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Category: Healthcare Heroes

4 days ago

Drive-thru flu shots a safe alternative for people in Kelowna

Pandemic restrictions are making it difficult for clinics to deliver seasonal flu shots, Dr. Janet Evans at CGB Medical in Kelowna introduced the innovative solution of a drive-thru immunization clinic.

26hr photo project: "...you’re not alone, which makes it a thousand times better.”

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

26hr photo project: "It's my daughter's birthday today."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

B.C. Health workers who contracted COVID-19 are now research participants

A new online portal called REACH BC is matching British Columbians who have had the disease with medical professionals conducting clinical studies that will inform patient care.

Rapid antigen test for COVID-19 developed in Nova Scotia lab

Sona Nanotech in Dartmouth is awaiting Health Canada approval for its 15-minute test, which could ease pressure on Canada’s health care system.

Alberta Health Services contact tracers, self-described disease detectives

The province has been boosting contact tracing efforts since April, investigating and notifying those who have been in contact with a positive case in order to slow community spread.

uOttawa researchers working on COVID-19 antibodies and nasal spray vaccine—and llamas are involved

The ambitious multi-lab project just received $1 million in funding from CIHR to help create therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies and a vaccine.

"Your doctor will see you now."

Saskatchewan family doctors are reaching out through a new video campaign to remind patients that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, they can still have their health concerns addressed.

Robotic ultrasound technology now being used in remote Saskatchewan communities

The new system piloted during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic also reduced the risk of transmission for health care workers and patients.

U of A researcher receives federal funding to study the impact of COVID-19 on health care workers across Canada

One of 22 recently announced projects to receive funding from the Immunity Task Force, Dr. Nicola Cherry has received just over $1 million to study which areas of health care work are at higher risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19.

26hr photo project: "...there's so much to love."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

Toronto doctors launch program to support local teachers with back-to-school

Educational staff are now a first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19, and many doctors are eager to share what they learned during the first wave of the pandemic.

Infectious disease specialists answer back-to-school questions, praise teachers

Ottawa doctor Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng told teachers it’s their turn to be “heroes” as children return to the classroom amid the pandemic.

New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines

McGill epidemiologist Nicole Basta’s team has created an interactive vaccine tracker to ensure the public is receiving verified, timely, and trustworthy information.
2 months ago

These six Canadian initiatives just received $1 million in funding to help fight COVID-19

The one-time innovation grant was split between six Canadian physicians and health care teams who designed unique solutions to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "...it can be both beautiful and exhausting, all at the same time."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
2 months ago

Incorporating Indigenous community expertise into health research

The first Indigenous PhD graduate from Simon Fraser University’s faculty of health sciences has been awarded a grant to research the COVID-19 response within Vancouver’s urban Indigenous population.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "...you never know what's going to happen."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "Be present, be kind, and share joy."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "I think 26hr call is really hard..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "It is both very humbling, and very inspiring."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

Vancouver study analyzes which COVID-19 patients are at greatest risk of organ failure

UBC study aims to help identify COVID-19 patients in need of critical care.
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "...if you start with gratitude, the struggle gets a lot easier."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

U of T researchers find pasteurization can kill COVID-19 virus in breast milk

The team used the common Holder method of pasteurization to neutralize the virus in donated human milk, so it can be safely fed to babies.
3 months ago

New research tackles uncertainty around pregnancy and COVID-19

A maternal-fetal medicine physician at The Ottawa Hospital has received funding from the CIHR to study the gaps in knowledge about COVID-19 and pregnancy, including whether a mother can pass the virus to her child.
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