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An obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

By Margaret Polanyi and Annie Atkinson A Toronto team has created an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair able...

Striving to be the safest hospital for patients and staff

By Anne Kelly St. Mary’s General Hospital’s vision is to be the safest and most effective hospital in Canada for patients and for staff. The Kitchener...

Students put young researchers in the hot seat

By Alexis Dobranowski An enthusiastic group of elementary school students took time out of their summer holidays to visit Sunnybrook for a day of learning...

Musical memories: A care home’s novel approach to advance quality of life

By Rumana D’Souza Caregivers at a Sidney care home are using an important tool to address the cognitive and emotional symptoms of dementia among residents—the...

A collaborative approach to medication management

By Ilan Mester It’s safe to say Dr. Joanne Ho – an internist, geriatrician and clinical pharmacologist – wears many hats. But the one common...

Improving the quality of life of seniors one sense at a time

By Dr. Chantal Backman, Michelle Crick, Danielle Cho-Young, Megan Scharf The world’s senior population is growing fast. In 2015, there were approximately 900 million people...

Wellness Certificate Program helps hospital staff commit to self-care

By Emily Holton A new, one-year certificate program at St. Michael’s Hospital offers clinical and administrative staff a different kind of professional development: how to...

Taking action against workplace violence

I was a frontline nurse for 17 years. The work was challenging and rewarding, and it was a career I absolutely loved. During that...

The cannabis conundrum

By Roxanne Tang and Susan C. Jenkins Meet Jim, a 70-year-old resident of an assisted living home. He is in generally good health, but...

A promising strategy for cancer therapeutics

Guanine Quadruplex Stabilization By Caitlin E. Miron DNA: the library of genetic information that dictates the development and function of our bodies. This information is stored...

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