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Study Finds Disparity in Pay for Female Ophthalmologists in Ontario, Canada

A team led by researchers and clinicians from the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute, part of the Krembil Research Institute at University Health Network (UHN), studied 22,389 Ontario physicians across three decades and found a significant payment gap...
13-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussion calculator predicts recovery time, risk of long-term symptoms

The ability to determine who will recover quickly, and who will continue to suffer from symptoms has largely eluded the medical community. Until now.
8-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UHN announces first-in-Canada Social Medicine Modular Housing in Parkdale, in partnership with the City and United Way Greater Toronto

University Health Network (UHN) and the Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, in partnership with the City of Toronto and United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT), are creating what is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, Social Medicine...
4-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AI outperforms humans in creating cancer treatments, but do doctors trust it? It depends!

The impact of deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) for radiation cancer therapy in a real-world clinical setting has been tested by Princess Margaret researchers in a unique study involving physicians and their patients.
3-Jun-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Turning a pancreatic cancer cell’s addiction into a death sentence

Probing the unique biology of human pancreatic cancer cells in a laboratory has yielded unexpected insights of a weakness that can be used against the cells to kill them. Led by Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Scientist Dr. Marianne Koritzinsky,...
7-May-2021 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Triple Combination Therapy Shows Promise Against a Rare Deadly Asbestos Cancer

Combining immune-boosting drugs with radiation and surgery increased the survival and anticancer immune response in mouse models of mesothelioma in preclinical research by Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers.
13-Apr-2021 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deep Learning model developed at UHN to maximize lifespan after liver transplant

Researchers from University Health Network have developed and validated an innovative deep learning model to predict a patient’s long-term outcome after receiving a liver transplant.
12-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Double-Lung Transplant After COVID-19 Performed in Canada

Case done at University Health Network is believed to be a first in Canada on a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged by COVID-19
12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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‘It’s not about just surviving. It’s about seeing my patients living normally’

Dr. Eugene Chang was 25, recently engaged and halfway through a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in Vancouver when he started feeling sick. Fatigue, dizziness and nausea took over his normally active lifestyle. Suddenly his bike to...
12-Nov-2019 5:30 AM EST

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Why Some Gain When Under Pain

Dr. Davis has shown that individuals can be classified as one of two types depending on how pain affects their performance in doing a task. In P-type individuals, pain impedes their ability to perform a task; whereas, in A-type individuals, like...
29-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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

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