JGH opens Wellness in Aging Centre to enhance care for the elderly
To meet the growing needs of the elderly, the JGH has launched the Susan & Aron Lieberman Family Wellness in Aging Geriatric Centre, with nearly triple the space of the previous facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.