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December 28 Everything in its place
December 22 Rate and risk of head injury in mixed martial arts remain unknown due to lack of regulation and protocols, new study suggests
December 20 New study suggests health benefits of replacing animal proteins with plant proteins
December 19 Filled with comfort
December 15 New Kosher Cabinets exemplify hospital’s commitment to spiritual care
December 12 Intrahospital TOA: Safe transitions for a safe system
December 8 Non-invasive test could be a marker for healthier sinuses
December 5 St. Michael’s Hospital leading HIV Stigma Index in Canada to identify sources of discrimination
November 29 Celebrating 25+ years of providing multidisciplinary HIV care
November 29 New hand clinic provides care ‘at the right time from the right person’
November 27 New HIV guidelines outline prevention strategies for high-risk populations
November 23 Angels Den competition brings science forward
November 22 St. Michael’s Hospital announces plans to create world’s leading treatment and research centre for multiple sclerosis, “Canada’s disease”
November 21 Systems, software and a need for speed: An hour in the life of an influenza case
November 20 Government of Canada announces investment of $17M for project led by St. Michael’s researcher
November 17 Bridging the gap between health care and legal services for patients
November 16 St. Michael’s scientist wins prestigious Polanyi Prize
November 15 St. Michael’s honoured for outstanding surgical outcomes
November 15 The Battle for Breakthroughs: Three celebrity judges will decide who wins research funding at St. Michael’s Hospital’s Angels Den
November 15 Screening programs are unlikely to prevent sudden cardiac arrest among competitive athletes, new study suggests
November 13 Definitive global transfusion study supports patient safety and positive patient outcomes while reducing blood transfusions in open heart surgery
November 8 Small babies born preterm at much higher risk of neonatal death
November 8 Q&A with Eliane Stockler-Leite
November 7 Exercise may be best intervention to prevent falls among elderly, according to new study published during Falls Prevention Month
November 2 Stemming opioid deaths
October 31 When things go wrong: Learning from patient safety incidents
October 30 Review finds poor compliance with helmet use, return-to-play guidelines following concussion in baseball and softball
October 27 MSICU is as good as gold
October 26 New software has respirologists breathing easy
October 24 Patients create Canada’s first stomach cancer support group
October 23 St. Michael’s sets new Angel Ball record, raising $4 million to wrap up fundraising campaign and finish ED renovations
October 20 Dr. Goldstein honoured with lifetime achievement award
October 18 All five major banks supporting St. Michael’s Hospital fundraising gala
October 18 St. Michael’s Hospital Angel Ball gala: one of Toronto’s most inspiring parties
October 16 Supercharge your hand-hygiene education: Are you a Tough Scrubber?
October 12 Clothing our patients in dignity
October 10 St. Michael’s receives organ donation award
October 5 The patient as teacher
October 3 Combined use of opioids and gabapentin substantially increases risk of overdose
October 3 St. Michael’s doctor gets call to the Hall
September 29 Study ranks safety and effectiveness of cognitive enhancers for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease
September 27 The lab: Behind the scenes of patient care
September 26 You’ve got questions? We’ve got evidence.
September 22 Bringing the geriatric medicine community online, one tweet at a time
September 22 Researchers examine whether religion influences rates of cervical cancer screening
September 19 India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes
September 18 Planning makes perfect in stairwell demolition project
September 14 Most people newly recommended to take statins are from disadvantaged backgrounds, less likely to have health insurance and take medications as prescribed: study
September 8 NICU preemies tackle their fall reading list
September 6 CFD winner of 2017 ASPIRE award
September 6 Older adults who are frail are more likely to have negative outcomes following trauma, new study finds
September 5 Open Mike with Joseph Hall
August 30 Researchers discover that MRI can measure kidney scarring and predict future kidney function
August 30 ED renovation will open doors to better patient flow
August 24 Brain recovery longer than clinical recovery among athletes following concussion, new research suggests
August 22 New report finds number of people being prescribed opioids to treat pain in Ontario stabilized, but many still exceed recommended daily dose; Growing number of people being treated for opioid addiction
August 22 Contact in sports may lead to persistent differences in the brains of young, healthy athletes, study finds
August 18 Health team exploring how to prescribe income security
August 11 Two St. Michael’s researchers succeed in CIHR’s most recent grant competition
August 9 Study in mice may reveal insights into causes of miscarriages for some women
August 8 Q&A with Saro Ganeshapillai
August 3 ‘Black box’ founders using artificial intelligence & research collaborations to further improve surgical safety
August 1 It’s official – welcome to our new health network!
July 28 Patients form Ontario support network for inflammatory muscle diseases
July 27 Large gaps remain in colorectal cancer screening rates between poorer, immigrant Canadians and wealthier, long-term residents, study finds
July 26 Review finds potential for unintended consequences of limiting surgical residents’ training hours
July 24 Lost in translation
July 21 Inpatient geriatric consultation team investigates the big picture behind a hospital visit
July 20 Urban Angel Golf tournament celebrates 30th anniversary
July 20 Dr. Flora Matheson receives grant for problem gambling research
July 20 ’Think you can shrink?’ provides an alternate reality
July 19 St. Michael’s Family Health Team celebrates two years in Regent Park
July 19 Small number of physicians account for majority of the drug prescriptions used to treat people battling opioid addictions, study finds
July 18 High-dose vitamin D doesn’t appear to reduce the winter sniffles for children
July 17 Clinic for women with bleeding disorders follows women through life cycles
July 13 St. Michael’s physicians riding for trauma survivors
July 11 Canadian babies and toddlers are heavier and longer than WHO Child Growth Standards
July 5 Standing on the shoulders of giants: five minutes with Dr. Maria Jogova, chief medical resident
July 5 Staff safety is patient safety: St. Michael’s commitment to prevent staff injury
June 30 Psychosis linked to higher misdiagnosis rates in dementia patients, study suggests
June 29 New opioid use in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with increased risk of cardiac death
June 28 St. Michael’s researcher named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40
June 27 Concussion assessment recommendations not followed during last World Cup, research finds
June 26 American Academy of Nursing inducts nurse and researcher Dr. LaRon Nelson
June 14 How planned shutdowns keep the hospital running
June 13 St. Michael’s awarded Green Hospital of the Year
June 7 Drinking non-cow’s milk associated with lower height in children
June 6 New stent expands treatment options for critically ill patients
May 31 St. Michael’s opens first phase of new Emergency Department
May 30 Dr. Elisa Greco first in Canada to perform vascular procedure using new device
May 24 Article of the Year for Canadian health policy research
May 26 Kangaroo Challenge highlights importance of skin-to-skin care for babies
May 25 Indigenous researchers receive $2.6 million grant from Merck Canada Inc. for Indigenous maternal and child health program in Ontario
May 24 Plan early, talk often: normalizing end-of-life planning in the cystic fibrosis clinic
May 19 Four St. Michael’s scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs
May 17 HealthBound brings together startups and hospitals to solve pressing health-care problems
May 15 New research shows relationship between outdoor air temperature and likelihood of developing gestational diabetes
May 14 Baby-proof vest: Info Desk staff member helps with two births in one year
May 13 A mom-and-daughter nursing team
May 13 New cozy cloths aid preemies' development
May 12 Q&A with Stephanie Lucchese
May 11 Building resiliency, in the workforce and on Facebook
May 10 Dr. Teodor Grantcharov appointed Keenan Chair in Surgery
May 9 Problem Gambling: A Guide for Helping People Experiencing Poverty
May 9 Study finds low rate of cancer screening among transplant patients at heightened risk of cancer
May 5 Stop, clean your hands! Hand-hygiene rates jump in the ICUs
May 5 Study examines 'watch-and-wait' approach for people with rectal cancer
May 4 Providing personalized bereavement care
May 1 Dr. Stella Ng appointed newest chair at St. Michael’s
April 26 Radiologists using natural language processing for better search results
April 24 Research finds new information about elevated number of male babies born to Indian-born women in Canada
April 24 A new approach to visiting and family presence
April 20 Two people a day die of opioid-related causes in Ontario: study
April 17 'You leave your hemophilia at the door': New gene therapy offers hope
April 13 It’s construction season in downtown Toronto
April 13 Helping people get the treatment they need for problem gambling
April 12 St. Michael’s 2017-18 Quality and Safety Priorities
April 11 Higher tobacco taxes needed to reduce smoking rates in South Asia, new analysis says
April 10 From paper-based to ironclad
April 4 Walking on air
April 3 St. Michael’s working on test to diagnose Parkinson’s disease
April 1 Retinal unit eyes even better safety with new technology
March 29 Traumatic brain injuries in emergency departments a substantial economic burden, study finds
March 28 Early-detection tool improves foot surveillance for patients with diabetes
March 27 Global health researchers receive $500K grant to build capacity and exchange global talent
March 24 Dr. Ryan Brydges appointed new professorship and Sim Centre director
March 24 St. Michael’s scientists 'mind' their own business
March 21 Cart full of fun helps seniors ACE their hospital stay
March 16 What makes a great TEAM? HUGS!
March 15 Food facts vs. fiction: Our dietitians’ most-trusted online resources
March 13 Lay health educators could improve cancer screening rates among South Asians in Peel Region, new study suggests
March 13 Study finds differences in lifespan between Canadians and Americans with cystic fibrosis
March 10 New group provides resources and peer support for trauma survivors
March 7 St. Michael’s Dr. Janet Smylie receives grant from Slaight Family Foundation
March 6 Speedy CT scanner can cut radiation doses in half
March 1 Q&A with Dr. Linda Maxwell
March 1 History of incarceration linked to subsequent homelessness, study finds
February 28 St. Michael’s takes steps to address gender gap found at its research institution
February 27 Universal public coverage of essential medicines would improve access, save billions
February 27 Researchers develop list of “essential medicines” they urge Ottawa to provide free to all Canadians who need them
February 24 Then and now: Tower site was once home to Toronto’s first black church
February 24 Hearts in the right place
February 22 Incarceration linked to excess burden of cancer, new study finds
February 21 Code Pink training tests knowledge and ability to work as a team
February 16 Our experts share heart health tips
February 15 New tool helps radiologists study ordering patterns to reduce unnecessary tests
February 8 Dr. Ori Rotstein appointed first Keenan Chair in Research Leadership
January 17 Q&A with Kyle Weir
January 12 Well Living House seeks to understand healthcare gaps among Toronto’s Indigenous communities through research project
January 10 SimMom brings simulation closer to reality
January 4 Previously unpublished research calls into question efficacy of most commonly prescribed medication for nausea in pregnancy
January 3 Business as usual for St. Michael’s Emergency Department during expansion