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A Force of Nature

Jackie Rosati is painting a mural of an Ontario waterfall at the Villa Colombo, which she and her husband helped found and where she continues to volunteer. She is 85 and high up on a scaffold. Nobody is going to tell her to get down. That is a nice metaphor for Jackie’s life and a testament to her indomitable spirit – the girl who arrived in North America via Ellis Island, defied expectations to become a nurse, married a dashing airman and went on to become a pillar of the Italian-Canadian community, known for her energy and generosity.
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An Important Message of Caring

It was the morning of New Year’s Day, and, as happens during holidays, the RIDE (Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere) program was in full swing. When retired nurse Marilyn (Miller) Lundy was stopped by Toronto police for a routine check, she told the officer: “I’m off to volunteer at St. Mike’s.” His response was a big smile, and he waved her on.
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A Race Against Time

By any estimate, Gregg Lowe was a healthy man. The 29-year-old actor, a transplanted Brit, ran, climbed, cycled and regularly went to the gym. He was also very concerned about what he ate; he kept to a vegan diet and considered proper nutrition the best medicine.
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Is your headache a migraine?

Not to be confused with a simple headache, migraines are often debilitating – robbing patients of days of their lives, forcing them to seek solace in silence and darkness.
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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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