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Model Schools, Model Students

Low-income Canadians lack access to many of the factors that determine good health: education, employment, stable housing, healthy neighborhoods and social supports. Poverty and marginalization causes serious health problems that lead to premature disability, shorter life spans, and high rates of health care use. In Toronto, this is especially the case: one in three children live in poverty, and 30% of children starting in senior kindergarten are not ready to learn. Left untreated, health issues can prevent kids from doing their best at school.
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Best Friends Reunited

When jewellery designer Sassan Fazeli takes a coffee break, his dog Sukie has to come along. The petite pooch may look like a Bichon Frise, but her owner doesn’t take her to the salon for regular grooming, preferring instead to “let her be a dog.” But behind her ragamuffin exterior is a well-behaved and loyal pet. As Sassan opens the door of his office, Sukie lifts her eyes, waiting for him to nod his assent before she steps out. “She goes everywhere with me,” Sassan smiles. But it wasn’t always so.
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Snack Attack!

When you're feeling hungry, fight back with healthy snacks that will keep you feeling full until your next meal! These 10 snacks are recommended by the nutrition experts at the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center at St. Michael's Hospital and are made up of foods in The Portfolio Diet, a way of eating proven to help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.
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Forever Grateful

For almost 30 years, Elia Guido has depended on St. Michael’s Hospital. According to Elia, it’s the only hospital in the city she will go to for treatment.
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It's About Caring

In 1947, when he was 19, Don Hillhouse arrived at St. Michael’s Hospital by streetcar. He had been referred by the Workman’s Compensation Board to have a hernia repaired after an industrial accident. He would be operated on by Dr. Keith Welsh, then the renowned and revered Chief Surgeon. Don says, “The atmosphere at the hospital was dignified, peaceful, orderly – it said ‘You’re going to be well looked after here.’ The care, supervised by dedicated and compassionate nuns and nurses, was exceptional.”
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Our Shared Purpose

A message from St. Michael's Hospital on August 1, 2017: It’s official – welcome to our new health network! We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has approved the three hospitals’ integration proposal, which officially unites Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital under one corporate entity as of August 1, 2017.
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The Golden Rule

You probably never heard of Sandra McGuire, but if you have been to St. Michael’s Hospital within the last twenty years or so, chances are she has given you or someone you know information on how best to navigate our corridors. Maybe she’s made the time you spent here a little sweeter or perhaps a little more comfortable. Regardless, we think she’s definitely somebody worth knowing and we are delighted to tell you her story.
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Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Try this recipe for a refreshing smoked salmon niçoise salad from Urban Angel magazine.
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Blurry vision. Serious risk.

At first, Toronto artist and graphic designer David Goldberg thought he’d strained his eyes. When his blurry vision persisted for weeks, he made an appointment with his optometrist, fearing it might be more serious.
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Catching an Edge

Mitch Wilson suffered his first concussion in July 2015, the summer following his first year as a student at Queen’s University. Mitch was enjoying an afternoon of wakeboarding on the lake with friends. Skimming across the surface at around 50 kilometres per hour, he caught the edge of his board and fell headfirst fast and hard into the water. At that speed, the impact felt more like he hit a wall.
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