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December 29 Dr. Andrew Advani receives one of first Novo Nordisk Diabetes Innovation Award
December 29 Study finds most paramedics are victims of abuse in the workplace
December 20 Research suggests some patients get unnecessary pre-surgery exams, others not enough
December 20 Breast cancer and heart disease may have common roots: Study
December 8 Striking levels of poverty, illness found in Aboriginal People living in urban areas: study
December 5 Online health library new option for patients to learn about health
December 1 Growing need for HIV/AIDS care in Toronto: Report
November 29 New wing will transform patient care at St. Michael’s Hospital
November 25 By following three simple steps, anybody can save a life
November 24 St. Michael’s Diabetes Clinic promotes foot care awareness
November 22 St. Michael's researcher Janet Smylie to receive Aboriginal Achievement Award
November 7 St. Michael’s Hospital receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations funding
November 4 Final stage clinical trial shows significantly improved lung function in some CF patients
November 3 People with dementia less likely to return home after stroke: study
November 1 Research into unexplained miscarriages could impact heart and stroke treatment
October 28 St. Michael’s Hospital opens state-of-the-art simulation centre
October 27 Study: Poorer countries, countries that spend little on health-care have worse outcomes for stroke patients
October 19 Most breast cancer patients do not have reconstruction surgery. St. Michael’s researcher to find out why with Breast Cancer Foundation award
October 18 Opening of world-class research and education institute at St. Michael’s Hospital promotes the discovery, sharing and application of knowledge
October 13 Darren Yuen awarded transplant postdoctoral fellowship
October 13 Researchers find first physical evidence that bilingualism delays onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms
October 11 Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital track number of doctors disciplined and why
October 7 St. Michael's Hospital and Ryerson University expand partnership to create innovative training model
October 6 New oral drug found to reduce relapses in multiple sclerosis patients
October 4 More than 1 in 10 immigrant women develop gestational diabetes
October 3 St. Michael’s researchers discover new enzyme function for anemia
October 3 St. Michael’s Dr. Martin Schreiber wins award for teaching excellence
October 3 Review of studies finds more vein blockages in people with MS - Researchers say results were inconsistent and more studies needed
September 26 Two St. Michael's researchers nab Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
September 22 Study finds Toronto residents want community organizations to deliver programs close to home, at convenient times and locations, and with stable funding
September 19 Researcher examines how NHL concussions occur, when and to whom
September 9 St. Michael’s first in North America to use blood-cleaning procedure for kidney transplant
September 8 How realistic is the plot of the movie Contagion about the global spread of a deadly virus?
August 29 St. Michael’s echocardiology lab awarded international seal of approval
August 24 Study: 85 per cent of homeless people have chronic health conditions
August 24 Prescription painkiller deaths continue to rise
August 23 Stay in ICU means fewer patients likely to renew prescriptions after discharge
August 23 No need to nag: study finds doctors’ nutrition advice hits home early
August 18 Study raises doubts about value of heart ultrasound before elective surgery
August 18 Four from SMH Awarded Ontario Early Researcher Awards
August 16 Most diving accidents preventable, says St. Michael’s neurosurgeon
August 8 Behind every patient is a person with a story
July 29 Survey: Ontarians expect better access to trauma centres for serious injuries
July 21 Chronic pain in homeless people not managed well: Study
July 12 A “nutty” solution to Type 2 diabetes management
July 11 New study highlights what works in osteoporosis treatment
June 28 St. Michael’s first hospital in Toronto performing minimally invasive colorectal procedure
June 27 Chemical produced in pancreas prevented and reversed diabetes in mice
June 27 Pandemic researchers from around the world meeting in Toronto
June 22 Researchers suggest new way of looking at what causes sepsis
June 21 New evidence of the benefits of home dialysis for kidney patients
June 20 New study finds significant increase in patient survival when a defibrillator is used less than 10 seconds after a pause in CPR
June 8 Subodh Verma named Male Professional of the Year by Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
June 8 St. Michael's chief administrative officer wins national mentorship award
June 3 St. Michael’s launches Patient Declaration
June 3 Not all hospitals provide equal quality care for young and old, study finds
June 1 1 in 4 new HIV infections in Ontario are among women: study program
May 31 St. Michael's at Doors Open a huge success
May 31 Study finds 10 times higher incarceration rate for female prisoners who do not take part in post-release drug treatment program
May 31 Private weight-loss surgery clinics shedding quality patient care
May 26 Folic acid given to mother rats protects offspring from colon cancer
May 24 No health card means no family doctor for many homeless people
May 20 St. Michael’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute selected for Doors Open Toronto
May 16 St. Michael’s mourns the loss of former board member and donor Wallace McCain
May 10 Less than ½ of patients with MS continually adhere to drug therapies for treatment: study
May 10 Executive Director of St. Michael’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute receives prestigious health services award
May 9 Nursing excellence the key to quality patient care
May 8 St. Michael’s Hospital kicks off Nursing Week by announcing chair in nursing
May 5 Even low-level shocks to the head can cause concussions, new research shows
May 5 St. Michael’s Hospital celebrates new research and education facilities
April 28 New immigrants less likely to have premature babies in the first five years in Canada: study
April 28 St. Michael’s researcher named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™
April 27 Social media can alter research priorities, according to paper in Nature
April 27 Study explains higher risk of death for patients on hemodialysis vs. home-based dialysis
April 19 St. Michael’s achieves nation-wide first in reaching major electronic patient record milestone
April 13 St. Michael’s Hospital recognized by IT industry for moving toward electronic patient records
April 13 St. Michael's Releases New Strategic Plan (2011-2014): Quality Care Through Knowledge
April 11 Blood protein levels may predict risk of a cardiovascular event: study
April 8 Video games effective treatment for stroke patients: study
April 7 CFI awards $1.2 million to two St. Michael's scientists
April 5 Pioneering midwife awarded Casey Award
April 4 Canadian artists and celebrities come together in support of Creative Works Studio
March 28 St. Michael's Hospital named one of 40 Best Employers for New Canadians
March 17 McCain gives $5 million to St. Michael’s Hospital for therapeutic endoscopy
March 17 Studies on heart disease and stroke prevention overlook ethnic groups: study
March 15 Brain injuries rise sharply in minor hockey after bodychecking rules relaxed: study
March 14 Painkiller prescribing varies dramatically among family physicians: study
March 8 Study: Homeless patients cost $2,500 more than the average patient for each hospital stay
March 7 Universal screening programs can uncover abuse, study finds
March 4 Don’t have a cow: Try Meatless Monday during Nutrition Month
March 3 Men in low income neighbourhoods drink more than women: study
February 25 St. Michael's goes to the Oscars® – Part 3
February 24 St. Michael's goes to the Oscars® – Part 2
February 23 St. Michael's goes to the Oscars® – Part 1
February 22 Study links long-term use of osteoporosis drugs to unusual fractures
February 18 Urban Angel Returns to the Philippines
February 16 Death rate from tuberculosis in homeless alarmingly high: study
February 11 Offspring of female rats given folic acid supplements develop more breast cancer: study
February 10 New online tool predicts probability of death from stroke
February 10 Coastal Canadians living in high-risk neighbourhoods in poorer health: Study
February 2 Cervical cancer screening low amongst immigrant women
January 27 New parking service celebrates grand opening
January 27 Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest Higher in Public Places: Study
January 26 Zebrafish increasingly popular among researchers
January 19 Health care systems not using best evidence in decision making: research paper
January 14 Home Dialysis Effective for Kidney Patients After Transplant Fails: Study
January 11 Orthopedic clinics urged to screen for domestic abuse: study
January 7 Liver disease a possible predictor of stroke: study
January 6 Lab quality leader mentors Africans