Daily Media Digest March 9, 2022

Remember COVID? Why many of us are suffering from brain fog
National Post
“Approximately 600 million people worldwide experience cognitive impairment in the form of “brain fog”. This “fog” is a common symptom of what is dubbed “long COVID,” the long-term effects of having contracted the COVID-19 virus.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, brain fog, brain injury, Western University

Carleton’s Latest Partnership with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is a New Lab to Design Better Orthopedic Implants and Surgical Techniques
Research at Carleton University
“The latest health technology partnership between Carleton University, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the hospital’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery is the creation of a new lab, named the Ottawa Orthopaedic Biomechanical Laboratory, with the goal of improving orthopedic implants and surgical repairs.”
TAGS: orthopedic implants, surgery, surgery techniques, innovative research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Carleton University

Ask an expert: Now that I have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, what do I need to know to manage my heart health?
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“The most common cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AF), affects up to 500,000 Canadians and contributes to approximately one quarter of strokes among people over 40 years of age. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute scientist Dr. Jason Andrade—who was named a ‘World Expert on Atrial Fibrillation’ by Expertscape—shares his insights into the latest approaches to prevent and treat AF.”
TAGS: heart health, atrial fibrillation, stroke, VCH-RI

Post-injury multidisciplinary care is needed for patients to accept both physical and psychological impacts.
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Research conducted by team members from the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) is re-writing the book on how long it takes patients to recover—both functionally and physically—from the most severe of orthopaedic injuries: pelvic and acetabular fractures.”
TAGS: orthopaedic trauma, recovery, rehabilitation, VCH-RI

Providence gynecologist’s new technique improves fibroid surgery
The Daily Scan
“Now, medical students and gynecologists wishing to update skills have access to training around safer, more efficient alternatives for fibroid removal, thanks to an innovation of St. Paul’s Hospital’s gynecologist and gynecologic surgeon Dr. Fariba Mohtashami.”
TAGS: fibroid surgery, women’s health, gynecology, Providence Health Care

Virtual reality games make rehab fun for amputee patients
Hamilton Health Sciences
“HHS patient Lyndyl Smith demonstrates her soccer goaltending skills with this virtual reality game. Smith took part in a six-week amputee rehabilitation program at HHS that includes virtual reality activities like soccer, skiing and even parachuting to help patients improve balance, range of motion and mobility.”
TAGS: virtual reality, rehabilitation, surgery, amputation, Hamilton Health Sciences