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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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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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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Dr. Carmen Loiselle (left) receives an award from the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, presented by her former doctoral student, Fay Stroshchein.
January 2020Milestones

Seeing the person behind a cancer diagnosis is the focus of award-winning JGH research

Individuals with cancer need to be perceived primarily as people, and not as cases or a collection of symptoms. That’s the focus of a research paper whose JGH co-authors have been honoured with a Best Publication award by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.

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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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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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In 1972, Dr. Joseph Portnoy and Nurse Linda Cohen discuss the hospital’s new Social Diseases Clinic.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: JGH at forefront in treating social diseases

Responding to a marked increase in the incidence of venereal disease in the late 1960s and early ’70s, the JGH launched its Social Diseases Clinic in February 1972, the first full-time facility of its kind in a Montreal hospital.

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Admission
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: First patient admitted to the hospital

On October 15, 1934, one week after the JGH officially opened, Dr. A. O. Freedman admitted the first patient to the hospital.

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Joanne Côté, Director of Quality, Innovation, Evaluation, Performance and Clinical Ethics for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, accepts the Innovation team’s certificate from Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (centre), President and CEO of the CIUSSS, and John Whelton, Vice-President of Operations of the Leading Edge Group.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealDecember 2019

Near-perfect score for CIUSSS in Lean certification

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has bocame the world’s first healthcare network certified as a Lean Centre of Excellence by the Leading Edge Group. This recognizes that the CIUSSS continuously strives to improve services for users of health care and social services.

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Dr. Jean Zigby, Associate Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, chairs a discussion on vaping with panelists (from left) Prof. Prabhat Jha, Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto; Flory Doucas, Co-Director of the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control; and Joseph Erban, a Smoking Cessation Counsellor at the JGH.
December 2019News

Skepticism expressed over vaping’s value in helping smokers to kick the habit

Can vaping help nicotine addicts kick the tobacco habit? Maybe in some cases, says Joseph Erban, the JGH’s Smoking Cessation Counsellor. But he opposes using vaping products for this purpose, because they haven’t undergone proper testing or quality control.

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