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A Will of Iron

Margaret Harvey is rushed to St. Michael’s by ambulance. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Aaron Nauth receives an urgent page to come to the hospital: a severe trauma case requires his care. Margaret, 38, and the mother of two young children ages four and six, has an open-book pelvic fracture – the sturdy pelvic ring that protects her organs has been crushed open by the weight of the truck – but her bicycle frame has saved her from immediate death. Now she is suffering massive internal bleeding.
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Betty Hutcheon: A St. Michael's Family

From the age of 12, St. Michael's Hospital has been an integral part of Betty Hutcheon's life.
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Making a Forever Gift

Brian Helms shares his experience at St. Michael's and why he has chosen to become a donor...
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Founding Values

“I have nothing but good things to say about St. Michael’s. It is a loving refuge for inpatients and outpatients alike.”
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Beet Linguini with Fennel

To prepare beet pasta: you may make this pasta dough traditionally by hand on a wooden board or you may mix all ingredients in a food processor until all the ingredients are well combined.
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Face of the Future

In the last few years smartphone companies like Google, Apple and Samsung have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into developing innovative and user-friendly health applications (apps) for smartphones. Whether you own a Blackberry, Android or iPhone, app developers have designed thousands of health-focused apps that allow you to track your blood pressure, measure your heart rate, gauge your blood-glucose level, chart your weekly workout or perfect your yoga-pose. There's no limit to the health-conscious activity that your phone can facilitate.
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Against All Odds

Denise Allick's family was told they should prepare to say their goodbyes.
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Preventative Measures

St. Michael's offers excellent medical care, but our physicians and scientists are keen to help you avoid the hospital. We talked to three experts about health issues that affect different age groups and how best to stay out of the doctor's office.
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Gilbert Meyer, Leaving a Legacy

In January of 2008, Gilbert Meyer passed out at work - a clear warning sign that he had a health problem. Gilbert, a pharmacist, had a family history of heart trouble: his father died during a heart procedure. He responded by making some lifestyle changes, including adopting a largely vegetarian diet. Now the family history had caught up with him and he was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, where he was seen by a cardiologist. He went back in March for a stress test - the patient undergoes supervised exercise while connected to a monitor to measure the heart's response - and failed.
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Here and Now

"St. Mike's has saved my life three times!" exclaims John C. Ferth. As the gregarious businessman-turned philanthropist prepares to celebrate his 88th birthday, he reflects on the trio of health interventions that sparked his desire to give back to St. Michael's Hospital.
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