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Flex Your Gratitude Muscle

Findings of a new study suggest the more you express your gratitude, the more your brain will adjust to this outlook.
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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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Lynn's Room

Maddi Fitzpatrick and her husband Gary clearly believe in the importance of giving back. Their efforts and those of their family and community will ensure that their daughter-in-law Lynn's “kindness and smile“ will be remembered for a long time.
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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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At Last, A Proper Front Door

Thanks to Inspire 2018 and the new Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower, St. Michael’s Hospital will finally gain a real front door. Founded over 120 years ago, the hospital has grown over the decades, with four buildings linked together, each with its own entrance. When the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower opens, the new building will welcome patients, visitors and staff with a three-storey glass-walled main entrance to the entire hospital.
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Pumpkin Tiramisu

Pumpkin pie is delicious but if you want to try an Italian twist for your Thanksgiving dessert, try making this Pumpkin Tiramisu with Ladyfingers.
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Cookies

As night falls and the stars align, escape to the Milky Way with these out of this world treats.
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See our annual report come to life!

See our 2015-2016 report to donors come to life!
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Jaime's story

Last year while travelling, Jaime developed what seemed to be a harmless blister on his foot. Harmless it wasn’t. Within four days, Jaime’s doctor said he had a "limb-threatening infection." Rushed to St. Michael’s Emergency Department, he was treated and fitted with an air-cast so he could keep active during recovery.
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