St. Michael's in the news



Feb. 19

Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage: study
Interview with Dr. Nav Persaud
The Globe and Mail

A drug commonly used to treat yeast infections is linked to an increased risk of miscarriage in pregnant women, according to new Canadian research.

Feb. 14

New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care
Research by Dr. Samir Gupta
News Medical

A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, suggests a study led by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

Feb. 11

Doctors take stand against gun violence, call for stronger firearm laws
Interview with Drs. Najma Ahmed and David Gomez
CBC News

A group of doctors in Canada is taking a stand against gun violence and calling for stronger laws governing firearms to prevent shooting deaths and injuries.

Art exhibit showcases link between health, poverty
Interview with Dr. Stephen Hwang, Dr. Pat O'Campo and Sara Wolfe
CTV News

An interactive display at Brookfield Place highlights Toronto's urban health challenges, such as homelessness.

Toronto's St. Mike's Hospital participating in trial in attempt to halt overdose deaths
Interview with Dr. Dan Werb

Drugs sold on the streets today are often cut with fentanyl, and are killing users right now. Awareness campaigns haven’t worked, political options take years of debate and legislating to arrive on the front lines, and meanwhile, people keep dying.

Managing young women at high risk of heart disease
Research by Dr. Beth Abramson
Science Codex

Deaths from heart disease have decreased in recent decades, but these decreases have not occurred in women younger than 50. A new review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides guidance for physicians to identify and manage premenopausal women at high risk of heart disease.

Inside an attempt to disrupt the opioid crisis
Interview with Dr. Dan Werb
The Big Story podcast

We’ve already seen the impact that having users inject in a safe space can have on overdoses, so what if we offered to test the drugs for them before they injected. A new program that’s part of a massive focus on urban health through Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital is going to make that offer and see where it leads.

Feb. 8

Opioid crisis
Interview with Dr. Tara Gomes
CBC Radio's Windsor Morning

Health advocates call it an opioid crisis, and they want the province to declare a state of emergency. But what that would actually do remains heavily debated. Peter Duck speaks with Dr. Tara Gomes - one of the province's top drug policy researchers.

Feb. 7

St. Mike's art exhibit focuses on poverty and health
Interview with Dr. Stephen Hwang
The Toronto Sun

A new exhibit at St. Michael’s Hospital uses art to show the effects of poverty on health. Research from the hospital’s MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions has been translated into five art installations which feature patients’ stories.

Providence Healthcare patients can practice outdoor mobility in an indoor setting
Interviews with Sarane Poon and Dellene Sakaguchi

Inside the walls of Providence Healthcare is a parked SUV, patches of artificial grass and gravel, concrete sidewalks, ramps and curbs. The Toyota Canada Motor Skills Clinic is a specially designed room where rehabilitation professionals can help their patients practice and regain their strength and mobility.

Feb. 5

What I've learned as a trauma surgeon
Dr. Najma Ahmed speaks at TEDxDownsviewWomen
TEDx Talks

What is it like being a trauma surgeon? What's it like being a woman AND a trauma surgeon? Dr. Najma Ahmed shares her experience of working in the operating room and challenges women to continue to show up and makes strides for the next generation to come. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


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