Viral hepatitis: The good, the bad and the ugly of treatment in Canada

Chronic hepatitis B and C are silent epidemics affecting an estimated 600,000 Canadians of all ages. The statistics are ‘estimated’ because many are unaware...

Raising young students’ awareness about mental health issues through the arts

This spring Workman Arts changed more than 3300Ontariostudents’ opinions about mental health issues. Those students, in grades 4 to 8, attended special free performances of...

Reducing the stigma associated with mental illness through the arts

When internationally-acclaimed Canadian musician, Chantal Kreviazuk, shared her connection with mental illness at the Imagine Film Festival hosted by Ontario Shores Centre for Mental...

Extended training program: A recipe for success

Eddie Kwong presents his tarragon chicken dish to Chef Burpee and answers the chef’s questions with an enthusiastic “Yes, chef!” and “No, chef!” Visitors...

Immunization is not a bad word

If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of new moms all you have to do is say immunization. It’s a...

Women’s College Hospital scientist will teach Haitian women to prevent HIV

An innovative program in Haiti, spearheaded by Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) post-doctoral fellow Carmen Logie, will use solar-powered tablets to teach women about...

Ornge: Reducing risk through partnerships

As a transport medicine organization, #Ornge, like most first response officials and crews, knows firsthand that the consequences of a traumatic injury can be...

Midwives train paramedics in emergency skills

Paramedics from the Greater Toronto Area have been overwhelmingly responsive to the training they have received from midwives in dealing with out-of-hospital birth emergencies....

A new approach to cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention

Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) is a specialized component of chronic vascular disease care. By integrating structured behaviour change interventions like diet, exercise,...

Person Centred Care – Gay Lesbian Transgendered Bi-sexual and Intersexed Population

In the wake of discussions around person centred care and what that means, this seems a good time to talk about acceptance of the...

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