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Vaccination: a major determinant in lengthening the life span of Canadians
Montreal April 24, 2017 – As part of the activities of the National Immunization Awareness Week, it is important to properly inform the population of the benefits of immunization and to debunk myths. Indeed, several serious diseases, such as polio, tetanus, meningitis and diphtheria have been significantly reduced because of vaccination.
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A first in Quebec medical history at the Jewish General Hospital: Two different surgical teams repair the same heart in one extended session
Montreal, April 11, 2017 – The Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology teams at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) have joined forces to perform Quebec’s first robot-assisted coronary bypass, immediately followed by angiography (imaging of the blood vessels) to implant two stents (small tubes to keep arteries unblocked) during a single surgical session. This achievement was made possible through collaborative efforts in the Integrated Cardiovascular Science Program at the JGH.
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Neurofeedback: an effective placebo treatment?
Dr. Amir Raz argues that this increasingly popular technology treats patients for reasons very different from those commonly assumed.
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Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism
New clinical study, led by the Jewish General Hospital, determines that close to half of patients who suffer a blood clot in their lung will experience exercise limitations at one year
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JGH increases public awareness of colorectal cancer
Montreal, March 20, 2017– Colorectal cancer is the third-most common form of cancer in Canada, second only to breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Early screening is essential to improving the chances of a cure.
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Free JGH Parking for Patients, Visitors and Staff Today
Due to yesterday's weather conditions, all Jewish General Hospital parking lots will be open and free for all patients, visitors and staff until 4:00 p.m. today, Thursday, March 16, 2017.
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Free JGH Parking for Staff and Visitors Today, March 15
Due to current weather conditions, all JGH parking lots will be open and free for all staff and visitors today March 15 until midnight.
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Number of people with Alzheimer’s disease world-wide will double between 2030 and 2050
Montreal, January 26, 2017– Research to fight Alzheimer’s disease is continuing relentlessly in the hope that an effective treatment will be found to help the 110,000 people affected in Quebec. “Detecting the cause of the disease remains the number one challenge," says Dr. Andréa C. LeBlanc, Manager of the research laboratory at the Bloomfield Centre on Research in Aging at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). In the following video, Dr. LeBlanc adds, “We expect to see this number double between 2030 and 2050.”
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Study concludes that androgen deprivation therapy is not associated with increased risk of Alzheimer disease in patients with prostate cancer
Montreal, January 26, 2017 – A large-scale, population based study led by Dr. Laurent Azoulay, Senior Investigator with the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, has concluded that the use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat advanced prostate cancer is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer disease. This result, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and accompanied by exclusive coverage by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is important because it soothes f
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The fight against tobacco addiction continues: Free services pay off for everyone
Montreal, January 17, 2017– It takes only ten seconds for nicotine to reach the brain, says Mathilde Renaud as a reminder in connection with the 2016-2017 public information campaign, which the Ministry of Health and Social Services has mounted to fight tobacco use. Thus, "the effects of tobacco use, and cigarette addiction in particular, are dramatically quick," notes Ms. Renaud, a counsellor in the Smoking Cessation Centre of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (CIUSSS West-Central Montreal).
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