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New life-saving technique first in Western Canada

By Carrie Stefanson Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the first hospital in Western Canada to use a new device to help save the lives of...

Opioid injecting linked to substantial rise in bacterial heart infections

A study of people who inject drugs found a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious infection of the lining of...

New tool strives to create healthier workplaces by predicting and preventing employee depression

By MJ Deschamps It was in a paediatrician’s office following the birth of his daughter that Dr. JianLi Wang was first inspired to develop a...

Sexuality in end-of-life care: Who should start the discussion?

By Andria Bianchi In December 2017, Canada’s federal government called on the Minister of Health to create a framework for palliative care. This call to...

Clinical Decision Support Systems: Breaking ground for imaging referral guidelines in Canada

By Dr. Martin Reed The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) is advocating for the implementation of Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Systems in...

Understanding the role and importance of radiologists in Canada

By Dr. Emil Lee Radiologists are physicians who work with medical imaging to diagnose illnesses. These imaging procedures include MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-ray. Radiologists...

Pilot study to test innovative lung screening x-ray

By Kara Weiler Grand River Hospital (GRH) is partnering with KA Imaging to conduct a pilot study on the use of a high-resolution multi-energy digital...

Cardiovascular care: Year in review

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is the leading cardiovascular centre in the province, with clinicians and physicians brace to care for people with the...

Managing diabetes while in hospital

By Dr. Janine Malcom and Dr. Ilana Halperin Hyperglycemia is common in hospitalized people, even among those without a previous history of diabetes, and...

Trazadone associated with similar risk of falls and major fractures as antipsychotics in seniors...

As physicians attempt to decrease antipsychotic use in seniors with dementia, they need to be aware that trazadone, frequently used as an alternative, is...

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