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The 25 best beaches in the world
The 25 best beaches in the world

Ever wondered what are considered to be the best beaches on the planet?  According to online reviewers on Tripadvisor, the best beach in the world – where even the sharks are supposedly friendly – is in Brazil. Baia do Sancho ...

Posted: April 13, 2014|Travel, Uncategorized|0 comments

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

Healthcare is green at Fraser Health
Healthcare is green at Fraser Health

Glen Garrick and Ruth Abramson have been working to reduce the carbon, and environmental footprint of Fraser Health and other British Columbia health care organizations. From winter to summer and back, Fraser Health (FH) was completely carbon neutral in 2012. ...


Greening Health Care
Greening Health Care

Brian Dundas Canada-wide, hospitals spend approximately $750 million a year on utilities. Relative to other costs of healthcare, this may seem like small potatoes. Yet, Greening Health Care’s (GHC) member hospitals are proving that pursuing energy efficiency not only saves ...


Intraoperative MRI adoption leading to reduced patient re-surgery rates
Intraoperative MRI adoption leading to reduced patient
re-surgery rates

The intraoperative MRI within The Dan and Bunny Widney Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) Surgical Suite Earlier this year Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton opened The Dan and Bunny Widney Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging ...

Posted: October 6, 2013|Uncategorized|0 comments

Hospitals must protect personal health information through encryption
Hospitals must protect personal health information
through encryption

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. Raising the bar on patient safety and security measures As portable storage devices become more prevalent in the health care sector, so do concerns regarding the privacy and security of personal health ...

Posted: October 3, 2013|Uncategorized|0 comments

Promoting Healthy Habits at Family Day Program
Promoting Healthy Habits at Family Day Program

For the third year, the Museum of Health Care at Kingston held a Family Day program that focused on staying healthy, dispelling fears about doctor visits, and learning about health care history. Children aged three to eight were invited to bring ...

Posted: March 4, 2013|Uncategorized|0 comments

Medication Reconciliation: There to keep you safe
Medication Reconciliation: There to keep you safe

When it comes to health promotion and prevention, few things can keep you safer than proper medication management. For patients, this includes ensuring you always take your medications as directed and that you carry a detailed and up-to-date list of all ...

Posted: March 1, 2013|Uncategorized|0 comments

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