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The Colliers: Supporting World-Class Care

Like many grateful patients who become donors to the Foundation, Terry and Maria began with smaller gifts. But after the outstanding results of their two highly complicated procedures, they wanted to make a larger, more impactful contribution.
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Defining Moments - Fall 2018

Defining Moments Newsletter - Fall 2018 issue for Donors from St. Michael's Foundation
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Savoury Carrot Ring

This savoury side dish baked in a bundt pan is a beautiful and delicious complement to a holiday meal or autumn dinner. The recipe may be adapted for vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free diets.
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Unsaturated fats fighting heart disease

Fat used to be considered a dietary enemy but the findings of Dr. Heyu Ni and his team at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science at St. Michael’s Hospital are reinforcing the claim that foods rich in unsaturated fat – like olive oil in the much-lauded Mediterranean diet – can be a driver of good health.
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#TorontoStrong

As Toronto's only downtown adult trauma centre, St. Michael’s Emergency Department receives nearly 80,000 patients every year, but the evening of Sunday, July 22, was particularly tough. The gun shots that rang out on the Danforth, a busy and popular street, left two people dead: 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis. The shooter, Faisal Hussain, injured 13 others before taking his own life.
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Time to reset your sleep clock

It’s easy during the hazy, lazy days of summer to let bedtimes creep later and later. It’s hard after all, to go to bed when it seems the sun has just gone down. But the health benefits of consistently getting a good night’s sleep are clear. Everything from mood regulation to managing chronic diseases like diabetes is impacted by the quality of our sleep. Luckily, the cooler temperatures and shorter days of fall make it that much easier to commit to a healthier sleep routine.
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Balanced back-to-school bento boxes

Feeding kids is tough enough at home, but when it comes to packing a school lunch, the real challenge begins. Bento boxes are a great way to inspire independence and encourage your kids to explore new foods. Bonus: they are easy to make ahead of time, portion controlled and completely kid-friendly – perfect for school lunches. Busy parents rejoice!
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Q&A with Dr. Douglas Campbell

In Conversation with Dr. Douglas Campbell, Director, St. Michael’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). St. Michael’s is building a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and maternity triage and recovery space – all on a single floor. When it’s complete, this newborn- maternity floor will be located in St. Michael’s new flagship Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower. It will provide mothers and babies with the most comprehensive care in the country from the world’s finest health-care experts. One of these is the director of our NICU, Dr. Douglas Campbell. St. Michael’s Foundation recently spoke with Dr. Campbell about his perspective on caring for our tiniest patients, unflagging optimism and vision for the future.
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New kidney gives second life

I’m alive today because I was in the right place at the right time,” says 74-year-old Jamie Merbaum. “I now celebrate a second birthday because St. Michael’s Hospital saved my life.
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The campaign for moms and babies

Our doctors and nurses are relentless in giving healthy newborns the best start possible and in bringing vulnerable babies back from the edge. We’ve launched a $10 million campaign to build a state-of-the-art maternity space with obstetrics and gynecology, neonatal intensive care and a recovery unit – all on a single floor. That means moms won’t be separated from their babies if either of them needs special care. And it means that if anything goes wrong during a normal delivery, moms and babies can be treated right where they are by world-class experts.
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