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The day the emergency ward called 911
The day the emergency ward called 911

Three of the four team members who called 911 from the emergency department. During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, vertigo, and was feeling ...

Posted: September 19, 2014|Patient Care, Public Health|0 comments

Ontario Health Study still looking for participants
Ontario Health Study still looking for participants

A volunteer has his hand grip strength measured at an Ontario Health Study assessment centre. How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working to answer ...

Posted: September 18, 2014|Featured, Public Health, Research|1 comment

Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens
Trauma prevention program succeeds in protecting teens

Jennie Trkulja, Unit Manager for Windsor Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department, Ouellette Campus, explains trauma services to students of the P.A.R.T.Y. program. The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in ...

Posted: September 10, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

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 ...


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