Daily Media Digest December 13, 2023

Research tracks severity—and rise—of spinal cord injuries from older adult falls
Simon Fraser University
“Older adults who incur falls are increasingly becoming prone to spinal cord injuries as a result—and research suggests a combination of working or being independent longer and age-related degeneration may be the reason.”
KEYWORDS: aging, preventative health care, Simon Fraser University

HSN staff involved in pioneering approach to cardiac care
Sudbury Star
“Doctors at Health Sciences North have contributed to groundbreaking work on the assessment and treatment of heart attack patients.”
KEYWORDS: cardiovascular health, Health Sciences North, Canadian Cardiovascular Society

York U and Southlake partner to create positive change in health care across northern York Region and southern Simcoe County
“Together, I am confident that we can make important advancements that improve the health outcomes, well-being, and quality of life of Ontario’s diverse and rapidly growing communities.”
KEYWORDS: Canadian research, education, Southlake Regional Health Centre, York University

Undiagnosed asthma and COPD a burden for patients, even in early stages
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“These findings suggest that if we can catch and treat people with COPD and asthma early, we can significantly improve their lives …”
KEYWORDS: clinical trial, respiratory health, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Nearly 500 patients benefit from Stewart E. Allen Hybrid Operating Room in its first year of operation
Nova Scotia Health
“The QEII Health Sciences Centre recently reached the one-year anniversary of the Stewart E. Allen Hybrid Operating Room (OR) which combines advanced imaging technology within an operating room.”
KEYWORDS: cardiovascular health, surgery, radiology, Nova Scotia Health

LITFULO™ Receives Health Canada Approval, Becoming the First Approved Treatment for Severe Alopecia Areata in Canada
Pfizer Canada
“For patients with substantial hair loss, alopecia areata can be difficult to manage physically and emotionally, especially for younger people …”
KEYWORDS: autoimmune disease, dermatology, Health Canada, Pfizer Canada