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What you need to know about the mumps

Toronto Public Health is currently investigating an outbreak of mumps in the city, a virus found in saliva and respiratory droplets that is spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing, and coming into contact with a person’s saliva by sharing drinks or utensils, food or water bottles, or by kissing. Here are two key […]


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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TIFF partnership inspires community, recovery

Filmmaker Haya Waseem screened her short film Shahzad as part of the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Earlier this month she showed it again to a smaller crowd on the seventh floor of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Many of them had never met a filmmaker before, or had the opportunity to ask questions about […]


How to eat your way to a healthy lifestyle

When we talk about health, many of us focus on being physical. Heading into any new year we see ‘more frequent exercise’ as one of the top goals, complete with a spike in gym memberships and class attendance. So why don’t we see results? The truth is that exercise is only a small part of […]

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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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Placing a focus on resident health and wellness

Residents are often at hospitals for long periods of time and, like other healthcare providers, can encounter a number of factors that contribute to stress, fatigue and illness. To support our student learners, our Department of Medical Education, Research and Scholarship is focusing on providing residents with the resources they need to be able to […]


Why teaching is key to the care we provide our community

Residents are active participants of the Canadian healthcare system. As a community teaching Health Centre, we have more than 200 residents studying with our teams every year, learning directly from our teams about how to provide high quality patient care and supporting our West Toronto community. Residents can spend anywhere from a few months to […]


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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Children and stress – what parents need to know

Children and adolescents experience stress and mental fatigue on a regular basis that can often be overlooked or dismissed as just part of growing up. We spoke with Dr. Michelle Marshall, psychiatrist and subspecialist in child and adolescent psychiatry, and Dr. Hannah Klein, resident in child and adolescent psychiatry, to learn about how stress can […]

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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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