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Spotlight feature

In a JGH operating room, Dr. Robert Karanofsky (left) provides dental treatment to Naomie Joseph-Dandurand, who is under general anesthesia. Working with him are team members Dr. Estelle Azzi (centre), a dental resident, and Dushyanthi Alagaraju, a dental assistant.
November 2019Spotlight feature

When a patient just can’t sit still, what’s a dentist to do?

When a physical condition (like cerebral palsy) or developmental disorder (like autism) makes regular dentistry impossible, adult patients at the JGH are fully anesthetized and treated in an operating room.

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News

Senator E. Leo Kolber
January 2020News

In memoriam: Senator E. Leo Kolber

Leaders and staff of the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Senator E. Leo Kolber, who died on January 9 after a distinguished career in politics and business.

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Feature articles

Sarah (left) chats with Dr. Barbara Hayton about the birth of her son last summer.
Feature articlesJanuary 2020

Overcoming psychological obstacles triggered by pregnancy and childbirth

While some new mothers are still treated for postpartum depression, more emphasis is now given to mental disorders throughout pregnancy. Dr. Barbara Hayton, in our Perinatal Mental Health Clinic, helps future moms cope with everything from anxiety to suicidal thoughts.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Claudia Kleinman
January 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumours identified

Several types of fatal pediatric brain tumours originate during early brain development, Dr. Claudia Kleinman, of the Lady Davis Institute, and her collaborators have discovered. The genetic event that triggers the disease probably occurs in prenatal cellular development.

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First person singular

Nancy Rubin, Director of the JGH Auxiliary, with members of Dr. Clown, Zoé (Michele Sirois) and Frankie (Jean-François Leblanc). The Auxiliary raises funds that enable patients and staff to enjoy the troupe’s therapeutic humour on a weekly basis.
First person singularOctober 2018

It’s worth putting retirement on hold to guide The JGH Auxiliary in helping patients

In 2006, Nancy Rubin was on the brink of retiring, when a new opportunity up-ended her plans. Twelve years later, she’s still is at the helm of The JGH Auxiliary, where she works with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals for the well-being of patients.

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Feature articles

Mazit Ifergan undergoes an obstetrical ultrasound scan by Linda Larin (seated), a Specialized Ultrasound Technician, in consultation with Dr. Louise Miner.
Feature articlesJanuary 2020

Obstetrical Ultrasound celebrates 30 years of helping to welcome new generations

Obstetrical Ultrasound is celebrating 30 years of stand-alone service at the JGH, independent of Radiology. It performs about 13,000 scans on at least 3,900 women a year for routine fetal development and possible high-risk complications.

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Health tips

December 2019Health tips

Can our friendly antibiotics become our foes?

Does a sneeze or cough send you reaching for self-prescribed antibiotics? Trying to fight the common cold or flu by taking leftover prescription medication can be dangerous, including adverse interactions with other drugs.

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Hope & Cope

A three-part series of books, published by Hope & Cope, advises parents how to speak with their children about the effect of cancer on their family.
Hope & CopeJanuary 2020

Finding ways to speak with children about a parent’s cancer

If a parent has cancer, are children better protected if they’re shielded from the truth? No, say the books in a three-volume series that Hope & Cope has published to explain how to broach the subject with a combination of frankness and compassion.

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Auxiliary

Two “graduates” of The JGH Auxiliary’s Hospital Opportunity Program for Students, Dr. Allan Lisbona (left) and Dr. Jamie Rappaport, embarked on careers in medicine and now occupy senior positions at the JGH.
AuxiliaryJanuary 2019

Demystifying medicine for high school students

Aren’t those teenagers at the JGH awfully young to be medical trainees? Actually, they’re high schoolers in the Auxiliary’s Hospital Opportunity Program for Students. Here’s what some notable HOPS “graduates” have been doing lately.

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