Daily Media Digest March 19, 2021

McMaster researchers look to prevent future long-term care outbreaks after $5M funding from feds
“The project at McMaster, in partnership with Schlegel Villages, St. Joseph’s Health System, and Health Sciences North Research Institute, will involve …’
TAGS: long-term care, infectious disease, infection control, innovative research, McMaster University

COMMENTARY: How this past year of COVID-19 changed our lives forever
“Dr. Susy Hota is the medical director of infection prevention and control at the University Health Network and an associate professor at the University of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, infection prevention, pandemic, public health, University Health Network

Daydreaming . . . ? Oh, huh? How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to do that too
Toronto Star
““(Thinking ahead) really requires us to predict ourselves forward in time and engage in that kind of future planning,” said Donna Rose Addis, a cognitive neuroscientist at Baycrest Hospital in North York.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, cognitive neuroscience, pandemic, Baycrest

Nikon Opens First Center of Excellence in Canada at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of …
Canada NewsWire
“The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, located at Mount Sinai Hospital, is one of the leading biomedical research facilities in the world. Created …”
TAGS: Centre of Excellence, innovative research, biomedical research, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute

News Release-Canadian Frailty Network enlists Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak to support healthy aging campaign
Canadian Frailty Network
“Their personas and public services announcements encouraging Canadians to “keep fit and have fun” have left an indelible mark on the health and fitness landscape, and now Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod have partnered with Canada’s only network dedicated to improving the lives of older adults living with frailty to help spread the word that aging is inevitable, but frailty is not.”
TAGS: frailty, fitness, physical health, aging population, Canadian Frailty Network

Calgary clinic emerges as a research leader in Canada’s battle against colon cancer
UCalgary News
“After filling out a short questionnaire on her health and lifestyle, she has joined one of the largest research projects in Canada, designed to improve …”
TAGS: cancer, colon cancer, innovative research, University of Calgary