The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

 

Spotlight feature

During a home visit in the Virtual Ward program, Serena Gottlieb answers Dr. Bernardo Kremer’s questions about her heart and her breathing.
October 2016Spotlight feature

Patients’ homes transformed into virtual hospital wards

The Virtual Ward—believed to be the first program of its kind in Quebec—is carefully designed to tend to the needs of a select group of patients who have recently been discharged from the JGH and still face multiple medical problems, often complicated by advanced age and frailty.

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News

Georges Bendavid and Yaël Harroche with PMI-Montreal’s Project of the Year award in the Agora of Pavilion K.
NewsNovember 2016

Top award for project management in construction of Pavilion K

One of Quebec’s top prizes for project management has been awarded to the JGH for its multi-year process of planning, budgeting and overseeing the construction of Pavilion K.

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Feature articles

Dr. Thomas T. Perls
Feature articlesNovember 2016

Healthy habits trump good genes as keys to long life

The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Samy Suissa
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Mandate renewed for Canada-wide drug safety consortium based at the LDI

A renewed five-year mandate has been granted to a national consortium on prescription drug safety that is headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

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First person singular

Susan Rodgers
First person singularOctober 2016

Transporting patients through the hospital can be a moving experience

I always ask patients how they’re feeling and what I can do for them. In my own way, I try to make the patient’s stay in the hospital as smooth and easy as possible.

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Auxiliary

After getting together to reminisce about their experiences in the JGH Auxiliary, three former Presidents—(from left) Rachelle Douek, Rona Miller and Lucy Wolkove—visited The Auxiliary’s Art and Antique Shop.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

A backward glance as The Auxiliary surges forward

Three Past Presidents reminisce about their experiences, just as The Auxiliary hits a historic milestone—its 80th birthday.

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Health tips

Sun
Health tipsNovember 2016

Keep your sunny side up during dark winter days

By the time winter hits us with all of its sombre force, daylight hours can decrease by as much as 60 per cent, and this means a major drop in our intake of vitamin D.

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Hope & Cope

In the gym of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, exercise physiologist Lisa Mastroianni guides one of the regular visitors through her workout.
April 2016Hope & Cope

Bone health assumes key importance in breast cancer recovery

One of Hope & Cope’s newest initiatives, the Breast & Bone Health Program, identifies women who have had breast cancer and are at risk for bone fragility.

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Feature articles

Leora Warshawsky with a framed certificate acknowledging her donation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Feature articlesOctober 2016

You’ve come a long way, baby!

Leora Warshawsky, a “tiny miracle” who weighed only 1,080 grams (2 pounds, 6 ounces) when she was born prematurely at the JGH, returned to the hospital this past spring where she was officially thanked for performing a more-than-tiny miracle of her own.

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