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Uniting the community for child health

Michelle Sullivan used to have to travel across the city to visit her son’s pediatrician. Then, she was referred to the Paediatric School Outreach Program in the west end, run by St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Not only was the Parkdale Public School clinic closer to home, but it […]


Naloxone now available at our Emergency Departments

Naloxone, a drug that helps reverse an opioid overdose, is now available for free to individuals using opioids and seeking care in the emergency department (ED) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, and will also be available this fall at the ED in St. Michael’s Hospital. In addition to the nasal spray Naloxone kits, patients are […]

Out of the emergency room and into the Rapid Heart Failure Clinic

By Madison Thakore A patient enters the emergency department experiencing swelling and shortness of breath. Usually, the physician would consider two options for patients presenting signs of heart failure such as these: admit the patient or discharge them for future treatment by a family doctor. Now, with the Rapid Heart Failure Clinic at St. Joseph’s […]

Doctor Diaries

‘Doctors Diaries’ impart advice, experience to student volunteers

One of the goals of St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Summer Student Volunteer Program is to provide mentorship to high school and university students. The Doctor Diaries event is just one way to help achieve that goal, and give back to students who choose St. Joseph’s for their volunteer roles. Doctor Diaries brings students together in […]

Avoiding a pain in the back(pack)

Notebooks, pencils, pens… the list goes on and on. Shopping for new school supplies and getting ready for the first day of class stirs up excitement in most homes. But how do you carry all those supplies to class? More times than not, it’s with a backpack. Backpacks are used by students of all ages […]

The keys to playing sports safely in the summer heat

Whether you’re dribbling a basketball down the court, kicking a soccer ball up the field, or just cheering along on the sidelines, sports are a great way to spend time outdoors during the summer months. When working up a sweat in the heat, make sure to play it safe by keeping these tips in mind […]

#SummerSwimming: Splish, splash, safety

Cooling off at water parks, cottages and friends’ backyard pools are all great ways to beat the summer heat – if you keep water safety in mind. An average of 518 Canadians died in water-related fatalities – including boating incidents and drownings – each year between 1991 and 2013, according to the 2016 Water-Related Fatality […]

Notice – Drugs containing valsartan being recalled

There has been a recall for certain products containing Valsartan (alone or in combination). Please see the Health Canada notice for the list of specific brands and lots that are being recalled. Please follow the advice outlined in the “What you should do” section on the notice. If you are an inpatient at St. Joseph’s […]

Myron and Berna Garron donate $10 million to fund a dramatic boost for MRI testing

Donation being celebrated by renaming Our Lady of Mercy Wing to Garron Family Our Lady of Mercy Wing Every year, more than 182,000 imaging tests are run at St. Joseph’s Health Centre to support the treatment of the half-million west-end residents the hospital serves. Of these, about 15,000 are MRI tests, performed on a machine […]

The Spectrum of Diabetes care: prevention to rehabilitation

Diabetes care is a journey that crosses many stages from prevention, management to complex care. Given its chronic nature, diabetes requires constant diligence and care, and can present numerous associated complications. It’s also an ageless disease. At St. Joseph’s Health Centre, the goal of the Diabetes Education Program (DEP) is to help patients manage their […]

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