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Pointers for a Picnic

After a long and grueling winter, many families are excited to enjoy their food in the summer sunshine. However, moving meals outside means you should take extra precaution. Eating outdoors means a lack of “safety control” in the kitchen such as a fridge or proper washing facilities. It also increases the risk of food poisoning because bacteria that cause illness thrive in the hot and humid weather.
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Deadly Waters

As the summer months quickly approach, neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cusimano reminds us to take extra precautions while swimming and doing other water-related activities.
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Ken's story

“I have no desire to go to any other hospital — St. Michael’s is home to me, and always has been,” says Kenneth Barnett. It was 1970 when Ken first visited Dr. John Evans Sr. for a leg injury, and we’ve been here for him ever since.
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Generous donor named to Order of Canada

Long-time St. Michael's Hospital supporter Terrence Donnelly was named a member of the Order of Canada for his generous contributions to healthcare and medical research, including over $9 million in donations to St. Michael's.
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Our Annual Report 2013-2014 is here!

Learn how donors make a difference to St. Michael's Hospital. Check out our 2013-2014 Annual Report.
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Sunscreen: It's a Lifesaver!

Setting out to the beach, heading to an amusement park, or leaving on a family vacation? Surprise! Sunscreen isn’t just for these occasions – you need to use it every day. Why? Sunscreen could save your life. According to 2014 statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society, 6,500 new cases of malignant melanoma will be diagnosed this year, with 1,050 expected to die from the disease. Dr. David Adam, a dermatologist at St. Michael’s Hospital warns, “Melanoma is a serious health risk. Canadians are being reckless with sun protection, which is why skin cancer rates are on the rise. But by being careful about sun exposure you can dramatically decrease your chances of developing a melanoma. Prevention is the best medicine.”
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Dick's story

"St. Mike's is my hospital," says Dick Bezic, businessman and father of celebrated figure skaters Val and Sandra Bezic. "During my time as a patient in the hospital, I found the service, attention and care I received beyond description." Dick was inspired to support the hospital because of the care he received from Dr. Anthony Graham, who was his cardiologist first at the Wellesley and then at St. Michael's.
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What’s Cooking, Doc? Savoury Crepes with Baby Greens and Spiced Chick Peas

Back by popular demand, our kid-friendly culinary duo whipped up this vegetarian dish for the whole family to enjoy. As celebrated chef Victor de Guzman put his expertise to work in the kitchen, St. Michael’s pediatrician Dr. Jonathon Maguire was on-hand to give the recipes a “doctor-approved” stamp for healthy and balanced meals. Victor de Guzman is the executive chef at the prestigious Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto, Ontario. He previously served as long-time executive sous chef at the award-winning Langdon Hall. Dr. Jonathon Maguire is a pediatrician at St. Michael’s and is heading up TARGet Kids! the largest study in Canada to look at the effects of early childhood nutrition. This recipe makes 8 crepes with savoury greens and spiced chick peas.
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U of T Student Breathes Easier After Visit to ER

Matt was a student at the University of Toronto, living in residence at Victoria College. In the middle of winter he developed a hacking cough that became so deep and severe he and his girlfriend, Sydney, agreed he needed to go the hospital. Matt’s residence don had said good things about St. Michael’s, so Matt and Sydney went by taxi to the Emergency Department St. Michael’s.
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Rita's story

“Eleven years later I’m still free of cancer, and I think it’s all due to St. Michael’s,” says Rita Sprague. It was in 2002, just after returning from a safari holiday, that she found a lump in her breast.
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