Daily Media Digest April 23, 2021

Baycrest: A COVID-19 success story
Health Standards
“When COVID-19 began to spread within Ontario, the inpatient mental health team at Baycrest knew they had to act quickly to protect their high-risk patients.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, mental health, Baycrest

Why some experts say Quebec’s plan to give different vaccine as 2nd dose is safe and necessary
“Dr. Donald Vinh, an infectious diseases expert at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, explains the three possible outcomes of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, infectious disease, public health, McGill University Health Centre

Canadians with disabilities, chronic health conditions hit hard by COVID-19: U of T study
“Pettinicchio also hopes his research – and the follow-up study he and Maroto are planning for this summer – will give Canadians pause when they wax …”
TAGS: COVID-19, chronic health condition, disability, vulnerable population

AbbVie Receives Health Canada Approval of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for the Treatment of …
Canada NewsWire
“AbbVie Receives Health Canada Approval of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Moderately to Severely Active …”
TAGS: Crohn’s and colitis, pediatric patience, innovative treatment, gut health, AbbVie Canada

Important Research Is Saving the Lives of People Living with Epilepsy
Health Insight
“Originally thought to be less prevalent in children than in adults, Dr. Donner has discovered that SUDEP is equally as common in children. The good news is that there may be a way to help identify children at higher risk.”
TAGS: epilepsy, chronic health condition, mental health, at-risk, Canadian Association for Neuroscience

Life After Stroke
Health Insight
““When people talk about having a stroke, they often describe it in terms of before and after,” says Dr. Michelle Nelson, health services researcher and Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer for March of Dimes Canada’s After Stroke program.”
TAGS: stroke, mental health, health services, recovery, March of Dimes