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Trends in lower-extremity amputations for diabetes and peripheral artery disease

By Jennifer Stranges Together, diabetes and peripheral artery disease account for more than 80 per cent of lower-extremity amputations in Canada. A recent study by St....

Prioritizing wound care to reduce hospitalizations and cut costs

Wound care costs Ontario at least $1.5 billion annually in direct costs Wounds Canada urges the Government of Ontario to prioritize wound care, ensuring that...

Geriatric Psychiatric Clinic supports complex needs of older adults

By Selma Al-Samarrai The Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic is part of a multidisciplinary program, The Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, housed at Providence Healthcare since 1988....

Treating wounds in high-risk areas

By Elise Copps Nobody likes to talk about poop. We leave that business in the bathroom. In the world of wound management, however, this taboo...

At-risk seniors benefit from expanded geriatric assessment program

By Maryanne Matthews Senior patients at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre are receiving the right care, at the right time, and by the right...

The pressing need for new strategies to target Canada’s chronic wound epidemic

By Rosemary Hill The critical link between long-term chronic wounds, poor quality of life and increased risk of mortality, is an issue drawing urgent attention...

Possible dementia vaccine closer

A vaccine to ward off dementia is currently being readied for human clinical trials after successful testing in a variety of animal models.   A...

Supply versus demand: Extending the reach of geriatric medicine to match the needs of...

By Paula Rochon and Nathan Stall This decade, Canada will be crowned as a super-aged nation – by 2026, more than 20 per cent...

Mobilizing independence

By Monica Fleck Falling is a concern for anyone -- especially the elderly.  The risk is even greater for people who have some form of...

Canadians living with dementia break silence on stigma in Alzheimer Society campaign

Canadians living with dementia are going public for a third consecutive year in an effort to change hearts and minds and tackle the ongoing...

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