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December 27 Dr. Art Slutsky appointed to the Order of Canada
December 21 Transplant and organ donation initiative educates 30,000 students
December 21 Q&A: Meet this year’s International Keenan Lecturer, Dr. Galit Alter
December 20 Happy holidays from our family to yours
December 20 Research connects gene defect to muscle and heart disease and identifies potential treatment
December 19 How not to be SAD this winter
December 18 St. Michael’s joins national injury and poisoning reporting system to improve prevention efforts
December 13 Study points to potential new target in glaucoma research
December 13 St. Michael’s showcases cutting-edge endoscopy at annual event broadcast around the world
December 12 Study examines cost of HIV medication across Canada
December 11 Four dried fruits found to be low on glycemic index and a possible food source for people with diabetes
December 7 Using data analytics to help improve patient care
December 6 St. Michael’s Hospital’s Dr. Jiwon Oh leading national MS research project
December 4 From the waiting room to the boardroom: the importance of patient and family advisors
December 3 Poor sleep, missed meals, less mobility and stress in hospital may lead to readmission
November 30 New initiative increases access to science for students in Regent Park
November 30 Celebrating those who ‘have forever left their mark’: This year’s Research Month Awards winners
November 30 REID showcases Specialized Complex Care’s innovative work
November 29 Honey, I shrunk the lab: Technology for making small devices has a big impact for St. Michael’s and Ryerson researchers
November 29 Research 101: What it takes to innovate
November 28 ECHO program helps far-flung health-care workers treat complex addiction cases
November 27 Clinical trial finds minimally invasive retinal detachment treatment offers patients better outcomes
November 27 Dr. Carolyn Snider returning home as new Chief of Emergency Medicine for St. Michael’s
November 26 Trazadone has similar risk of falls and major fractures in seniors with dementia compared with antipsychotics
November 23 Dr. Nancy Baxter outlines strategies to fight gender bias in article for British Journal of Surgery
November 22 Sweetened drinks pose greater diabetes risk than other sugary foods
November 21 Easier access to your health information: MyChart hits 5,000 active users
November 21 What goes into the design of an inpatient floor?
November 16 Our Shared Values reception honours network’s award winners
November 16 The 50th anniversary of Canada’s first successful heart transplant
November 14 Angels Den’s battle for breakthroughs awards more than $400,000 to St. Michael’s researchers
November 14 Changing critical care through research
November 14 Dr. Tomislav Svoboda receives Regional Family Physician of the Year Award from Ontario College of Family Physicians
November 14 Families provide crucial support in diabetes care
November 13 Keeping patients and residents safe from pressure injuries
November 13 ‘I knew I could lose my dad’ — The serious impact of the flu
November 12 Study suggests diabetes medication improves heart structure
November 12 Which outreach method encourages patients overdue for cancer screening to get tested?
November 12 New study points to strategies to reduce maternal death
November 12 Antibiotics: Protecting a precious resource
November 8 St. Michael’s named in top 15 Canadian research hospitals, top 5 medium hospitals
November 7 Patient-oriented research projects from St. Michael’s featured in CMAJ
November 7 Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis awarded Marcé Medal for perinatal mental health research
November 7 Creating a better Wikipedia for all
November 5 Unique donation will impact patient care for generations to come
November 5 St. Michael’s researcher asked to chair global committee on addressing health inequity
November 2 St. Michael’s honours those with 50 years of service
November 1 Our network kicks off Research Month TOgether!
October 31 Timing of methadone treatment for pregnant women does not increase health risks: study
October 30 ‘In basic science, you have huge potential’: Meet Dr. Cynthia Luk
October 29 How one clinic is helping newcomers with a sick child adjust to life in Canada
October 26 GeMQIN aims to improve patient care by harnessing 'the kind of big data AI was designed for'
October 25 Systematic review of clinical studies suggests newer shingles vaccine far more effective
October 25 Making meaning out of data
October 23 All about the holistic work of occupational therapists
October 18 Hospitals share medical imaging data to learn how to cut radiation doses
October 17 Product recall alert: Abbott Nutrition liquid diet products
October 15 Gabriel’s Gift: helping parents create memories after stillbirths and neonatal loss
October 12 Interactive TIPSY program helps teens make safer choices
October 9 Dr. Rick Glazier named scientific director of CIHR-IHSPR
October 9 Dismantling those flu shot myths, one at a time
October 4 Only when “absolutely necessary” – reducing unnecessary bloodwork
October 3 Dr. Kamran Khan wins $10,000 Innovation Award from Ernest C. Manning Foundation
October 3 A new St. Michael’s-Providence initiative is tackling painful wait times
October 2 First in Ontario: St. Michael’s to use new ER-REBOA catheter in trauma bay
September 28 How the smash hit ResusTO conference showed off the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre
September 27 Japanese delegation visits St. Michael’s for a first-hand look at care for vulnerable populations
September 26 Home is where the care is
September 25 Prescriptions for medications commonly used to treat ADHD have increased over the past 5 years in Ontario
September 24 Dr. Art Slutsky steps down after 18-year career at the helm of Research at St. Michael’s
September 20 Health care meets innovation in the Biomedical Zone
September 19 Naloxone now available at Emergency Departments to help combat opioid overdoses
September 18 ‘A precious sense of belonging’: Learning to evaluate the communities we live in
September 12 Sepsis Week sheds light on a little-understood killer
September 11 Two St. Michael’s researchers named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
September 11 St. Michael’s awarded for championing organ donation
September 10 Prescribing employment: Study identifies key features of interventions to help patients get jobs
September 6 How olive oil and sleep could stave off heart attacks and strokes: New study examines plasma protein’s role
September 5 Use of simulated medical images improves accuracy of computers with AI
August 31 Top tips for sleeping soundly this school year
August 29 One-third of opioid-related deaths in Ontario were among people actively treated with a prescription opioid in 2016
August 29 Diabetes medication increases cardiac energy in diabetes patients through glucose and fatty acid oxidation, study finds
August 28 Applied Health Research Centre co-authors four articles in two high-impact journals within four days, sharing decades of work that will impact patient care
August 27 Care co-ordination improves health of older patients with multiple chronic diseases
August 27 New medications for diabetes management have additional heart benefits, study finds
August 27 Ross procedure may provide longer survival and better quality of life, study suggests
August 27 World’s largest transfusion study in cardiac surgery changes transfusion practices around the world
August 24 Avoiding a pain in the back(pack)
August 23 Opportunity to help students shine motivates St. Michael’s chief medical resident Dr. Nicola Goldberg
August 22 TakeCare spreading kindness one comfort kit at a time
August 20 Experiences at first sexual encounter influence risk of HIV and gender-based violence in teenaged and young women in Kenya, study finds
August 17 Why attending a loud concert can be 'like a concussion' for your ears
August 15 The keys to playing sports safely in the summer heat
August 14 Community kitchen enhances food skills one meal at a time
August 13 When every second counts: How a simulation dramatically improved blood delivery times for trauma patients
August 9 Student research group impacts community in hospital and beyond
August 9 Helping children with mental health issues access care and services
August 8 Positive patient ID for phlebotomy: Improving safety when drawing blood
August 7 What is Operational Readiness?
August 3 Space Kids’ experiment takes science to new heights
July 30 Addressing unprofessional behaviour among physicians
July 27 Network recognized as top performer in green hospital of the year awards
July 27 Toronto stands out for excellence in cystic fibrosis care in North America
July 26 Using patient engagement to improve outcomes in health-care redesign
July 24 Three of seven CIHR SPOR Grants awarded to St. Michael’s researchers
July 20 The stages of diabetes care
July 19 Urban Angel Golf tournament raises more than $1 million for 12th straight year
July 17 Web tool Genomics ADvISER aims to demystify genomic sequencing and the “Pandora’s box” dilemma
July 16 Deaths from cardiovascular disease rising in India, study finds
July 6 The Portfolio Diet lowers cholesterol, inflammation and heart disease
July 4 St. Michael’s physicians named to Order of Canada
July 4 Monitoring opioid prescriptions across Ontario
June 28 No shortage of discoveries in sight
June 27 Simulating a worst-case emergency to prepare for best practice
June 26 Antidepressants may increase risk of death by 20 per cent for people with progressive lung disease
June 25 Shades of Our Sisters brings conversation, understanding to St. Michael’s
June 21 New study suggests preference for sons continues among second-generation women of South Asian descent
June 19 Better continuity of primary care could lower emergency department visits for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities
June 13 Making primary care for transgender patients a priority
June 12 St. Michael’s role in making cardiac care in northern Ontario better, quicker-to-access, and closer to home
June 11 Better outcomes for patients using single-pill combination for blood pressure
June 7 Q&A with Leonard Benoit, Aboriginal navigator
June 6 New courses at St. Michael’s provide staff training on caring for hospitalized older adults
June 4 Home with a new hip in 12 hours
June 1 One in every five deaths in young adults is opioid-related in the United States: study
May 31 Avoid 'snake oil' sunscreen pills and stick to sun safety basics: dermatologist
May 30 Review explores why homeless populations in Canada and globally have “much higher” rates of cardiovascular disease-related deaths
May 29 Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, study finds
May 23 St. Mike’s MSICU brings home gold
May 22 Minimally invasive procedure in addition to medication provides long-term benefits to patients with stable coronary artery disease over standard treatment
May 16 When a hospital and a high school come together: a city-wide campaign for the underhoused
May 8 #yesthisisnursing
May 4 Volunteer uplifts patients, one song at a time
May 2 Access to hemodialysis technology: From Toronto to Addis Ababa
May 1 CIHR funds two DFCM projects to support Canadian primary care
April 27 Researchers map the potential spread of yellow fever virus to cities around the world
April 26 Brother receives life-saving transplant from sister and is “gifted with the ability to dream again”
April 25 One in every six deaths in young adults is opioid-related: study
April 20 Going above and beyond for patient experience
April 20 Recycling in the LKSKI: Know before you throw
April 18 A snapshot of organ and tissue donation at our three hospitals
April 16 Celebrating 1,436 volunteers across the network
April 12 Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world
April 11 Q&A with Kevin Bradley
April 10 Gender gap in academic medicine negatively impacts organizations, but there are simple solutions
April 4 ‘After my transplant, I had time’: A patient’s kidney transplant journey
April 3 Study suggests pasta can be part of a healthy diet without packing on the pounds
April 2 Get to know Dr. Patricia O’Campo, new interim Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
March 28 Rapid Referral Clinic becoming a success story
March 26 Study finds more people relying on government catastrophic drug plans and big increase in government spending
March 21 Forget Iron Man: IRON MOM fights low iron in pregnant women
March 20 Research study encourages hospitals to reduce number of paper documents created
March 19 Despite access to health care and medications, people with HIV in Ontario still dying at higher rates than general population
March 15 Dr. Andreas Laupacis steps down from Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute leadership
March 12 New plaque honours Dr. Halperin for a lifetime of achievements
March 8 Researchers find biomarker that predicts who will respond best to common complication from diabetes
March 7 Convenience for patients is No. 1 with new PocketHealth platform
March 5 Colouring book helps children understand why new siblings can’t come home yet
March 2 St. Michael’s cardiology team performs world first
March 1 Some 300 delegates from more than 30 countries with one goal – joining in the global fight against cancer
February 28 New report finds 'critical and alarming gap' in high quality, comprehensive and inclusive data for urban Indigenous populations in Canada
February 27 Q&A with Emily Little
February 26 Physicians develop recommendations for managing in-flight medical emergencies
February 22 Complex surgery removes rare tumour from patient’s spine
February 21 St. Michael’s cardiologist performs successful world first, using Canadian invented device in novel way
February 19 Study looks at how newly discovered gene helps grow blood vessels
February 20 MyChart shows patients their own health records
February 15 Physicians speculate Game of Thrones’ King Joffrey would have lived had he received proper medical care when poisoned at his wedding
February 9 MDRD celebrates renovation completion
February 8 Q&A with Dr. Lee Schofield
January 26 Older adults who are frail are more likely to experience delirium following elective surgery, new study suggests
January 23 Preventing delirium with an activity box
January 17 Previously unpublished information from clinical trial pivotal to FDA approval calls into question effectiveness of pregnancy anti-nausea drug
January 16 Physiotherapist’s invention sets patients free
January 12 Age is not a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients, new study suggests
January 10 ELVIS is in the building
January 4 Using Big Data to improve patient care