Annual physical checkups yield few benefits and should be abolished, urges a Canadian task force, headed by a senior investigator in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.
Dr. Bernard Lapointe, JGH Chief of Palliative Care and an internationally recognized leader in his field, has been honoured with a 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.
Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, has been recognized by his peers with an Outstanding Career in Philanthropy Award.
Dr. Philip Gordon, former JGH Chief of Colorectal Surgery, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University.
A photo display, known as the Wall of Hope, has been mounted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an inspirational message that even babies who enter the world under difficult circumstances can grow into healthy childhood.
The President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has urged members of the public to come forward with comments, questions and criticism about any aspect of the healthcare network’s performance.
The winners have been announced in the first edition of “A Shot of Happiness”, a photography contest open to all members of CIUSSS staff.
The potential of manipulating a particular protein is being explored as a possible alternative to blood thinners, which are the standard of care for venous thromboembolism, but whose association with severe bleeding makes blood thinners an imperfect remedy.
The largest study ever conducted on the genetics of common, age-related bone disease has resulted in the identification of 153 new gene variants associated with the loss of bone mineral density, the strongest clinical risk factor for osteoporosis and a frequent cause of fractures.