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2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago

In honour of #WorldKindnessDay, here are some of your favourite stories of #COVIDKindness

November 13 is recognized across the world as a day to highlight good deeds and celebrate the power of kindness.
2 months ago

How many masks a day? This Ottawa manufacturer is shooting for one million

Viral Clean is already making 40,000 masks every day, but a major expansion of their facility will increase their output of both medical and fabric masks.
2 months ago

A new aerosol containment device may help reduce COVID-19 exposure for healthcare personnel

Developed in Edmonton by healthcare solutions start-up company MACH32, the Aerosol Containment Tent creates a negative pressure zone around a patient’s head during airway procedures, to protect healthcare personnel from infectious aerosols.
2 months ago

Need info about COVID-19 in Punjabi? This med student has you covered

Surrey, B.C.is home to a large Sikh community and Sukhmeet Singh Sachal wanted to make sure they knew how serious the pandemic was and what they should be doing to take care.
2 months ago

Charlottetown teen spends Friday nights volunteering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Rylee Power, 17, spends every Friday evening at the front desk of the emergency department, asking COVID-19 screening questions to incoming patients and visitors.
2 months ago

Pet therapy goes virtual during COVID-19

A pilot project at The Ottawa Hospital, the Virtual Pet Therapy Program is where volunteers bring a tablet attached to a specially adapted IV pole into patient rooms so they can interact with therapy dogs, bringing comfort and joy to those who are isolated.
3 months ago

New study shows face masks don’t reduce your ability to breathe while exercising

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have shown that healthy people get enough oxygen and perform equally well during masked exercise
3 months ago

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."
3 months ago

100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived in Canada

The federal government says the tests, which do not need to be sent to a lab for processing, are being distributed to provinces as needed, and many more are on the way
3 months ago

Public health units offer Canadians advice for a COVID-safe Halloween

Health officials remind people to continue mask use, hand-washing and physical distancing but offer some tips for safe ways to have fun
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago

Alberta researchers are bringing tests, medical supplies to remote communities using drones

Researchers from the University of Calgary, SAIT, and Alberta Health are conducting test flights using drones to fly PPE and testing kits from the Foothills Hospital in Calgary to the Stoney Nakoda reserve. The eventual goal is to bring rapid COVID-19 testing to remote communities.
3 months ago

Flu shot rollout in Saskatchewan a trial run for COVID-19 vaccinations

This year the province is ordering more flu vaccines and making them available in more locations than ever, in a widespread approach that health authorities are considering practice for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
3 months ago

Researchers at Fanshawe College develop artificial coronavirus to test the effectiveness of new treatments

The lab-created “replicon” is non-infectious but can be used to determine whether a drug treatment will work against COVID-19.
3 months ago

LEGO PM Trudeau speaks to kids about the ongoing pandemic and the need to stay strong

Once again, his message has been transformed into a stop-motion LEGO video by Tyler Walsh of Winnipeg.
3 months 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.
3 months ago

Donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation offers a major boost to long-term care improvement initiative

The $2 million grant to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program will double its current funding.
3 months ago

Crowd control efforts at Kemptville testing site modelled after those at Disney theme parks

Dr. Suzanne Rutherford, a fan of Disney theme parks, has designed the appointment system at the North Grenville COVID-19 testing site to function like the FastPass system, cutting down on long lines and wait times.
3 months ago

Music fills the atrium at Credit Valley Hospital, raising the spirits of workers and patients alike

Four health care workers at the Mississauga hospital have taken up playing the piano, replacing volunteers who can’t enter the facility due to the pandemic.
3 months ago

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.
3 months ago

Med student creates storybook to help kids cope with COVID-19

All proceeds from the new children's book “Patty and the Pandemic” by Nicole Crimi will go to charity.
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