Daily Media Digest August 24, 2022

True blood: How Dr. Jeannie Callum is reinventing transfusion medicine
HealthSci Queens
“The decision put Dr. Callum on a career path that has included two decades working at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital and the publication of over 200 peer-reviewed articles. “
TAGS: hematologist, blood transfusion, Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

A look at COVID-19 bivalent vaccines as fall surge looms
Globe and Mail
“Health Canada is currently reviewing bivalent booster candidates from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, which leaves some Canadians debating whether to wait for the revamped shots or go for a booster now.“
TAGS: COVID-19, bivalent vaccines, Health Canada, McMaster University

Managing Type 1 Diabetes – Artificial Pancreas Systems Improve Post-Exercise Nocturnal Glycemic Management
“This work is an important step in efforts to better manage post-exercise nocturnal glucose, a challenging matter for people with Type 1 Diabetes.“
TAGS: Type 1 Diabetes, dysglycemia, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

Government of Canada announces Chief Nursing Officer for Canada
Government of Canada
“As Canada’s largest group of regulated health professionals with more than 400,000 members, nurses are critical to Canada’s health care system.“
TAGS: priority policy, nursing, Canadian healthcare, Minister of Health

Q&A with Dr. Cherie Strikwerda-Brown (Villeneuve Lab) on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease
The Douglas Research Centre
“In addition to the large number of Canadians currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the prevalence is rapidly growing, and is forecasted to triple by 2050. “
TAGS: cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian research, Douglas Research Centre