St. Michael's in the news



Nov. 22

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis. Now St. Michael's Hospital is launching a $30M centre to fight MS
Interview with Drs. Tom Parker, Xavier Montalban and Jiwon Oh
The Toronto Star

The Barlo MS Centre, funded mainly by donations, is expected to be a global leader in multiple sclerosis care and research.

Nov. 21

The Dragons are taking over the ‘Angels Den’
Interview with Dr. Muhammad Mamdani and Joe Mimran
Breakfast Television

Joe Mimran, Dragons Den Judge and Dr. Muhammad Mamdani are talking about 'The Angel's Den,' an event that set to raise funds for scientific research projects picked by the 'Angels.'

Nov. 18

These are the songs playing in your hospital’s operating room — doctor’s orders
Interview with Dr. Sunit Das
The Toronto Star

Playlists are becoming a crucial part of doctors’ surgical routines, with many surgeons saying music boosts morale and concentration in the operating room.

Nov. 15

Cardiac arrest study in young athletes raises heart screening questions
Research by Dr. Paul Dorian

Screening exams to identify young athletes at risk for cardiac arrest might not be worthwhile, a new study suggests. Not only do screening programs exclude people who could safely engage in sports, the money spent on them could be better used by having defibrillators handy at competition sites and training people to use them.

Nov. 14

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust award winners announced at Toronto gala
Book by Dr. James Maskalyk wins top prize
The Globe and Mail

Dr. James Maskalyk's Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine is the winner of this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Nov. 13

New transfusion threshold affirmed for cardiac surgery
Research by Dr. David Mazer
MD Magazine

A restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategy was non-inferior compared with a more liberal approach for patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to phase 3 findings from the TRICS-III trial presented at the 2017 AHA Annual Meeting and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Through 20 years of MS and marriage, couple is grounded by their love
The Toronto Star
Paul Bacakos adjusts his wife’s legs, one baring a large scar that travels down her right shin — a reminder of the many arduous surgeries she has been through. Mary Bacakos rests beside him in a bed at St. Michael’s Hospital. Around her neck is a small fan that cools her face, which turns red when she’s in pain. Mary, 56, has had multiple sclerosis, an incurable condition, for almost as long as the pair have been married.

Nov. 8

Small babies born preterm at much higher risk of neonatal death
Research by Dr. Joel Ray
Health Canal

Neonatal mortality is 100 times higher for infants born preterm who are also severely underweight for their gestation age, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and St. Michael’s Hospital.

Nov. 7

Exercise may be most effective for preventing falls in older people: study
Research by Drs. Sharon Straus and Andrea Tricco

Exercise appears to be the most effective strategy for preventing falls causing injury among older people, a new study showed Tuesday.

Nov. 1

Baseball, softball players should wear helmets to prevent brain injuries: study
Research by Dr. Michael Cusimano
The Globe and Mail

Traumatic brain injuries occur infrequently in baseball and softball, but the effects can be devastating. Yet players often fail to wear helmets and many do not comply with return-to-play guidelines following a concussion, according to a new research paper published online Monday in the journal Frontiers of Neurology.

Nighttime coughing? Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do
Interview with Dr. Nicholas Vozoris
Global News

So what can you do to relieve that cough? Or should you even relieve it at all? Here’s what Dr. Nick Vozoris, respirologist and sleep physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, has to say.


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