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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

More than 50 senior healthcare professionals met on February 17 to conduct a tabletop simulation, in case a patient with a confirmed case of the coronavirus arrives at the JGH. The event was co-chaired and co-organized by Dr. Marc Afilalo (centre in white coat) and Dr. Paul Brisebois (left, in dark jacket).
February 2020News

Detailed plans reviewed to ensure JGH is ready for coronavirus patients

Tabletop simulation involves numerous inter-disciplinary experts A pivotal gathering of more than 50 senior JGH medical specialists and healthcare professionals has enabled the hospital to further heighten its state of preparedness, in case patients with confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are admitted for treatment. The JGH is one of …

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Feature articles

Audiologist Voula Tsagaroulis adjusts the goggles that help measure a visual reflex related to the patient’s ability to keep her balance. In addition to performing hearing tests, audiologists play a broader role in assessing various aspects of balance and dizziness—in this case, by having the patient’s eyes track the movement of the small white square on the screen.
Feature articlesFebruary 2020

Additional audiology test introduced to diagnose vertigo and balance problems

Diagnosis and treatment for dizziness, vertigo and balance problems are more accurate and effective than ever in our CIUSSS, as audiologists test patients with more sophisticated tools, while providing otolaryngologists with their interpretation of the test results.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Soham Rej
February 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Digital tools considered vital in satisfying rising need for geriatric psychiatry

As the proportion of seniors in our population steadily rises, so will the need for geriatric psychiatry, says Dr. Soham Rej, a CIUSSS psychiatrist. He believes digital technology can help cope with the growing demand, but only if the human element remains intact.

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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

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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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

Rhoda Smith, a volunteer in The Auxiliary’s Ante Partum Program, shows Adriana Rosales how to use wooden beads to make a bracelet. This helps Ms. Rosales to pass the time creatively during her lengthy hospitalization, while her high-risk pregnancy is monitored.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2020

Auxiliary program brightens lives of mothers-to-be who spend weeks or months in hospital

Ante Partum Program uses arts and crafts as a creative relief from boredom For Adriana Rosales, being a patient at the JGH initially aroused a mix of sometimes contradictory emotions. On one hand, she felt reassured by the quality of the care that she was receiving for her high-risk pregnancy. …

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