Daily Media Digest November 7, 2019

Toronto doctors perform first robot-assisted brain surgery on live patient

The Globe and Mail
“The team at the University Health Network guided a robot Friday to place a stent and 14 coils deep inside the brain of a 64-year-old woman to treat an […]”
TAGS: brain surgery, innovative technology, technology and health

The future of health in Canada is now

The Hill Times
“It is a reality of political life in Canada that health care, ironically, is the […] needed in Canada’s health-care Infrastructure, innovation, and research.”
TAGS: health care, health care research

Patient-Oriented Research in the Spotlight for Diabetes Awareness Month
HRI Portal
“November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for Diabetes Action Canada to highlight the organization’s work in developing patient- and research-informed health care delivery that is accessible to all and designed to prevent diabetes and its related complications.”
TAGS: Diabetes, preventative treatments, diabetes research

Making fermented food nurtures lasting health – and friendship
The Globe and Mail
“Making fermented food nurtures lasting health – and friendship […] chair in human microbiome and probiotics at Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: probiotics, mental health, gut health

‘It gave me my life back’: Spinal cord stimulation can ease pain, but access is limited

“She says every health authority should have a pain clinic with an anesthesiologist […] but currently that’s the case only at Vancouver Coastal Health.”
TAGS: pain management, chronic pain, multidisciplinary treatment

High-schoolers from across Manitoba explore health care careers during Discovery Day

UM Today (press release)
“Faith Dick from Thompson, MB attended the nursing skills session and is thinking about applying to the University of Manitoba. “I go to a small school […]”
TAGS: health care career, youth health

Calgary clinic offers ‘pay what you can’ for clients unable to afford mental health services
“Two years ago, the University of Calgary’s psychology department opened a clinic where supervised graduate students provide psychotherapy on a […]”
TAGS: mental health, accessible care, psychotherapy