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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 […]

Protecting your ears and hearing from the “threshold of pain” at the Honda Indy

“Ladies and gentlemen, insert your ear plugs!” While it may not have the same cachet as the iconic “start your engines!” catchphrase that typically kicks off major auto racing events, Dr. Jennifer Anderson thinks it wouldn’t hurt to add a new pre-race ritual to Toronto’s Honda Indy. The ear-splitting roar that emanates from the track […]

#SummerSafety — Food and the great outdoors

Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family outside but there are important safety factors to remember when taking food out into the heat and ways to make a group meal healthier. Here are some tips from registered dietitian Melissa Murray on keeping your food safe and healthy while still enjoying […]

The art of designing health care

Health-care professionals are problem solvers by nature. But as health care becomes increasingly complex, creativity is becoming more of an essential skill for clinicians to learn and incorporate into their practices. That was encouraged at a recent workshop at St. Joe’s – students were challenged to think outside the box in coming up with new […]

Screening taboo leads to delayed detection of colon cancer

Despite having screening programs in place to help with early detection of colon cancer, a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society shows one in two colorectal cancers in Canada are being diagnosed after they’ve spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. Dr. Ian Bookman, gastroenterologist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in […]

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