Daily Media Digest June 21, 2021

‘I’m still suffering’: Some patients with mild COVID-19 have health issues months later
Global News
“Dr. Alexandra Rendely, a physician at the Toronto Rehab Institute, part of the University Health Network, works with former COVID-19 patients in her rehabilitation clinic. Some of her patients were previously hospitalized and some weren’t, she said, but there are many people who had “recovered” from COVID-19 who still have ongoing issues.”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term effects, University Health Network

How to adapt as experts say COVID-19 here for the long haul
Regina Leader-Post
“Nazeem Muhajarine, a professor of community health and epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan, foresees us “cohabitating” with the coronavirus. “We will have it in the future,” he said. “We will have some kind of coronavirus that we’ll have to contend with on an ongoing basis.”
TAGS: COVID-19, endemic, University of Saskatchewan

Behind the scenes: Introducing MyChart, CCH now a district stroke centre
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
““Having access to MyChart empowers patients to be involved and aware of the care they are receiving, which is always such a rewarding experience for both them and their physicians,” explained Dr. Yen Dang, chief medical information officer and general surgeon at CCH.”
TAGS: patient data, health app, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

U of T endocrinologist Lorraine Lipscombe to lead ‘powerhouse’ diabetes research network
U of T News
“In February 2021, Novo Nordisk and the University of Toronto announced a $40-million investment to establish the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations… The network will focus on interdisciplinary collaboration to accelerate on-the-ground diabetes research, education and outreach.”
TAGS: diabetes, research network, Women’s College Hospital, Novo Nordisk

How ‘scary’ ER visit led to an app that allows Indigenous patients to share stories of racism in health care
CBC Radio
“Lafontaine and his brother, Calgary dentist and software developer Dr. Kamea Lafontaine, developed the Safespace app to amplify Indigenous voices. It allows Indigenous patients to use a pseudonym to talk about racist encounters in health care.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, racism, health care

Research at Queen’s University has found a way to detect cancer through a blood clot test
Global News
“GNM speaks with lead researcher, Christopher Mueller, about the test and how it works.”
TAGS: cancer, diagnostics, Queen’s University