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High-rise research lab will promote discoveries in children’s health
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 ...


Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate cancer research
Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate
cancer research

Three Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) scientists won Movember Discovery Grants from Prostate Cancer Canada. The awards are worth $200,000 over two years and support promising new directions in prostate cancer research. Prostate Cancer Canada approved 40 of the 154 applications ...

Posted: December 17, 2013|Oncology, Research|0 comments

New data suggests important improvements in infant and maternal health
New data suggests important improvements in infant and
maternal health

  Since BORN was formed in 2009, health care providers and decision makers now have improved tools to continue working together to collect and use data about the health of infants and mothers in Ontario. This data has led to important ...

Posted: December 15, 2013|Health Care Policy, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

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 ...


Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive care for patients post-treatment
Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive
care for patients post-treatment

Medical oncologist Dr. Farrah Kassam (second left) and nurse practitioner Brenda Wilks meet with breast cancer survivors, Patricia Pernokis and Margaret Holdsworth, who are participating in Southlake's Breast Cancer Surveillance Program. Photo credit: Jim Craigmyle Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis ...

Posted: December 10, 2013|Oncology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to the bedside more quickly
‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to
the bedside more quickly

The tumour biobank is being housed in the Lawson Health Research Institute lab of Dr. Muriel Brackstone, centre, a surgical oncologist with the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph's Hospital in London and a scientist with Lawson. She is ...


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