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The war against superbugs
The war against superbugs

A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer.  She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at the site of surgery, but she develops pneumonia one week after the surgery.  The bacteria causing this ...


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

Ontario Health Study a chance to improve public health
Ontario Health Study a chance to improve public health

A health study participant has blood drawn at the assessment centre. Photo credit: JP Moczulski, CP Images. Nearly 225,000 Ontarians have helped advance the public health of future generations right from their computers by taking the Ontario Health Study’s (OHS) ...


Vaccines & immunization: Canadian Innovation
Vaccines & immunization: Canadian Innovation

Three members of a family brought to the hospital with the mother who was suffering from small pox. The child in the center was unvaccinated. The other two had been vaccinated the previous year because of school vaccination requirements. ...

Posted: March 5, 2014|Featured, Public Health, Research|0 comments

The vaccine controversy
The vaccine controversy

Sixty years ago an average of 400 Canadians contracted polio per year. Those who survived were left with a paralyzed nervous system and permanently maimed limbs. Today, polio is prevalent in only a handful of countries and eradicated in Canada ...


New pest control technology
New pest control technology

The pest management industry offers several recent innovations that can help hospitals. Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along – and it’s always evolving ...


Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care
Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care

UHN's Energy & EnvironmentTeam(l-r): Songyang Hu, Chad Berndt, Lisa Vanlint, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein, Mike Kurz University Health Network has been proudly green for almost fifteen years. Led by the Energy and Environment department, we breathe life into the motto ...


Bluewater Health launches strategic plan: for Emily
Bluewater Health launches strategic plan: for Emily

At the strategic plan launch, Barb O’Neil, Chief Nursing Executive, introduces Emily - a composite image of staff, physicians and volunteers - to exemplify that each of us contributes to patients’ and families’ experiences of care at Bluewater Health. Strategic ...


Identifying the care needs of women living with HIV
Identifying the care needs of women living with HIV

The face of HIV has changed dramatically from the early days of the epidemic. Women now comprise more than half of all people living with HIV around the world. In Canada, an estimated 16,600 women are living with HIV/AIDS out ...


Health care stories that made headlines in 2013
Health care stories that made headlines in 2013

Dilution of chemotherapy drugs On March 20th a pharmacy technician at an Ontario hospital realizes an error in regards to the dilution of chemotherapy drugs. Shortly thereafter, The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is notified of the dilution and ...


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