At his JGH Mini-Med School presentation, Dr. Allan Lisbona used a plastic model to demonstrate how an artificial tooth fits over a titanium screw that has been implanted into the jaw.
Fall 2014News

Decades of success confirm the superiority of dental implants

Nearly half a century since they were first used, dental implants remain the most reliable and longest-lasting way to replace an extracted or diseased tooth, Dr. Allan Lisbona told the audience at the 12th annual JGH Mini-Med School.

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Euthenasia denounced at ethics conference

The concept of dying with dignity has come under criticism from Rabbi Raphael Afilalo, JGH Chief of Pastoral Services, as nothing but a euphemism that confers social acceptability on curtailing one’s own life or that of another person.

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Looking to relieve caregivers’ stress

Recruitment has begun for a study that is examining the potential advantages of physical activity in helping to relieve stress, decrease fatigue, and maintain the overall health of individuals who serve as at-home caregivers for patients with advanced cancer.

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Bryan Highbloom (right), JGH Music Therapist and organizer of the JGH Jazz Festival, joined visiting musicians in entertaining audiences during the 15th annual series of concerts in mid-June. Jazz, rock, folk, electronic, avant-garde and world music were performed by a wide array of artists, including members of JGH staff, daily for two weeks. The free concerts brightened the lunch hours of patients, staff and visitors in the picnic area at the Côte-des-Neiges entrance and, when the weather was rainy, in the main lobby.
Fall 2014News

And for their next number…

Bryan Highbloom (right), JGH Music Therapist and organizer of the JGH Jazz Festival, joined visiting musicians in entertaining audiences during the 15th annual series of concerts in mid-June. Jazz, rock, folk, electronic, avant-garde and world music were performed by a wide array of artists, including members of JGH staff, daily for two weeks.

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In May, Pierre Arcand (left), Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and MNA for Mount Royal, met with Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg.
Fall 2014News

Noteworthy visitors

In working with all levels of government to strengthen the public healthcare system, JGH leaders regularly meet with political visitors from across Quebec and Canada.

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Treatment coming for disease that scars the lungs

Plans are under way to upgrade the JGH’s ability to treat individuals with interstitial lung disease, an ailment—often of unknown origin—that causes progressive scarring of the lung tissue, thereby sharply reducing the amount of oxygen that enters the bloodstream.

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The laughter was catching on July 24, as several stars of the Just for Laughs festival made a side trip to entertain a standing-room-only crowd of 90 at the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre (Lou’s House). After the free show, a delighted spectator spontaneously hugged The Boy with Tape on his Face, to the surprise of (from left) Suzanne O’Brien, Executive Director of Hope & Cope, and comics Alonzo Bodden, Ryan Wilner, Adam Hills and Saranne Rothberg. The event was organized by Mr. Hills—an Australian superstar who performed at the Centre in 2011 and 2012—and Comedy Gives Back (CGB), in association with Just For Laughs. Jodi Lieberman, co-founder of CGB, a social benefit enterprise, received a round of applause when she told the audience her organization is determined to mount similar shows every year.
Fall 2014News

There’s something funny going on around here

The laughter was catching on July 24, as several stars of the Just for Laughs festival made a side trip to entertain a standing-room-only crowd of 90 at the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre (Lou’s House).

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High cure rates for hepatitis C much likelier with new drugs

Cure rates for hepatitis C appear to be climbing significantly among JGH patients, following the introduction of a new and greatly improved generation of medications, says Dr. Nir Hilzenrat, a JGH gastroenterologist.

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Strategy to improve efficiency under way throughout the JGH

Working closely with a monitor appointed by the provincial government, the Jewish General Hospital is embarking on a strategy to eliminate its deficit and trim its operating expenditures. The monitor, Dr. Michel Bureau, has already played a similar role in assisting the MUHC.

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Arlene Greenberg and Linda Lei review the large commemorative poster that lists many of the JGH’s most recent achievements.
Fall 2014News

JGH marks milestone 80th anniversary: Poster showcases hospital’s latest achievements

A large bilingual poster, recounting many of the JGH’s proudest achievements in recent years, is on view in the main lobby as part of the year-long celebration of the hospital’s 80th anniversary.

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