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Point-of-care INR Testing
Point-of-Care INR Testing

When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be the end of an era for warfarin. Warfarin had been used for over 60 years to prevent ...

Posted: August 2, 2014|Evidence Matters, Uncategorized|0 comments

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer
Canadians not getting message about skin cancer

Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not a regular like many of my friends, but I did admire the sun-kissed look. I thought ...

Posted: June 24, 2014|Editor's Note, Uncategorized|0 comments

Supporting the development of children at home
Supporting the development of children at home

Mississauga Halton CCAC Care Coordinator Rashmi Tailor pays a home visit to her patient nine-year-old Gabbie and mother Kusyati. Imagine being a new immigrant to Canada and not understanding how the health care system works. Imagine knowing that there is ...

Posted: June 6, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

Hospital News salutes nursing heroes
Hospital News salutes nursing heroes

Lois Robinson Honourable Mention - Lois Robinson, RN, emergency department, Rouge Valley Health System On behalf of all staff of the Rouge Valley Health System - Centenary ER, I would like to nominate Lois Robinson for this year’s Nursing Hero Award. Lois ...


Timely organ transplants save lives
Timely organ transplants save lives

Good news: More Canadians are making living or deceased organ donations, helping to meet Canada’s need for organ transplants and improving the quality of life for patients. Less encouraging news: A big gap remains between donations and need, and compared with ...

Posted: May 5, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

Home care: A fine balance
Home care: A fine balance

Home care workers balance clinical expertise with strong interpersonal skills to deliver spectacular care in the community. Home care may not be new, but with increasing professionalization of the sector, it has evolved, revealing fresh challenges and opportunities. Though home ...


Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care
Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care

Dr. Sinha reviews his patient’s care plan with his team in Mount Sinai’s Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, which offers frail older adults customized care in an elder friendly environment. Photo credit: Kevin Kelly While older adults currently represent ...


Online program improves access to mental health services
Online program improves access to mental health services

David Kosinec, TSH Psychological Associate (left) and Faiza Khalid-Khan, TSH Patient Care Manager (right) display the new online iCBT program that provide improved access to Mental Health services for clients. Mental Health Services at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is embarking ...

Posted: April 12, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

Vaccines are safe: Time to communicate it
Vaccines are safe: Time to communicate it

Being a parent is hard - probably the most difficult job those of us with children will ever have. Don’t get me wrong, it’s also one of the best jobs – but it doesn’t come easy. Should you formula or breast-feed? ...

Posted: March 18, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

Better enforcement of Natural Health Products needed
Better enforcement of Natural Health Products needed

Deborah A. Campbell is an advisor to the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada. Alternative medicine and especially Natural Health Products (NHPs) are growing in use, but when people visit hospitals and ask about such things, most health care ...

Posted: March 12, 2014|Uncategorized|0 comments

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