Age-old treatment ‘crawls’ its way back into modern medicine at Rouge Valley

They’re creepy. They’re crawly. But for one Scarborough resident, maggots may have helped to save his leg. When 59-year old Waclaw Tyszkiewicz’s tried to treat...

Targeted HIV programs meet diverse needs

From pregnancy planning for young couples to culturally sensitive research for Aboriginal people, the Women and HIV Research Program at Women’s College Research Institute...

More hospitals using electronic system to measure hand hygiene compliance

More than 100 hospital sites in Canada and abroad are now using HandyAudit®, an electronic tool created by Toronto Rehab-University Health Network (UHN) to...

Joining forces to promote patient safety

A culture of safety continues to take shape at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario. A circular shape, to be exact. In 2009, the hospital...

Time to end the waiting game for hepatitis C patients

Recent dramatic changes in the treatment of hepatitis C has prompted the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) to issue updated...

Reusable sharps containers making healthcare safer and greener

Plastic disposable sharps containers account for a significant portion of the total sharps waste stream. In recent years the amount of sharps waste has...

Immunization is not a bad word

If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of new moms all you have to do is say immunization. It’s a...

Connecting patient safety and infection prevention

When SARS claimed 44 lives in Ontario in 2003—even though no one died at the Brant Community Healthcare System—it significantly changed the way care...

Women’s College Hospital scientist will teach Haitian women to prevent HIV

An innovative program in Haiti, spearheaded by Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) post-doctoral fellow Carmen Logie, will use solar-powered tablets to teach women about...

Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand hygiene rates

With awareness regarding hospital-based infection rates on the rise, it is now more important than ever for health-care workers to clean their hands at...

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