Daily Media Digest August 12, 2022

New study testing whether virtual groups can improve well-being in older adults
Lawson Health Research Institute
“Online meaning-centered groups are a promising approach developed by a research team led by Dr. Marnin Heisel, a Lawson Scientist, Clinical Psychologist and Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.”
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Patient says ‘I’m still here’ thanks to lung cancer screening

“To be referred for Ontario’s Lung Screening Program for people at high risk, applicants must be aged 55 to 74, and have smoked cigarettes daily for at least 20 years, though not necessarily consecutively.”
TAGS: lung cancer, Ontario Lung Cancer Screening Program, University Health Network

Study shows annual screening before age 50 leads to lower proportions of advanced breast cancer
“Researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital show earlier routine mammograms impact health outcomes in women aged 40 to 59.”
TAGS: breast cancer screening, Canadian Cancer Registry, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Hamilton General Hospital ED shows `Epic’ ability to rise to the challenge

Hamilton Health Sciences
“It was trial by fire for the emergency department (ED) team, who had just gained access to the new Epic hospital information system for the first time when these two patients came through their doors.”
TAGS: emergency department, patient safety, Hamilton Health Sciences

New U of C study aims to help kids beat COVID-19 vaccine needle fear

“A new University of Calgary study aims to arm parents with tools to help … New U of C study aims to help kids beat COVID-19 vaccine needle fear.”
TAGS: pediatric vaccinations, COVID-19, University of Calgary

People with Autoimmune Arthritis at Greater Risk of Severe COVID

“Arthritis Research Canada is leading research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, new and better treatment, and improved quality of life.”
TAGS: autoimmune rheumatic diseases, rheumatology, Arthritis Research Canada