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Innovative approach dramatically improves wait times for cardiac patients

Dr. Brendan Parfrey Heart patients throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are benefiting from remarkable advances in cardiac care delivery that have been achieved in recent months...

New equipment aims to make surgery safer

By Ellie Stutsman Advancements in technology have greatly aided in making many procedures and surgeries safer for patients. This includes laparoscopic surgery, which has become...

World-first paediatric procedure eliminates pain, treats rare condition

SickKids surgeons change blood flow in a vein from one-way to two-way in minimally invasive and life-changing procedure for teen. By Vanessa Blanchard When Linda...

Research finds racial differences in end-of-life care

By Megan Mueller Schulich School of Business Professor Sylvia Hsu led a six-person team of researchers from Yale University as they followed the healthcare pathways...

Sunnybrook takes first human images taken on MR-Linac

By Alexis Dobranowski   Sunnybrook’s radiation and clinical trials teams took a huge leap forward in February when they took the first human images on the...

Seamless and dynamic echocardiography

By Lynne Campkin Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) recently expanded its cardiology programs which have resulted in an increase in patients who require more complex care....

Innovations in aging and brain health: What’s next?

By Rebecca Ihilchik Interested in aging and brain health innovation? Want to learn more about Canada’s standing in the global industry? Look no further. The Baycrest-led...

Study finds heart-to-heart talk appears to boost use of cardiac rehab

Face-to-face encouragement by a member of the healthcare team, preferably when patients are still in hospital, may boost subsequent enrolment in cardiac rehab by as much...

Quitting smoking can improve your cancer treatment, period

By Craig Earle Craig Earle is a GTA-based oncologist and Vice-President, Cancer Control, at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The start of the new year means...

Canadian first: Robotics enter the world of orthopedic surgery

By Maria Hayes It was agile, confident strides that led Peter Sporta into the fracture clinic exam room at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. The 66...

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