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The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame: Looking back on a lethal gene

Touted by geneticists as making one of the most significant breakthroughs in human genetics in the past 50 years, Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui, O.C., the...

A Canadian first: New chemotherapy robot in Barrie

Cancer patients throughout Simcoe Muskoka will soon benefit from increased patient safety and quality as Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Barrie brings state-of-the-art robotic...

New video designed to help dialysis patients cope

Lights! Camera! Action! It’s not exactly the phrase you’d expect to hear in The Scarborough Hospital’s Chronic Kidney Disease Program. Yet last month, a...

New mobile app helps IBD patients transition to adult care

Parents tend to do most of the talking at their child’s doctor’s appointments. While the child is almost always present, their participation is often...

Home hemodialysis bringing life-saving care into patients’ homes

It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. While most of Durham Region is sound asleep, Peter Robinson and his wife Mary awaken to give...

New discovery may revolutionize treatment of ALS

Canadians researchers have made a significant discovery regarding ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, opening the door to novel approaches...

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...

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...

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