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Pulmonary and Respirology

Breath monitoring improves patient safety during endoscopy unit procedures in pilot project

By Mae Burke and Cheryl Ha A pilot project in the Therapeutic Endoscopy Unit at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto shows encouraging results for reducing...

Combining compassionate care with leading edge technology to provide the very best experience...

By Julie Dowdie For Navaratham Murugasu, Breathe Better at Home could not be a more suitable name for the program he’s been a part of...

COPD decision tool helps keep patients safe

By Amelia Buchanan Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often come to the Emergency Department gasping for breath. These flare-ups can usually be treated...

Avoiding the travel hassles of initial respiratory assessments

By Vince Rice Imagine struggling for each breath, but facing a lengthy and possibly costly journey just to get a quick assessment on your chances...

Let’s boogie! A dance study for People with COPD

By Jane Langille After showing significant improvement by participating in a formal rehabilitation program, many people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) find it...

Not taking certain blood thinners as prescribed can increase risk of stroke

  One in three seniors prescribed the blood thinners dabigatran and rivaroxaban are not taking the medications as recommended, increasing their risk of stroke, transient...

New program making a world of difference for COPD patients

When Gordon Ying was admitted to North York General Hospital for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) flare-up, he said it changed his life....

Helping Canadians with asthma to breathe easier

The world-renowned Firestone Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is finding new ways to help nearly three million Canadians diagnosed with asthma. Ground-breaking new treatment...

Keeping COPD patients out of hospital

Living Well education program helps keep #COPD patients out of hospital A program at #Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is helping to keep patients...

Home sweet home: Enhanced Living Service gives patients more independence

For some patients in our healthcare system, the hospitals in which they are treated and cared for function almost as their permanent homes. But “home...

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