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Research project aims to improve health care and reduce COVID-19 in African, Caribbean, and Black communities
3 months ago

Research project aims to improve health care and reduce COVID-19 in African, Caribbean, and Black communities

Dr. Josephine Etowa and her team at the University of Ottawa are conducting participatory research with these populations, who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
26hr photo project: "I love getting to chat with families."
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "I love getting to chat with families."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
Montreal mural depicts the first wave of the pandemic
3 months ago

Montreal mural depicts the first wave of the pandemic

Created through a unique collaboration of a visual artist and an epidemiologist, a mural outside CEGEP in Montreal is a visual representation of how each neighborhood was affected during the first 50 days of the city’s outbreak.
Fighting COVID with math
3 months ago

Fighting COVID with math

Two SFU researchers have developed a mathematical model for measuring the effectiveness of COVID-19 interventions.
City of Toronto campaign encourages residents to “Practice Safe 6ix”
3 months ago

City of Toronto campaign encourages residents to “Practice Safe 6ix”

A new city-wide public education campaign targets 18 - 40 year olds, urging them to remain vigilant despite COVID fatigue.
26hr photo project: "Post call - I like to sleep and play with my dog!"
3 months 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.
“Coping with COVID”: a new weekly webcast from Windsor Regional Hospital
3 months ago

“Coping with COVID”: a new weekly webcast from Windsor Regional Hospital

Starting this week, an online information session featuring a recovered COVID patient alongside medical experts will address questions about COVID-19 from anyone in the community.
Creative approaches help get flu shots safely to Vancouver residents
3 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.
Vancouver biotech company contributes key component for COVID-19 vaccine
3 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.
In honour of #WorldKindnessDay, here are some of your favourite stories of #COVIDKindness
3 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.
How many masks a day? This Ottawa manufacturer is shooting for one million
3 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.
A new aerosol containment device may help reduce COVID-19 exposure for healthcare personnel
3 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.
Need info about COVID-19 in Punjabi? This med student has you covered
3 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.
Charlottetown teen spends Friday nights volunteering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
3 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.
Pet therapy goes virtual during COVID-19
3 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.
New study shows face masks don’t reduce your ability to breathe while exercising
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
Winnipeg physician shares why she hasn't lost hope during COVID-19
4 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."
100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived in Canada
4 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
Public health units offer Canadians advice for a COVID-safe Halloween
4 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
Respiratory Therapy Week: celebrating the dedication and passion of RTs
4 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.
26hr photo project: "...it feels like a dream."
4 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.
New drive-up clinic to support CHEO’s mental health patients during pandemic
4 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.
Alberta researchers are bringing tests, medical supplies to remote communities using drones
4 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.
Flu shot rollout in Saskatchewan a trial run for COVID-19 vaccinations
4 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.
Researchers at Fanshawe College develop artificial coronavirus to test the effectiveness of new treatments
4 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.
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