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Collage image of four members of the youth advisory council. From left to right: Raynham, Megan, Illyria, and Eric.
Health Tips , Stories

Youth Advisory Council: Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a volunteer committee of youth, aged 12-18 years old, who have some knowledge or experience with MCH as a former patient or sibling. The purpose of the council is to provide a voice from youth themselves in advocating for MCH patients by providing feedback on quality...

Zoom screenshot of fitness instructors demonstrating three modifications for an exercise
Stories

Virtual fitness program takes youth with disabilities around the world

Many exercise and social opportunities for children – especially children with disabilities – have been put on hold during the pandemic, including an in-person gym program run in partnership with Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC), the YMCA and McMaster University students. But 17-year-old Giancarlo hasn’t slowed down thanks to an online version of the...

Collage photo of Doctor Eva Lonn and Doctor Kelvin Ng. Image reads Stroke Month and Hypertension across the top of the image.
Health Tips

Lower your blood pressure to avoid risk of stroke

June is stroke awareness month. A stroke is when blood stops reaching any part of the brain, damaging brain cells. It is a medical emergency and requires the right care, right away. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is a major risk factor for stroke, kidney disease, heart attacks and other heart issues. In...

Penny with her kayak and bike.
Stories

Triathlon for a cure

Many patients refer to their experience with cancer as a journey. For Penny MacCormack of Simcoe, it’s a triathlon. “In May 2019, I started to have sharp pains and cramps,” says Penny. “An X-ray showed constipation, so I was prescribed a laxative.” “But I’m stubborn and I decided it’s not going to kick me – I’m going...

Collage showing doctor Patricia Farrugia, Colleen Montour, and Stephenie Rowe Jansz. Text at the top reads June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Our People

National Indigenous Peoples Day a reminder of the need for reconciliation and education

June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. The telling and sharing of stories is an important tradition for many Indigenous Peoples around the world. We asked a few of our staff from the Indigenous Peoples community to share their own stories and perspectives to celebrate and...

Collage image of four members of the youth advisory council. From left to right: Raynham, Megan, Illyria, and Eric.
Health Tips , Stories

Youth Advisory Council: Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a volunteer committee of youth, aged 12-18 years old, who have some knowledge or experience with MCH as a former patient or sibling. The purpose of the council is to provide a voice from youth themselves in advocating for MCH patients by providing feedback on quality...

Collage photo of Doctor Eva Lonn and Doctor Kelvin Ng. Image reads Stroke Month and Hypertension across the top of the image.
Health Tips

Lower your blood pressure to avoid risk of stroke

June is stroke awareness month. A stroke is when blood stops reaching any part of the brain, damaging brain cells. It is a medical emergency and requires the right care, right away. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is a major risk factor for stroke, kidney disease, heart attacks and other heart issues. In...

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Health Tips

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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A year like no other, a team like no other

Hamilton Health Sciences issues Community Report and Environmental Performance Report Hamilton, ON – The past year has been one of the most disruptive in a lifetime. Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is pleased to share its 2020-2021 Community Report, entitled Rising Up, and its 2020 Environmental Performance Report. Both reports highlight the remarkable contributions of everyone...

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...

Updates

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...

Collage image of four members of the youth advisory council. From left to right: Raynham, Megan, Illyria, and Eric.
Health Tips , Stories

Youth Advisory Council: Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a volunteer committee of youth, aged 12-18 years old, who have some knowledge or experience with MCH as a former patient or sibling. The purpose of the council is to provide a voice from youth themselves in advocating for MCH patients by providing feedback on quality...

Zoom screenshot of fitness instructors demonstrating three modifications for an exercise
Stories

Virtual fitness program takes youth with disabilities around the world

Many exercise and social opportunities for children – especially children with disabilities – have been put on hold during the pandemic, including an in-person gym program run in partnership with Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC), the YMCA and McMaster University students. But 17-year-old Giancarlo hasn’t slowed down thanks to an online version of the...

Penny with her kayak and bike.
Stories

Triathlon for a cure

Many patients refer to their experience with cancer as a journey. For Penny MacCormack of Simcoe, it’s a triathlon. “In May 2019, I started to have sharp pains and cramps,” says Penny. “An X-ray showed constipation, so I was prescribed a laxative.” “But I’m stubborn and I decided it’s not going to kick me – I’m going...

Collage showing doctor Patricia Farrugia, Colleen Montour, and Stephenie Rowe Jansz. Text at the top reads June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Our People

National Indigenous Peoples Day a reminder of the need for reconciliation and education

June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. The telling and sharing of stories is an important tradition for many Indigenous Peoples around the world. We asked a few of our staff from the Indigenous Peoples community to share their own stories and perspectives to celebrate and...

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.
Our People

“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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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - June 24
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - June 23
COVID-19 has thrown a lot of uncertainty in our lives. But one thing that isn’t uncertain is the harms of hypertens… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @cityofhamilton - June 23
The FirstOntario Centre Vaccination Clinic has administered over 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to our communit… https://t.co/rpznuBfpGp
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @ericarc74 - June 23
Huge “thank-you” again to Hamilton Public Health for another smooth vaccination ride. Second dose done, and feeling… https://t.co/cXK4cXFdKM