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MEDIA INVITATION: Jewish General Hospital celebrates World Prematurity Day
Montreal, November 12, 2018 – This event will be emceed by Andrea Elias and Orla Johannes, hosts of CJAD’s new radio show “Now Trending”, Sundays at 2 PM. The Jewish General Hospital (JGH)'s celebration of World Prematurity Day 2018 will help raise awareness of preterm births and the miracles happening every day in our hospital.
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Media Invitation: Cultural mediation, Jewish General Hospital and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Unveiling of the results of A-Healtha
clinical study on the effects of cultural mediation activities at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on well-being, quality of life and health in people aged 65 and over

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Certain blood pressure drugs linked to increased risk of lung cancer
While the risk for individuals is low, it could translate into large numbers of patients, say researchers from the Lady Davis Institute
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Turcot interchange closed from November 9 to 13
For more details on the Turcot project, visit the Turcot website.

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LDI researcher spearheads psychosocial care for cancer patients in low income countries
Montreal, October 23, 2018. In many low to middle income parts of the world, resources for cancer treatment are so overburdened that psychosocial care for patients may be neglected. Dr. Melissa Henry, a psycho-oncologist at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and senior investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI), is leading an international effort to implement programs and build capacity for a future generation of psycho-oncologists.
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I am Delirium Aware! Specialized Approach to Senior Care (AAPA) Week, October 22 to 26 2018
October 1 marked the International Day of Older Persons. This day brings awareness to issues affecting the elderly as well as acknowledging their contributions to society. In honor of this special day, the Specialized Approach to Senior Care (AAPA) steering committee at the Jewish General Hospital is devoting an entire week of activities that demonstrate the different ways that we may help, support and appreciate our senior population.
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Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors and pharmacists are working together for the well-being of patients to restore the quality of their lives to as great an extent as possible.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: JGH Test Centre closed for renovations
The Test Centre of the Jewish General Hospital will be closed on Thursday, October 18, for renovations. It will re-open on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 a.m. If you cannot wait for the JGH Test Centre to re-open, please visit any CLSC where blood is drawn, or the Test Centre at Saint Mary’s Hospital at 3830 Lacombe Avenue between 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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How to die young at a very old age: Public lecture of Dr Nir Barzilai on longevity and wellness
Montreal, October 11, 2018 – As part of the 4th Goldie Raymer commemorative lecture at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), Dr. Nir Barzilai, endocrinologist and expert in Biology of aging, will explain how we can improve our chance to extend our years of healthy, disease-free living.
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Research shows no increased risk of death associated with overnight emergency surgery
Good news for patients facing emergency surgery after hours, as study done at the Jewish General Hospital shows no significant association between the time of day when surgery is performed and postoperative mortality
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Conference: Accompanying Refugees after Their Trauma
The program pamphlet is now available for the conference, "A Journey of Resilience: Accompanying Refugees after Their Trauma"
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Media Invitation - 2018 Mental Illness Awareness Week

The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is proud to take part in the 2018 Mental Illness Awareness Week.

To mark this occasion, you are invited to the launch of its new Resource and Information Centre.

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Promising novel treatment against Alzheimer Disease
Research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute provides proof of concept that an existing drug holds promise for reversing loss of memory and brain lesions associated with Alzheimer disease.
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Attention JGH Patients - Provincial General Election
Attention JGH Patients: If you are unable to move about, you can request to vote from your room at the JGH. To do so, please call 514-231-4487 no later than September 17 at 9:00 p.m.
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Stroke Awareness Day
Information Booth
Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Quartier Cavendish
5800 Cavendish Blvd., Côte Saint-Luc
Booth located near Pharmaprix

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: The JGH is blazing trails in the field of robotic surgery

A Canadian leader for more than ten years in robotic surgery, the Jewish General Hospital uses a personalized approach in gynecologic oncology. It enables patients who have advanced ovarian cancer to take advantage of minimally invasive robotic techniques. The results are at least as effective as those from conventional surgery, and there are far fewer side effects.

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New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis
August 28, 2018, Montreal – The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength – play a potentially causal role in the risk of suffering osteoporotic fracture, a major health problem affecting more than 9 million people worldwide very year.
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Hepatitis C: a revolutionary treatment to fight this silent disease

Montreal July 24, 2018 – Amongst the 25,000 people infected by Hepatitis C in Montreal, 25% do not know that they are sick. Though there is no vaccine to protect us, there is a new "revolutionary" treatment available, according to Dr. Karl Weiss.

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Surgical Robotics Conference of the Jewish General Hospital


Montreal, June 11, 2018. Members of media are invited to a conference that brings together recognized Canadian and American robotic surgeons as well as healthcare researchers to discuss the growing adoption of Robotic Surgery and the value it has for Patients, Surgeons and the overall Healthcare System.

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The Government of Quebec announces the creation of a childcare centre with 80 subsidized places at the Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, June 4, 2018. -To better meet Montreal families' childcare needs and to help them balance family and professional responsibilities, the Minister of Families, Luc Fortin, the MNA for D'Arcy-McGee, David Birnbaum, and MNA for Mont-Royal, Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review, and Chair of the Conseil du tresor, Pierre Arcand, have announced the creation of a childcare centre with 80 subsidized places at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
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World Hypertension Day - May 17, 2018
In Canada, 50 to 70 per cent of patients with arterial hypertension have their condition under control. However, in a great majority of cases, the mechanism that is actually responsible for the high arterial pressure is not well understood.
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COLLOQUE - Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale (CREGÉS) du CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Montréal, le 11 mai 2018 - Qui décide? Les enjeux entourant la prise de décision des aînés dans le contexte du système de santé et de services sociaux sont complexes. Quels sont les défis et les opportunités en matière de prise de décision partagée? Quels sont les droits et les responsabilités de chacun? Comment soutenir le dialogue afin de renforcer le partenariat?
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JGH reacts to Auditor General's report
On May 9, the Gazette published an article (“Quebec’s auditor-general criticizes cancer surgery wait times, Hydro costs”) that reported on several erroneous and misleading statements by the Auditor-General about wait times for surgery.
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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg will serve a second term as the network’s President and CEO
The Board of Directors of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal is please to announce that Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg will serve a second term as the network’s President and CEO. The re-appointment was approved by Dr. Gaetan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services.
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JGH Child Psychiatry pays tribute to 3 builders


The Child Psychiatry Program of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) invites the media to a cocktail event to pay tribute to three woman who have distinguished themselves in developing and strengthening the program since it was founded more than 50 years ago.

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Connecting Mind and Body: Psychosocial Interventions in the context of Treating Physical Diseases

Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry hosts 13th annual Research Day

Montreal, April 3, 2018 – Members of the media are invited to attend the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Department of Psychiatry Research Day on Friday, April 6, 2018 between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM at the ICFP Amphitheatre, 4333 chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine, Montreal.

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Use of certain diabetes drugs may be linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Use of certain diabetes drugs, known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, is associated with an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease, the digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating, according to research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, published in The BMJ.
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Clinical trial reveals that aspirin is effective at preventing venous thromboembolism following major orthopedic surgeries
Montreal, March 12, 2018 – A multicentre, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients who underwent total hip or knee replacement surgery showed that aspirin was as effective as rivaroxaban, the standard anti-coagulation medication, at preventing post-operative venous thromboembolism (VTE). Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) was among the participating institutions. The results were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
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World Glaucoma Week: March 12-16, 2018

Early diagnosis is essential in minimizing irreparable damage to optic nerve

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause blindness if left untreated. Damage is irreparable, but it can be controlled and stabilized. Many people do not know they have this disease, since symptoms appear late in the disease’s development and are difficult to detect.

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Jewish General Hospital again named one of Montreal’s Top Employers
Montreal, March 9, 2018 – For the sixth year in a row, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has been singled out as one of Montreal's top employers, in recognition of the support and leadership it provides to members of staff.
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International Women's Day - March 8th, 2018
International Women's Day - March 8th, 2018
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March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has a new, non-surgical protocol for treating patients with colorectal cancer. Immediately after the conventional treatment (radiation therapy and chemotherapy), this new research protocol uses brachytherapy treatment, in conjunction with an additional week of external radiation therapy. If the tumour disappears, the patient remains under observation. If the tumour does not disappear, the patient undergoes surgery.
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Jewish General Hospital

At the Jewish General Hospital, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for infants born very prematurely, newborns and babies who experience problems after being born.

Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou, Chief of Neonatology, describes the Unit.

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Tell Cancer To Take A Hike

A fundraiser for Hope & Cope

Starting March 2018

Sign up for any or all of our monthly hikes to the beautiful mountain regions of Quebec! 

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February, Heart and Stroke Month
At the Jewish General Hospital, patients who have a heart attack or cardiac surgery recover their mobility and independence faster with a new innovative, structured early rehabilitation program. Indeed, as soon as possible following their admission, patients do targeted physical exercises with the help of family members or nurses. This program allows patients to have the necessary independence to recover their physical capacities independently and to decide how often and when they can do their exercises.
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2018 election to the CIUSSS Board of Directors: Call for applications!
Are you interested in the Health and Social Services network? Would you like to expand your knowledge and get involved?
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Words Do Matter: A Reminder to Practice Empathy

A Surgeon Tells His Own Personal Story From the Receiving Side Rather Than the Treating Side

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Word Cancer Day, February 4, 2018

The JGH has broken the Canadian record for access to treatment for all types of cancer

The Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital has doubled the access to research protocols for individuals who have all types of cancer. In 2017, these treatment protocols resulted in a level of effectiveness that was the highest ever recorded in Canada.

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As part of White Cane Week 2018, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal invites journalists to an out of the ordinary experience!

Experience the same challenges that a person with a visual impairment faces on a daily basis. Navigate the hospital blindfolded with the help of a guide dog or a white cane.

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White Cane Week 2018, February 5 to 9

Since 1946, the first week of February has been designated as White Cane Week in Canada. This important week raises public awareness of the challenges facing Canadians living with vision loss. 

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Hope & Cope launches Tell Cancer to Take a Hike
Montreal January 24, 2018 - Hope & Cope is pleased to announce the launch of its exhilarating new fundraiser, Tell Cancer to Take a Hike.
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Media Advisory: MP Housefather to announce investment in dementia research
January 22, 2018 – Montreal, Quebec – Mr. Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, will announce, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, funding to advance dementia research in Canada and tour the Jewish General Hospital’s Lady Davis Institute.
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In CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, one-on-one sessions to stop smoking are free and effective!
Montreal, January 19, 2018 – According to conclusive data, a person’s odds of quitting smoking are 40% to 60% greater if their therapy includes one-on-one sessions with a healthcare professional. CIUSSS West-Central Montreal offers the reminder that anyone who wants to stop smoking has access to free resources at CLSCs.
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Comparative study between statin types reveals no significant effect on the risk of Alzheimer disease
A comparison of statin users revealed no indication that one type of statin offered better protection against Alzheimer disease than another
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Flawed research methods exaggerate the prevalence of depression
A new study concludes that researchers commonly over-estimate the prevalence of depression by using self-report screening tools not meant to diagnose depression.
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The Flu Season
Learn more about the flu vaccine with Dr. Karl Weiss from the Jewish General Hospital. #HGJ. #montrealhealth
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Alzheimer Awareness Month
This is the Alzheimer Awareness Month. Number of people with Alzheimer’s disease world-wide will double between 2030 and 2050. Let's all be in it for Alzheimer.
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