When Antonio José Santiago (left) began exhibiting symptoms of a stroke at home, his wife, Eunice Gomes Santiago, used Zoom to connect to Dr. Mark Karanofsky, who confirmed what was happening and advised them what to do next.
June 2020Telehealth

Family medicine teams defy COVID-19 by linking to patients via telehealth

When Antonio José Santiago was at home during the pandemic and showed signs of a stroke, he connected with his doctor by Zoom and was told what to do next.

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Members of the Digital Health team gather online for a video conference. Top, from left: Michael Shulha, Dr. Justin Cross and Sabine Cohen. Bottom, from left: Danina Kapetanovic, Anna D’Ambra and William Laurin (of the Telehealth Support Centre).
June 2020Telehealth

How COVID-19 yanked telehealth out of the future and into our daily lives

At first, telehealth seemed like a distant dream. But when COVID-19 hit, the CIUSSS and the JGH made telehealth a part of daily life.

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Celine Dion with her twins, Nelson and Eddy, born October 23, 2010.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesFebruary 2019

From our archives: Celine Dion reaches out to the JGH

In 2010, when Celine Dion urgently needed advice on breastfeeding her twin boys at her family home in Florida, she reached across the continent and found the expertise she needed at the JGH.

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Ioana-Gabriela Iulius with her baby at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic.
March 2018News

Breastfeeding clinic celebrates new location and neighbourly collaboration

Now that staff at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic have cut the red ribbon for their new premises, they’ll soon be strengthening their natural connection with the nearby Post-Partum Unit.

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Dr. Michael Malus, JGH Chief of Family Medicine, examines a young patient in the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre.
Feature articlesNovember 2017

Task force recommends elimination of annual checkups

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.

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During a home visit in the Virtual Ward program, Serena Gottlieb answers Dr. Bernardo Kremer’s questions about her heart and her breathing.
October 2016Spotlight feature

Patients’ homes transformed into virtual hospital wards

The Virtual Ward—believed to be the first program of its kind in Quebec—is carefully designed to tend to the needs of a select group of patients who have recently been discharged from the JGH and still face multiple medical problems, often complicated by advanced age and frailty.

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Dr. Reem el Sherif presented her research about online consumer health information at the annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Looking for healthcare info online? Go ahead, but be careful

If you think you’re sick, based on something you’ve read online, Dr. Reem el Sherif has a word to share with you: cyberchondria.

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Hand-made thank-you cards from grateful students of Marymount Academy.
NewsSpring 2015

Special thanks from grateful teens
to Teenage Health Unit

With cards, cake and warm words of thanks, students from Marymount Academy expressed their appreciation to staff of the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre at the JGH and the Vicki and Stan Zack and Family Teenage Health Unit.

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Rear (from left): Noah Laliberté, Michael O’Rourke-Thomassin, Zachary Wolf, Anthony Calderone and Matthew Guay. Middle (from left): Head Coach Angelo Calderone, Manager Brad Wolf, Logan Carr, John Vaccaro, Matthew Theodore, Anthony McCall, Connor Lovell, and coaches Alan Lovell and Louis Cavaliere. Front (from left): Benjamin Adler, Jonny McCall, Nicholas Sanche, Aris Zimakas, Matteo Cavaliere and Michael Cooper.
Fall 2014Foundation

Teens helping teens

Boys aged 13, 14 and 15 from the Bantam A Tigers Hockey Team of the Lakeshore Minor Hockey Federation volunteered their time bagging groceries at the Provigo in Kirkland over a weekend, raising $400 which they donated to the Vicki & Stan Zack and Family Teenage Health Unit (THU) of the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

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