The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital


Spotlight feature

October 2017Spotlight feature

Commitment to patients helped Child Psychiatry weather the decades

This fall, as the JGH Child Psychiatry Program commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary, its early years—as well as many recent achievements—are back in the spotlight.


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Ioana-Gabriela Iulius with her baby at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic.
March 2018News

Breastfeeding clinic celebrates new location and neighbourly collaboration

Now that staff at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic have cut the red ribbon for their new premises, they’ll soon be strengthening their natural connection with the nearby Post-Partum Unit.


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Feature articles

In the meeting room of Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda, Dr. Jacques Corcos, a JGH Urologist, delivers a lecture to staff about the medical condition that he and other volunteers have been treating during their twice-yearly visits.
Feature articlesMarch 2018

JGH healthcare staff perform desperately needed surgery in Rwanda

A JGH urologic surgeon and two of the hospital’s nurses have earned the gratitude of a dozen young African mothers, after travelling to Rwanda as volunteers to treat a condition that is distressingly common among African women.


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Research at the LDI

Dr. Andrew Karaplis
March 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Significant breakthrough in treating osteoporosis

A significantly reduced risk of bone fractures among post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis has been reported, following a clinical trial that was conducted, in part, at the JGH.


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First person singular

Joanne Laing with the distinctive blue jackets worn by volunteers at the Jewish General Hospital.
First person singularOctober 2017

Working with volunteers to spread hope, comfort and support

As Director of Volunteer and Pastoral Services, I’m privileged to see volunteers giving freely and generously of themselves to bring hope and comfort to patients and other healthcare users.


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Feature articles

In the JGH Cancer Prevention Centre, Dr. Michael Dworkind (centre), Director of the Smoking Cessation Program, meets with Centre’s Director, Dr. Michael Pollak (right), and with Smoking Cessation Counsellor Joseph Erban.
Feature articlesFebruary 2018

JGH helping smokers to butt out across Quebec and Canada

As organizations across Quebec and Canada become increasingly interested in developing campaigns to help smokers kick the habit, many have been looking to the example set by the JGH Smoking Cessation Program.


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Health tips

Patricia Urrico raises a bottle of water in a toast to the importance of staying hydrated in winter.
Health tipsMarch 2018

Bottoms up! Keeping hydrated is as important in winter as in summer

When the days are warm, it’s second nature for many of us to keep our water bottles handy. But it’s also crucial to stay hydrated when we’re being hit with arctic winds and a dumping of snow.


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Hope & Cope

Rita Briansky, at the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre, with a painting (at left) by her late husband, Joseph Prezament, and two of her own watercolours.
Hope & CopeJanuary 2018

Transforming blank, impersonal walls into sources of beauty and joy

Life-affirming colour and vitality, in the form of 60 works of art from the not-for-profit Art for Healing Foundation, are lifting the spirits of users of the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre.


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At the Wall of Hope in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Josh Samuels holds the plaque that he received from the JGH Auxiliary for raising $4,200 for the Tiny Miracle Fund. The donation, which commemorated his bar mitzvah, was raised through a basketball clinic and tournament at his school, Hebrew Academy.
AuxiliaryNovember 2017

Photo display offers hope to parents of premature infants

A photo display, known as the Wall of Hope, has been mounted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an inspirational message that even babies who enter the world under difficult circumstances can grow into healthy childhood.


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