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Category: Healthcare Heroes

5 days ago

26hr photo project: "Post call - I like to sleep and play with my dog!"

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

Creative approaches help get flu shots safely to Vancouver residents

Physicians in the Vancouver area say the planning and execution of this year’s unusual flu shot clinics will also help when it’s time to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vancouver biotech company contributes key component for COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers at Acuitas Therapeutics have been working seven days a week since February to develop the lipid nanoparticle technology that allows the prototype Pfizer vaccine to work.

Winnipeg physician shares why she hasn't lost hope during COVID-19

"I haven't lost hope because I believe in us. I believe in our humanity. And I believe that individual small acts... will lead us through the pandemic."

Respiratory Therapy Week: celebrating the dedication and passion of RTs

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists proclaims the last week in October as Respiratory Therapy Week in Canada, recognition and support pours in via #RTWeek2020.

26hr photo project: "...it feels like a dream."

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

New drive-up clinic to support CHEO’s mental health patients during pandemic

The clinic will allow doctors to check the vital signs of children and youth who are under mental health care, something that cannot be done remotely.

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

"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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
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