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Your Support is the Final Piece

Your support will complete our $210 million campaign to become Canada's premier critical care hospital.
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First Aid Kit for Stress

Stock up on these sure-fire remedies for dialing down those stressful moments from the health experts at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
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Winter Warmer: Chicken Noodle Soup

To help get you through the fall and winter, we asked Victor de Guzman, executive chef of Toronto's Rosedale Golf Club, to offer some "winter warmers" for a chilly weekend. Imagine coming home after a brisk walk through the fall colours — or after a day of cross-country or downhill skiing — to this hearty, home-cooked Chicken Noodle Soup. It almost makes you wish the season would last longer!
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Winter Warmer: Beef Stew in a Skillet

To help get you through the fall and winter, we asked Victor de Guzman, executive chef of Toronto’s Rosedale Golf Club, to team up with Jason Bangerter, executive chef of Langdon Hall, to offer some "winter warmers" for a chilly weekend. You can easily make this recipe for beef stew in a skillet at home.
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Eye-Spy with My Screen

DO YOU HAVE: Sore, tired, burning or dry eyes? A headache? Neck or shoulder pain? Difficulty focusing? YOU MIGHT HAVE DIGITAL EYE STRAIN! That’s no surprise, given the combined amount of screen time we all put in — at work and now, thanks to mobile devices, pretty much around the clock. That’s especially true given our addiction to smart phones and tablets. So we asked St. Michael’s ophthalmologist Dr. Gordon Squires and resident Dr. Stephanie Low for some eye tips.
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Take the Fear Out of Cheer

St. Michael’s wants to ensure that the holidays are enjoyed by all who celebrate this time of the year. But enjoying the holidays can be challenging: the average person spends more than 40 hours a year on holiday-related activities. It’s no wonder that of the more than 90% of adults who participate in festivities, nearly half report increased feelings of stress. This translates into an estimated nine million people in Canada alone with reduced felicity and bliss. According to Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, St. Michael’s psychiatrist-in-chief, “Stress can do more than ruin your holidays. Over time, it may also impact your health.” Avoid the stress and stay healthy by following our simple tips to greater feelings of thanks, happiness and peace.
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Set the Perfect Holiday Table

Faye MacLachlan, the master sommelier at Langdon Hall Hotel and Spa in Cambridge, shows us how to set the perfect table.
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Bonnie's story

As an entrepreneur with a thriving business in Kingston, Ontario, Bonnie Golomb had always been a perfectionist. So when her memory started to fail her — and as she struggled with routine tasks and made mistakes at work — it was deeply unsettling. Bonnie was also physically exhausted. Even walking had become a chore. And then, something much worse: While celebrating Christmas with her beloved family in Alabama, Bonnie collapsed at the dinner table. Soon she was on a plane back to Canada, bound for St. Michael’s Hospital and Dr. Julian Spears.
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A Lifetime at St. Michael's Hospital

It was 1948 when Dr. John K. Wilson graduated from medical school and began his internship at St. Michael’s Hospital. One year later, John and Patricia Dewan were married in Ingersoll, Ontario. Sixty-six years, an impressive career and nine children (all born at St. Michael’s Hospital) later, Dr. Wilson has generously included St. Michael’s in his will.
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The Stress Effect

We checked in with St. Michael’s family physician Dr. Nav Persaud to find out what we can do to reduce some of the negative effects of stress. Stress affects the mind, body and behaviour in many ways, and everyone experiences stress differently. It's important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. Talk to your health care practitioner if you feel you are experiencing stress overload.
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