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Time to reset your sleep clock

It’s easy during the hazy, lazy days of summer to let bedtimes creep later and later. It’s hard after all, to go to bed when it seems the sun has just gone down. But the health benefits of consistently getting a good night’s sleep are clear. Everything from mood regulation to managing chronic diseases like diabetes is impacted by the quality of our sleep. Luckily, the cooler temperatures and shorter days of fall make it that much easier to commit to a healthier sleep routine.
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Balanced back-to-school bento boxes

Feeding kids is tough enough at home, but when it comes to packing a school lunch, the real challenge begins. Bento boxes are a great way to inspire independence and encourage your kids to explore new foods. Bonus: they are easy to make ahead of time, portion controlled and completely kid-friendly – perfect for school lunches. Busy parents rejoice!
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Q&A with Dr. Douglas Campbell

In Conversation with Dr. Douglas Campbell, Director, St. Michael’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). St. Michael’s is building a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and maternity triage and recovery space – all on a single floor. When it’s complete, this newborn- maternity floor will be located in St. Michael’s new flagship Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower. It will provide mothers and babies with the most comprehensive care in the country from the world’s finest health-care experts. One of these is the director of our NICU, Dr. Douglas Campbell. St. Michael’s Foundation recently spoke with Dr. Campbell about his perspective on caring for our tiniest patients, unflagging optimism and vision for the future.
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New kidney gives second life

I’m alive today because I was in the right place at the right time,” says 74-year-old Jamie Merbaum. “I now celebrate a second birthday because St. Michael’s Hospital saved my life.
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The campaign for moms and babies

Our doctors and nurses are relentless in giving healthy newborns the best start possible and in bringing vulnerable babies back from the edge. We’ve launched a $10 million campaign to build a state-of-the-art maternity space with obstetrics and gynecology, neonatal intensive care and a recovery unit – all on a single floor. That means moms won’t be separated from their babies if either of them needs special care. And it means that if anything goes wrong during a normal delivery, moms and babies can be treated right where they are by world-class experts.
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Full Circle, the Stewart Estate Story

It is hard to imagine being pleasantly surprised when coming to a hospital for myeloma treatment. But when Dr. James (Jim) Drewry Stewart realized he would be receiving treatment from Dr. Lisa Hicks, a malignant hematologist and former student of his, he couldn’t believe it.
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Tackling Multiple Sclerosis

WHILE TIM IS BATTLING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AT HIS HOME ABROAD, HIS DISEASE IS BEING TACKLED BY SCIENTISTS IN TORONTO.
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Setting New Standards for Surgery

IN OPERATING ROOMS EVERYWHERE, DETERMINING WHAT WENT WRONG IS NEVER EASY. AT ST. MICHAEL'S, DR. GRANTCHAROV HAS INVENTED THE BLACK BOX THAT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING.
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Informing a National Pharmacare Plan

AS POLICYMAKERS IN OTTAWA EXPLORE A NATIONAL PHARMACARE PLAN, IT IS BEING INFORMED BY OUR RESEARCHERS AT VICTORIA AND SHUTER.
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The Highest-Risk Cases

AT ST. MICHAEL'S 24 HEALTH-CARE SPECIALISTS MOBILIZED FOR EMERLINDA'S EMERGENCY DELIVERY. IT'S NO WONDER WE ARE KNOWN FOR TAKING ON THE HIGHEST-RISK CASES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
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