Daily Media Digest September 21, 2020

St. Paul’s sepsis expertise has greater significance in COVID-19 pandemic
The Daily Scan
“With COVID-19 now a pandemic, World Sepsis Day on September 13 acquires greater significance for the sepsis team at St. Paul’s, a centre of expertise in researching, diagnosing and treating this emergency condition.”
TAGS: Providence Health Care, COVID-19, pandemic, sepsis

Sorry to burst your COVID-19 ‘social bubble’ but even small gatherings are getting riskier
“… with the Sinai Health System and University Health Network in Toronto, stresses the onus shouldn’t just be on individuals to reduce transmission.”
TAGS: COVID-19, social bubble, physical distancing, public health

2nd COVID-19 surge could mean long-term health-care strain for chronic illnesses
“Seema Nagpal, vice-president of science and policy at Diabetes Canada, said many people were unable to seek care at the height of the pandemic …”
TAGS: COVID-19, chronic illness, Diabetes Canada, Canadian Cancer Society

‘We knew what was coming’: U of T pharmacist on working in the ICU during COVID-19
“Health-care professionals working in the intensive care unit (ICU) are … from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and U of T’s Faculty of Medicine, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, intensive care

HELP MD: A novel data-driven approach to study physician wellness
HRI Portal
“Physician-researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the Bruyère Research Institute are leading a novel data-driven research initiative to better understand and improve physician health and wellness. The initiative, called Health Evaluation and Liveliness for Physicians through Meaningful Data or HELP MD, is made possible through a contribution of $420,000 from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).”
TAGS: wellness, physician’s health, mental health

Poor sleep linked to multiple chronic conditions
Lawson Health Research Institute
“Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry have shown that how well you …”
TAGS: chronic illness, sleep, mental health

Working with Apple, U of T researchers to test smartwatch’s ability to help prevent heart failure
“She and a team of other U of T Faculty of Medicine researchers – based at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and University Health Network …”
TAGS: heart failure, medical technology, heart health

Cancer rehabilitation researchers awarded $2.37M through inaugural cancer survivorship grants
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“… from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Cancer … as part of the largest cancer survivorship research initiative in Canada.”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, rehabilitation

$12.5 million awarded to Montreal team to study Parkinson’s Disease
McGill Newsroom
“A group of scientists at University of Montreal, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), and McGill University has been awarded a major …”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, innovative research, funding, neuroscience