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Heart attack study could lead to longer lives
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 ...

Posted: June 30, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Cancer clinical trials in Canada
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 ...

Posted: May 13, 2014|Oncology, Research|0 comments

Canada’s role in international dementia study
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
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

SickKids’ new high-rise research lab
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
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 ...

Posted: February 4, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Research|0 comments

Community hospital “Living Labs” key to our future
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 Canadian healthcare
Minding the gaps in quality improvement in
Canadian healthcare

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 ...

Posted: December 26, 2013|Health Care Policy, Research|0 comments

Labour and birth information from BC hospitals made available to public
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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