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699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Inside the ICU During COVID-19: photos from healthcare providers

The first half of 2021 brought some of the highest numbers of patients with COVID-19 to our intensive care units (ICUs). At points, the additional 43 per cent surge capacity added was just enough to provide space and staff to care for the sickest patients. Our ICU staff worked tirelessly throughout to provide care to...

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Q&A: COVID-19 vaccine and youth

Children aged 12 and over are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine. Illyria and Eric from McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Youth Advisory Council ask infectious diseases specialist Dr. Martha Fulford about the COVID-19 vaccine.  Eric: How was the vaccine developed so quickly and has it been tested on teens yet? The technology for the Pfizer...

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Inspiring future healthcare researchers

On Thursday, June 3, in partnership with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) hosted a virtual “Discovery Days in Health Sciences” event for high school students. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame partners with university and medical institutions across the country to host the Discovery Days events, and invites local high...

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Twins on a shared journey with autism

Being parents of twins is a blessing that has its share of joys and challenges. Tom and Liz of Stoney Creek know this firsthand, as they are parents of fraternal twin boys on the autism spectrum. When he was six months old, younger twin William started showing signs of autism such as avoiding eye contact...

Suganya Vadivelu holding up a drawing she made during the art classes provided by Dundas Valley School of Art
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A creative reprieve for healthcare workers

As the pandemic continues, the Hamilton community has been showing their gratitude to healthcare workers any way they can. This includes Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA). Understanding the therapeutic benefits of art, DVSA took it upon themselves to create the Art to Heart program, a series of free art classes for healthcare workers. “DVSA...

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Spring forward: A fresh start on sleep habits

Springing our clocks forward on Sunday, March 14 means a fresh start on sleep habits! Good quality sleep helps to reset our minds and bodies and encourages improvements in behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, mental health and physical health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to an increased risk for obesity, depression, hypertension, diabetes, accidents...

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5 ways to make your mental health a priority

If you’re feeling isolated during the pandemic, you’re not alone. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Lisa Cecckin, a social worker in Hamilton Health Sciences’ West Niagara Mental Health clinic, shares some tips to improve your mental health. Step away from your screens Many of us are working from home during the pandemic. We’re on our...

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New Year’s Resolution: Body Acceptance

The year 2020 has not been easy. Restrictions and changes as a result of the pandemic have placed additional stresses on our mental health. In particular, social media has amplified body image concerns for many. Constant talk of weight loss and healthy eating can shake our body confidence and redirect our valuable energy to focus...

Q&A with Youth Advisory Council
Updates

Q&A: COVID-19 vaccine and youth

Children aged 12 and over are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine. Illyria and Eric from McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Youth Advisory Council ask infectious diseases specialist Dr. Martha Fulford about the COVID-19 vaccine.  Eric: How was the vaccine developed so quickly and has it been tested on teens yet? The technology for the Pfizer...

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COVID-19 vaccination booking open to children ages 12+

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved by Health Canada for use in individuals ages 12+. The Province recently opened COVID-19 vaccination registration to youth ages 12+ to 17. McMaster Children’s Hospital welcomes this news as the next step in our collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Video Resources To help youth and their families make...

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Schools must reopen now

By Bruce Squires, President of McMaster Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Board of Directors of Children’s Healthcare Canada Ontario schools must reopen for in-person learning now. It is essential for the health and wellbeing of all kids and families. There is overwhelming consensus on this matter from all of Ontario’s pediatric health professional associations,...

Showing a virtual conference image of workshop leaders
Stories

Inspiring future healthcare researchers

On Thursday, June 3, in partnership with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) hosted a virtual “Discovery Days in Health Sciences” event for high school students. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame partners with university and medical institutions across the country to host the Discovery Days events, and invites local high...

A photo of Jackson and William
Stories

Twins on a shared journey with autism

Being parents of twins is a blessing that has its share of joys and challenges. Tom and Liz of Stoney Creek know this firsthand, as they are parents of fraternal twin boys on the autism spectrum. When he was six months old, younger twin William started showing signs of autism such as avoiding eye contact...

Suganya Vadivelu holding up a drawing she made during the art classes provided by Dundas Valley School of Art
Stories

A creative reprieve for healthcare workers

As the pandemic continues, the Hamilton community has been showing their gratitude to healthcare workers any way they can. This includes Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA). Understanding the therapeutic benefits of art, DVSA took it upon themselves to create the Art to Heart program, a series of free art classes for healthcare workers. “DVSA...

Our People

Inside the ICU During COVID-19: photos from healthcare providers

The first half of 2021 brought some of the highest numbers of patients with COVID-19 to our intensive care units (ICUs). At points, the additional 43 per cent surge capacity added was just enough to provide space and staff to care for the sickest patients. Our ICU staff worked tirelessly throughout to provide care to...

Photo of Paige, Kim, and D'Arcy Capra at an outdoor winter event. Photo taken pre-COVID.
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“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

Kim Capra is in her 34th year in diagnostic imaging (DI) at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre where she works as a senior X-ray technologist in general X-ray and portables. Her long tenure with HHS also includes 16 years in computed tomography (CT) and two years as a temporary charge tech in...

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Celebrating our physicians on Doctors’ Day

May 1 is Doctors’ Day in Canada. It is a day in which we celebrate the remarkable contributions physicians have made to patients, their families and the community. This has been an extraordinary year with unprecedented pressures and despite these challenges, frontline heroes continue to step up to the plate and provide patient-centred and compassionate...

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - June 16
We're proud that our @GERAScentre DANCE program is one of these innovations. Our team can now test the program acro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @cityofhamilton - June 16
There’s a ‘Buzz’ in the air at the youth-friendly clinics in #HamOnt. Spots are available for youth 12-17 at the Ha… https://t.co/qjvVYShSqq
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @mch_childrens - June 16
We know that children who are in licensed childcare have greater success in full day kindergarten. Ron Joyce Childr… https://t.co/10Ias4JWIg
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @LangdonJulie - June 16
@mch_childrens RJCHC site staff ready to host Hamilton Public Health and McMaster Children's Hospital Extra Support… https://t.co/REZRkc6LWK
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - June 16
📢 Our visiting guidelines have been updated. Visitors for inpatients are not restricted to essential caregivers and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…