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Have an innovative idea in aging and brain health?

It’s no secret that point-of-care staff have a deep understanding of the needs of older adults. Care professionals like nurses, social workers, physicians, personal...

Revolutionary gene therapy gives new lease on life

Clinical Trials Unit performs first-in-Canada procedure at Foothills Medical Centre By Blain Fairbairn Groundbreaking research is offering new hope to people living with serious illness thanks...

Medical devices can play a key role in addressing Canada’s chronic pain crisis

By Peter Tomashewski The federal government’s recent decision to create a task force to find ways to better manage chronic pain in Canada is encouraging...

Health care innovation: Barriers and opportunities

Intellijoint Surgical is a great Canadian success story. It all started when co-founder, Armen Bakirtzian, came up with an idea for a product to...

Scaling up virtual care in Canada: Addressing the barriers to capitalize on the opportunities

By Dr. Gigi Osler In the world of medicine, we are living in an incredibly exciting time. Remarkable innovations in everything from minimally invasive surgery...

New computer-aided model may help predict sepsis

Can a computer-aided model predict life-threatening sepsis? A model developed in the UK that uses routinely collected data to identify early symptoms of sepsis,...

Virtual care: The front door to patient-centred care

By Dr. Ed Brown Elizabeth, a 40-year-old from Moncton, NB, was diagnosed with a unique tumour that couldn’t be treated locally. Dr. Calvin Law, an...

Precise and powerful CyberKnife robot destroys inoperable tumours

By Caitlin Renneson Patients don’t need to have a metal halo screwed into their skull when they receive radiation treatment with CyberKnife. That was one...

New laboratory technology makes testing faster and safer

By Katherine Nazimek with files from Monica Matys Being admitted to hospital goes hand-in-hand with a lot of testing, from pathology samples to check for cancer,...

How virtual reality and streaming media are transforming medical education

By Brian Conyer         Over the last decade, there have been two significant advancements in the way people experience video content. The first...

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