Daily Media Digest February 22, 2021

USask doctor says low COVID-19 cases could worsen next wave
“Blondeau is the head of clinical microbiology at Royal University Hospital at USask, as well as the provincial lead for clinical microbiologists with the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, infectious disease, University of Saskatchewan

Canada’s ‘long-haulers’ without family doctor need primary care: medical association
CTV News
“The head of the Canadian Medical Association is urging the … trials have underrepresented people of colour for past decade, study finds … Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief medical health officer, told a news … and that the Canadian Institute for Health Research is supporting the further …”
TAGS: primary care, COVID-19, chronic side effects, long-haulers, pandemic

The Rare Neurological Condition That Masquerades as MS
“In 2009, Jennifer van Amerom was 27 years old, in good health, and happily planning her destination wedding in Mexico. She had no way of knowing that a rare disorder of the brain and spinal column was waiting in the wings to throw everything into chaos.”
TAGS: neurological condition, multiple sclerosis, rare disease, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

A Rare Disease Isn’t Stopping This Ambitious Young Artist
“Dr. Aaron Izenberg, a neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre who treats adult SMA patients like Rebecca, helps them maintain functional independence and improve their overall quality of life.”
TAGS: rare disease, SMA, neurological condition, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

UCalgary research may lead to new guidelines for treating atrial fibrillation
UCalgary News
“Dr. Carlos Morillo, MD, a cardiologist and researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and specialist in the electrical system of heart, …”
TAGS: heart health, innovative research, atrial fibrillation, guidelines, University of Calgary

Toronto’s UHN launches a study to see if Apple Watch can spot worsening heart failure
Yahoo Movies Canada
“A new study underway at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN), a group of working research hospitals in the city, could shift our approach to …”
TAGS: heart health, medical technology, personalised care, innovative research, University Health Network