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.
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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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On their way through Montreal’s neighbourhoods, particpants in the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers keep their spirits high.
Fall 2014News

Determined walkers rally for Weekend’s 10th edition

Ten amazing years after its Montreal debut, the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers reached its landmark anniversary on Aug. 23 and 24 amid cheers, tears, embraces and legions of aching feet.

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A sea of cyclists waits in anticipation to begin the cross-country trek in the 2014 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Fall 2014News

Crossing Quebec with blood, sweat and gears

The big wheels kept on turning in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer on July 5 and 6, as 1,468 cyclists and over 350 crew members came together from across the province to raise $5.3 million to fund cancer research, treatment and prevention.

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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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Fall 2014News

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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Fall 2014News

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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Fall 2014News

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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