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Stem cell biologist brings new hope for diabetes treatments

Applications for stem cells were once considered ‘futuristic.’ But today’s research is ushering in a new era in which these cells are a source...

Biomarkers to diagnose and prevent ‘lung attacks’ that can kill

Vivianne Toupin knows firsthand just how deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be. In her lifetime, three of her family members have succumbed...

A team for every patient with diabetes An interdisciplinary approach to a complex, chronic...

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic illness that requires a lifelong commitment to complex lifestyle modifications involving nutrition management, physical activity, regular self-blood glucose monitoring,...

Canadian Diabetes Association translates research into practical tools

Dedicated to leading the fight against diabetes, the Canadian Diabetes Association—supported by a community-based network of volunteers, members, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners—provides...

A salute to Sam Quadri: Celebrating forty years of surgical excellence

He’s been helping people for as long as I can remember. And longer. He saved the life of my childhood friend when she couldn’t breathe as...

Asthma resources available for health professionals

The Asthma Society of Canada is a registered national charity focusing on asthma and associated allergies through education and patient empowerment. We offer a...

Obstetrics team helps deliver first brother to seven sisters

There are few things as miraculous as a newborn’s first gulp of oxygen, yet nothing more frightening for parents when that moment doesn’t come...

There’s no place like home for tiny patients and their families

Welcoming a new baby is a joyous event and Markham Stouffville Hospital is proud to share in approximately 3,100 births each year. After the...

BC Children’s PICU learns quality improvement lesson the hard way

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at BC Children’s Hospital has achieved a significant milestone. They haven’t had a short-term central line infection in...

The same in (almost) every way: Study shows identical twins are not genetically identical

While identical twins are the same in many ways, a new study shows that their genes are a surprising exception to the rule. Using...

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