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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

Canada’s Largest Hospital Reports on Year of Medically Assisted Dying


Today, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team from University Health Network in Toronto that developed the organization’s protocol for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) describes UHN’s approach and experience. This comes a year after...
24-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pizza Pizza Joins Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer as Presenting Sponsor, Says “Game on” to Cancer


The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation welcomes Pizza Pizza as its new presenting sponsor for Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer through to 2019.
25-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First-of-Its-Kind App Offers Personalized Rehab Therapy for Stroke Patients

A new, first-of-its-kind app is now available to support clinicians with decisions on best practice rehabilitation strategies for patients with arm impairment due to stroke.
12-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tumor Necrosis Factor Found to Directly Regulate Blood Pressure

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research study is first to show TNF operating beyond immune system, Caution needed when administering anti-TNF medications
6-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First-in-Canada Successful Implant of Cardiac-Assist Device in High-Risk Heart Patient


A multi-disciplinary medical team of interventional and structural cardiologists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, has successfully completed a Canadian first – the implant of a TandemHeart circulatory support device...
5-Apr-2017 8:05 AM 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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