Daily Media Digest March 23, 2018

Ottawa Citizen
“After 12 years of planning and work, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s state-of-the art critical care facility is ready for patients, adding the latest technology, more operating room capacity, more patient space and more sunlight to what is Canada’s largest comprehensive cardiac prevention and …”
TAGS: Heart Institute, expansion, critical care facility


Radio Canada
“International Dr. Lucy Gilbert (front centre) and researchers from the Women’s Health Research Unit at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health … The test was developed by a team of researchers from the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal and Johns Hopkins University in the United States.”
TAGS: gene-based test, ovarian and endometrial cancers


“Mr. Millette combines a solid background in finance and law, having practised in the areas of accounting, finance and management consulting with a leading firm of chartered professional accountants for several years, and in the areas of corporate and securities law, financings and business acquisitions and sales for over a decade, including several years as a partner, with a top tier international law firm. “
TAGS: ExcellThera, David Millette


“The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is known for its innovative technology, including use of virtual reality (VR) to educate students in the College of Medicine. But the flashy, fun tech isn’t just for show, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “It was a really …”
TAGS: virtual reality, learning, Study, surgery


Medical Xpress
“Vascular aging is responsible for a constellation of disorders, such as cardiac and neurologic conditions, muscle loss, impaired wound healing and overall frailty, among others. Scientists have known that loss of blood flow to organs and tissues leads to the build-up of toxins and low oxygen levels.”
TAGS: aging blood vessels, cellular research, vascular aging


Edmonton Journal
“A file image of a fentanyl test strip being used at Insite, a Vancouver-based supervised drug consumption site. (Supplied by Vancouver Coastal Health) Postmedia. Share Adjust Comment Print. Edmonton’s first supervised consumption site will be open for use on Friday at 8:30 am. On Thursday, media …”
TAGS: supervised drug consumption site, fentanyl, opioid crisis


“”It’s really understanding their needs and incorporating them into a sustainable business model for the health centre,” said Whitewood, who was previously the chief financial officer for the Halifax Regional Municipality. Having such a broad portfolio, which also includes information management, allows …”
TAGS: IWK Health Centre, Chief Operating Officer, Amanda Whitewood


““This combined federal-provincial investment supports fundamental research that is pivotal to keeping Saskatchewan and Canada at the forefront of agricultural innovation to meet the food challenges facing the world,” U of S Vice-President Research Karen Chad said. “We have both the top talent …”
TAGS: Research, global food security, Karen Chad


Benefits Canada
“The report, which surveyed 205 Canadian employers, found respondents are also expecting an increase in leaves related to cancer (15 per cent), musculoskeletal issues and injuries (13 per cent), diabetes (nine per cent), arthritis (nine per cent) and pregnancy related illness or injury ( six per cent). “
TAGS: Canadian Employers, Medical leave, mental health


CBC.ca-4 hours ago
“This document will be updated to reflect new research currently being conducted … Before this standard was published in December 2017, there was no Canadian national standard for mitigating radon levels in homes and buildings.” The internal Health Canada documents also note that the new standard includes …”
TAGS: health Canada, Radon gas