Daily Media Digest October 15, 2021

Studies confirm COVID vaccines protect pregnant women
“International health organizations are now urging expectant mothers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as new data shows that those who are pregnant with the coronavirus are several times more likely to be admitted to hospital than those who aren’t pregnant”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, pregnancy, women’s health, vaccine, University of Calgary

Arthritis Ideator Program – Call for applications
Arthritis Society
“We invite ideators, entrepreneurs and start-ups across Canada to submit innovative ideas that will help us fight the fire of arthritis.”
TAGS: arthritis, call for applications, innovative research, funding, Arthritis Society

Turning hopelessness into hope along a mental health journey
OH Foundation
“After decades of seeking help for her mental health, today Anita Descheneau has hope for her future after being admitted for care at The Ottawa Hospital in 2017. Today, the mother of four says thank you.”
TAGS: mental health, support, depression, the Ottawa Hospital

KHSC and partners to bring care to vulnerable populations
KHSC Connect
“Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has partnered with the Street Health Centre (SHC) and the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) to bring innovative ultrasound services where it is needed most for vulnerable populations in Kingston.”
TAGS: ultrasound, patient care, accessibility, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Robots with iPads help B.C. long-term care residents connect with loved ones
Global News
“Mann, an advocate for people with living with dementia, said the robots give older adults more independence and relieve some pressure on long-term care staff to help facilitate virtual visits while trying to juggle other task work.”
TAGS: dementia, mental health, long term care, depression, Vancouver Coastal Health

The antibiotic stigma associated with recurrent UTIs
Urology Times
“J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC, discusses the antibiotic stigma associated with recurrent UTIs in a recent interview. Along with dissecting the issue, he gives advice to practicing urologists about prescribing treatment and highlights research that could potentially transform recurrent UTI treatment for good. Nickel is a professor of urology at Queen’s University, and a research chair in urologic pain and inflammation at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.”
TAGS: UTI, infection, antibiotics, Queen’s University

Emergency Nurses -In Their Own Words
Your IWK
“Emergency Nurses Week, October 10 to 16, is a time to recognize those on the frontline of emergency medicine. This year’s theme is ‘grit’, a quality our Emergency Department nurses exhibit every single minute of every 12-hour shift.”
TAGS: emergency care, nurses, nurse’s week, IWK Health Centre