Cuts Could Hurt Patients, Doctors Say

Cuts to fees for medical procedures will negatively affect patient care in Ontario, warns the president of the Ontario Medical Association. After unsuccessful negotiations, the provincial government imposed cuts of $338 million in May for the fees doctors receive when they carry out medical procedures. “If they make the cuts, it’s going to be … [Read more...]

Sunnybrook Gets Cash For Research

The federal government has announced $6.91 million in funding for Sunnybrook Research Institute to help speed-up the development and commercialization of four treatment and monitoring systems. The investment will see Sunnybrook work with Western University [formerly the University of Western Ontario] and 19 private partners use Sunnybrook’s … [Read more...]

Best Foot Forward

Paul Kocher is a man who doesn’t like to use his disability as a crutch. In fact, when he lost five of his toes to necrotizing fasciitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating disease, he preferred not to use a crutch at all. To be fair, the 46-year-old father of three briefly walked with a cane upon leaving the hospital, but considering … [Read more...]

One Woman’s Tale Of Heart And Soul

In the summer of 2006, seemingly healthy mother of four Margaret Robertson found herself waiting for a new heart. She had never thought that at age 52, while exercising four days a week, a heart attack would put her life on the line. “When I look back, I still can’t believe that I had a heart attack,” she said. “I was probably the healthiest … [Read more...]