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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.
Calgary company develops, then donates life-saving resuscitators to Alberta Health Services
2 months ago

Calgary company develops, then donates life-saving resuscitators to Alberta Health Services

A collaboration between industry and healthcare led to the invention of the Alberta E-Vent, a new resuscitator that will benefit hospitals in areas that cannot afford ventilators.
Ontario ice cream company to provide freezers for vaccine storage
2 months ago

Ontario ice cream company to provide freezers for vaccine storage

The Chapman family in Markdale, Ontario signed on to Canada’s pandemic response plan in the 1980s. Ready to do their part, the family-owned Chapman’s Ice Cream will become a cold storage facility for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Cupcakes to help fight COVID-19? This Ottawa 8-year-old baked up a great idea to raise research funds
2 months ago

Cupcakes to help fight COVID-19? This Ottawa 8-year-old baked up a great idea to raise research funds

Sophie George has raised nearly $2,000 for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation by baking and selling delicious treats
Just how safe is your bubble?
2 months ago

Just how safe is your bubble?

The Canadian Medical Association has launched testyourbubble.ca to help Canadians better understand how to protect themselves against COVID-19.
Pandemic worries keeping you awake? Insomniac doctor shares the tips that work for him
2 months ago

Pandemic worries keeping you awake? Insomniac doctor shares the tips that work for him

Dr. Brian Goldman says these five things can improve your nightly rest and help you cope with sleeplessness.
Ontario personal support worker is the first Canadian vaccinated against COVID-19
2 months ago

Ontario personal support worker is the first Canadian vaccinated against COVID-19

Anita Quidangen, a frontline health care worker at a Toronto long term care facility, received Canada's fist dose of the much-awaited vaccine.
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.
Edmonton health historian provides a link to nurses from the past
2 months ago

Edmonton health historian provides a link to nurses from the past

Registered nurse Nick Beil was facing a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Grey Nuns Hospital when, with the help of a local historian, he decided to turn to his colleagues from a century ago for advice on how to persevere during a pandemic.
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.
COVID recovery parades a new tradition in this Winnipeg care home
2 months ago

COVID recovery parades a new tradition in this Winnipeg care home

The staff at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre organize a parade each time one of their residents recovers from COVID-19 and returns home. The parades have become something of a tradition that allow staff and family members to celebrate, boosting morale.
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.
Fraser Health unveils fleet of COVID-19-killing robots
3 months ago

Fraser Health unveils fleet of COVID-19-killing robots

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) robots are being deployed to hospitals in the Fraser Health region. The robots emit short pulses of UV light and can remove viruses and bacteria from a room in as little as 20 minutes.
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.
Winnipeggers are showing their appreciation for exhausted healthcare workers
3 months ago

Winnipeggers are showing their appreciation for exhausted healthcare workers

As hospitalizations continue to rise in Manitoba, some are creating care packages and delivering food to overworked healthcare workers.
VIDEO: Toronto COVID-19 survivor reunites with the health team who saved his life
3 months ago

VIDEO: Toronto COVID-19 survivor reunites with the health team who saved his life

Richard Reid fell ill in March and was cared for by Trillium Health Partners. In this video, he gets to thank the staff who helped him survive.
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.
Researchers examining how to decrease COVID-19 health risks for delivery workers
3 months ago

Researchers examining how to decrease COVID-19 health risks for delivery workers

A professor at the University of Waterloo is leading a study of working conditions for gig couriers and drivers to determine how to better protect them from getting sick.
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