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THE LONGEVITY MARATHON - Public conference on reaching the milestone of 100 years old
Montreal, October 17, 2016 – As part of the 3rd Goldie Raymer commemorative conference, at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), on Monday October 31, Dr. Thomas T. Perls will deliver a lecture titled "The Longevity Marathon. Lessons in Living to 100."
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New, modern and enlarged Hemodialysis Unit set to open at the JGH
With great excitement, the Jewish General Hospital welcomes hemodialysis patients to a new and centralized location for all of their treatments—the Hemodialysis Unit in the Sandra and Steven Mintz Nephrology Centre.
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Message from Dr. Rosenberg

Montreal, September 1, 2016

This morning’s Montreal Gazette article: the facts

Dear Colleagues:

We understand that the Board of Directors of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) recommended to the Minister of Health and Social Services that I be named as the new President and CEO of their institution. I am honoured that my name has been proposed to lead this fine institution.

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La Maison Bleue, a model of social innovation for children, mothers and families in vulnerable situations, turns 10
Montréal, August 23, 2016 – La Maison Bleue enters its 10th year of existence this year and is still going strong, providing “a nest and wings” during and after pregnancy for women in vulnerable contexts, according to Amélie Sigouin, executive director and cofounder.
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Novel therapy holds promise of remission in relapsed patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
A phase 2 clinical trial, led by researchers at the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital, showed how a drug that inhibits a specific mutation in tumors can bring about significant remission
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Depression screening tools not accurate for children and adolescents
Researchers advise against routine screening in this age group
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Two new studies examine adverse events associated with incretin-based drugs used to treat diabetes
Extensive population-based studies on a popular group of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes revealed no association with acute pancreatitis, but increased risk of bile duct and gallbladder disease

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Obesity linked to increased risk of multiple sclerosis
Montreal, June 23, 2016 – New research suggests the presence of a causal association between body mass index (BMI) and risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study conducted by Dr. Brent Richards and colleagues of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital and published in PLOS Medicine. This confirms previous observational studies that had suggested the existence of such a link.
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West-Central Montreal Health marks World No Tobacco Day with a reminder that Smoking Cessation Centres are free for everyone
Montreal, May 31, 2016– – It only takes seven seconds for nicotine to reach the brain. Thus, the effects of tobacco use, and cigarette addiction in particular, are dramatically quick. Taking advantage of the services of a Smoking Cessation Centre doubles the odds of succeeding, especially because the meetings centre on specific individual needs.
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The Jewish General Hospital invites everyone to celebrate World No Tobacco Day by picking up tips on how to quit smoking

Montreal, May 30, 2016 -  In celebration of World No Tobacco Day, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is holding a special event to raise awareness about the negative health effects of tobacco use.

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The Jewish General Hospital Foundation Partners with Race Car Driver Isabelle Tremblay for an Adrenaline-Packed Day at the Circuit iCar in Mirabel
Montreal, May 30, 2016 - The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation is proud to present the second edition of the Luxury Avenue Signature (L.A. Signature) benefit event, which is setting the pace on Circuit iCar in Mirabel on Tuesday, May 31 in the company of renowned Quebec race car driver, Isabelle Tremblay, and her male counterparts Elie Arseneau and Robin Buck.
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Montreal, May 27, 2016. The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation invites the media to attend the 2nd edition of the Luxury Avenue Signature that will take place at the Circuit iCar in Mirabel on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The adrenaline-packed day will be hosted by Isabelle Tremblay, NASCAR goddess, and renowned Quebec racecar driver. Co-chaired by David Bitton, President of Prime Leasing, Martin Cauchon, President of Groupe Capitales Médias and Counsel at DS Avocats Canada, Vincenzo Guzzo, Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer of Cinémas Guzzo, and Claude Léger, President of Transfilm International, this is truly an event not to be missed!

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Put on a white coat – You’re going to Med School

Côte Saint-Luc Men’s Club presents JGH Mini-Med School
Open to all

Montreal, May 25, 2016 – If you haven’t yet participated in the JGH Mini-Med School, now’s your chance to join the hundreds of “mock-tors” who have unlocked mysteries about their health, without the long hours and tiring exams of regular medical school! The innovative, educational and entertaining JGH Mini-Med School returns to the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre this spring and summer, and the JGH and Côte Saint-Luc Men’s Club are inviting Montrealers to don their lab coats once again to hear straight talk in non-technical language from some of the JGH’s most dynamic physicians and researchers.

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Second annual CIBC MINDSTRONG fitness event raises $730,000 net in support of mental health services at the Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, May 20, 2016 – The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation, the Jewish General Hospital Auxiliary, and Midtown Sanctuaire held their second annual CIBC MINDSTRONG event on Sunday, May 15, at the Midtown Sanctuaire. This unique fitness and fundraising event was MC’ed by Honorary Co-Presidents Tony Marinaro, TSN690 Montreal Sports Radio Host, and Malik Shaheed, TV Host, Marketer and Social Advocate, and attracted over 200 men and women – aged from 18 to well into their sixties.


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Montreal, May 12, 2016.The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation, the JGH Auxiliary and Midtown Le Sanctuaire are pleased to present The 2nd Edition of the CIBC MINDSTRONG Fitness Event taking place on Sunday, May 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Midtown Le Sanctuaire.
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“Relax! The horror stories you have heard about adolescence are false.” -Dr. Laurence Steinberg

West-Central Montreal Health and Ometz welcome Dr. Laurence Steinberg world-renowned expert on adolescent development for a groundbreaking lecture on May 16

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This week is National Vaccination Week. Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou, Chief of Pediatrics, shares a few tips for parents:
- Vaccination is essential in protecting children against various infectious diseases, including measles, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, whooping cough and tetanus;

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A musical flash mob to benefit the mental health programs at the Jewish General Hospital

Montreal, April 13, 2016 – The Jewish General Hospital Foundation (JGH), the Jewish General Hospital Auxiliary, and Midtown Le Sanctuaire invite the media to a musical flash mob on Thursday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m. The musical flash mob will mark the official launch of the 2nd Annual CIBC MINDSTRONG Fitness Event, which will support the building of the Day Hospital of the Department of Psychiatry, led by Dr. Karl Looper, as well as the renovation of the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and many crucial mental health programs which help thousands of patients every year.

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Montreal, April 8, 2016 – On the initiative of the Consulate General of Israel in Montreal, members of the Consular Corps are volunteering to bring families who are coping with cancer on a culinary and cultural journey in the comfort of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre/Lou’s House. They will cook, eat, draw, play and laugh together on April 10, Good Deeds Day.

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Gad Elmaleh in Montreal to support the cause of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Montreal, April 5, 2016 - Gad Elmaleh took a break from filming in New York City with Woody Allen to make a worldwind visit to Montreal to attend a party hosted by the Jewish General Hospital Foundation for its 2nd edition of Luxury Avenue Signature event to be held on March 31 at Salon 1861. The evening took place before a packed house with 400 guests in a "remarkable multicultural environment".

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“Stop the Silence”: A benefit concert for mental health

Montreal, April 6, 2016 – Members of the media are invited to a benefit performance of “Stop the Silence”, a concert marking the official launch of the second edition of MINDSTRONG, a charity fitness event. The invitation is extended by the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, the Jewish General Hospital Auxiliary and Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire.

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New study confirms link between diabetes drug and increased risk of bladder cancer

A study conducted at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital revealed that pioglitazone is associated with a risk of bladder cancer that increases with duration of use and dosage.

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JGH raises awareness about Deep Vein Thrombosis

Montreal, March 7, 2016 – Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) might not be a very well-known term, but it still is “Canada’s third most common cardiovascular condition after heart attacks and stroke,” says Dr. Vicky Tagalakis, Division of Internal Medicine and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).

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JGH profiled in Business Review USA & Canada and Healthcare Global
The JGH gets profiled in the February 2016 issue of Review USA & Canada and the January 2016 issue of Healthcare Global. 
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Pancreatic cancer: Major breakthrough in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the disease
Montreal, February 25, 2016 – Pancreatic cancer carries a very bleak prognosis for patients. However, a recent breakthrough by two research teams, including one at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal) and Université de Montréal, has opened the door to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that cause this cancer to develop.
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Robotic surgery helps certain throat cancer patients to avoid trauma of radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Montreal, February 22, 2016 –State-of-the-art technology, coupled with the dexterity and know-how of surgeons allows patients suffering from a certain type of throat cancer (tonsils and the lower part of the tongue) to avoid having to undergo subsequent radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment. Since July 2014, approximately fifteen operations were successfully carried out on men and women.
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Drugs popular for treating type 2 diabetes found not to cause pancreatic cancer
Canada’s national drug safety network conducted the largest study ever to determine whether incretin-based drugs are associated with pancreatic cancer. Researchers concluded that no such association exists.
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Case of contagious tuberculosis: Public Health needs to contact all passengers on two Montreal-Toronto buses

Public health authorities in the Ministry of Health and Social Services have just been advised of an inter-city bus passenger who was unaware of having tuberculosis during two trips last August between Montreal and Toronto via Kingston.

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Robotic surgery helps certain breast cancer patients to avoid trauma of radiation therapy
Montreal, February 15, 2016 – A new protocol now avoids patients suffering from a specific type of breast cancer from undergoing between 16 to 25 subsequent radiotherapy treatments. Consequently, this protocol, developed by Dr. Te Vuong, Director of Radiation Oncology Department at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), also eliminates the risk of damaging the heart, lungs, ribs or the skin. This is in addition to the patient no longer having to endure the emotional demands related to many treatments and trips to the Hospital.
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The Jewish General Hospital named one of Montreal's Top Employers again for 2016
Montreal, February 4, 2016 – For the fourth year in a row, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has been named one of Montreal's Top Employers, proving once again to be an exceptional place to work. That’s the conclusion reached by the judges of Mediacorps Canada’ annual competition – organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers – that recognizes the employers in the Greater Montreal Area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
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Transition to Pavilion K: mission accomplished
A major step forward in healthcare services in Montreal was taken today with the opening of Pavilion K at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), a member institution of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (West-Central Montreal Health).
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Public notice: Opening of Pavilion K at the Jewish General Hospital
A major step forward in healthcare services in Montreal will be taken on Sunday, January 24, with the opening of Pavilion K at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), a member institution of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (West-Central Montreal Health).

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Child psychiatry services in no danger of closing, to continue uninterrupted at the Jewish General Hospital
Contrary to statements that have recently appeared in the media, the child psychiatry program at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is in no danger of closing.
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Health Minister celebrates the opening of Pavilion K, the Jewish General Hospital’s ambitious, new acute-care wing
Six days before patients are transferred to Pavilion K—the largest, most elaborate and most innovative wing in the history of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH)—the completion of this acute-care project was celebrated at a news conference this afternoon by Dr. Gaétan Barrette.
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