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How to take care of your skin this summer

As summer rolls around, many people start planning cottage weekends, patio evenings and backyard barbeques. But while we’re enjoying being outdoors, it’s important to make sure we’re protecting our skin – sun exposure can cause long-term damage that will affect us down the road. We caught up with Dr. Erin Dahlke, a dermatologist at St. […]

Dr. Jayaraman and patient Ann-Marie

St. Joe’s surgeon develops app to help patients navigate surgical journey

“I found something.” It’s been four years since Rick Williamson heard his doctor say those words, but he will never forget the moment he did. Rick had completed a routine examination of his digestive tract when his doctor asked him to come back in a week for an update. “I was so anxious, I couldn’t […]


Life after a stroke: how one dancer got back on her feet

Julie Tomaino was in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak but fully aware of everything happening around her. Her mom, husband and other friends and family were coming into the room, bringing cards, flowers and get well wishes. But despite her best efforts, she couldn’t say anything to them or even let them […]


Volunteering provides real-life experience for this biomedical engineering grad

Himali Dave wears our purple volunteer vest, which immediately makes her recognizable throughout the hospital as someone who can show patients and visitors the way to their appointment, or help someone find their car. But today she’s in our Clinical Engineering department, helping the team test machines that have been sent down for repairs. As […]


Summer sun care 101

Keep your skin healthy all summer long with these tips from Dr. Nadine Laraya, a family physician in our Department of Family and Community Medicine.

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Everything you need to know about strokes

Every year we see hundreds of people who’ve suffered from a stroke: last year, more than 475 stroke survivors visited our Emergency Department and more than 250 were treated as patients on our inpatient units. This can be a life-altering event that impacts a person’s independence with basic life functions, social reintegration and overall quality […]


Living now, planning for the future

Are you living independently and need support? Are you caring for an aging parent who’s in the middle of a transition? St. Joe’s is hosting a community event for seniors and caregivers. Hear from our team of experts about how to plan for this stage of life and learn about local resources available to you. […]


A new model for seniors care

 Seniors represent one of the fastest-growing populations in Canada. This year, for the first time, Ontario is home to more people over 65 than children under 15. At this stage of life, a person’s health needs become increasingly important and, at times, complex. Every year St. Joe’s sees 56,000 visits from seniors—they are one of […]

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Make this: Tuna and potato lunch bowl

Bowls are easy to prepare and packed with healthy foods that will keep you energized until dinner. Try making this one — recommended by our dietitian Ashley Mendes — for a lunch you’ll look forward to!

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Looking for lunch? Try building a bowl

Have you had a bowl for lunch this week? This popular dish is trending as the new go-to for a midday meal, offering a customizable approach that’s convenient and quick to prepare. You can get it ready the night before using leftovers and increase your vitamin intake by packing it with healthy foods including high-fibre foods […]

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