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A sign of caring

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A sign of caring

By Melissa Raftis, Niagara Health Communications – It started with feedback from a patient’s family. Cardiology staff at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site were told the care they had provided was exceptional, however, the family noted there were times at their loved one’s end of life when the hallways in the unit were noisy. Toni […]

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Gene found to cause sudden death in young people

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Gene found to cause sudden death in young people

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes. The gene, called CDH2, causes arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC), which is a genetic disorder that predisposes patients to cardiac arrest and is a major cause of unexpected death in seemingly healthy […]

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One-two punch may floor worst infections

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One-two punch may floor worst infections

McMaster researchers find combo therapy stops antibiotic drug resistance McMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world’s worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics. The discovery of an effective combination therapy has the potential to change medical practice for the treatment of the drug resistant infections […]

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Take-home test could save your life

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Take-home test could save your life

The message from Brenda Luscombe, Director of Niagara Health’s Colorectal Screening Program, is simple: Get checked. “Getting checked for colon cancer helps find cancer earlier, when it may be easier to treat,” said Luscombe. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. And Niagara Health, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, is encouraging you to get checked […]

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Rings back with family – nearly 30 years later

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Rings back with family – nearly 30 years later

Vaughn Wilson admits he was shocked when he received a recent phone call from Niagara Health’s Douglas Memorial Site in Fort Erie. The Tonawanda, N.Y., resident hadn’t been to Fort Erie since 1988, when his grandmother, Violet, passed away at Douglas Memorial. On the other end of the phone line was Karen Pietrangelo, Manager Patient […]

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Fire & Ice Gala in support of Medical Imaging at Niagara Health

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Fire & Ice Gala in support of Medical Imaging at Niagara Health

On Saturday, Feb, 25, OneFoundation for Niagara Health System’s Annual Gala dazzled supporters of Niagara Health at the alluring Fire and Ice themed event, held at Sheraton on the Falls. Over 360 guests, from across the region, joined OneFoundation for an enchanting evening overlooking the frozen wonder and beauty of Niagara Falls, in support of […]

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