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Clinical trial of novel approach to treating osteoporosis represents “significant breakthrough,” according to clinician-scientist at the Lady Davis Institute
The results of a large-scale multi-centre international phase 3 clinical trial shows that an innovative drug combination can significantly lower the risk of fracture among high risk patients with osteoporosis
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Clinical trial reveals risky clot busters do not benefit most patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis
The largest clinical trial ever to test the effects of so-called clot busting drugs and medical devices concludes that such treatments do not prevent the long-term complication of post-thrombotic syndrome
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HIV: a chronic disease similar to diabetes or high blood pressure
To bring attention to World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017, Dr. Karl Weiss, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), discusses HIV as a chronic disease, similar to diabetes or high blood pressure.
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Jewish General Hospital celebrates World Prematurity Day
The Jewish General Hospital (JGH)'s celebration of World Prematurity Day 2017 will help raise awareness of the magnitude of preterm births and the miracles happening every day in our hospital.
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Annual checkups do not result in better health outcomes, national task force reaffirms
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care affirms earlier findings that routine annual checkups do not offer sufficient health benefits to justify the expense or effort
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Vaccination and family doctor registration: CIUSSS West-Central Montreal Annual Public Meeting
Montreal November 8, 2017 – During the Annual Public Meeting of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central (CIUSSS), members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions about services and facilities and
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Inaugural Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Honour of Dr. Mark Wainberg
Montreal, October 30, 2017– The Lady Davis Institute (LDI) and Division of Infectious Diseases at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and McGill University are proud to host a landmark symposium on emerging and complex infectious diseases.
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The President of the Board of Directors, Alan Maislin, and the President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, invite you to aPUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
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Patients who do not have a family doctor can benefit from extended hours at the Herzl Walk-In Centre
Montreal October 23, 2017 – A superclinic since September 5, the Herzl Walk-In Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has extended its hours of high quality front line services to meet the needs of more patients.
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MEDIA INVITATION | CONFERENCE: Pediatrician and internationally reputed lactation specialist Dr. Kathleen Marinelli will promote breastfeeding
Montreal October 3, 2017 – The CIUSSS West-­Central Montreal breastfeeding committee is inviting the media and the public to a conference titled "Breastfeeding– this concerns me how?".
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A successful first: Annual General Meeting of Jewish General Hospital and JGH Foundation combined into a single event
Montreal, September 19, 2017 – For the first time in its 83-year history, the Jewish General Hospital and the Jewish General Hospital Foundation combined their Annual General Meetings into one event, where it was announced that Foundation revenues for the year ending March 31, 2017, totalled $40 million, of which $30 million was transferred to the hospital, while the balance is supporting the Foundation’s endowment.
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L’Hôpital général juif, expert en chirurgie robotique cardiaque depuis 2015
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Hypertension During Pregnancy May Affect Women’s Long-Term Cardiovascular Health
Montreal, August 21, 2017 – Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.
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West-Central Report presents Dr. Mark Wainberg’s Legacy
West-Central Report presents Dr. Mark Wainberg’s Legacy. A giant in the world of HIV-AIDS research, an ally of the LGBTQ community and a member of the Lady Davis Institute family at the Jewish General Hospital.
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Hepatitis C: a revolutionary treatment to fight this silent disease

July 28, 2017: World Hepatitis Day

Montreal July 28, 2017 –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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Call for proposals: Graduate funding in cancer care quality
The Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) in collaboration with the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology is offering an exciting opportunity for health care professionals who have chosen to pursue a graduate degree in a field related to cancer care quality.
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The sun: Approach with caution

Montreal, June 30, 2017 – Although the sun is essential to life and feels good against our skin, it can quickly become our enemy if we don’t take basic precautions. Excessive or repeated exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) can damage the skin, cause lesions in the eyes, and increase the risk of skin cancer. The higher the UV index, the more urgently we need to protect ourselves.

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Cancer Prevention Centre at the Jewish General Hospital promotes a healthy diet to reduce cancer risks
Montreal, June 20, 2017 – Simple, healthy meals will be in the spotlight next month, when nutritionist Jaimie Yue delivers a free lecture on the ways and the whys of healthy eating. In her presentation—“Embrace Your Journey to Healthy Eating"—Ms. Yue will share tips about preparing meals that are not only tasty, but nutritious.
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The Elder Mistreatment Helpline: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15
Montreal, June 14, 2017 – According to the United Nations, it is estimated that by 2025, the world-wide population of those over the age of 60 will be more than double the 1995 level; it will have risen from 542 million to about 1 billion. For this reason, in Quebec, the Elder Mistreatment Helpline (LAAA) is becoming an essential resource in the fight against elder abuse.
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Comprehensive care for stroke patients
Montreal – June 13, 2017 – A stroke occurs when blood flow to a region of the brain is blocked, thereby severely damaging brain cells. "A stroke is a medical emergency," explains Felicia Guarna, Director of Rehabilitation for the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central (CIUSSS West-Central Montreal).
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Jazz Festival returns to the JGH for its 18th season
Montreal, June 5, 2017 – The Jewish General Hospital is proud to launch the 18th season of its annual Jazz Festival, from June 5 through 9. “The Jazz Festival highlights the relationship between creative art and healing,” says JGH Music Therapist Samuel Minevich.
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**NEW** "Jewish General Hospital now connected to free Wi-Fi and most advanced wireless technology, thanks to TELUS"
Montreal April 26, 2017 – The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and TELUS announce the successful implementation of a new telecommunications network to improve wireless reception in the hospital. Thanks to a $1 million investment by TELUS, healthcare professionals, patients and visitors now have access to free Wi-Fi service in several key locations, such as major entrances, waiting rooms and food-service areas.
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For the fifth year in a row, the Jewish General Hospital ranks among Montreal’s top employers
Montreal, April 20, 2017 – For the fifth consecutive year, the leadership of the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has once again been rewarded with recognition of the hospital as one of Montreal’s top employers.
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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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