CAHO Hospitals’ Bold Ideas in Global Health Attract Grand Challenges Canada
Grand Challenges Canada, a federally backed competition for funding in health research, selects four CAHO hospitals for their innovative ideas with a global reach.
Jewish Study at Women’s College Saves Lives through Prevention
Dr. Steven Narod of Women’s College Research Institute identifies populations that face higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer, which allows women to be preemptive and, ultimately, saves lives.
Researchers at Kingston General Hospital Develop DNA Probe that Tailors Treatment for Patients with Prostate Cancer
A patent-pending DNA probe developed for commercialization by researchers at Kingston General Hospital aims to reduce unnecessary prostate cancer surgeries through tailored treatment―personalized medicine at its best.
Hotel Dieu Fine-Tunes Cleaning Methods for Colon Capsule Endoscopy
Hotel Dieu Hospital explores the best cleansing methods for use with colon capsule endoscopy. The result would lead to more efficient diagnoses, save lives and reduce health care costs.
e-Ouch: SickKids’ Researcher Invents Award-Winning Electronic Pain Diary for Children
e-Ouch is an empowering and easy-to-use electronic pain diary created at SickKids to help young patients manage chronic pain. It minimizes suffering, decreases hospital visits and saves health care resources.
The Future is Now: CAMH Makes Personalized Medicine a Reality
CAMH brings genetic testing to primary care to identify markers in patients linked to poor response and side effects from psychiatric medications. This testing makes it possible to offer personalized medicine for patients, and cost savings that could add up in the millions.
The Royal Ottawa and CHEO join forces with others to build bridges with local youth
The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (The Royal) and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) are joining forces with other mental health service providers for the first time, pooling their unique resources and expertise to offer an intensive treatment program for teenagers in crisis, outside the hospital setting.
CAMH conducting a ‘real-world’ pilot focused on helping clients with schizophrenia
Dr. Sean Kidd, Independent Clinician Scientist & Head of Psychology Service, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is conducting a pilot study of a ‘real-world’ application of an intervention called Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT). It is an evidence-based approach providing customized home-based assistance for patients with schizophrenia to improve daily functioning.
A New Community Crisis Model Opens In Sudbury
A new approach to providing community-based mental health crisis care, involving several organizations, is leading to a dramatic increase in the number of people in Greater Sudbury accessing mental health care services.
Sunnybrook opens world-first lab of the future
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, opened the Centre for Research in Image-Guided Therapeutics (CeRIGT) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in November.
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