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The Power Within: Harnessing Cellular Tools From Immune Systems To Help Prevent Graft Rejection
A new option to help organ transplants remain healthy.
Pharmacists Ready To Take A Larger Role
Neighbourhood Pharmacies is preparing for the safe legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada that would prevent youth from accessing cannabis.
Canadians To Usher In Next Wave Of Digital Health Use
For Nancy Huyck, unplanned visits to the doctor, often to help manage the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) she is living with, were monthly events.
Ottawa Is Leading The Way In Global Cancer Research
New immunotherapy treatments being developed to help the body’s immune system fight against cancer.
Wellness Programs A Great Return On Investment For Employers
Neglecting your employees' health can cost you. In contrast, investing in health and wellness programs can lead to huge return on investment.
Patient Education Key In The Fight Against Cancer
Unlike other chronic diseases, there is very little support for cancer patients with low health literacy.
Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM): A Challenging Type Of Brain Cancer
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM): a type of brain cancer that doesn’t always respond to treatments due to a DNA-repair enzyme called MGMT.
The Better Workplace Needs Healthy Brains At Work
Not only is an increased focus on mental health at the workplace beneficial for productivity, studies show that the Canadian economy would increase by $17.3 billion granted all people living with anxiety were fully functional at work.
Michael Bidu, Interface Health Founder, On How Accelerators Are Changing The Face Of Health Care In Canada
A successful entrepreneur shares how he broke through in the health care industry and is now paving the way for future entrepreneurs.
Empowering Physicians To Reshape Medicine With Bold Ideas
Joule is giving physicians the opportunity to find solutions to problems they experience everyday on the job.
Bringing Together Aging And Innovation
As Canada’s population ages, the need for technology to assist in living is strongly needed.
Big Data And Motivation Key To More Effective, Efficient Health Care System
Recent advances in Population Health Management (PHM) are making it possible for health care providers to improve individual health while significantly reducing health care costs.
Forging Partnerships In Regenerative Medicine Helps Make Canada A World Leader
Smarter Screening. Smarter Treatment.
In Canada, about one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, but many of these cancers are low-risk and require minimal treatment or no treatment at all.
Learn How To Have The Right Cosmetic Conversation
Making sure you’re speaking to your cosmetic physician about how to get the results you want with the MD Codes.
Innovative Laser Treatments: Feel Comfortable In Your Own Skin
New advancements in facial resurfacing give patients quicker recovery times while improving their overall beauty.
Innovation In Hearing Aids Creating Personalized Solutions
Once seen as bulky and glitchy, hearing aid technology has improved significantly. Read about the latest innovations below.
Applying Genomics To Innovative Solutions For Hearing Loss
Newfoundland has a special population that allows scientists to test hearing loss solutions for Canada.
Eyeglass Lens Coating Helps Patients With Light
Two new types of coatings for your eyeglass lenses that can brighten colour perception even in dim lighting and protect your eyes against harmful blue light.
New Treatment Improves Vision Health For Canadians With Glaucoma
New treatment for glaucoma provides low risk and high recovery rate for patients.
The Future Looks Brighter For Patients With Diabetes
Revolutionary Artificial Intelligence Technology is preventing blindness for those with Diabetes.
Kidney Disease Research Funding Is Paying Dividends
Can-SOLVE CKD + Krescent: How new funding is allowing for proper research for kidney disease.
Dialysis At Home: Kidney Disease Doesn't Have To Interfere With Your Life
Empowering Canadians with kidney disease through peritoneal dialysis with remote monitoring.
Every Discovery On The Path To Cures Has The Potential To Improve Lives
Every nine minutes, a Canadian has a stroke — it is the leading cause of severe disability.
New Technologies For Healthy Aging And Better Brain Health
As Canada’s population ages, finding ways to support older Canadians in living full and independent lives is crucial.
Research Raises Hope For Reversing Neurological Effects Of Early Adversity
Is Your Memory Normal Or Should You See Your Doctor?
Take the free online assessment created by leading brain health scientists.
Nuclear Power's Role In Disease Prevention
Cobalt-60 is a radioactive isotope that plays an important role in health care through the sterilization of single-use medical devices and combating the Zika virus.
COPD: Canada’s Growing Epidemic
Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is costing us billions in health care dollars every year.
Curbing The Habit, Your Own Way
According to a recent Propel study, more than 37,000 Canadians die because of tobacco use each year. This number could drop drastically, however, if people looking to quit were equipped with the right tools.
Say Hello To PiXL™ — The New Non-Invasive Vision Improvement Procedure
The newest breakthrough in vision correction in North America.
The Art Of Aging
For the first time in Canadian history, there are more adults 65 years of age or older than children under 14. This huge demographic shift means we need to ensure programs are in place to support healthy aging.
The Life-Saving Device That’s Made To Last
With patients living longer, fuller lives, a cardiac expert explains how new ICDs are being designed to last long-term.
What You May Not Know About The HPV Vaccine
The 10th anniversary of the HPV vaccine in Canada.
Will You Develop Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration? New Research May Hold The Answer
New insight into eye health may hold an answer to whether or not you may be at risk of wet age-related macular degeneration.
Smiling Eyes: Laser Eye Surgery Gets Even More Futuristic
For more than 25 years now, we have lived in a world where people’s vision can be permanently corrected by using lasers to reshape the corneas of their eyes.
Our Increasing Resistance To Antimicrobials Should Be A Global Concern
At some point in our lives, most of us have relied on antibiotics to help get us through an illness.
Experts Discuss How to Innovate Health care
Leaders in the Canadian health care industry give us their insight on how the future of Canada's health care system will adapt to changing technologies and techniques.
How Technology Is Helping Patients Be Heard
Accurate information about patients is the lifeblood of health care at every stage from diagnosis through treatment.
Precision Medicine Enables Health Care Providers To Deliver Personalized Treatment
Advancements in technology are making it easier for Canadians to become more engaged in their health.
Cardiac Patients Who Can’t Tolerate Blood Thinners Have New Hope
Irregular heart rhythm can impact the lives of young and old alike, from superstar athletes like Mario Lemieux to everyday Canadians looking forward to their summer vacations.
Medical Technology Company Brings Remote Monitoring Of Pacemakers Into The 21st Century
There are approximately three million people with cardiac pacemakers worldwide, with a further 600,000 being implanted each year.
Technology Offers Less Invasive Alternative For Those At Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Innovations in implantable defibrillator technology can save lives with fewer drawbacks than traditional implantable defibrillator systems.
Research Reveals More Canadian Women (And Men) Are Embracing Injectable Cosmetic Treatments For Natural-Looking Results
Today, more than ever, Canadian women and men are turning to cosmetic injectable treatments to soften the signs of aging.
Look the Age You Feel With Anti-Aging Treatments
Non-invasive anti-aging procedures administered by cosmetic dermatologists are helping aging Canadians look the way they feel.
Music To The Ears: New Advances In Hearing Technology
One in four Canadians under the age of 65 have hearing loss significant enough to necessitate treatment.
Are You Getting Your Best Night’s Sleep?
Sleep Country co-founder and Canadian sleep advocate, Christine Magee, provides valuable insight on the many ways to improve the quality of your sleep.
IMPAKT-HiP Is Helping To Prevent Hip Pain
IMPAKT-HiP (Investigations of Mobility, Physical Activity, and Knowledge in Hip Pain) is a research study that is identifying if hip pain is caused by certain types of physical activities, a hip deformity called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) or the combination of both.
Research Connects Inflammation To A Host Of Serious Illnesses
What do your gums, your heart, your brain, and cancer have in common?
Revolutionary Research Changing The Landscape Of Dentistry
University of Toronto and University of Saskatchewan share their innovative research — paving the path for the future of dentistry.
The Haunting Effects Of Ancestral Ghosts
Now, new research by Dr. Gerlinde Metz at the University of Lethbridge’s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, shows just how damaging and pervasive stress may be — its effects even crossing multiple generations through pregnancy.
A First In The Advancement Of Women’s Brain Health
Greater focus on sex-based differences can lead to better health outcomes for both men and women.
Brightening The Future For Children With Brain Cancer
Meet seven-year-old Jax, a pediatric brain tumour survivor whose tragic story is all too common. Groundbreaking brain cancer research hopes to change that.
The Big Bet Theory On Brain Health
A business-based approach to accelerating treatments in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
Research Holds The Key To Unlock The Parkinson’s Mystery, Find Treatments, And A Cure
Parkinson’s changes everything. It is a disease of the brain that touches almost every aspect of daily living, including: movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking, sleep, and cognitive changes.
How Research Is Revolutionizing Treatment For Parkinson’s Patients
State-of-the-art research carried out during brain surgery is revolutionizing how doctors treat Parkinson’s disease.
Top Researchers Striving To Develop Treatment Programs For Concussions
Concussions have had an overwhelming effect on ordinary people, our military personnel, and athletes of all ages. Research has begun to reveal the cellular and molecular problems that underlie the result of concussion. Researchers at Western University are applying these findings to develop novel strategies to treat concussion.
New Hope For Women Struggling With Fertility Issues
There’s news worth celebrating for the one in six couples affected by fertility issues: The introduction of the AUGMENT treatment.
The Little Known STI That Can Have Big Consequences
Trichomoniasis is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) in North America and can have serious health consequences, but most people have never heard of it.
Mammograms: From 2D To 3D And Why It Matters
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but new 3D mammography amounts to one key phrase: better cancer detection.
Getting To The Heart Of Advancements In Cardiac Care
When it comes to heart health, minimally invasive techniques are allowing physicians to make a big difference through small incisions.
Study Shows Atrial Fibrillation Patients Skipping Doses, Risking Health
It’s not surprising to hear doctors tell patients that therapies won’t work effectively if they are not taken properly.
Individualized Therapy Research At SickKids Hospital Offers New Hope To Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Revolutionary CF research aims to drastically improve efficacy of treatment.
Getting Blood Pressure And Blood-Sugar Levels Under Control With The Power Of Smartphones
Innovative technology products are taking away the guesswork for patients managing diabetes and blood pressure by utilizing smartphones — helping them lead healthier lives.
What Canadian Researchers are Accomplishing to Better Understand such a Complex Disease Like Diabetes
How Canadian researchers continue to lead the way in diabetes care and treatment.
A “Simple, Elegant” New Device is Saving Heart Patients from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
When Carol Johnson found out she needed an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device that prevents death from sudden cardiac arrest, she did a lot of research.
New Life To Old Hearts: Surgery-Free Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis Patients
Maria Sermer was 85 years old when she was diagnosed with aortic stenosis, a common and often fatal heart condition that causes shortness of breath, pain, and loss of mobility.
Get The Right Treatment Through Genetic Testing
New genetic testing takes the guesswork out of medical treatment.
DNA Sequencing Is Here, And Canada Is Leading The Charge In Personalizing Your Health
Are you wondering when you will get the call from your doctor’s office asking you to come in and get your DNA sequenced?
Leukemia Breakthrough: The Biggest Advancement In Patient Therapy In More Than 40 Years
Just hearing the word “leukemia” uttered by a doctor is enough to cause any patient to panic.
Innovation Is Our Best Hope Against Cardiovascular Disease
Heart disease and stroke take a life every seven minutes in Canada.
Genetics: Key To Improving Workplace Health
The emerging field of drug response testing, which can help reduce the trial and error involved in finding the right treatment for patients, has the potential to improve the dialogue between patients and physicians, and to revolutionize the way drugs are prescribed.
Improved Home Hemodialysis Offers Hope For Kidney Patients
For sufferers of chronic kidney disease who are facing a future filled with triweekly, half-day visits to the hospital for treatment, it can often seem that the cure is as debilitating as the disease.
Finding Relief For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Menstruation is a regular part of being a woman, but experts warn that your “time of the month” should not require taking time out from regular life.
It’s Time To Give IUDs Another Look
For decades, the birth control pill has been the go-to choice for a majority of Canadian women looking to prevent unwanted pregnancy or manage their periods.
Breast Cancer Researchers Are Zeroing in On Inventive Solutions To Breast Cancer
Over the last two decades, two very good things have taken place to change the lives of those affected by breast cancer for the better.
Bringing New Life To Tired Eggs
Since in vitro fertilization (IVF) was first introduced, 38 years ago, it has helped to create millions of families.
Canadian Cancer Researchers Improving Women’s Health Around The Globe
Investing in Canada’s cancer researchers has never been more urgent.
Biosimilars Hold Great Promise For Healthcare Sustainability
The efficiency of the healthcare system is a growing concern in this country.
Unravelling The Mysteries Of Lupus: Advances In Research Give Patients New Hope
Lupus has been described as “an emergency in slow motion.”
How Insulin Pumps Are Helping Children With Diabetes Be Children Again
For children with type 1 diabetes, medical technologies like insulin pumps can be a game changer.
New Technology And Medicine Helps Neonatal Care Improve By Leaps And Bounds
Thanks to advances in technology and medicine, healthcare providers are now better able to treat premature babies for a
myriad of problems, ranging from brain and heart problems to infections.
The Future of Health Care: Regenerative Medicine As A Career Choice
Every year, thousands of students find themselves deciding on their postsecondary paths.
How Canada’s Corporate Citizens Are Making A Difference In Blood Cancer Research
Philanthropy is becoming increasingly contagious way for organizations to give back to communities, inspiring individuals to do the same, and impacting the greater good through the research needs their charitable momentum ultimately contributes towards.
Advancements In Treatment Give New Hope To Lymphoma Patients
Over the last decade, researchers have been able to develop new drugs that can attack cancer cells directly.
How A Canadian Researcher Is Advancing Breakthrough Therapies
A Canadian cancer researcher is on the verge of a breakthrough in therapy for cancers, and it could mean the end of conventional chemotherapy.
Cord Blood Banks Offer Biological Insurance Policy
If you think you know about every insurance policy out there, think again. There’s a new one that protects people from debilitating and life-threatening diseases, but you can’t get it through a broker. It’s found in the womb.
Advances In Treatment For Thalassemia: A Rare Genetic Blood Disorder
Approximately 400 people in Canada have thalassemia major, and there’s no cure – but monthly blood transfusions and chelation therapy improve quality of life for those affected.
A New Age Of Therapy For Blood Disorders
The flow of blood through one’s body is necessary to sustain life.
Advanced Technology Improves Lives Of People Living With Diabetes
There are many professional athletes living with type 1 diabetes, and they excel in their respective sports by carefully managing their health — and that is becoming easier with each passing year.
Max Domi: How His Idol Bobby Clarke Motivated Him To Greatness Regardless Of His Diabetes Diagnosis
NHL legend Bobby Clarke inspires Max Domi on and off the ice.
Breakthrough Technology In The Realm Of Organ Donations
While some health technology news requires a little imagination to get excited about, the recent development of a device that can “wash” antibodies from blood, allowing organ transplants between donors and recipients with different blood types, is immediately amazing.
Warm Liver Perfusion: Innovative, Disruptive And Transformative
Ground-breaking portable technology, which extends the time donor livers can remain viable outside the body, could help alleviate an acute shortage of Canadian organ donors which has resulted in one-quarter to one-third of patients dying on waitlists for liver transplantation.
National Research Program Helping To Revolutionize Transplant Process
With over 100 scientists and clinicians working on six major projects across Canada, the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) is a multidisciplinary program that aims to increase organ and tissue donation, and to improve the quality of life for transplant recipients.
New Kidney, New Life: Tapping Into The Life-changing Power Of Organ Donations
During her ninth year of dialysis, Mary Jo Vradis had lost hope of ever becoming a recipient of a donor kidney, making her dreams of living a full healthy life seem unattainable.
How Stem Cells From Bone Marrow Are Revolutionizing Organ Transplantation
One of the biggest challenges with organ transplantation is preventing rejection.
Important Advancements In Eye Care: Groundbreaking Treatments Give Diabetics Facing Vision Loss A Brighter Future
Chances are, someone you know — a friend, a co-worker or a family member — is living with diabetes, or perhaps it’s you.
A Simple Way To Test Your Hearing
Much like going to an optometrist to test your vision, or a neurologist to test your nervous system, seeing an audiologist is the ideal way to test your hearing.
Progressive Lenses: Making Presbyopia A Thing Of The Past
Speaking to your optometrist about finding the right progressive lenses is an important first step in the battle against presbyopia.
Described Video: Canadian Innovations In Accessible Media
Described Video is paving the way for accessible media as a promoter of inclusion for the blind.
Safe And Successful: Advancements In Cataract Surgery
We sat down with Dr. Tim Hillson to dispel the myths about this common and non-invasive surgery.
Advances In Research Are Leading To Better Treatment
With the crushing cost of chronic disease in Canada, the national focus is now set on prevention.
The Ins And Outs Of Immunology
Allergy suffererers are all too familiar with battling symptoms—runny noses, severe sniffles and watery eyes. However, there’s an alternative to carrying around a box of tissues.
Rare Blood Cancers And Ongoing Research In Canada
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are rare blood and bone marrow leukemias such as chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis.
Organ Donation In Canada
The statistics regarding organ donation in Canada leave us with a void.
Probiotics: The Ones You Are Taking May Be Ineffective
Public education on probiotics has come a long way in the last ten years in Canada, but there remains a substantial knowledge gap.
Probiotic Yogurt: Thousands Of Years Old, And Still A Gutsy Topic Of Research
It’s been a little over a hundred years since Nobel Prize winner Élie Metchnikoff, the grandfather of probiotics, first theorized that the consumption of active microbial cultures could have substantial health benefits.
Innovation In Lethbridge: Changing The Way We Look At Brains
A world class research facility located here in Canada is conducting research to advance our understanding of the brain.
How Stem Cell Research May Aid Sufferers Of Multiple Sclerosis
Stem cell research can help treat some of the most pressing neurological conditions of our time. Researchers are currently working on testing the potential of stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis.
Stem Cell Research Promises Health And Economic Benefits
When reports surfaced recently that hockey legend Gordie Howe had recovered from a stroke thanks to stem cell therapy, a fierce debate broke out in scientific and medical circles.
The Golden Age Of Neuroscience
1 in 3 Canadians will be affected by a disease, disorder, or injury of the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system at some point in their lives.
Spinal Health: Can We Provide The Best Care By Simply Keeping Up With Science?
A spinal cord injury (SCI) disturbs the way people’s body’s work and learning to manage these problems is often difficult.
Neurodegenerative Diseases In Canada
Neurodegenerative diseases are one of the leading causes of death and disability in Canada.
Innovations In Parkinson’s Therapy
Parkinson’s is most widely known as a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to uncontrollable shaking and tremors, and while treatments have helped those living with the disease, treating the symptoms with new drug therapies may offer some hope.
Cutting Edge Innovations
Science and medicine are sometimes synonymous when it comes to finding ways for patients to lead more normal lives.
Neurodegenerative Diseases In Canada: The Need To Accelerate Research
An innovative approach for funding research is aimed at accelerating the development of safe and effective breakthrough treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and could be a game changer for aging Canadians.
Decreasing The Burden Of Cancer: It’s Getting Personal
It's important to match patients with treatment plans.
Landmark Study Of Brain Conditions In Canada Sets Stage For Research To Action
The brain allows us to think, move, talk, feel, smell, hear, and see. It connects to our heart and tells it to beat. It connects to our arms and legs and tells them how and when to move. But what if these connections are slow or broken?
How Canada’s Remarkable Research Provides New Hope For Breakthroughs
The brain is the most critical organ in the body, but the least understood.
Lyme Disease: Brain Dysfunction And Neurological Disorders
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a genetically diverse group of spiral shaped bacteria (spirochaetes) called Borrelia, a cousin to the syphilis and gum disease causing Treponema bacteria.
Canadian Scientific Discovery In The Battle To Defeat Cardiovascular Disease
In November 2012, Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche halted a major clinical study of dalcetrapib — a drug that raises “good cholesterol” — after failing to demonstrate any significant improvement in reducing cardiovascular disease.
Western Canada Leads The Way In Improving Heart And Lung Transplants
In Edmonton, the pursuit of technological innovation to make major medical breakthroughs is giving fresh hope to patients in need of a heart or lung transplant.
Cardiovascular Research Can Win The Race To Save Lives
Well into the 21st century Canadians can celebrate extraordinary advances in cardiovascular (CVD) research.
Canadian Medical Innovations Take the World Stage
Inspired by the work of Canadian biomedical engineers John Hopps and Gordon Bigelow, the founder of Medtronic, Earl Bakken, developed the first battery-operated wearable artificial pacemaker in 1957.
Comprehensive Screening Programs Could Transform Lung Patients’ Lives
Lung cancer is a killer. In fact, it’s the number one cancer killer in Canada, accounting for more than one out of four cancer deaths.
Lung Cancer Is A Threat Due To High Radon Levels In Homes
Radon is a colourless, odourless and tasteless radioactive gas that can circulate within a home undetected, where high exposure over time can lead to lung cancer.
Breathing New Hope For IPF Patients
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients face a deadly prognosis, but two new drugs may allow patients to live longer.
Framing The Musculoskeletal Picture
For the approximate 13 percent of Canadians suffering musculoskeletal conditions, common actions, from picking up grandchildren to playing tag on the school ground, are often painstaking, if not impossible, to undertake.
Advancements In Bone And Joint Research
Bone and joint disorders are among the most common chronic conditions experienced by Canadians, affecting 4.6 million people today.
Breathe Easy: Providing Hope Through Specialized Care
Recent medical advances and specialized avenues of treatment have the potential to create a positive impact in the lives of Canadians suffering from interstitial lung diseases.
Living Well While Fighting The Diabetes Epidemic
Diabetes is the most important chronic disease epidemic of our time — more than nine million Canadians currently live with diabetes or prediabetes, and more than 20 people are diagnosed every hour of every day.
Revolutionizing Treatment For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
For the past 20 years a team of Toronto-based doctors and scientists have been working tirelessly to discover improved medications for patients suffering with type 2 diabetes.
Ana Ortiz On Cord Blood Banking: The Crisis-Free Savings Account
star opens up about her experience with the process.
The Fight Against Infertility
Infertility affects thousands of Canadians each year, yet every experience remains unique. By arming themselves with facts about infertility causes and treatment options, couples can make the family planning decisions that are right for them.
Dr. Librach Explains The Benefit Of Cord Blood And Cord Tissue Banking
Find out how cord blood banking provides a unique opportunity to treat diseases later in life by using cells developed at birth.
Meet the farmers behind your food
Felix Schellenberg and Chad Goertzen provide insight on farming and the local food movement.
Farming the local economy
In B.C., dairy and poultry farmers live up to the highest standards of quality. The system in place allows them to earn a reasonable profit without relying on government subsidies.
Understanding Fertility As You Age
Waiting longer to have children can lead to more difficult labour for women aged 30 and up, but there are a variety of options available to those who are having children later in life.
Maximizing Peak Fertility
There are countless misconceptions surrounding pregnancy. Dr. Jennifer Blake, CEO of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada helps dispel many of these myths while educating on the importance of understanding peak fertility.
Increasing Your Chances Naturally
Trying to get pregnant, whether naturally or with medical help, can be fraught with worry over whether you are doing everything you should to be at your healthiest and most fertile. Here are some fertility friendly guidelines to boost your baby making efforts.
Age-related Hearing Loss: The Challenge And The Solutions
There’s an old saying that it takes a person 9 years to admit they have a hearing loss, another nine years to get tested.
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Adopting proper lifestyle habits is key to living a happy and healthy life. From proper nutrition to exercise to home safety to disease awareness and prevention, being informed and proactive is the best approach to living your best life.
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