Ten amazing years after its Montreal debut, the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers reached its landmark anniversary on Aug. 23 and 24 amid cheers, tears, embraces and legions of aching feet.
You’ve met with your doctor, and now you’ve got to make a tough decision about your troubling diagnosis. Feel uncertain? Then don’t rush it: get a second opinion. But this step, too, may seem daunting. Do you discuss a referral with your own doctor? What if you have to find the second physician by yourself?
With the fall months come crisp morning air, a quiet(er) home with the kids back in school, dreams of a winter beach vacation—and the flu. All it takes is one person to bring home the flu, and before long, everyone has it. So this year, stay one step ahead and get vaccinated.
For some people, getting motivated to exercise is a snap. They take a walk, go for a swim or head over to the gym—and their fitness needs are met. But for others, finding the right fit isn’t so simple.
The big wheels kept on turning in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer on July 5 and 6, as 1,468 cyclists and over 350 crew members came together from across the province to raise $5.3 million to fund cancer research, treatment and prevention.
Dr. Mark Wainberg, head of HIV/AIDS research in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has been awarded the 2014 Cubist-ICAAC (Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy) Award, the most prestigious honour of the American Society for Microbiology.
Scientists, clinicians and trainees of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH gathered in late May for the fifth Annual Scientific Retreat, where presentations were delivered about significant research in the LDI’s six primary issue areas.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pneumonia are more likely to die during a weekend stay in hospital, concludes a study conducted by Dr. Samy Suissa, Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.
Dr. Mark Eisenberg, a researcher at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received more than $800,000 to lead a randomized clinical trial to determine whether electronic cigarettes can help smokers kick the habit.