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December 29 ACE-ing health care for frail elderly patients
December 20 History of traumatic brain injury linked to poor health outcomes, increased use of health services for those who are homeless and have mental illness
December 19 The music of our lives
December 15 Taking down a staircase, building patient care
December 14 Study finds opioid prescribing declines following release of national guidelines for physicians, but rates of overdose-related hospital visits continue to climb
December 14 Review finds high attrition rate among residents in general surgery programs
December 12 Reading for resilience
December 8 People with traumatic brain injury approximately 2.5 times more likely to be incarcerated in Canada
December 7 Teaming up to protect patients from malnutrition
December 2 St. Michael’s scientist Dr. Andrea Tricco awarded Canada Research Chair to help governments, health-care providers and patients make health-related decisions
December 2 St. James Town Health Centre has reopened, 410 Sherbourne St. on Monday
November 29 A more thoughtful approach to routine blood testing
November 22 NOD and Wave: Improving communication and hand hygiene in the Emergency Department
November 21 Study finds risk of hemorrhage with combination of two common statins and stroke prevention drug
November 17 Study finds reasons for higher accumulated stress levels among African-American and Latina women vs. Caucasian women more complicated than thought
November 16 Whole fat milk consumption associated with leaner children, research finds
November 14 Patients not attached to new primary care practices receive lower quality care, research suggests
November 10 More than 600 Ontarians died of opioid-related causes in 2013 with opioid prescribing and overdose varying widely across the province
November 8 3D printing makes rapid prototyping a reality
November 7 The talk from around the world
November 7 A culture of discovery
November 7 Limiting reimbursement for blood glucose test strips does not harm patients and reduces costs
November 4 ‘Extra eye’ improves patient experience
November 2 From foot surgery to the football field
October 27 Emptying 'the vault'
October 24 BlueDot’s blueprints
October 20 Toronto’s Urban Angel offers last hope
October 17 Prabhat Jha inducted into the U.S. National Academy of Medicine
October 11 Review of clinical trials suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol levels as measured by a variety of markers
October 10 Peers encouraging wellness as members of mental health unit team
October 10 Report released on World Homeless Day finds homelessness not declining in Canada, calls for national housing strategy, more federal funds
October 9 Did you know?
October 7 Researchers explore the relationship between religion and cancer screening
October 6 Should patients be allowed to opt out of routine testing of colorectal tumours for genetic linkage?
October 6 Having a rapid impact on patients
October 4 Discharging better informed patients
September 30 Helping frail senior patients transition from hospital to home
September 28 Given the opportunity, homeless youth with serious mental illness can stay off the streets, study indicates
September 27 Students work together to resolve medical cases in new curriculum
September 23 Study suggests additional benefits to HIV-prevention therapy
September 22 Study suggests a new tool for diagnosing post-concussion syndrome
September 19 Underneath it all
September 14 St. Michael’s Dr. Mike Evans takes on new health innovation role with Apple
September 12 Clinic assesses vision needs of Syrian refugees
September 9 Clinic assesses vision needs of Syrian refugees
September 8 Research: parents say they want to know everything that turns up in newborn screening tests, but then don’t use the information or use it inappropriately
September 7 Three St. Michael’s scientists receive Early Researcher Awards
September 6 Dark comedy ignites conversation about mental health on World Suicide Prevention Day
September 6 Study indicates MRIs in first trimester of pregnancy not associated with increased risk to fetus
September 1 Countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific vulnerable to Zika virus, new study finds
September 1 Introducing our Residents’ Panel: Citizens just like you improving our health system
August 30 Study finds inconsistent guidelines for screening of transplant recipients at heightened risk of cancer
August 30 LifeVest was born to help babies
August 29 Madonna and Child statue repaired, refurbished and protected
August 25 New implantable defibrillator device offers certain patients a safer alternative
August 22 Using sleep monitoring devices in the 'Google Age of medicine'
August 19 Ankle surgery using new system performed at St. Michael’s, videoconferenced
August 12 New study suggests having a primary care physician may not be enough to reduce ED visits by vulnerable populations
August 10 Simulated emergencies inspire real improvements
August 3 New ‘virtual’ clinic for rare blood disease a hybrid of patient care and research
August 2 High strength opioid formulations in Ontario: By the numbers
August 2 New analysis looks at who is receiving high-strength opioids in Ontario
July 28 Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital presenting work at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto
July 28 Dietary guidelines should consider the environment, emphasize a plant-based diet, recommended Dr. David Jenkins
July 27 Spreading the wealth
July 25 Sumac Creek Health Centre patients honoured in patient memorial ceremony
July 22 Eleven St. Michael’s researchers succeed in CIHR’s most recent grant competitions
July 22 Expert panel co-chaired by Dr. Tim Dowdell recommends modernizing Ontario’s radiation protection legislation
July 21 Brains of university athletes with history of concussion exhibit physical changes months and even years after the injury, new study finds
July 15 Getting tough on hand hygiene has never been so fun
July 14 Genome Canada announces $5.9 million funding to St. Michael’s zebrafish lab to develop drugs to prevent intracerebral hemorrhage
July 14 New opioid use in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with increased risk of death
July 13 Dr. Gary Bloch appointed to Ontario’s Income Security Reform Working Group
July 12 Five St. Michael’s researchers receive Canadian Institutes of Health Research awards
July 12 Driving ability of people with cognitive impairment difficult to assess: research review
July 8 2016 iBEST symposium highlights partnership between Ryerson and St. Michael's Hospital
July 8 Effective patient engagement in health care requires caregivers and patient groups to collaborate toward a meaningful goal
July 7 Teaching children art could benefit long-term brain capacity
July 6 High rate of drug overdose deaths among adults recently released from incarceration: study
July 5 Enhancing quality of life for cancer patients
July 4 CRICH becomes the Centre for Urban Health Solutions
June 27 Simple, widely available and inexpensive recreational activities may be as effective as virtual reality technology in stroke rehabilitation, study finds
June 27 Q&A with Cian Knights
June 21 Pre-Admission Facility moves to a new floor and a new model of care
June 17 Women from the Caribbean and Africa at highest risk of ICU admission during childbirth
June 15 Fostering hope for stroke patients
June 10 Zika risk in Europe will peak between now and August if local mosquitoes can transmit virus, but researchers say continent may not experience local outbreaks
June 10 Long-time patient celebrates 100th birthday with St. Michael’s staff
June 8 Cindy-Lee Dennis appointed to Women’s Health Research Chair
June 8 Barley lowers not one but two types of ‘bad cholesterol’, cuts cardiovascular risk, review suggests
June 7 St. Michael’s Hospital maintains highest standing from Accreditation Canada
June 7 Dr. Teodor Grantcharov invited to be visiting professor at Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam
June 3 St. Michael’s chosen by WHO as example of integrated and people-centred health care
June 3 Angels in the auditorium
June 1 St. Michael’s chosen by WHO as example of integrated and people-centred health care
May 31 Simulation Centre offers public peace of mind through lifesaving skills
May 27 Zebrafish lab at St. Michael’s helps identify new genetic disease and possible treatment
May 27 Clinical Engineering: Where technology and patient care meet
May 25 St. Michael’s Chapel reopens after flooding
May 24 Obesity rising in least walkable Ontario neighbourhoods; highly walkable areas see drop in diabetes
May 18 Refugee children’s academic outcomes similar to non-refugee peers despite learning challenges: review
May 17 The space kids
May 16 Grateful patient makes piano donation possible to hospital's Marketeria
May 13 St. Michael’s librarian leading project to send educational health books to First Nation children
May 13 Researchers find more ambulance calls in areas with lots of licensed alcohol establishments; calls peak at the end of the month; assaults linked to last call
May 13 Q&A with Sherra Solway
May 10 Helping COPD patients breathe easier
May 8 Cardiac arrest survivor and grateful patient raises $13,200 to benefit St. Michael’s cardiac departments
May 3 Connected care: St. Michael’s launches new pediatric development clinic
May 2 Resuscitation in Motion: conference fosters collaboration between today’s scientists and the next generation
April 29 New donor-funded washroom in Palliative Care Unit adds comfort for visiting family and friends
April 28 Dr. Andrew Baker receives Lifetime Achievement Award
April 27 A gem of a night for Creative Works Studio
April 27 Study finds high death rate among people who are or have been incarcerated
April 26 Anaphylaxis training coming to simulation centre
April 22 St. Michael’s staff take part in the 20-Minute Makeover
April 22 St. Michael’s physician celebrates 10th year of carbon strike
April 22 Organ recipients with previous cancers linked to higher death rates, death from cancer and new malignancies than those with no history of cancer
April 21 Concussions and culture – how to reduce the number of traumatic brain injuries in youth ice hockey
April 21 NICU initiative gives parents opportunity to play larger role in newborns’ care
April 19 Researchers improve identification of women at high risk of pre-eclampsia
April 15 Practice does not always make perfect – what surgeons can learn from other industries
April 14 Working with northern Ontario communities to improve concussion care
April 13 Dr. Prabhat Jha receives CIHR Trailblazer Award
April 13 Lipids may know you have diabetes before your blood sugar does
April 12 St. Michael’s achieves Canadian first during transseptal heart surgery
April 11 More male babies than expected being born to Indian-born women living in Canada, two research papers find
April 8 Many ICU patients trade their critical illness for new and debilitating illness, ICU-acquired weakness
April 6 Women with unhealthy BMIs who smoke and drink at two-fold higher risk of asthma: worldwide study
April 5 Gamblers Anonymous associated with progress, could benefit from more combined approach: literature review
April 4 Medical student’s painting shows similarities between humans and nature
April 1 St. Michael’s sets quality improvement priorities for 2016-17
March 31 Two-fold higher risk of concussions for NFL players during colder game-days, study finds
March 30 Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off
March 28 Developing emergency medicine from scratch in Ethiopia
March 24 Relocation for renovation: a makeover for the hospital’s reprocessing department
March 22 Q&A with Galo Meliton
March 18 Treating the other side of depression
March 17 Acetaminophen “no better than placebo” at managing long-term osteoarthritis pain
March 16 Stronger measures needed to deter use of cough and cold medicine in young children
March 15 Holder of first university chair in suicide research in North America bringing together international experts in biomarkers, social risk factors for suicide
March 14 Literature review finds Canadians in jails and prisons have poor health
March 10 Making sense of mental health through mindfulness
March 8 Voices through vocals: Creative Works Studio music group releases debut album
March 8 Testing new ways to screen for loss of sensation in diabetic patients
March 7 Family information cards answer vital patient questions
March 4 New initiative helps Emergency Department reduce number of CT scans
March 3 Weak in the knees? New pain relief technique for ACL knee surgery preserves muscle strength, improves patient safety
March 2 St. Michael’s working on test to diagnose Parkinson’s disease
March 1 Study suggests lower-income Ontario seniors less likely to access newly approved drugs
March 1 Kick-start healthier eating this month
February 29 Study finds no link between insomnia and cholesterol levels, except for people with insomnia who take sleeping pills
February 26 Study finds 36 per cent increase in number of male smokers in India
February 24 Brain gain: first Labatt Chair Visiting Professor in International Neurosurgical Education
February 23 Small but mighty
February 22 Global study of ICU patients finds 10 per cent have often-fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
February 18 Children breastfeeding after first birthday should take vitamin D supplements, study says
February 29 Emergency Department reopens
February 12 Alert - Potential fraud
February 9 A studio fit for a queen, or her representatives
February 5 St. Michael’s doctor develops skills test for surgical residents
February 2 Researchers call for investment in cancer control in low- and middle-income countries where most of the world’s cancer deaths occur
February 1 Basic science disappearing from medical journals, study finds
January 28 Refugee women at higher risk of preterm birth, study finds
January 26 iBEST-Biomedical Zone projects and bios
January 26 Ryerson University partners its science, engineering strengths with research and clinical expertise at St. Michael’s Hospital’s to develop innovative health-care solutions
January 22 Fast-tracking patient care at 27 kilometres an hour
January 19 Students show off what they learned during their co-op at St. Michael’s Hospital
January 18 Living in highrise buildings associated with lower survival rates from cardiac arrests, study finds, recommending more AEDs, better access for first responders
January 14 Scar Wars: A new hope
January 14 Zika virus, possibly linked to birth defects, has potential to spread rapidly through the Americas, researchers say
January 12 Taking the ramp less travelled
January 8 New name badges offer more personal patient experience in General Internal Medicine
January 7 Solid organ transplant patients three times more likely to die of cancer, increased risk in children: Ontario study
January 5 Study finds cerebrovascular disease to be major determinant of psychosis in patients with Alzheimer’s disease