Dr. Howard Chertkow joins dignitaries at a JGH press conference in the Block Amphitheatre to announce the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Research initiative offers new hope
for progress against dementias

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research, in collaboration with a network of public and private partners, has established a Canada-wide network of researchers—with headquarters in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH—to tackle dementia and related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

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Among those at the Psychiatry Research Day were (back row, from left) Dr. David Dunkley, a JGH psychiatry researcher; Anita David of the Gustav Levinschi Foundation; Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, Director of Research in the JGH Department of Psychiatry; and Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; as well as (front row, from left) Dr. Joel Paris, a JGH Research Associate; Dr. Mimi Israel, discussant; Dr. Zeev Rosberger, Director of the JGH Division of Psychology; and LDI researcher Dr. Danielle Groleau.
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSpring 2015

Focus on teenagers in milestone
Psychiatry Research Day

The JGH’s annual Psychiatry Research Day hit its milestone 10th anniversary this year, with a day in March devoted to examining the various ways that teenagers and adolescents use and sometimes abuse their bodies.

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Dr Christoph Borchers
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSpring 2015

Partnership supports cancer-fighting
power of protein analysis

Dr. Christoph Borchers has established the first pan-Canadian proteomics program, custom-tailoring cancer treatments to meet the needs of individual patients

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A balanced diet should include a variety of vegetables.
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSpring 2015

Long-term benefit of popular diets
still up in the air

In the short term, popular commercial diets can probably help in losing weight—but keeping it off is another matter.

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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (second from left) and JGH board member Brahm Gelfand (right) were welcomed to the National Assembly last November by Pierre Arcand (second from right) and David Birnbaum, the Member for D’Arcy-McGee.
NewsSpring 2015

JGH’s 80th anniversary
recognized in National Assembly

Commemoration of the JGH’s 80th anniversary concluded on a high note in the National Assembly on November 5, 2014, as Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and the Member for Mount Royal, read a declaration congratulating the hospital on its decades of achievement.

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At the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, volunteer kinesiologist Martin Côté Couillard leads an exercise session of the 70+ Club with (from left) Marcel Desrosiers, Lolita Matheson, Marcel Beauchemin and Pierrette Lamothe.
Hope & CopeSpring 2015

70+ club extends support
to older cancer patients and survivors

Having extended specialized assistance to young adults and to the parents of young children, Hope & Cope has now launched the 70+ Club for older individuals.

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Ultrasound and pregnancy
Health tipsSpring 2015

Get ready – baby’s on the way!

ongratulations, you’re pregnant! Now’s the time when you moms-to-be (and dads, too!) are going to need answers to all sorts of questions in order to make wise choices during the coming months and right up to the birth. After all, pregnancy involves a great many changes in the daily routines …

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A sutured incision in a patient’s eyebrow indicates the point where the neurosurgeon’s instruments entered the skull to remove a tumour. In the radiological image, the lighter area near the top right shows the area from which the tumour was removed.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Brain tumours removed
through eyebrow incision

The eyebrow—and a small section of the bone behind it—has become the latest point of entry in reaching and removing brain tumours.

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Anna Pevreal
First person singularSpring 2015

From the outback to the operating room:
My journey as a nurse

By the time I turned 5, I knew I would be a nurse—and the inspiration came from my mother.

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Dr. Stephanie Klam (left) and Nurse Clinician Linda Joyce review a patient’s ultrasound results.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Upgrading care during first-trimester pregnancy

Specialized help is available in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic, whose focus is on providing treatment, advice and support to women who have a wide range of concerns, but no health care provider to turn to during the first trimester.

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