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20 days ago

Mississauga man sews specialized masks for the hard-of-hearing

Max Cucchiella's masks ensure that people are safe while the deaf community is not left behind.
21 days ago

Tendances encourageantes à Ottawa

Un seul nouveau cas de COVID-19 a été reporté durant les dernières 24 heures à Ottawa.

26hr photo project: "I love how broad family medicine is."

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

Canadian doctors impressed by Oxford dexamethasone study

In findings released this week, Oxford University researchers hailed dexamethasone as the first drug that can improve COVID-19 survival.

New colouring book honours "superhero" frontline workers

Toronto company has created a colouring book for children to celebrate COVID-19 healthcare heroes.

University of Alberta researchers studying a drug used on cats that could help treat COVID-19 in humans

Dr. Joanne Lemieux and her team are testing a drug used to treat feline infectious peritonitis, another coronavirus, to see if it can keep COVID-19 from replicating in human cells.

Infectious disease expert predicts COVID-19 vaccine will be released in 2020

Dr. Gary Kobinger anticipates that a COVID-19 vaccine is "months, not years away."

26hr photo project: "...focusing on the positive has helped a lot."

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

Digital portrait makers collaborating with U of T on a series honouring Black health care workers and students

Echogram is working with the University of Toronto’s Black Medical Students Association on the project, which celebrates individuals making a difference on the front lines of COVID-19.
a month ago

Custom-made dolls bring smiles to the children of health care heroes

A Toronto-based company is mailing free, custom-made crochet dolls to children, designed to look just like their health care moms and dads.

Flattening the curve in Newfoundland and Labrador: the story of a CDC nurse who led the way

“I feel we’re the truly hidden heroes of this pandemic,” says Suzanne Spurrell, a communicable disease control (CDC) nurse co-ordinator with the N.L. Eastern Health region.
a month ago

“I am lucky to be an RN...”; an optimistic account of providing frontline care for the homeless in Calgary

RN and University of Calgary medical student Bikram Sekhon writes about the rewards and challenges of working at an Assisted Self-Isolation Site (ASIS) alongside physicians, pharmacists and social workers.
a month ago

Quebec doctors call for masks to be mandatory in closed public spaces

Fearing a second wave of COVID-19, Quebec's healthcare workers are asking the government to make wearing a mask mandatory in public.
a month ago

Med students offer clear, concise daily updates about the pandemic on COVID-19 Made Simple

The brief informational snapshots about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic are pulled from reliable news sources and are available on Facebook and Instagram.

Edmonton virologist says antivirals may be best defence against COVID-19

Dr. Lorne Tyrrell says that antiviral treatments can reduce the severity and spread of COVID-19.
a month ago

Victoria long-term care facility created an ice-cream drive-thru for residents

With trips out into the community not possible during COVID-19, staff at Aberdeen Hospital found a fun way to safely bring frozen desserts to residents.
a month ago

Creative Ottawa teacher engages students during pandemic

Nadia Amimi has worn a different costume every day for the past ten weeks while hosting trivia for children.
a month ago

Canadian comedians to unite for a livestream in support of Frontline Fund

Laughs for the Front will take place on Saturday, June 20 at 8pm EST and will feature such noted comedians as Tom Green and Tommy Chong.
a month ago

Mother reunited with baby after testing positive for COVID-19 during labour

Montreal mother met her son for a first time nearly two months after giving birth.
a month ago

Public Health officials in Ottawa seek to understand the intersection of race and COVID-19

Ottawa Public Health is gathering race and socio-economic data from COVID-19 patients, in an effort to better serve at-risk communities.
a month ago

Drive-in theatres provide family entertainment during COVID-19

Social distancing restrictions provide new life for drive-in theatres across Quebec.
a month ago

VIDEO: Inspired by Toronto group, Calgary doctor created a local physician’s choir

Members have a wide range of singing experience but say it helps them feel connected and eases their worries.
a month ago

Blood donors in Edmonton stepping up to meet the need

Even after many donors cancelled their appointments in March, the Canadian Blood Services was able to meet their blood donation goal for the Edmonton area by the end of May.

26hr photo project: "It's a privilege to be let into someone's life..."

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

Impromptu quarantine game show raises $15K for local business

Perth local Ryan Murphy’s game, “Car, Car, Truck,” generates silly fun with real community impact.
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