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 ...
Cancer clinical trials in Canada
International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) is held every year to mark the first clinical trial in history, conducted by James Lind in 1747. The day is meant to bring awareness to the importance of clinical trials in advancing medicine and ...
Canada’s role in international dementia study
Dr. Michael Borrie discussing a patient’s case with clinical trials coordinator Sarah Woolmore-Goodwin. The pressure to advance dementia research is great, with the current estimated 44 million people worldwide with dementia expected to more than triple to 135 million by ...
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
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. ...
SickKids’ new high-rise research lab
The new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children. There are not many medical research facilities in the world that reach upwards for excellence. The vital work of finding better outcomes for children's health is ...
The reality of robots: Helping patients walk again
Through the use of their Robotic Suit, Ekso has helped individuals take over a million steps that would not have otherwise been possible. Robotic technologies in the field of neuro-rehabilitation are increasingly associated with improved patient outcomes. While the technology ...
Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future
Recently, a young woman in her mid-30s was referred to me by her family physician. She is a mother of two children under the age of seven who had discovered a lump in her breast. Our team at North York ...
Minding the gaps in quality improvement in
John Abbott What can Canada gain by upping its investment to advance the health quality improvement (QI) agenda? And, in what areas should it invest? A lot, in my opinion; and the focus needs to be on increasing the capability ...
Labour and birth information from BC hospitals made
available to public
Labour and birth information for each hospital in British Columbia is now available to expectant mothers, their families, the general public, and health care providers. Perinatal Services BC (PSBC), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, has provided this information ...
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Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →