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Keep your New Year's Resolution

You are 10 times more likely to stick with a change made at the New Year. What's your resolution? Video courtesy of Dr. Mike Evans of the Health Design Lab at St. Michael's Hospital.
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Dangerous to talk while driving - even handsfree

Dr. Tom Schweizer's research at St. Michael's shows drivers who talk while making left hand turns put themselves at serious risk. Video courtesy of Global News Toronto.
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Change for the Future

Bring your unwanted pennies to the Foundation. We'll turn them into your best care.
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Helping Toronto's homeless

St. Michael's Foundation donors funded a new research chair in Homelessness. Dr. Stephen Hwang was appointed the inaugural chair. The chair is believed to be the first research chair in the world designated to study the health of homeless and vulnerably housed people.
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23 1/2 hours

Dr. Michael Evans of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital presents 23 1/2 hours, a video showing you the best thing you can do for your health.
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A Patient Who Changed the Face of Care at St. Michael's

Remember the name Michael Locke. He was a husband and a father to his family. And he was a patient and friend to St. Michael’s. Michael passed away last year but his memory lives on in the impact he made at St. Michael’s and in his community at large.
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Even people who have little give big

St. Michael’s has more than 25,000 donors who support the hospital’s research, education and patient care. One such donor caught the attention of staff when he rolled his shopping cart into the Foundation’s offices, located in the Donnelly Wing.
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Thank you for making a difference

The words hung in the air and suddenly Nancy Manias could barely breathe. After more than a decade living with diabetes, Mauro, Nancy’s husband was about to lose his eyesight. It was more than the two of them could take in.
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The Gelmans' story

Just home from an overseas vacation, Rick Gelman began experiencing serious head and neck pain. His family doctor prescribed pain killers and, a week later, Rick had a CAT scan at a community hospital. There was a large mass on his cerebellum, the lower part of the brain responsible for motor control and involved with language. Rick was sent by ambulance directly to the Emergency at St. Michael’s.
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Victoria's story

A heartfelt welcome and a big smile from volunteer Victoria Wilcox regularly greet visitors pouring out of the fourth floor elevators. Now retired from the CBC, Victoria donates her time two or three days a week to welcome patients and their families to St. Michael’s Hospital. “I truly like working with people. Being next to the ICU, sometimes you’re helping families through a very stressful period.”
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