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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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Easing the Way for Others

Kristine Thompson has an enduring affiliation with St. Michael’s that spans more than four decades and has seen her transition from a valued employee to a dedicated volunteer and donor.
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A Legacy that Makes a Difference

Brian Campbell wants to be remembered as a decent person who did good things for others. “Isn’t that what we all want?” he asks. “That’s what I hope my legacy will be.”
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Thanks for taking care of my parents

Lisa's mother Jane was at home when she suffered a fall. The injury eventually resulted in her admission to St. Michael’s Hospital. It was during this time that St. Michael’s became a sort of second home to Lisa.
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Defying the Odds

Soon after Dean Cruikshank was born in 1963, he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common fatal genetic disease that affects the digestive system and lungs. According to statistics at the time, he was unlikely to live to his third birthday.
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Health Care Disruptors

OVER THE PAST 125 YEARS, ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A NUMBER OF MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS THAT HAVE UPENDED THE STATUS QUO. From performing minimally invasive procedures with robots to creating a “black box” to minimize errors in operating rooms, St. Michael’s has been at the forefront of some of the most revolutionary health-care innovations of our time. Urban Angel magazine selected a handful of disruptors who are pushing the boundaries by exploiting gaps in health care to save even more lives.
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Raspberry Almond Tart

Make a statement at your next Sunday brunch with a Fresh Ontario Raspberry Almond Tart. This indulgent dessert is best topped with fresh, antioxidant-rich raspberries. A true crowd pleaser, be sure to share and provide your guests with alternatives such as Greek yogurt topped with raspberries.
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Donor Profile: The Slaight Family

On March 7, 2017, the Slaight Family Foundation announced a donation of $1 million to Dr. Janet Smylie, a physician and researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital who specializes in Indigenous health issues. Their generous gift will directly support Dr. Smylie and her team at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions in addressing the health inequities Canada’s Indigenous populations experience by bridging the gap between knowledge and practice. Specifically, they will develop a program to train health-care workers to recognize and overcome racial biases that can create inequities in health-care delivery.
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