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New Research

During the holidays, the temptations of sugary snacks spell trouble for anyone trying to eat a healthy diet. But not all sweet treats are created equal. A study just published by St. Michael’s Hospital researchers in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes suggests that substituting dried fruit for other starchy ingredients could cut dangerous blood-sugar spikes.
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New Breakthrough

This isn’t just a story of surgical success, although it is that. And this isn’t just a story of a grateful patient, although it is that too. This is a story of how a surgical success led a grateful patient to make an investment that enabled the department of neurosurgery to push the limits of care and innovation.
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New Transformational Gift

Step into the foyer of Betsy Fruitman’s Toronto condo and one of the first things you’ll see is a framed black and white photo of her late husband, Lou. Betsy likes to see his handsome, smiling face each time she walks by.
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New Prestigious Award

Dr. Xavier Montalban, the medical director of the BARLO MS Centre, is one of only five researchers in Canada named a “Highly Cited Researcher” for his work over the past decade in the field of neuroscience and behaviour.
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New Chief of Emergency Medicine

For Dr. Carolyn Snider, the emergency department (ED) is a place of deeply humane moments. Whether they come by ambulance or helicopter or are brought in by frantic loved ones, patients need more than just medical care. In the midst of the most terrible, unexpected time, “a person remembers the experience they had with nurses and doctors,” says Dr. Snider. “We have the opportunity to reassure them in that moment and it’s our privilege and responsibility to do so.”
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THE CENTRE FOR URBAN HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Canadians are rightly proud of their universal health-care system. Still, Canada is the world’s only high-income country in which health-care services are publicly insured but medications are not.
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BARLO MS CENTRE

At St. Michael’s BARLO MS Centre, occupational therapist Cecilia Wan and social worker Mari Vella operate as a tag team, ensuring their patients get the physical, cognitive, mental, and functional support they need to get on with their lives.
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ONE FOCUS

Ryan Hogan has been there, too often, during the worst time in a person’s life. A police officer in a mid-sized Ontario town, 43-year-old Hogan has seen people suffer, and sometimes lose their lives, in traumatic incidents. He knows better than anyone how quickly things can change for victims and their loved ones.
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THE CAMPAIGN FOR MOMS AND BABIES

After three years of exciting development, NeoVest is ready for testing on babies. It’s an award-winning technology developed at St. Michael’s to help newborn babies breathe. The timing is perfect: the NeoVest clinical trial showcases the groundbreaking work of St. Michael’s just as the hospital’s $10 million MOMENTS: The Campaign for Moms and Babies in support of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is launching.
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BRAIN & HEART CAMPAIGN

On November 17, 1968, St. Michael’s Dr. Clare Baker led a 30-strong team of doctors and nurses in a three-hour surgery to save the life of Charles Perrin Johnston, a 54-year-old engineer disabled by heart disease. It was Canada’s first successful heart transplant. Dr. Baker went on to receive the Order of Canada for his work.
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