What do family members have to say about providing palliative care at home?

Estimates suggest that between 75% and 85% of all caregiving occurs in the home and is provided by unpaid family members (1). Family caregiving,...

Ian Anderson House

Ian Anderson House, (IAH) Ontario's first in-resident cancer hospice, was founded in 1997 in response to a need to offer an alternative to families...

Percutaneous vertebroplasty: A new therapy for Osteoporotic or Pathological Vertebral Fractures

Conventional therapy for osteoporotic vertebral fractures consists of analgesics, bed rest, physical therapy, and occasionally bracing. Some of these patients will go on to...

Looking at the LADs:

For the past two years, the British Columbia Transplant Society (BCTS) has been involved in a groundbreaking research initiative exploring a very different kind...

Donation Matters

Organ donation and transplant organizations across Canada are increasingly challenged by the widening gap between a growing need for transplants and a dwindling supply...

Canadian first in spine surgery at London Health Sciences Centre

Everyone has back pain at some point in their life, some worse than others. People suffering from chronic back pain know just how much...

Gift of love ushers in new era in transplantation

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago Barb Smith never felt worse. Her health had deteriorated to the point where she just...

Canadian physicians are using Rapamune to help solve the ‘Transplant Paradox’

Cyclosporine has been the therapeutic mainstay for preventing organ rejection after transplantation for 16 years, but has always been associated with serious adverse effects,...

Transplant Rehabilitation Heals Body Mind and Spirit

Having endured the life-saving but terrifying experience of a double lung transplant, 39-year-old Karen Murray is deeply committed to do whatever it takes to...

Gastric Banding has taken hold on this side of the Atlantic

How important is body image and weight loss in western society? Canadians spend an estimated $3-$5 billion a year on diet products, health club...

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