of cancer. The emotional, psychological and physical impact is often ...


Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk
Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk

Sabina Sobota, rehabilitation assistant, Trillium Health Partners with Viscilsa Alexander. Photo credit: Sandra Tavares Dorothy Masih was visiting Trillium Health Partners for a routine appointment when she suffered a fall walking through the hospital corridors. She was quickly assisted by ...


Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating
Feeding Disorders Clinic sets table for successful eating

As parents, we want our children to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet, but when your child doesn’t eat his or her vegetables or more than a few selected food items – ensuring your child’s growth can become a constant ...

Posted: March 11, 2014|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Spine stimulation tingles the pain away
Spine stimulation tingles the pain away

Dr. Mohammed Shamji demonstrates how a spinal cord stimulator alleviates pain. Implanted wires deliver a controlled electrical signal to the spinal cord, sending a tingling sensation to the brain while also blocking pain signals that the patient experiences In 2011, ...


Heart surgery in 140 characters
Heart surgery in 140 characters

Dr. Gideon Cohen speaks with Lou before he heads into the operating room. Photo credit. Doug Nicholson Social media met the operating room on February 20, 2014, as Sunnybrook live-tweeted a heart bypass surgery to mark Heart Month and educate ...


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