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December 31 Dr. David Jenkins, nutrition researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital, appointed to Order of Canada
December 30 Researchers say fructose does not impact emerging indicator for cardiovascular disease
December 23 Seven ways to provide better care to homeless individuals at end-of-life
December 23 Christmas is served
December 19 Coincidence or miracle?
December 16 Ontario to expand eligibility for free dental care to more children from low-income families
December 11 Researchers criticize Health Canada evaluation of glycemic index
December 8 Snake venom may help treat heart attacks and strokes
December 6 Study finds parental stress linked to obesity in children
December 5 Q&A: Christopher Spring, Research Core Facility co-ordinator
December 3 Tidy Tuesdays is alive and well on 16 CCN
November 28 St. Michael’s Dr. Jeff Perl receives $1.4 million to discover home dialysis best practices
November 27 Offering homeless patients a gentler place to land after being discharged
November 27 Appearing to be chronically ill may not be a good indication of poor health
November 26 $10 million donation will directly enhance homeless health programs within the community
November 25 Family and Community Health pilots first palliative care consultant service
November 20 Involving patients in their nurses’ shift change reduces errors and improves patient satisfaction
November 19 Study finds youth prefer and benefit more from rapid point-of-care HIV testing
November 18 The Urban Angel’s urban angels
November 15 Do you know how to call a Code Blue?
November 14 Homelessness and mental illness: the At Home study on film
November 14 Where someone drowns determines their chance of survival, according to new research
November 13 Donation allows St. Michael’s Hospital to recruit one of the world’s leading experts in mechanical ventilation
November 12 St. Michael’s Hospital launches patient and family retail survey
November 6 Taking care of vulnerable soon-to-be mums
November 6 Ryerson University and St. Michael’s Hospital to open collaborative research centre
November 5 Q & A - Filomena Machado, director of mission and values
November 4 CRICH adapts WHO tool to determine the health of neighbourhoods for Toronto
October 31 Public health policies and practices may negatively affect marginalized populations
October 29 Why are so few South Asian-Canadian women being screened for cervical cancer?
October 29 Slaight Family Foundation announces $50M in donations to five Toronto hospitals
October 29 Slaight family donates $10 million to Emergency Department renovation at St. Michael’s Hospital
October 28 South Asians in Peel Region have lower cancer screening rates than the rest of Ontario putting them at greater risk of preventable disease
October 28 Improving infection control with St. Michael’s 3.0
October 24 St. Michael’s Hemodialysis nurses create vascular access best practice program
October 22 Research finds small group of homeless people are extremely high users of Emergency Departments
October 22 Research shows homeless people much more frequent users of Emergency Department and other health care services than the general population
October 22 People with HIV in Ontario living longer, as mortality rate drops more than 70 per cent
October 21 Anemic patients face blood transfusion risks; doctors determining whether alternatives offer better outcomes
October 18 Hospitals study how to collect patient information to ensure equal health care for all
October 16 Study finds that children born to teen mothers have delayed development, likely due to social factors
October 16 Researchers looking at new way to treat chronic kidney disease and heart failure
October 11 St. Michael’s leads as endoscopy expert
October 8 Spanning the spectrum of critical care: Dr. Dos Santos goes from bench to bedside
October 7 Recognizing the humanity in all of our patients
October 7 Q&A - Bryan Abankwah, team leader, Student Centre
October 4 Increasing patient safety through blood management
October 3 Andreas Laupacis recipient of inaugural CIHR exceptional career achievement award
October 2 What’s your ethnicity, income, sexual orientation? Asking personal questions at St. Michael’s Hospital
October 2 Building a better operating room
October 1 St. Michael’s gets MOOC-y
September 30 Study finds more than half of people who report they have major depression don’t use physician-based mental health services
September 27 Toronto mental health documentary What’s Art Got to Do With It? set to screen at TIFF
September 27 Botox injections not just for cosmetic enhancements
September 27 Study finds social, economic status impact mortality rates for certain stroke in U.S., but not Canada, suggesting universal health insurance plays role
September 26 Thomas O’Neill becomes chair of the board of St. Michael’s Hospital
September 25 St. Michael’s helping to make Peel Region a safer and healthier community
September 24 Concussion guidelines to help adults manage persistent symptoms, resume life
September 23 New round of the Late Career Nurse Initiative launches this month
September 20 Congratulations to St. Michael’s staff accepted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
September 19 Patient-centred care: Ten tips for caring for a diverse population
September 19 Study suggests cheque-cashing stores target areas with high crime
September 18 Mild HIV-related cognitive impairments may be overlooked due to inadequate screening tools: study
September 16 Study finds risk of violence against Aboriginal women reduced by 40 per cent when socio-economic position is considered
September 16 Study finds cognitive enhancers do not improve cognition or function in people with mild cognitive impairment but may cause gastrointestinal issues
September 12 Study finds 30 per cent lower risk of dying for people with diabetes who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery vs. having stent installed
September 12 HEADS UP conference to concentrate on all sports-related brain injuries; looks into the mental health issues affecting patients
September 10 Study finds racial and ethnic differences in outcomes following a stroke known as subarachnoid hemorrhage
September 10 St. Michael’s Young Leaders ring the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange
September 9 St. Michael’s to host symposium on patient blood management
September 9 Study finds men are more likely to develop physical illness than women
September 5 First patient treated in groundbreaking stem cell therapy trial for heart attack
September 4 Review highlights links between problem gambling and substance abuse, and lack of treatment options
September 3 Researchers call for literacy to reduce maternal deaths globally
August 22 Art opens the mind and preserves artistic skills despite the onset of vascular dementia in the “remarkable” case of a Canadian sculptor
August 20 iPads and action plans: a new approach to helping patients with asthma
August 19 St. Michael’s Hospital launches patient and family survey
August 14 Ryerson students deliver rays of sunshine
August 13 Mending a broken heart (caused by a staple gun)
August 9 Welcome to the St. Michael’s inner city health blog!
August 8 Addressing ethical, social, and cultural issues in global health research
August 7 Post-Anesthesia Care Unit reduces delays by 80 per cent
August 6 Shortlisted companies invited to bid on St. Michael’s Hospital renewal project
July 31 St. Michael's surgeon a keynote speaker at sports technology conference
July 30 Dr. Emil Schemitsch awarded St. Michael’s-University of Toronto Term Chair in Fracture Care Research
July 30 St. Michael’s reports only second known case of patient developing synesthesia as a result of a brain injury
July 29 St. Michael’s researchers win two largest CIHR grants this cycle
July 25 Winners of 2013 Keenan Research Summer Student program poster competition announced
July 24 Another million dollar day for St. Michael's Hospital
July 23 Hospital wing renamed to honour long-time donor Terrence Donnelly
July 19 Researchers describe potential for MERS coronavirus to spread internationally after mass gatherings in the Middle East this summer and fall
July 18 St. Michael's research by the numbers
July 17 Recent NHL rule changes regulating hits to the head haven’t reduced concussion rates: study
July 15 Researchers question practice of automatically transfusing large amounts of blood to trauma patients
July 10 Dr. Sandro Rizoli appointed the first St. Michael’s Hospital-University of Toronto Endowed Chair in Trauma Research
July 8 Blood pressure drugs associated with lower risk of heart disease in people with diabetes
July 8 Patients who are engaged in their own care are more likely to reduce the risk of future fractures
July 5 Research network based at St. Michael’s gets $4.7 million grant to conduct large studies looking at safety, effectiveness and costs of classes of prescription drugs
July 4 Strengthening patient and family relationships on palliative care units
July 2 Helping patients advocate for healthier workplaces
June 27 Stay safe in the water this Canada Day weekend
June 26 June is Brain Injury Awareness Month
June 25 New research finds flu shot effective regardless of circulating flu strain
June 25 One in five students in Grades 7-12 say they have had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime
June 25 Heart and Stroke Foundation chooses St. Michael’s Hospital and others to be part of new funding approach
June 21 June is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Awareness Month
June 20 St. Michael’s first-ever community annual report
June 18 Education goes interactive and paperless for its 2013 report
June 18 What’s art got to do with it?
June 17 Poor eating behaviours may put preschoolers at risk for later health problems
June 14 Older patients will make lifestyle changes to avoid fractures, study finds
June 11 St. Michael's 3.0 update
June 11 St. Michael’s Echocardiography and Vascular team at the heart of hockey
June 11 Life-saving Toronto Heart Attack Collaborative celebrating five-year anniversary
June 7 St. Michael’s lives up to “urban angel” name
June 6 St. Michael's hosts cardiology workshop for international physicians
June 6 Scanning while you sleep?
June 5 Doors Open Toronto – a sneak peak at St. Michael’s 3.0
June 5 Using evidence-based design to improve patient safety
June 5 St. Michael’s helps kids get creative about recycling
June 4 Study finds taking probiotics has benefits for patients in hospitals
June 3 Introducing the HUB – a unique one-stop shop for health research
May 30 Applied Health Research Centre of St. Michael’s Hospital named a clinical trial leader for new MaRS program to speed adoption of innovative health care
May 29 St. Michael's Q-and-A: Shruti Naik, registered nurse, Inpatient Mobility Unit
May 28 St. Michael's Cardiovascular ICU nurses take on new procedure
May 27 Companies shortlisted for St. Michael’s Hospital redevelopment project
May 24 Dr. Andreas Laupacis named new chair of Health Quality Ontario
May 23 Largest population-based study confirms patients taking some cholesterol-lowering drugs have increased risk of developing diabetes
May 22 Doors Open Toronto: Your backstage pass to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
May 21 Clinical nurse educators pilot new York University program
May 17 Fellowship creates new opportunities for nurses
May 16 Researchers say they are shocked by new statistics on head injuries among people who are homeless or in danger of losing their home
May 14 New program successful in reducing service and substance use among frequent health care users
May 14 DR mammography at St. Michael’s Hospital
May 13 Professional triathlete won’t let cystic fibrosis slow her
May 13 Introducing the HUB – a one-stop shop for health research
May 10 Bedside reporting fully implemented at St. Michael’s
May 9 St. Michael’s recognized by the Canadian Nurses Association
May 9 Research finds opportunity in health care system to reach out to young people who are contemplating suicide
May 8 Dr. Prabhat Jha receives Order of Canada at investiture ceremony
May 7 Research finds new cause for common lung problem
May 6 Canadian artists and celebrities come together in support of Creative Works Studio
May 6 Ontario health minister visits St. Michael’s to announce expansion of nursing initiative
May 3 Hey Canada: “Stop! Clean Your Hands!”
May 2 Researchers plot locations where AEDs could save more lives
May 1 CPR ‘hands-only’ guidelines may not be best for rural areas
April 30 Nephrologist follow-up improves mortality of severe acute kidney injury patients
April 29 St. Michael’s registered dietitian wins international award for clinical advocacy and engagement
April 26 Toronto’s three transplant hospitals conclude organ donor registration drive
April 25 “Code Hip” program shaves hours off hip fracture surgery wait times
April 24 St. Michael’s earns Best Employers for New Canadians award for 2013
April 24 Rotary International president tours Rotary Transition Centre
April 22 New study examines leadership programs in academic medical centres
April 19 Earth Day Q&A with Greening Strategy Coordinator Eduarda Calado
April 18 Study says more efforts needed to regulate dietary supplements
April 17 Study finds newspapers have changed coverage of ice hockey concussions over last quarter-century
April 17 Toronto's three transplant hospitals ask Torontians to check their donor status
April 15 Review finds no evidence drugs, vitamins, herbal supplements help prevent cognitive decline in healthy older adults
May 6 Canadian artists and celebrities come together in support of Creative Works Studio
April 10 Researchers develop simple new tool governments can use to decide whether to screen airline passengers leaving or arriving from areas of infectious disease outbreaks
April 9 St. Michael’s participated in drafting new Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines
April 8 St. Michael’s opens new brain tumour tissue bank
April 5 Dr. Ron Wald researching best approach to dialysis
April 5 Lianne Jeffs appointed chair in nursing research
April 4 St. Michael’s celebrates 15th anniversary of merger with Wellesley Hospital
April 3 Multiple factors predict repeat visits to the emergency department for suicide-related behavior in youth
March 28 New study aims to prevent sports-related brain injury in youngsters
March 26 St. Michael’s cardiologist receives Heart and Stroke Foundation’s highest honour
March 22 Family draws on experience with son’s traumatic brain injury to help others cope
March 21 Exploring the link between traumatic brain injury and people who are homeless
March 18 Awards announced for St. Michael’s nursing leaders
March 12 St. Michael’s to get front door
February 28 Research finds brain can’t cope with making a left-hand turn and talking on hands-free cell phone at the same time
February 26 Toronto researchers taking part in two of world’s largest cardiac arrest clinical trials
February 25 Some family physicians’ offices discriminate against people with low socio-economic status, study finds
February 20 St. Michael's cardiologists develop records system that meets the needs of their patients
February 15 Dr. Joel Ray awarded CIHR chair in Reproductive and Child Health Services and Policy Research
February 15 Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital test tool for screening cancer patients for malnutrition
February 14 Report offers first health data on Regent Park revitalization project
February 13 St. Michael’s cardiologist writes book to encourage heart healthy Canadians
February 8 Babies born to immigrant women in Ontario bigger than those born in their mothers’ native countries but smaller than those of Canadian-born mothers
February 7 Researchers identify new way to predict risk of eye problems in diabetics
February 7 Dr. Timothy Daniels appointed first Chair in Foot and Ankle Surgery in Canada
February 6 Frequently prescribed drug used in concerning ways with harmful side effects
January 29 Dr. Stephen Hwang of St. Michael’s Hospital appointed inaugural chair in homelessness, housing and health
January 29 St. Michael’s paradigm shift in colorectal surgery
January 25 St. Michael’s heart surgeon receives prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gold Medal in Surgery
January 24 Researchers say it’s time to treat anemia seriously
January 23 Smokers who quit before age 40 have lifespan almost as long as people who never smoked
January 22 St. Michael's president and CEO appears on The Agenda
January 15 Study finds growing “weight extremes” in the developing world
January 15 New ED, patient care tower to feature space for families
January 14 New chair in homeless research involved in study finding drug overdose now the leading cause of death among homeless adults in Boston
January 14 Supplements and cow’s milk play biggest roles in determining vitamin D levels in children, new research indicates
January 9 TIPSY scholarship competition encourages high school students to reflect
January 7 People with diabetes in Ontario getting fewer government-funded eye exams, new study finds
January 4 St. Michael’s makes giant leap in gynecological surgery
January 3 St. Michael’s board members named to Order of Canada
January 2 Rock and roll New Year’s baby arrives at the stroke of midnight
January 2 Telemedicine improves discharge planning