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Non-LCD Technology Shows Promise for Return to Work/School for Postconcussion Syndrome Sufferers


A pilot study conducted by the Canadian Concussion Centre has shown that using a non-LCD screen for computer tasks may decrease the risk of exacerbating symptoms in sufferers of post-concussion syndrome (PCS).
27-Jul-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Canadian Concussion Centre Releases Klassen Autopsy Results


The Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) announces that the analysis of the brain of former CFL player, Rick Klassen, showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – a neurodegenerative brain disorder linked to...
6-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem-Cell Researchers Solve Mystery of Relapse in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Leukemia researchers led by Dr. John Dick have traced the origins of relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to rare therapy-resistant leukemia stem cells that are already present at diagnosis and before chemotherapy begins.
28-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vulnerable, at-Risk Chronic Pain Patients Taper Opioids Successfully with Psychological Tools

Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids.
28-Jun-2017 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brian Porter Elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of University Health Network

At the Annual General Meeting of Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) on June 14, 2017, Mr. Brian Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank, was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of UHN.
27-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First-in-Canada Implant of Novel Sensor Device for Heart Failure Patients

In a Canadian first, a medical team has implanted a wireless device inside a heart failure patient, permitting clinicians to monitor the patient’s cardiovascular status – virtually and in real-time – and proactively adjust treatment to...
20-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Magnet Technology Creates Easy Blood Access for Hemodialysis Patients


A new, minimally invasive system which uses radiofrequency energy instead of open surgery to create access for patients needing hemodialysis, is reliable, with minimal complications, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney...
14-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Suggests Seal Oil Could Help People with Type 1 Diabetes

A research team at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre in Toronto has published a paper that suggests seal oil has the potential to help promote nerve regeneration in patients with Type 1 diabetes.
13-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

24-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST

New Web-Based Fitness Program Provides Exercise Instruction for Heart Patients

Using a proactive approach to encourage optimal heart health through a blend of leading medical knowledge and best practices in fitness and exercise, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today unveiled a new website featuring medical information,...
10-Jun-2015 8:25 AM EDT

Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant

Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation.
20-May-2015 1:15 PM EDT

Twin Recovering Following Life-Saving Liver Transplant From Anonymous Living Donor

20-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.
2-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids.
24-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

Twin Daughter Receives Life-Saving Transplant From Dad: Both Recovering

11-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Major Milestone in Communications Standards for Diabetes Devices


JDRF and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto announced publication of interoperability standards for diabetes devices. The work is the result of JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN)...
11-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

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