Public Health

Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada needs to do more
Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada
needs to do more

Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas. As a young boy, he played the lead role in Oliver in his birthplace of ...


Using evidence to examine the safety of Gardasil
Using evidence to examine the safety of Gardasil

Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous example remains the controversy surrounding the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism (link that has been repeatedly proven ...


The world is their emergency room: On the front lines of humanitarian aid
The world is their emergency room: On the front lines of
humanitarian aid

Tricia Newport on mission in Cameroon. In 1985, at the age of 10 years old, I saw my first picture of a malnourished child. It was a child from Ethiopia during the famine. The image shattered my reality, and made ...


Helping hands needed in a world without touch: Responding to Ebola
Helping hands needed in a world without touch:
Responding to Ebola

Gloves and boots drying after being washed and disinfected. Canadian Red Cross recruiting delegates to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa   The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest in history and has resulted in more than ...

Posted: December 1, 2014|Featured, Infection Control, Public Health|0 comments

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|1 comment

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) ...


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