Researchers develop calculator to predict risk of stroke and heart attack

Canadian researchers have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals to predict their risk of cardiovascular disease. Their process was published today...

Majority of patients who end up in emergency room after a self-measurement for high...

The number of patients who turn up in the emergency room (ER) with elevated blood pressure has been on the rise for the last...

Falls are sending more Canadians to the hospital than ever before

Unintentional falls resulted in almost 1,800 reported emergency department (ED) visits and 417 hospital stays every day last year, making them the most common...

Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive...

Researchers discover genetic screening tool to predict healthy people at risk for leukemia

An international team of leukemia scientists has discovered how to predict healthy individuals at risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive and...

Where you live impacts heart health

Where you live in Ontario can have a major impact on your heart health. The CANHEART research group wants to change that, and we...

Caring for seniors with dementia and their caregivers: A guide for physicians

Community-based health care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners and others, should be aware of services and resources to help people living at home...

A Canadian first: Measuring access to mental health and addictions services and to home...

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) welcomes the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) health ministers'* endorsement of a focused set of indicators to...

Ontario has the worst RN-to-population ratio in Canada: Province must hire more RNs to...

A portrait of the country's nursing landscape shows Ontario doesn’t have enough RNs; something patients and families are all too familiar with given the...

Two-thirds of patients in Ontario do not receive urgent hip surgery in recommended 24...

About two-thirds of patients admitted to hospital in Ontario for hip fracture did not receive surgery during the recommended time window of 24 hours,...

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