Daily Media Digest July 14, 2020

Ottawa program recognized for bringing virtual specialists to long-term care residents
The Ottawa Citizen
“That was the impetus behind eConsult BASE (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation). The growing program, developed by Liddy and endocrinologist Dr. Erin Keely, helps patients in long-term care get faster answers from specialists.”
TAGS: virtual care, long-term care, specialist consultation

eConsult BASE with the Bruyère Research Institute, Long-Term Care
Change Foundation
“Residents of Ontario’s long-term care homes are some of the province’s most medically complex and frail patients.”
TAGS: virtual care, long-term care, specialist consultation, vulnerable populations

How to avoid injury after a pandemic
UCalgary News
“… and medical director Sport Medicine Centre at the University of Calgary and Lifetime Member Award recipient from the Canadian Academy of Sport …”
TAGS: physical health, injury, pandemic

VIDO-InterVac targets predictive research for vaccine development
“The Director and CEO of VIDO-InterVac suggests the technology exists to create vaccines in anticipation of the next pandemic. The Vaccine and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, predictive research

Pasteurizing breast milk inactivates SARS-CoV-2 virus, U of T study shows
“Researchers at the University of Toronto and Sinai Health have found that a common technique to pasteurize breast milk inactivates the virus that …”
TAGS: neonatal health, maternal health, COVID-19, pandemic

How can the scientific community ensure the integrity of COVID-19 research?
“… Matthew Oughton of Jewish General Hospital and McGill University in Montréal, and Dr. Alon Vaisman of the University Health Network in Toronto.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, public health

U of R professor launches website for people struggling with mental health as a result
Yorkton This Week
“In the first two studies, Dr. Asmundson and Dr. Taylor developed, validated, and published the COVID Stress Scales. In addition, the research team has …”
TAGS: mental health, virtual support, COVID-19

Webinars provide emotional support and training for dementia caregivers
“Drance has been working with Providence Health Care’s Dementia Caregiver Resilience Team since its inception in 2017. She has seen the benefit of …”
TAGS: virtual support, dementia, caregiver