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Category: Healthcare Heroes

Health Canada approves the Spartan Cube
21 days ago

Health Canada approves the Spartan Cube

A mini COVID test lab about the size of a coffee cup, the Spartan Cube is a portable rapid test designed by an Ottawa-based biotech firm.
26hr photo project: "I don’t think any of us expected we’d be going through residency in a pandemic."

26hr photo project: "I don’t think any of us expected we’d be going through residency in a pandemic."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trials

Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine begins clinical trials

The vaccine, created by Providence Therapeutics, will be manufactured in Calgary if it is approved by Health Canada.
COVID ward physician urges Calgarians to continue taking the pandemic seriously

COVID ward physician urges Calgarians to continue taking the pandemic seriously

“Each of these people who gets COVID-19, whether they come into hospital or not, is a member of the community. They’re a neighbour, they’re a family member, they’re a worker.”
26hr photo project: "The rewarding piece is the collaborative teamwork."

26hr photo project: "The rewarding piece is the collaborative teamwork."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
All 87 long-term care homes in Toronto vaccinated ahead of schedule

All 87 long-term care homes in Toronto vaccinated ahead of schedule

A massive undertaking with complicated logistics, #TeamVaccine came together to share best practices and mobilized to deliver vaccines in two or three long-term care homes per day. As of January 15, first dose vaccination clinics have been held in all 87 long-term care homes in Toronto.
ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

ER doctor captures humanity and hope through hospital photography project

"As the pandemic began to affect our Calgary hospitals and community, I realized that I wanted to capture what was actually happening inside our hospitals."
U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

U of T physicians working on a reusable surgical mask

Two members of the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine have joined forces to engineer a Level 1 surgical mask that can be worn and washed multiple times.
26hr photo project: "...when you work with good people it’s worth it.”

26hr photo project: "...when you work with good people it’s worth it.”

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
73-year-old retired nurse among those ready to help with immunizations

73-year-old retired nurse among those ready to help with immunizations

After four years in retirement, Marcia Carr returned to nursing during the first wave of the pandemic. She is among the retired and current healthcare professionals waiting to be deployed wherever they are needed to help immunize Canadians.
26hr photo project: "I’ve always put advocacy at the forefront of my medical journey."

26hr photo project: "I’ve always put advocacy at the forefront of my medical journey."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
Everyone in Canada who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get it by September
2 months ago

Everyone in Canada who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get it by September

PHAC says based on its current rollout schedule, all Canadians should have access to a shot by the early fall of 2021.
26hr photo project: "It's been hard..."
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "It's been hard..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
26hr photo project: "I'm trying to focus on the good things. But it's hard."
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "I'm trying to focus on the good things. But it's hard."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Vancouver documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
Carleton University researchers employ serious computing power to create COVID-19 treatment
2 months ago

Carleton University researchers employ serious computing power to create COVID-19 treatment

The team is using artificial intelligence and a supercomputer to build synthetic proteins that help the immune system fight off the virus.
B.C. health care providers are writing prescriptions for time in nature
2 months ago

B.C. health care providers are writing prescriptions for time in nature

Proven benefits of time in nature include: improved mood and reduced stress; reduced risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes; increased memory, creativity, and work satisfaction.
100 made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators coming soon to hospitals in that province
2 months ago

100 made-in-Saskatchewan ventilators coming soon to hospitals in that province

A collaborative effort by three major organizations helped make it possible to manufacture the devices locally and get them into health care facilities quickly.
26hr photo project: "Curiosity helps me know I don’t have to be perfect..."
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "Curiosity helps me know I don’t have to be perfect..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
Manitoba caregivers are being thanked with a pay bump
3 months ago

Manitoba caregivers are being thanked with a pay bump

The province recently announced a $35-million caregiver wage support program. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 frontline workers, including healthcare aides, housekeeping staff, and long term care workers, will benefit from the program.
COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month
3 months ago

COVID-19 vaccines could begin Canadian distribution later this month

The first vaccines should be approved by Health Canada very soon, and 3 million Canadians could receive a shot in the first quarter of 2021
Canadian doctors share advice on coping with pandemic fatigue
3 months ago

Canadian doctors share advice on coping with pandemic fatigue

Eight months into the pandemic, Dr. Anna Banerji and Dr. Jennifer Kwan have some advice for Canadians on living with COVID-19.
26hr photo project: "Sometimes, we don't know what to do with all the emotions..."
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "Sometimes, we don't know what to do with all the emotions..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
New biobank at University of Toronto will support wide range of COVID-19 research
3 months ago

New biobank at University of Toronto will support wide range of COVID-19 research

The biobank, led by a team from SickKids hospital, will securely house and collect biologic samples from across Toronto and make it easier for researchers to conduct studies on the virus.
Alberta researcher creates reusable mask that uses salt to destroy pathogens
3 months ago

Alberta researcher creates reusable mask that uses salt to destroy pathogens

Ilaria Rubino, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Alberta was recognized with a Mitacs innovation award for creating a reusable mask that could replace surgical masks worn by healthcare workers, and potentially be used for N-95 respirators.
An app created in Ottawa to help families track immunizations could be a useful tool for COVID-19 vaccinations
3 months ago

An app created in Ottawa to help families track immunizations could be a useful tool for COVID-19 vaccinations

A pilot project for Clinic Flow, a new technology based on the CANImmuize app, is considered a trial run for the complicated public health challenge of delivering and tracking COVID-19 vaccines.
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