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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...

Cardiac surgery world first Pacemaker complication repaired using minimally invasive surgery

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is proud to announce a world first. LHSC’s cardiac surgery team successfully performed an emergency surgery to repair a...

A technology pioneered at the Montreal Heart Institute chills heart back into rhythm

On March 30, 2011, the electrophysiology team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) used cryoablation (ablation using cold) to treat a patient suffering from...

Stem cell biologist brings new hope for diabetes treatments

Applications for stem cells were once considered ‘futuristic.’ But today’s research is ushering in a new era in which these cells are a source...

Ontario cardiac team celebrates north american first

Newmarket, Ontario-based Southlake Regional Health Centre is the first centre in North America to use a revolutionary technology that makes it easier to connect...

Advanced technology and skilled clinicians results in enhanced communication skills

Taking a page from a learning tool used in many schools, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Hospital are using SMART boards to...

Cardiac surgery world first: Complicated surgery simplified by new device

Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are the first in the world to use a new implantable surgical device that promises to revolutionize...

Everything under one roof for amputee patients at West Park Healthcare Centre

Imagine you are no longer able to do the many things most us take for granted - tie your shoes, walk to the corner...

Bypassing emergency for faster cardiac care

No one has to explain the value of faster emergency cardiac care to Durham resident Kaleem Salam. Getting treated quickly for his heart attack...

Innovative rehab research program improves patient care

After a total knee replacement, Sebastiano Sarracini never imagined he would be swinging virtual golf clubs, lunging for virtual tennis balls or walking virtual...

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