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THE CENTRE FOR URBAN HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Canadians are rightly proud of their universal health-care system. Still, Canada is the world’s only high-income country in which health-care services are publicly insured but medications are not.
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BARLO MS CENTRE

At St. Michael’s BARLO MS Centre, occupational therapist Cecilia Wan and social worker Mari Vella operate as a tag team, ensuring their patients get the physical, cognitive, mental, and functional support they need to get on with their lives.
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ONE FOCUS

Ryan Hogan has been there, too often, during the worst time in a person’s life. A police officer in a mid-sized Ontario town, 43-year-old Hogan has seen people suffer, and sometimes lose their lives, in traumatic incidents. He knows better than anyone how quickly things can change for victims and their loved ones.
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THE CAMPAIGN FOR MOMS AND BABIES

After three years of exciting development, NeoVest is ready for testing on babies. It’s an award-winning technology developed at St. Michael’s to help newborn babies breathe. The timing is perfect: the NeoVest clinical trial showcases the groundbreaking work of St. Michael’s just as the hospital’s $10 million MOMENTS: The Campaign for Moms and Babies in support of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is launching.
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THE WALTER AND MARIA SCHROEDER BRAIN&HEART CENTRE

On November 17, 1968, St. Michael’s Dr. Clare Baker led a 30-strong team of doctors and nurses in a three-hour surgery to save the life of Charles Perrin Johnston, a 54-year-old engineer disabled by heart disease. It was Canada’s first successful heart transplant. Dr. Baker went on to receive the Order of Canada for his work.
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Ewing and Faye Rae

Successful entrepreneurs share with St. Mike’s “Budding entrepreneurs, many years before they met, Ewing and Faye Rae established their own firms on the same day - July 1, 1971. In Ewing’s case, it was an electrical engineering firm, E.A. Rae & Associates, which later merged with a mechanical engineering company, Andrew Hidi & Associates. Together the firms completed thousands of projects in Canada and around the world including the USA, China, India and the Caribbean. And now, under the name Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers Inc., they have offices in Toronto, Calgary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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Tackling Toronto’s Homelessness Crisis

On any given night, over 5,000 people are homeless in Toronto and St. Michael’s is pioneering research, clinical care, community programs and education to bring that number to zero.
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Growing Women’s Health campaign

St. Michael’s Foundation is calling on residents of Toronto to support Patients as Teachers: Breast Cancer Initiative. Up until November 2, residents can donate to the Growing Women’s Health campaign at local Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Donations go directly to local charities to support women’s health initiatives.
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10 flu shot myths demystified

Flu season is almost upon us, and St. Michael’s, Providence and St. Joseph’s are once again waging a campaign to protect patients, staff and the public from this serious infectious disease through vaccination.
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SCAR WARS

Most people know that heart disease and cancer can be deadly. But did you know that fibrosis (or, organ scarring) is responsible for nearly half of all deaths in the developed world? Forty-five per cent of chronic diseases in hospitals are related to fibrosis, and it is at the root of most types of heart and kidney failure. Medicine has yet to figure out how to treat the problem.
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