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Personalized medicine: Is Timothy Caulfield right about everything?

The idea that we are in the midst of a genetic revolution has been with us for decades. The latest iteration of this promise...

Small box holds big promise in cardiac care

For a non-descript box it wields a mighty name and even more impressive possibilities for people with heart disease. Called the #AngioDefender, the machine...

Telehomecare: A world of difference

For 86-year-old Ulla Jensen, it’s “great peace of mind”.   For her 91-year-old husband of 67 years, Otto, it’s the hours not spent travelling to...

Potential impact of the New Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2015 on hospitals

      By Michael Watts #Bill 119, the Health #Information Protection Act, 2015, was “carried on division” at second reading before the Legislative Assembly on February 18,...

Patients use their Smartphones to transmit pacemaker data

Canadians are among the most digitally connected in the world. Combined with our geographic spread, this digital presence makes Canadians ideal users of remote...

Talking to patients about healthy pregnancy weight gain

Supporting healthy #pregnancy weight gain is a critical topic for antenatal providers due to an increasing trend of excessive weight gain during #pregnancy among...

Volunteer program removes barriers to mental health services

Two years ago, Michelle Deveau-Brock, a Social Worker at the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s #Mental Health Clinic (MHC), began to see a pattern...

Getting care in a crisis

What you need to know about crisis placement into long-term care Many Ontarians want to remain living independently in their home as long as possible....

Long term care planning: What is it and why should I care?

We all take delight in planning for vacations and holiday celebrations but when it comes to planning for old age, we literally run the...

Research in residence: Growing home care studies

For many, the notion of a medical #research project usually conjures up images of an isolated, white, sterile room somewhere deep inside a world-class...

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