New technology enhances cardiac care

Humber River Health recognizes that modern challenges are best met with modern solutions, and understands the importance of collaboration with like-minded organizations to advance health access, enhance efficiency, and improve patient outcomes.  To this end, Humber River Health partnered with TeleVU and OBIO®, two organizations focused on healthcare innovation, and...

New technology for advancing inclusive, equitable care

An imaging device developed by an Ontario start-up company is being studied at...

Researchers outline how cells activate to cause fibrosis and organ scarring

New research led by Unity Health Toronto that examines how fibroblast cells in...

London Health Sciences Centre reduces cancer surgery wait times by 50 per cent

Through several focused strategies and a dedicated team effort, London Health Sciences Centre...

News & topics

IPAC Canada Develops Essential New Course to Support Long-Term Care Infection Prevention and Control Leads

Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) is launching a comprehensive training program tailored for Infection Prevention and Control leads working in Long-Term Care (LTC) settings across Canada. This type of course is vital for newcomers to the industry, and essential for those preparing for the certification exam. Our program...

Transitioning older adults back home after hospital

Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) is pleased to announce its partnership with Bayshore HealthCare...

Southlake pioneering advancements in cardiac care

Southlake Regional Health Centre is setting new benchmarks that will bring leading edge cardiac...

Ready for the Next Chapter? Your Wellness Journey Beyond Retirement

Retirement is often thought of as a time of relaxation, travel and enjoying some...

International study indicates living kidney donation is safe in the longer-term

An international study led by researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute at London Health...
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It’s estimated that 70 per cent of people with asthma or COPD go undiagnosed. This is the first study to prove that treating those...

How frailty can impact lung disease

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Homelessness doesn’t only happen to young people but also affects older adults in growing...

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NURSING

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Opening the conversation about palliative care

Palliative care is often misunderstood, with many assumptions of what it’s about. In reality, palliative care helps improve a patient’s quality of life until...