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The Perils of Planting

“It was a spring day like any other,” she recalls, “and I spent the majority of it in and out of the yard cleaning, planting and watering.” As evening closed in, Tina began tidying up – and slipped. The pain and swelling to her left leg was instantaneous, and as the numbness set in, she knew something was terribly wrong. Concerned that her condition was worsening, Tina’s doctor arranged for an ambulance to take her to St. Michael’s – she had severe vascular damage.
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No Quick Fix

The ambulance lurches to a halt and the paramedics pound up the stairs. But tonight they are too late—another unlikely addict has succumbed to Toronto’s painkiller epidemic. Don’t judge: this could be any neighbourhood in any city. Dr. Adam Quastel, Physician Lead for the St. Michael’s Hospital Addictions Team, is on the front line. He says people are dying because prescription pain killers for chronic pain are addictive. “This is a citywide problem,” he notes, “Our patients are your friends, mothers, grandparents, professionals—people from all walks of life.”
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Urban Angel magazine preview S/S 2016

Your preview of the new Urban Angel magazine is here! Flip through these preview articles from the experts at St. Michael’s below. You'll find great information for your whole family, including: 1. A spring-fresh recipe from our popular What's Cooking Doc? feature 2. Tips for staying active while enjoying the outdoors 3. Puzzles to Give Your Brain a Workout
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Quinoa Salad with Tomato, Shallot and Chive Dressing

Cast a culinary spell on your guests with this recipe for Quinoa Salad with Tomato, Shallot and Chive Dressing from the Urban Angel magazine feature, What's Cooking, Doc? In the feature, St. Michael’s pediatrician Dr. Jonathon Maguire collaborated with celebrated chefs Victor De Guzman, Executive Chef at Rosedale Golf Club in Toronto, and Jason Bangerter, Executive Chef of Langdon Hall in Cambridge to share healthy and delicious recipes that are guaranteed to impress.
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Tech Toys

We all love knowing about the latest technology, the hottest gadgets, to make life easier—or at least more interesting. Technology is ever-changing; as we know at St. Michael’s, there are always newer and better tools to help us get the job done.
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Celebrate with Us

Imagine: 17 storeys of shining glass and steel rising up at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, packed with state-of-the-art space for critical care patients. Boasting seven oversized hybrid operating rooms and an expansive lobby for patients, their families and staff. Imagine: ambulances rush from across the city to a twice-as-large Emergency Department, including an expanded trauma bay, for immediate lifesaving care. That's the future St. Michael's, thanks to your many, many gifts that have allowed us to surpass our $210 million goal and achieve a remarkable total of $235 million to complete Inspire 2018—our largest campaign to date.
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Snuggle science launches in St. Michael’s NICU

Carrie Hunt rocks a newborn baby in her arms, singing softly. The baby sleeps soundly, swaddled in a pink blanket and hand-knit hat. Hunt is a volunteer with the Family Support Program in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, cuddling tiny babies every Friday afternoon.
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Mi Tang's story

Mi Tang was six months into her first pregnancy when things started to go desperately wrong.
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Save Yourself from Stress

From head to toe, stress affects our entire body. We are an interconnected system — designed to function in harmony — and an imbalance in one area can harm another. Stress manifests in the mind and hides in all areas of the body, causing tension, pain and trouble sleeping. Stretching can help protect your body and mind.
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Inspire 2018 Construction Milestone

In early February 2016, St. Michael’s Hospital hit a major milestone in construction of the Peter Gilgan Patient Tower. After months of excavation and laying foundations, we’re reached grade. The contractor poured concrete to the B1 level (at the sidewalk). We’re only going up from here!
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