July Edition:

Latest News, Best Practices, Cardiovascular Care, Respirology, Diabetes and Complementary Health.

London Health Sciences Centre reduces cancer surgery wait times by 50 per cent

Through several focused strategies and a dedicated team effort, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has improved cancer surgery wait times at the Verspeeten Family...

Conquering a chronic lung infection

Lung problems plagued David Shoots since his youth. It would take buying a dream cottage as an adult for him to finally piece together...

How frailty can impact lung disease

A new study from UHN’s Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) has identified the impact of frailty on hospitalized patients with interstitial lung diseases...

Southlake pioneering advancements in cardiac care

Southlake Regional Health Centre is setting new benchmarks that will bring leading edge cardiac care to the forefront of Ontario’s healthcare landscape. With a...

Physician Assistants: A solution to Ontario’s primary care crisis

Primary care providers are the backbone of our healthcare system. For patients seeking medical attention, family physicians are often the first line of contact,...

Exploring a new approach to AI machine learning

f you know someone with diabetes, you may have noticed them wearing an insulin pump. It may even be a high-tech version, consisting of...

Anti-Black racism in medical school: a study from one school

A study from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine provides a picture of anti-Black racism in medical school at a Canadian university. The...

Wildfire smoke and health

With wildfires becoming more frequent and extensive in Canada, it’s important for people to understand the health risks of wildfire smoke. An article in...

Gestational diabetes in subsequent pregnancies significantly increases risk of type 2 diabetes

ecent study reveals that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is increased in women who first get gestational diabetes during a second pregnancy,...

Many health-care providers are ill-equipped to recognize pain in abused children

McGill study finds only 13 per cent of those surveyed received training on child maltreatment and its effects on pain assessment Many health-care professionals are...

World-first trial shows benefits of finding, treating undiagnosed asthma and COPD

It’s estimated that 70 per cent of people with asthma or COPD go undiagnosed. This is the first study to prove that treating those...

Timely diagnosis and right medication lead to improved quality of life for heart failure patients

Marilyn Jackson recalls waking up, breathless, with a terrible cramp in her leg. “I’m going to die, I remember thinking.” The 87-year-old has since learned...

AI and cardiac care

A new Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) study will harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help determine which cardiac patients need an invasive...

New technology enhances cardiac care

Humber River Health recognizes that modern challenges are best met with modern solutions, and understands the importance of collaboration with like-minded organizations to advance...

Common side effects of chemotherapy and safe medication use considerations

Chemotherapy (also known as chemo) is a treatment method that uses drugs to treat cancers, either by killing the cancer cells or by stopping...

New technology for advancing inclusive, equitable care

An imaging device developed by an Ontario start-up company is being studied at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) to see if it can better identify...

Researchers outline how cells activate to cause fibrosis and organ scarring

New research led by Unity Health Toronto that examines how fibroblast cells in the body are activated to cause fibrosis and organ scarring has...

Report sees chance to create home care capacity by streamlining services

new report from UHN recommends residential high-rise buildings with a high proportion of older adults have a dedicated home care team who can care...

Collaborating virtually to improve long-term care

eam-building and face-to-face meetings were limited during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the long-term care team was committed to implementing evidence-based practices and sharing their...

How the Apple Watch could boost heart health

Ross Durant was volunteering at his church just over a decade ago when he noticed he was dripping sweat. “I felt like an elephant...

New emergency protocol brings together multidisciplinary care teams

A cyclist is struck by a car and in critical condition. In the Emergency Department (ED), a call goes out – “Code Shock” – bringing...