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Moving Mountains

It was one of those easy summer days. Diane and her husband Stan embarked on a leisurely canoe paddle to Killbear Park near their cottage. Shortly after leaving Stan noticed Diane was unusually quiet and decided to return to the cottage. As they docked Diane was disoriented wondering why they were walking across their neighbour’s property, when in fact they were on their own.
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Coming Soon: Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower

Coming Soon: The New Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower
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Young Mom Gets a Second Chance

Dr. Neil Fam knew he had to send Meghan Clark home to her baby. To treat her life-threatening heart condition, he performed a groundbreaking, minimally-invasive procedure.
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How to Decode Common Nutrition Claims

How to Decode Common Nutrition Claims
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Trailblazers Together

Dr. David Briant and his wife Connie may seem, on the surface, like your average couple. But dig a bit deeper and you will uncover a love story rich with serendipity, adventure and discoveries.
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Harvey and Patricia Winney's Gift

“I remember sitting with Harvey in his later years when he turned to me and asked, ‘Honey, if we could afford it, do you think we could do something really nice for St. Mike’s?’” Harvey described the incredible care he received and recalled the hospital’s efficiency and impressive fiscal accountability. “There was nothing in St. Michael’s that wasn’t absolutely necessary for patients or doctors,” says Pat.
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Construction Milestone: Crane Removed

How do you remove the tallest freestanding construction crane in Ontario, the one standing in the middle of the almost completed Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower? By bringing in the second-tallest mobile construction crane in Canada.
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The Best Memories Are Never Forgotten

After all these years, Dr. Ivan Elkan still looks back on his time at St. Michael’s Hospital with fondness. A retired physician, he is eager to give back a portion of his fortune to the hospital to help bridge the gap between research and care, ensuring St. Michael’s continues to change lives by bringing breakthroughs to the bedside.
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Detecting Dementia and Alzheimer's Sooner

Using samples from the Human Eye Biobank for Research at St. Michael’s Hospital – a collection of human eye tissue that is available to researchers from around the world to study human eye and brain diseases – Dr. Neeru Gupta examined eye tissue in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and control subjects. Her findings were astonishing: abnormal protein clusters existed in the eyes of many patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s; suggesting a biomarker – something that can be used to indicate the presence of disease – for dementia may in fact exist in the eyes.
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New Centre for People with MS

It’s unpredictable. IT AFFECTS 100,000 CANADIANS. It can cause fatigue, weakness, tingling, impaired sensation, lack of coordination, vision issues and mood changes, among other symptoms. And today, scientists and researchers around the world are more determined than ever to find ways to prevent this puzzling autoimmune disease that’s perplexed neurologists for decades. Internationally regarded as a top trailblazer in the field, Dr. Xavier Montalban’s groundbreaking work has inspired new promise for the diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Recently recruited to St. Michael’s from Barcelona, Spain’s renowned MS Centre of Catalonia, his arrival has been described as a “game-changer.”
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