Le 15 octobre 1934, une semaine après l’ouverture officielle de l’HGJ, le Dr A. O. Freedman, le grand-père de Bram Freedman, le nouveau président-directeur général de la Fondation de l’HGJ, admettait la première patiente de l’Hôpital. Selon les archives de l’HGJ, la patiente (dont l’identité a été masquée dans la photo ci-dessus), était une femme mariée âgée de 37 ans, native de Roumanie, qui vivait à Montréal depuis 18 ans. Elle a été admise par le biais du Service d’otolaryngologie et hospitalisée pendant deux jours.
December 2018News

New generation of drugs seen as key to greater longevity

Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.

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Dr. Thomas T. Perls
Feature articlesNovember 2016

Healthy habits trump good genes as keys to long life

The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.

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In the physiotherapy room of the JGH Edmond J. Safra Stroke Centre, Bela Erdoskarpaty chats about his treatment with Fabienne Germeil.
NewsNovember 2016

JGH gains upgraded status for stroke treatment

The JGH has been designated by the government as a secondary stroke treatment centre, which indicates that the hospital has moved to a higher level of expertise and performance.

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One of the novel aspects of the 2015 JGH Mini-Med School was the staged reading of a play, written and directed by Terry Griffin-Burman, with musical accompaniment by cellist Rachel Burman. The production, about the emotional ups and downs of the elderly, starred (from left) Pasquale DeBlasio, Dan Delaney, Patricia Delaney, Sheila Moriarity and Nancy Cree.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Harbouring radical ideas is vastly different from radicalization, psychiatrist explains

Not everyone who expresses an interest in a radical religious or political ideology is dangerous, the audience heard at the 13th annual JGH Mini-Med School.

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Dr. Michael Gordon speaks at the JGH.
NewsSpring 2015

Be patient when the elderly tell stories, geriatrician recommends

According to Dr. Michael Gordon, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care at Toronto’s Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, story-telling strengthens memories and associations.

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