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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released modified guidelines for how to keep surfaces clean to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Fomite” is an inanimate object that can transmit disease. Based on experience with other viruses as well as lab experiments, there is a…

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In February 2020, a Montreal parent named Angie Schizas received devastating news that no mother ever wants to hear. Initially, her son Brandon was having some trouble going to the bathroom. Schizas thought it was nothing major and that a quick visit to the hospital would do the trick. After…

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Healthcare professionals really have been the heroes we all needed since the pandemic first began. Their job is to reassure us, to give us comfort, and to ultimately make us feel safe — even during the worst circumstances. It truly is an understatement to say that all frontline workers are d…

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The virus that causes COVID-19 inflames blood vessels and therefore increases the risk of blood clots forming. The result, an increased risk from COVID-19 of heart attacks, strokes (death of a part of the brain because the blood supply has been cut off by the clot) and pulmonary emboli (clot…

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For many people, the gym is not just a facility to work out. It is a lifestyle, a community of likeminded individuals with the same goals, a place to relieve stress and anxiety after a long day at the office, a place to find and cultivate your happiness, and of course, a license to eat a wel…

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The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is issuing an urgent call for unprecedented measures to address the state of crisis unfolding in several provinces. This includes marshalling national resources where needed, applying restrictive public health measures, and prioritizing national collabo…

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Everywhere one goes in Montreal and probably every other major city, you’ll find a wide selection of fast food restaurants. You see them downtown, in the suburbs, working class areas, the list goes on and on. They’re generally convenient. Sometimes, they are even open 24/7 like McDonald’s or…

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A 10-month-old baby who couldn’t stop crying or be given more medication was soothed in seconds by the rhythmic beating of a drum. After an accident that resulted in a young girl becoming a paraplegic, therapists worked with her with musical instruments and enhanced her fine motor skills so …

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Montreal General Hospital (MGH), a pioneer institution of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) that has served the population through sweeping changes in the Quebec healthcare landscape.

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The Covid-19 variants are spreading throughout Quebec, including the South African variant (B1.351) which is more widespread in this province than anywhere else in Canada. In spite of this, high schools have been told to fully reopen with hardly any time to prepare. The vaccination program i…

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Due to changes in PPE requirements with COVID-19, Montreal's Intensive Care Unit Bridge Program (ICUBP, www.icubridgeprogram.org) launched the PPE Portraits Project in April 2020, and has successfully incorporated the project in numerous hospitals and departments.

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There's still a bit of a nip in the air on these early spring mornings. With just a bit of prep work you can have a warm and satisfying breakfast that will keep you going all day long.