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Depression is the single largest predictor of substance use during pregnancy

By Crystal Mackay It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women...
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New treatment for bipolar depression could have fewer side effects

By Vivian Sum “People who come to us have symptoms so severe that they are not able to enjoy their life, work or relationships,” says...

New options for those living with mood and anxiety disorders

By Donna Harris For people living with mood and anxiety disorders, timely access to the right clinical supports can make all the difference in the...

Ontario Shores celebrates a century of care

By Melissa Quinlan Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is celebrating 100 years of helping individuals living with mental illness. The organization’s journey...

The war against nicotine

  By David T. Sweanor J.D. It has become a common coffee shop experience to get engaged in discussions concerning opioid and nicotine addictions, given all...

Screening for mental health in the emergency department

By Jasmine Sikand Arriving at a hospital Emergency Department (ED), patients may expect to be asked their medical condition and history as a way to...

Electronic triage support tool continues to grow, support consistency

By Elizabeth Garel Triage nurses are typically the first clinician that people see when they arrive at an emergency department (ED). These nurses must be...

Journey toward Trauma Distinction Accreditation

By Niall Emmott If you were to experience a traumatic and complex injury such as a major burn, a gunshot wound or a brain injury...

Preparing for disaster

By Jeffrey Tochkin, Caroline Nolan and Sarah Hartwick Hospitals are experts in emergencies. Staff train for years to respond effectively and save lives daily. But, when...

Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants

A new review to help physicians manage the risk of ovarian cancer in women who carry the BRCA1/2 gene mutations is published in CMAJ...

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