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Everything you need to know about your kidneys

Our kidneys play an important role in keeping our bodies healthy. Their job is to clean our blood by removing excess fluid and toxins that can otherwise cause serious health complications. But one in ten Canadians has kidney disease, meaning their kidneys are not functioning at their full capacity, putting them at risk for developing […]

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It’s been one year since we opened our paediatric school clinic!

Good health and an education are two important building blocks that every child needs to succeed. Last February we opened our paediatric clinic at Parkdale Public School in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, doing our part to give children in our community a healthy start. Since then, our team of ten physicians has seen […]

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St. Joe’s partners to improve access to mental health services

There is more awareness now than ever before of the impact of mental health on our overall wellbeing. Yet many people still don’t get treatment when they need it. The fear of being judged, an inability to pay out-of-pocket for therapy, and not knowing where to find help can all be barriers to receiving care. […]

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Providing mental health supports in Toronto’s west-end neighbourhoods

It’s estimated that half of all Canadians will have suffered from some form of mental illness by the age of 40. As the largest health centre serving the communities of west Toronto, St. Joe’s has a comprehensive range of supports and services for the thousands of people who come to us every year living with […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to connect with our community and acknowledge our appreciation for everything you do. We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support and for being an important part of our vision to advance the health of our community by being Canada’s best community teaching health […]

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Book your mammogram today!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Ontario women, with 1 in 8 women expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime. The majority of those cases will affect women between the ages of 50-74. A mammogram can help detect cancer in its early stages. Yet, only 51% of women in our Toronto-West neighbourhoods had […]

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St. Joe’s responds: Overcrowding doesn’t just affect downtown hospitals

The Globe and Mail recently published a story about overcrowded Emergency Departments in downtown hospitals due to condo developments and population growth. St. Joe’s President and CEO Elizabeth Buller responds with an op-ed piece detailing how population growth also affects community hospitals. Sadly, the issue of ED overcrowding is not limited to the large tertiary care hospitals […]

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How to tell if a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease

One in five patients who visit St. Joseph’s Health Centre is 65 years and older, and this group of people is most at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia that affects the brain, making it difficult for a person to think and remember clearly. Our team of doctors, nurses and other […]

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Advancing global women’s health an aim for St. Joe’s physician

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a Catholic teaching hospital that provides care that reflects the values of respect, dignity and compassion. Every day our people embrace this approach to care in the work they do both inside and outside the Health Centre. Last year, Dr. Suzanne Wong, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, volunteered her medical expertise […]

Six steps to a healthier heart

Follow these six simple tips from St. Joe’s cardiologist Dr. Peter Mitoff to lower your risk of heart disease and keep your heart healthy. Eat healthier food Making healthy diet choices is the first step in adopting a healthy heart lifestyle. Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and try eating more foods with a low […]

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