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699 Concession Street Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2

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McMaster Children’s Hospital

1200 Main St W Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

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690 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 1A4

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Isabella Cuartas
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Fewer back surgeries for kids with “MAGEC” technology

Eight-year-old Isabella Cuartas developed scoliosis just a few years ago. In June 2020, she was referred to McMaster Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) pediatric orthopedic clinic as the curvature in her spine worsened. In January 2021, Isabella had surgery to implant a magnetic rod that can be lengthened using an electronic remote control as she grows. She...

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What does it take to build a mobile health unit?

In April, construction started on the Hamilton Mobile Health Unit (MHU) located across the street from the Hamilton General Hospital site of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). The MHU will help alleviate pressure on the provincial healthcare system caused by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by caring for patients with acute medical needs and...

Emily Buddo
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Technology Access Clinic helps 9-year-old communicate with prescription iPad

When 9-year-old Aidan Walker has trouble pronouncing a word, a special program on his iPad is there to help. Aidan has childhood apraxia of speech, a motor speech disorder which makes it difficult for his brain to coordinate speech muscle movements and make accurate sounds. While Aidan is practicing his pronunciation with speech therapy, he...

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HHS Medical Hero: Eunice Taylor

Research study reaches out to seniors isolated by the pandemic Like many older adults, 83-year-old Eunice Taylor struggles to stay active and maintain her mobility. Aging plays a role, with challenges including stiffer joints and difficulty walking. The pandemic hasn’t helped, with fewer opportunities for Eunice to socialize safely and take part in activities 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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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...

Updates

What does it take to build a mobile health unit?

In April, construction started on the Hamilton Mobile Health Unit (MHU) located across the street from the Hamilton General Hospital site of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). The MHU will help alleviate pressure on the provincial healthcare system caused by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by caring for patients with acute medical needs and...

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COVID reflections: Take a Moment

By Dr. Terry Shields, RN, PhD, on behalf of Hamilton Health Sciences board of directors. On March 11, a year will have passed since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic for COVID-19. We all want this pandemic to be over, for life to get back to normal, or at least begin to understand...

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COVID reflections: A message of gratitude

HHS President and CEO Rob MacIsaac reflects on one year since the start of the pandemic.

Isabella Cuartas
Stories

Fewer back surgeries for kids with “MAGEC” technology

Eight-year-old Isabella Cuartas developed scoliosis just a few years ago. In June 2020, she was referred to McMaster Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) pediatric orthopedic clinic as the curvature in her spine worsened. In January 2021, Isabella had surgery to implant a magnetic rod that can be lengthened using an electronic remote control as she grows. She...

Emily Buddo
Stories

Technology Access Clinic helps 9-year-old communicate with prescription iPad

When 9-year-old Aidan Walker has trouble pronouncing a word, a special program on his iPad is there to help. Aidan has childhood apraxia of speech, a motor speech disorder which makes it difficult for his brain to coordinate speech muscle movements and make accurate sounds. While Aidan is practicing his pronunciation with speech therapy, he...

Stories

HHS Medical Hero: Eunice Taylor

Research study reaches out to seniors isolated by the pandemic Like many older adults, 83-year-old Eunice Taylor struggles to stay active and maintain her mobility. Aging plays a role, with challenges including stiffer joints and difficulty walking. The pandemic hasn’t helped, with fewer opportunities for Eunice to socialize safely and take part in activities 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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Our People , Stories

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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Pushing beyond our limits – voices from inside the ICU

For each ICU patient, there is an army of healthcare professionals and staff required to provide care. Hear from them, in their own words.

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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 13
The Hamilton mobile health unit is a field hospital, which means that many of the staff, equipment and functions fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 13
MEDIA RELEASE | Successful Nurse Extern program enhanced and expanded at HHS. More info: hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/share/successf… https://t.co/WsI1SgAXxd
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 13
Isabella Cuartas was the first child at @mch_childrens to receive a new magnetic rod to treat her scoliosis, result… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Hamilton Health Sciences | @HamHealthSci - May 13
We're excited to be hosting 3 booths on our Biobank and Lab, women in orthopaedic surgery, and our CentRE for dAta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…