Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter blog

Research could help people with cancer avoid life-threatening blood clots

Harold Black suffered a life-threatening blood clot soon after being diagnosed with cancer. He survived the clot and today, people like Harold have a much better chance of avoiding blood clots, thanks to research done at The Ottawa Hospital. Read more... Read more >

Lawson explores technology to support youth mental health

Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute are partnering with industry to develop a unique approach to connect technology and mental health care. TELEPROM-Y is a mobile-based study that looks to leverage technology to improve access to specialized services and reduce inpatient mental health admissions for youth. Read more... Read more >

SickKids leading medical breakthroughs in child health

Behind the doors of The Hospital for Sick Children’s (SickKids) state-of-the-art Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL), more than 2,000 researchers, trainees and staff are collaborating and conducting cutting-edge research to tackle some of the toughest challenges in child health. Read more... Read more >

Baycrest announces plans for first-of-its-kind brain health facility in Canada

Baycrest researchers remain at the forefront of leading the fight to prevent dementia. Baycrest shared its plans on the launch of The Kimel Family Centre for Brain Health and Wellness, a unique research and care facility that will be a shining example of what is possible in the realm of brain health and aging. Read […]... Read more >

Research Hospitals make Ontario Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter

Visit www.healthierwealthiersmarter.ca to learn more. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #onHWS.    ... Read more >

Physicians and researchers partnering to improve care in Northern Ontario

Physicians at Health Sciences North (HSN) are collaborating with researchers at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) to improve care for patients and families in Northern Ontario and across the province. Read More.... Read more >

Using Kingston-made technology to uncover the brain effects of kidney disease

Kidney disease doesn’t just affect a patient’s body, it’s hard on their brain too – but no one really knows to what extent. New research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is offering intriguing insights into the kidney-brain connection that could change the way that kidney disease is assessed and treated in future. Read the […]... Read more >

Health tech developed in Hamilton is bridging the gap between hospital and home

Imagine having a major surgery and being able to go home only days later. We know that people recover better in their own surroundings, where they’re most comfortable. But, there’s also a higher risk of complications in the first month after surgery. How do we reduce this risk to ensure people don’t end up back […]... Read more >

Donor lungs with hepatitis C safely transplanted to patients at UHN

Donor lungs from individuals infected with hepatitis C have been successfully transplanted into 10 patients at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. This success could mean 1,000 more lungs would be available for North Americans in need of a transplant. Click Here. ... Read more >

North American first: Sunnybrook studies scalpel-free brain surgery to treat depression

Each year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness and, at some point in their lives, about 24 per cent of adults will experience an episode of major depression. For the first time in North America, researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are investigating the safety and effectiveness of using […]... Read more >