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Tastes Like Summer: Watermelon Three Ways

You know it's a fresh and delicious summer treat! It's also truly versatile, pairing equally well with sweet and savory companions thanks to its subtle flavour. Watermelon salads (similar to our recipe) are traditionally served in Greek households after the main course instead of dessert, and big juice companies are beginning to include it alongside their classic citrus offerings. However you choose to prepare it, we know you'll be glad you did!
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Creative Solution for Memory Loss

"Art should be taught to everyone," says Dr. Luis Fornazzari, neurological consultant at the St. Michael's Memory Clinic. For patients suffering from memory loss, he believes "it’s better than many medications." Dr. Fornazzari's research on memory shows artistic skills create "cognitive reserves" in patients with dementia, meaning they can still access their talents and related memories even after their ability to perform simpler, everyday tasks is lost.
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Paul Ferguson: A Second Chance

Paul Ferguson felt like a man living on borrowed time. His father had died at the age of 44 from a heart attack; and his brother at the age of 53. Paul, then a 60-year-old accountant, knew he had a weak heart. And then it happened...
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You'll Fly In, but You'll Walk Out

On a snowy December afternoon, Sargent Kelly Bachoo was returning from the scene of a serious car accident when her unmarked cruiser was hit head-on by a pick-up truck. The air ambulance arrived and she told paramedics she didn’t need it. She’d get checked out at the walk-in clinic on her way home and fax the doctor’s report to the precinct. Not wanting to alarm her, the paramedic told Kelly it was “procedure” to give police officers a lift to St. Michael’s Hospital after an accident. “St. Mike’s is where you want to be. You’ll get the best care there. You’ll fly in,” he told her “but you’ll walk out.” He said it with such confidence she believed him.
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Ron and Lynda Douglas - A Planned Gift to Say Thanks

"We have told so many people about St. Michael’s. We are in the U.S. a lot and they simply can’t believe our stories about the great care we receive at St. Mike’s."
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Our 2014-2015 Annual Report is here!

Our vision for the future of St. Michael’s is becoming a reality – please join us on our journey. View our 2014-2015 Annual Report.
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Summer Beauty and Health Tips

The return of sunshine and hot temperatures usually mean routines fall by the wayside, and we tend to indulge a little more than usual. Have no fear -- read up on our tried and trusted tips to stay healthy and happy all year round.
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Building Excitement about Inspire 2018

This fly-through video first presented on April 17th at the official launch of the construction phase of Inspire 2018 gave guests a chance to see an aerial view of the floor-by-floor changes now officially under way at St. Michael's Hospital.
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Are Your Cleaning Products Dirty?

Modern living is associated with an obsession to be clean. We have detergent to wash our sheets, shampoo to clean our hair, sprays to polish our homes and soaps to scrub our bodies. Yet it’s important to be aware that many of the hundreds of commercial cleaners we use every day - for our bodies and our homes - are "DIRTY."
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Once a Pioneer…  Nancy Main's Story

“I was thrilled when he won the Bloomberg Manulife Award,” says Nancy Main of St. Michael’s Dr. David Jenkins. “He was the first Canadian to win.” The award is offered each year by McGill University to an academic doing research with the potential to have a significant impact on the health and well-being of North Americans. Like Dr. Jenkins in his chosen field of nutrition, Nancy Main has been a pioneer as well.
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